It’s Not Enough to Drive Change, You Also Have to Survive Victory

Innovation Excellence

In early 2004, Viacom announced it would spin off Blockbuster Video, leaving CEO John Antioco master of his own fate. He moved quickly to meet the threat posed by Netflix head on, launching Blockbuster Online in 2004 and, after successfully testing the concept in a few markets, ending late fees in early 2005.

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4 Things Leaders Can Learn About Transformation from Social and Political Movements

Innovation Excellence

In 2004, I was managing a major news organization during the Orange Revolution in Ukraine.

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How One Organization Created A Movement That Transformed Healthcare

Innovation Excellence

By 2004, Don Berwick realized he had reached a crossroads. His organization, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) had been working since the late 80s to promote the quality methods that had transformed manufacturing to do the same for medicine. He had made some headway, but felt that progress had been too slow. Things changed. Innovation

Dr. A **e

Innovation Excellence

In 2004, Stanford Professor Robert Sutton published “More Trouble Than They’re Worth” in the Harvard Business Review. His subsequent book, The No A **e Rule, expanded on the theme and described how toxic the syndrome can be and whether you are one or not. Are you one? Here is a test to find out and the accompanying survival guide for a s. Innovation

Lateral Thinking in the Fight Against Crime. The Northern Bank Robbery Story.

Destination Innovation

On the night of Sunday 19 December 2004, two groups of armed men, masquerading as police officers, arrived at the homes of Christopher Ward and Kevin McMullan in Belfast. Both men were officials of the Northern Bank, one of the largest banks in Northern Ireland. Their families were taken hostage and the men were told to go into work as normal the next day. Ward and McMullan followed instructions and gave the robbers entry to bank the next evening.

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Why did Taylor Swift just re-record her chart-topping album?

Idea to Value

As noted by the BBC : When 14-year-old Swift moved to Nashville in 2004 to chase her dream of becoming a country pop star, she signed a record deal with Big Machine.

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World Leader in Fleet Management and Telematics Enters the US Market

BPI Thought Leadership Commentary

& & & & & & Launched in 2004 as a stolen vehicle tracking and recovery service in South Africa, Cartrack has since leveraged its pioneering GS Cartrack Holdings – the leading global provider of vehicle fleet management and insurance telematics – is expanding its operations into the United States, following rapid growth in Asian, European and African markets.&

The Podcast Renaissance: How Podcasts Boost Creativity and Inspire Audiences

Idea to Value

The first podcasts and hosting service were introduced in early 2004, and it wasn’t until mid-2005 that Apple supported them on iTunes. Podcasts have become a familiar aspect of our cultural landscape.

Seven Companies That Failed to Innovate and What Happened to Them

IdeaScale

Borders didn’t make a similar arrangement, with Seattle’s Best Coffee, until 2004. Overview: Companies that fail to innovate can go out of business, yet there are even worse fates that can await them.

Design Thinking Double Diamond Framework Training

InnovationTraining.org

Developed and popularized by the British Design Council, the double diamond framework has been around since 2004. Learn more about this classic Double Diamond design thinking framework and find resources, tips, and more to apply it to your own projects.

Innovation adoption in the technology lifecycle for Energy Translation

Paul Hobcraft

Everett Rogers (March 6, 1931 – October 21, 2004) was an eminent American communication theorist and sociologist, who originated the diffusion of innovations theory and introduced the term early adopter and the model for this we have become very familiar with. Building the systems enabling framework. Source: World Economic Forum. Technological innovation has a central role to play in the Energy Transition currently being undertaken throughout the world.

The Geek who Changed the World

Destination Innovation

In 2004, Berners-Lee was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his pioneering work. Tim Berners Lee. Sir Tim Berners Lee is known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. He created its three fundamental components: the formatting language HTML, the address system URL, and the HTTP system for linking sites. He was born in 1955 and grew up in London. As a schoolboy he was an avid trainspotter. He learnt about electronics from tinkering with a model railway.

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The Best Tools For Low Risk Innovation

Game-Changer

For a company which was on the brink of bankruptcy in 2004, the toy maker has made an amazing turnaround. When LEGO restructured and returned to their core business to climb out of a $300 million loss in 2004, they realized innovation as usual was not an option. LEGO has earned the right to celebrate. Not only are kids playing with more mini LEGO people than there are human beings on the planet but in 2015, they were nominated by Forbes as the most powerful brand in the world.

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Organizational Design: Clearing the Runway for Collaboration and Breakthrough Thinking

Innovation Excellence

This involved replacing people with machines to do the same work, but such systems are inflexible and not able to adapt to new challenges unless a person steps in to make changes (Ake et al, 2004; pg 27). Ake et al, 2004; pg 266). 2004).

The power of [very] small entrepreneurial teams

Bennett Cherry

In fact, the race for space has a variety of prizes for those first to:suborbital flight -- $10 million Ansari X Prize awarded in 2004 to Mojave Aerospace Ventures for their flight of Space Ship One.similated lunar landing -- $2 million NASA/Northrop Grumman challenge ongoing, but likely that it will occur this weekend (Oct 27-28, 2007). In case you haven't heard.there's a new race for space.

71 Innovation Methodologies

Open Innovation EU

Focus stage: Growth Published: 2004 more…. Focus stage: Early-stage Published: 2004 more…. A while ago I sat down with Machiel Wetselaar & David van Dinther to create a list of innovation methodologies for a course we’re developing. Up to now we’ve gathered 71 different methodologies for implementing innovation in your organization. We are still looking for ways to categorize them, but for now we’ve based our categorization on the maturity of the organization.

Origin Story of The first CT scan (Republished from The Conversation

Rmukesh Gupta

He continued to putter around with inventions until his final days in 2004, when he died at 84. 50 years ago, on 1st October 1971, the first CT scan let doctors see inside a living skull – thanks to an eccentric engineer at the Beatles’ record company.

Average company lifespan has shrunk to 10 years – Don’t be average!

Innovation 360 Group

The Danish home of build-it-yourself toys teetered on the brink of bankruptcy several times, especially in 2004, before they found a way to reinvent themselves and survive the onslaught of video game culture. Business Rescue: Part I. Everything is an S-Curve. Even you and even your company. Everything that grows and develops over time (Including businesses) follows a predictable pattern: The classic S-Curve model.

When Information Design is a Matter of Life or Death

Boxes and Arrows

2004). Directive 2004/27/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 March 2004 amending Directive 2001/83/EC on the Community code relating to medicinal products for human use. uri=OJ:L:2004:136:0034:0057:EN:PDF. In 2008, Lloyds Pharmacy conducted 20 minute interviews 1 with 1,961 UK adults.

Venture Capital in Scandinavia

Innovation 360

It is part of Angel Investment Network Ltd, a London-based company that was founded in 2004 having 30 networks all over the world. Just got introduced new interesting site, www.scandinavianinvestmentnetwork.com. An online matching service for angel investors seeking investment opportunities and entrepreneurs seeking capital. It is an amazing source of knowledge if you are interested in venture and entrepreneur trends.

What is a Minimum Viable Product and what is its Purpose?

Destination Innovation

In 2004 Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskowitz and Chris Hughes raised $500,000 in venture capital for their fledgling company Facebook. There is much talk in the innovation community about the need to produce a minimum viable product (MVP) and bring it quickly to market. But what exactly constitutes a MVP and what is its purpose?

3 Vital Idea Crowdsourcing Best Practices from the 2021 Suez Canal Obstruction

Qmarkets

In 2017 it was blocked for a few hours by the OOCL Japan, in 2006 it was blocked by the Okal King Dor for 8 hours, and before that in 2004 the Tropic Brilliance became lodged for 3 whole days.

PayPal, Facebook, Shell Oil and Nokia: Antibodies, Part 5 of 6

Innovation 360 Group

What you might forget is that for the next two years, 2004 – 2006, it was impossible to join unless you had an Ivy League email address. Here is the success story of a company that had to go through many revisions before it discovered its own DNA is the digital payment service platform PayPal. This early leader in financial technology launched in 1998 as Field Link, a company that developed encryption software for palm pilots.

Innovate or Die: Open Innovation and 4 Key Measures to Stay Alive

Innovation Walk

in 2004 to 8.3% This is a fascinating time to be alive. Technology is rewriting the rules of humanity. Everything is changing, how we interact, the way we do business and even the way we spend our free time. This constant and rapid state of change is creating new and big challenges… but even bigger opportunities. Companies commonly used to assume the best route to innovation was to control processes by keeping all data and knowledge internally and hiring the best employees.

What do Blue Lobsters Have to do With Innovation? Everything!

Mills Scofield

Blue Lobster at the South Bristol Coop , 2004. What’s with blue lobsters? Well, a blue lobster is rare, about 1 in 2 million , and very beautiful. To me, a blue lobster is a person who views and organizes the world differently, who rejects the status quo, who loves to try stuff, learn, fail and try again, who is interesting because they are interested and who has impact. When you get enough of them together, you create a blue lobster organization – one that creates positive disruption.

Crowdsourcing Case Study: Polaris Industries

Planview Spigit

When the program started back in 2004, the goal was to bring employees from all over the company together to present game-changing ideas, solve business challenges, and introduce exciting new offerings to market. Polaris Industries’ crowdsourcing case study is inspiring people both internally and externally—and their story is still relevant today.

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

Destination Innovation

In 2004 Musk had helped fund the start-up Tesla Motors in order to produce mass market electric cars. Elon Musk was born in South Africa in 1971. He got his first computer at the age of 8 and started to program. At 17 he went to University in Canada and subsequently settled in the USA where he founded a company, Zip2, which provided online travel guides. Zip2 was an early internet success and in 1999 he sold it to Compaq Computer Corporation for $330m.

The 5 Ways Chairman Lampert Destroyed Sears’ Value

Adam Hartung

The brand is now so tarnished that Sears Holdings is writing down the value of the Sears name by another $200million – reducing intangible value from the $4B at origination in 2004 to under $2B. When Chairman Ed Lampert fashioned the deal that had formerly bankrupt Kmart buying Sears in November, 2004 the company was valued at $11billion and 3,500 stores. In 2004 Sears had a LOT of assets. Additionally, Sears had great brands in 2004.

#1,302 – Facebook Dating

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

As The Verge puts it, “The features are a long time coming for the 14-year-old social network, which has allowed users to broadcast whether they’re single or in a relationship since it first went live in February 2004. With Facebook’s annual developer’s conference under way I was wondering what the big news of the day was going to be. Last year it was VR related news, with Facebook announcing Spaces, a way for people’s digital avatars to hang out together in the same place.

Why Business Strategy Shouldn’t Be “Scientific”

Innovation Excellence

In 2004, I was leading a major news organization during the Orange Revolution in Ukraine. When the physicist Richard Feynman took the podium to give the commencement speech at CalTech in 1974, he told the strange story of cargo cults.

Venture Capital in Scandinavia

Innovation 360

It is part of Angel Investment Network Ltd, a London-based company that was founded in 2004 having 30 networks all over the world. Just got introduced new interesting site, www.scandinavianinvestmentnetwork.com. An online matching service for angel investors seeking investment opportunities and entrepreneurs seeking capital. It is an amazing source of knowledge if you are interested in venture and entrepreneur trends.

Open innovation in Anaheim

Open Innovation

Since the very first open innovation session at the 2004 AOM, I’ve tried to attend the OI sessions — but nowadays it’s a lot more complex than it used to be. Friday marks the beginning of #AOM2016, the last appearance of the Academy of Management conference for a decade or more.

Typology for Innovative Organizations

Open Innovation EU

structured ambidexterity; O’Reilly & Tushman, 2008; i.e. contextual ambidexterity; Birkinshaw & Gibson, 2004). 2015, Christensen, 2011, Birkinshaw & Gibson, 2004, Kelley, 2005). 2004). Typology for Organizations: an update. It has been a while since Henry Mintzberg developed his influential work that made us aware of the importance of structures in organization design.

What do Blue Lobsters Have to do With Innovation? Everything!

Mills Scofield

Blue Lobster at the South Bristol Coop , 2004. What’s with blue lobsters? Well, a blue lobster is rare, about 1 in 2 million , and very beautiful.

On the Origin of Companies

David Marks

If our traditional retailer made this analysis back in, say, 2004, when web retailing was still in its infancy, it should have recognized that it’s disruptibilty score, was, well, disrupted. When published, in November 1859, “On the Origin of Species” stunned a bewildered and reluctant public with its audacious claim: Life was not created in its present form but is a result of gradual evolution.

On the Origin of Companies

David Marks

If our traditional retailer made this analysis back in, say, 2004, when web retailing was still in its infancy, it should have recognized that it’s disruptibilty score, was, well, disrupted. When published, in November 1859, “On the Origin of Species” stunned a bewildered and reluctant public with its audacious claim: Life was not created in its present form but is a result of gradual evolution.

Organizing for Simultaneous Innovation Capability – key findings from +1,000 companies, republished from Drucker Forum 2016

Innovation 360 Group

Another source on the theme, O’Reilly III and Tushman (2004) , talks about being able working ambidextrously with incremental and radical innovation at the same time. A fter collecting and studying innovation data from over 1,000 companies in 62 countries, I’m often asked whether Small and Midsize Enterprises (SME) are more innovative and entrepreneurial than larger corporations.

A brief history of work, innovation and skills in the UK

Wazoku

2002 – The social network By this time, social media was rapidly growing with the launch of LinkedIn and MySpace in 2003, and Facebook in 2004. There’s no question the world of work has evolved over time.

Great to Good Innovation

IdeaSpies

Jack Ma (2000), Jeff Bezos (2003), Mark Zuckerberg (2004), Reed Hastings (2007), Brian Chesky (2008), Travis Kalanick (2009), Anthony Tan (2012). Yes, you read it right. The title of this piece is ‘Great to Good’.

Integrating UX into the Product Backlog

Boxes and Arrows

Pearson Education, 2004. [2] 20, 2004: [link]. [3] Addison-Wesley Professional, 2004. [5] Teams moving to agile often struggle to integrate agile with best practices in user-centered design (UCD) and user experience (UX) in general. Fortunately, using a UX Integration Matrix helps integrate UX and agile by including UX information and requirements right in the product backlog.

Three Vital Idea Crowdsourcing Best Practices from the 2021 Suez Canal Obstruction

Qmarkets

In 2017 it was blocked for a few hours by the OOCL Japan, in 2006 it was blocked by the Okal King Dor for 8 hours, and before that in 2004 the Tropic Brilliance became lodged for 3 whole days.

Three Vital Idea Crowdsourcing Best Practices from the 2021 Suez Canal Obstruction

Qmarkets

In 2017 it was blocked for a few hours by the OOCL Japan, in 2006 it was blocked by the Okal King Dor for 8 hours, and before that in 2004 the Tropic Brilliance became lodged for 3 whole days.

Please Consider Supporting My Run For the Troops

Michael Roberto

Since its inception in 2004, nearly 90 cents of every dollar donated to Homes for Our Troops has gone directly to their program services for veterans. During my sabbatical year from Bryant, I'm training to run the Minneapolis Marathon on October 1st. I'm running to support Homes for our Troops (HFOT). This organization builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured Post-9/11 veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives.