Archive for April, 2015

Innovation 4.0: Next-Generation Competitions Raise the Bar for 21st Century R&D

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

“We have seen a tipping point in the way leading organizations innovate,” says Denys Resnick, Executive Vice President, NineSigma. “Innovation contests deliver a transparent and clearly defined process with specific criteria for winning solutions, a concrete timeline and a level playing field, ensuring the ultimate innovation meritocracy.”

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/innovation-40-next-generation-competitions-raise-the-bar-for-21st-century-rd-300070393.html

Dr. Reggie Watts on innovation and out of the box thinking

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

This would have been a better video to watch on Monday morning.. but Tuesday is close.

 

Nirmalya Kumar: India’s invisible innovation

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

I found this video really interesting as I think lots of Americans don’t really believe most of what Nirmalya is saying.  Many in the US are ethnocentric in believing that somehow the US breeds more creative individuals – this is a false assumption.  I recall reading the diary an 18th century British tourist sightseeing through the US opining about how Americans could copy anything in the world better and faster than anyone but did not have an ounce of creativity. I’ve heard the same thing said about advanced developing countries such as India or China – that is of course rubbish.   To quote Andy Grove, former CEO of Intel “Only the Paranoid Survive”.

 

WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Though it’s a pitch for his book, it’s still a very interesting 4 minute video to watch.