Monthly Archives: December 2010

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Innovation: Keep It Simple and … Sexy!

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As Jeffrey Baumgartner reminded us in an article called Keep Innovation Simple, Sweetheart in 2005, “one of the underlying maxims of engineering is that of KISS, an acronym for Keep It Simple, Stupid“. I would like to rename it Keep … Continue reading

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Mad Men, a great serie but a failed transmedia experiment?

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Simon Pulman looked for the book of Roger Sterling’s memoirs on Amazon and stumbled upon Sterling’s Gold: thinking he’d found the famous memoirs, already excited to learn more about his favorite series, he was incredibly disappointed to get a boring … Continue reading

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Creative tension: getting your innovation team out of “serendipity land”

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Innovation is no serendipity says Braden Kelley in“Innovation is no accident” (2010, Nov): “When it comes to innovation, good ideas are a dime of a dozen”. The story of Newton’s falling apple is surely not what happend to Charles Goodyear. … Continue reading

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10 take-aways to design my smart TV for Christmas

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3 years ago, I posted a few thoughts about IPTV, echoing positive feedback from customers on our “TV on-demand” service: IPTV, the television of the 21st century! I spoke there about IPTV 2 radical diffentiators: IPTV establishes a unique and … Continue reading

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Pull innovation out from fighting against the organization: create necessity for change

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From idea to execution, innovation has many places to lose its way. Vijay Govindarajan describes it sharply in his “From idea to execution” (2005, Dec) article: Once the innovation is spot, and the CEO commits to the plan, assigning the … Continue reading