The Knowns and Unknowns of the Front End of Innovation

HYPE Innovation

Secretary of Defense Donald Henry Rumsfeld, who mentioned “unknown unknowns” (Rumsfeld, 2002). The above quote is from the former U.S. Since then, people have started using quadrants of knowledge, i.e., known known, known unknown, unknown known, and unknown unknown, to understand and explain the nature of risk but also of leading to an opportunity. For innovators so much of innovation is hard to detect, it needs discovery and working through these quadrants of knowledge as well.

Comment on Innovation Minute #25: How to Conduct Healthy Experiments by Fraser Liscumb

Stephen Shapiro

Our Hub mandate in 1996 was to change not what the system did but how it did it and 80% of what we tested is now growing in the Global marketplace, The last 20% was a more advanced 21st century form of Crowd Funding was seen as to innovative and to disruptive in 2002 to be supported and the technology to expand beyond a single community collaboration system is still not been able to transform it to go beyond a silo technology.

How the current patent system actually hurts innovation (and how patent trolls are being fought)

Idea to Value

For example, here is a patent granted to a person in 2002 for his description of “ How to swing on a swing “ Now, I’m no rocket surgeon, but I’m pretty sure I was swinging on a swing before 2002!

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Air Jordan: How Nike Created A Brand That Drives Culture

Game-Changer

And why are they still so sought after even though Michael Jordan last played a game in 2002? According to Nike Inc.’s ’s fourth-quarter 2018 earnings release on June 28, the company reported that Jordan brand revenue was down 8% to $2.86 billion this year versus $3.1

Who were the Greatest Britons?

Destination Innovation

In 2002 the BBC ran a poll to determine who the public considered to the the greatest British people of all time. It was broadcast as a TV programme and you can see the full list of 100 names at 100 Greatest Britons.

The Evolution of My Speaking Video

Stephen Shapiro

So with that as background, here’s the evolution of my speaking video, starting with my first one from 20022002: Style over Substance (3 minutes). In a post last week, I shared with you my most recent demo video. Over the years, I’ve had several different versions.

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I would recommend applying the Innovation Value Proposition

Paul Hobcraft

Now, imagine this was written in 2002 or thereabouts. Adapted from original source [link]. An innovation value proposition (IVP) is not the easiest place to go. It must build meaning and purpose and provide that unique identity that enables innovation to flow.

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Innovation Insights from Jeff Bezos and Amazon

Destination Innovation

Although its sales of new books were growing very healthily, in 2002 Amazon introduced a service whereby people could sell second-hand books through the company’s website. As a boy brought up in Florida, Jeff Bezos developed a keen interest in computers.

Optimistic CEO, Pessimistic CFO: Optimal Pairing?

Michael Roberto

They studied 2,356 companies between 2002 and 2013. Source: maxpixet.net Insead Professor Guoli Chen and University of Miami Professor Wei Shi have conducted some fascinating new research on mergers and acquisitions.

Moneyball for Innovation Part 1: A New Set of Metrics for Measuring Real Innovation

The Vault

Moneyball ….

ISS Software GmbH and Wazoku partner to revolutionise the German insurance industry

Wazoku

Set up by Sopra Steria AG in 2002, ISS Software GmbH provides its customers with more than technical excellence, expertise and cost reduction.

Customer Orientation Effects on Innovation

Integrative Innovation

A disruptive innovation is a new offering that introduces a different set of performance attributes relative to what already exists, and this set of attributes is initially attractive to an emerging customer segment but unattractive to mainstream customers (Adner, 2002; Christensen, 1997).

There are Knowns and Unknowns in Innovation: Let’s Manage Them Differently

Paul Hobcraft

Secretary of Defense Donald Henry Rumsfeld, who mentioned: “unknown unknowns” (Rumsfeld, 2002). This quote is from the former U.S. Since then, people have started using quadrants of knowledge, i.e., known known, known unknown, unknown known, and unknown unknown, to understand and explain the nature of risk but also of leading to an opportunity. For innovators so much of innovation is hard to detect, it needs discovery and working through these quadrants of knowledge as well.

Elon Musk – Serial Entrepreneur and founder of Tesla Motors and SpaceX

Destination Innovation

It became PayPal and he held 11% of the stock when it was sold to eBay in 2002 for $1.5B. Elon Musk was born in South Africa in 1971. He got his first computer at the age of 8 and started to program.

Innovation Networks – Needed Now More Than Ever

The Inovo Group

Cultivating Communities of Practice ; Harvard Business Review Press; January 8, 2002. Norton & Company; May 2002.

Why Resilient Companies Embrace Strategic Innovation

Legacy Innovation Group

The characteristics of resilient business organizations were well reflected in Diane Coutu's 2002 HBR article "How Resilience Works" There, what we now think of as innovators were known as bricoleurs, and their trade as bricolage (so-named by the French anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss).

Networks, Communities, Ecosystems and Platforms

Open Innovation

For Silicon Valley and most researchers, the “platform” definition is the sort of ICT platform identified by Bresnahan & Greenstein (1999) and studied by Gawer & Cusumano in their 2002 book. Harvard Business School Press, Boston (2002).

How to spend $200+ Billion for a Train Wreck

Mills-Scofield

2002: AT&T sells AT&T Broadband to Comcast for $47.5B Once upon a time, a paragon of American innovation lost its way. It embodied Einstein’s definition of insanity, spending over $200B for a train wreck… and they’re doing it again.

Research in 3D printing innovation

Open Innovation

In many ways, 3D printing research reminds me of open source software research in 2001 or 2002. Frank Piller (photo by Joel West) On Tuesday, Frank Piller and I hosted a successful workshop on 3D printing at RWTH Aachen.

Patent Quality and Utility Essential to Patent Owners

Anaqua

Filed back in 2002, 124 Grants are still active in this very large family relating to video encoding technology. By Matt Troyer, Director of Patent Analytics at Anaqua.

2018 Patent Analysis: Patent Quality and Utility Essential to Patent Owners

Anaqua

Filed back in 2002, 124 Grants are still active in this very large family relating to video encoding technology. By Matt Troyer, Director of Patent Analytics at Anaqua.

Top Creative Clicks for the Week – Labor Day and Facebook. Is God an Algorithm?

BrainZooming

INDEX: Award was conceived in 2002 as a world event for design and was awarded for the first time in 2005. A friend recently told me a story about her friend whose grandmother, after engaging with Facebook, said the most wonderful thing.

How to Nail Your Most Valuable Metrics Using the Customer Journey

Moves the Needle

Their messaging, circa Jan 25, 2002: "new all purpose, premium household cleaners that add elegance and sophistication to home and life." The Customer Journey Everyone is on a journey.

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The Past and Future of Experience Design

Boxes and Arrows

Ten years ago, when I wrote The Making of a Discipline: The Making of a Title, 2002, there was a big debate on: Is experience design about online and mobile interfaces or is it something more?

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4 Companies Leading the Way in Customer Experience

Planview Spigit

The expectations of millennials (born between 1982 and 2002) differ from previous generations. Editor’s note: the following article is a guest post by Shay Namdarian, GM of Customer Strategy at Collective Campus.

What do you need to innovate?

David Marks

When Amazon Web Services (AWS) was introduced back in 2002, Amazon was a fledgling web retailer mainly known for selling books cheaply. Why are some companies more innovative than others? Scan the literature and you are bound to collect a conflicting array of answers. They are better led.

From the Rock Market to the Stock Market

The Future Shapers

Then post-Napster and the introduction of the Apple Music store, Pandora, Spotify and so on, the link between recorded and live revenues was severed, a trend spotted by David Bowie in 2002 when he told The New York Times, “Music itself is going to become like running water or electricity.

Hidden tools at my fingertips

100%Open

2002 ) Barcoding time is a process that kills creativity, as do all these teasing distractions surrounding you. It’s an ugly truth that in life, time is money, and by attending Tony Harmer’s ‘Content Velocity with Adobe Creative Cloud’ seminar last Thursday, I was led to understand that how, as a designer, it was possible to create great content even faster.

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The Demise of Movie Theaters?

Michael Roberto

The chart above shows that movie ticket sales in the United States have been declining over time, having peaked back in 2002.

4 Companies Leading the Way in Customer Experience

Planview Spigit

The expectations of millennials (born between 1982 and 2002) differ from previous generations. Editor’s note: the following article is a guest post by Shay Namdarian, GM of Customer Strategy at Collective Campus. It is no coincidence that the most innovative brands in the world are also leading the way in customer experience. Brands like Apple, Disney, Zappos, and Amazon are front of mind during conversations about memorable customer experiences.

Regulations Work – Applaud SOX and Dodd- Frank

Adam Hartung

As a result Congress passed the Sarbanes Oxley act in 2002 (SOX,) which greatly increased the duties of Board Directors – as well as penalties if they failed to meet their duties.

Disrupting Markets – Why PayPal Is Worth More Than Ebay

Adam Hartung

in 2002 , in order to grease the wheels for faster ecommerce growth. eBay was once a game changer. When the internet was very young, and few businesses provided ecommerce, eBay was a pioneer. From humble beginnings selling Pez dispensers, eBay grew into a powerhouse.

How to Use Gamification in Mobile App Onboarding

Boxes and Arrows

The word ‘ gamification ‘ first appeared in 2002 and was popularized in 2010. Playing games is a human impulse. People get a kick out of competing, collecting things, and finishing tasks. You can apply game design elements to anything, which is called gamification.

Spotting Innovation Opportunities

ITONICS

Those findings create the basis for innovation theories, e.g. radical innovation within niches as part of the evolutionary economics theory (Geels, 2002), a blue ocean as described in the “Blue Ocean Strategy” (Kim & Mauborgne, 2005) or a “White Space” (Jackson, 2011) within the company.

How Apple created two giants

Matthew Griffin

To understand Samsung’s rise to dominance we have to go back to the turn of the new millennium when Apple released their first generation iPod in 2001, quickly followed by the iTunes store in 2002. __. Click & Connect with Matthew: LinkedIn . mgriffin_uk . +44 44 (0) 7957 456194.

Do Not Follow the Herd – Sell McDonald’s and Microsoft

Adam Hartung

Microsoft is now valued where it was in December, 2002 (which is half its all-time high.). This week McDonald’s and Microsoft both reported earnings that were higher than analysts expected. After these surprise announcements, the equities of both companies had big jumps.

Standardization as an open innovation activity

Open Innovation

An important but understudied form of open innovation is the network form (network as defined by Powell 1990). As we noted back in West et al (2006), OI needs more research on this area: at that point, OI had emphasized studying dyadic (bilateral) cooperation between firms, and a decade later that’s still true. This week I am attending the 21st annual meeting of the European Academy for Standardisation ( EURAS ), being held at the University of Montpellier.

How China Creates the Strongest Innovation System

The BMI Lab Blog

BYD became the second largest battery company in 2002. BMI Think Tank travelled to China for a Business Model Innovation Study Trip. A great opportunity to understand how China has evolved into a global innovation power.

Innovation – Why Bezos Succeeded, While Lampert Failed at Sears

Adam Hartung

Quick Rundown: In January, 2002 Kmart is headed for bankruptcy. Last week Sears announced sales and earnings. And once again, the news was all bad. The stock closed at a record, all time low.

IA Summit 09 - Plenary

Boxes and Arrows

Download. iTunes Del.icio.us IA Summit theme music created and provided by BumperTunes™ IA Summit 2009 Podcasts The IA Summit was held in Memphis, TN from March 20-22.

Conceptual Models in a Nutshell

Boxes and Arrows

& Henderson, D.A., “ Conceptual Models: Begin by Designing What to Design ”, Interactions , Jan-Feb 2002. • Johnson, J. & This article explains what conceptual models are and describes the value of developing a conceptual model of a software application before designing its user interface. Conceptual Model: a Model for Users’ Mental Model. A conceptual model of an application is the model of the application that the designers want users to understand.

The Power of Collaboration

Boxes and Arrows

Eber Hampton (2002) The Circle Unfolds, p. A quote that I stumbled on during grad school stuck with me. From the story of the elder’s box as told by Eber Hampton, it sums up my philosophy of working and teaching: “How many sides do you see?”. One,” I said.

Corporate Vision: How To Translate Strategy Into Meaningful Execution

The Future Shapers

The corporate vision approach that I describe in this article has been developed since 2002. Setting The Scene. I can remember it like yesterday. It was the most important day of my life. I of course did not know this then….