Archive for November, 2014

Breakthroughs and the “Long Tail” of Innovation

Monday, November 17th, 2014

An MIT/Sloan School of Management article delving into the question of do innovations come from individuals or teams.  Though we are agnostic, we work a team approach in that one member of the team may originate the germ of the idea, but to develop it is an iterative process within the team.

 

http://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/breakthroughs-and-the-long-tail-of-innovation/

Open Innovation Intermediaries: Are they valuable?

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Good overview of using open innovation and the roles of intermediaries;  the article discusses comments conference guest speakers Andy Zynga (NineSigma) and Letizia Mortara (University of Cambridge)

 

http://www.innovationmanagement.se/2014/11/12/open-innovation-intermediaries-are-they-valuable/

Life Lessons from an Ad Man

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

This is for the marketing folks and those interested in a really good laugh.  We’re confident you will find this more entertaining than your favorite television show and may learn something.  If you are pressed for time  watch from the part starting at 12:30 seconds, it’s pure genius and hilarious .

 

 

Nassim Taleb and Daniel Kahneman discuss AntiFragility

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

This is a rare moment captured between two of the greatest thinkers of our lifetime – it’s about risk, the economy, and entrepreneurs. Many who look at the length of this video won’t be willing to invest the time to watch it.   We know it’s well worth the time – get a nice cappuccino and relax,  we promise you that you will learn something that has the potential to change you way of thinking.