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.

What do you want: the short or the long wow?

Bennett Cherry

I came across this article today and really found value in much of what the author, Brandon Schauer, presents in his discussion of "the long wow".What What do you think? Is he off-base or point-on? innovation service delivery strategies

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Dean of Download? Not sure, but it was a nice article.

Bennett Cherry

--from the archives--Before I started blogging, an article about my teaching methods showed up in the San Diego Union-Tribune. If you're interested in learning more about why the author referred to me as the "Dean of Download", read this article.For those of you too lazy to click on the link, here's a short excerpt:Cherry has plucked a paper-clip-size microphone from the head of his Apple iPod; clickers innovation podcasting San Diego teaching

Dirty Pictures.unbelievable

Bennett Cherry

If you've ever read the book, How Are You Peeling, then you may be familiar with this type of art. I refer to it as "art from the everyday". Like the authors of How Are You Peeling, artist Scott Wade takes the everyday and makes art of it. Check out a few of his pictures and watch him in action on the 2 videos. Truly amazing talent in his ability to see art in the everyday.I wonder how many. answers in the everyday creativity innovation youth

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Bennett Cherry

It's enjoyable to come across a story like this one. It seems that a smart, engineering- and tinkering-minded gentleman has come across a way to turn sea water into a combustible material. Yes, you read that correctly.combustible sea water. As the article mentions, this new find could serve as a springboard to a new discussion on sea water as an alternative fuel. Since our. creativity ingenuity innovation Invention

Certainly a departure from the norm.

Bennett Cherry

Maybe a more appropriate title would be "A retreat to the past". This physician is taking a different approach to medicine and, I think, it's a worthy venture. If for nothing else than to aptly show that relationships (ongoing and informed) matter in the doctor-patient experience. While most of the time the quality of care experienced at many doctor's offices borders on a kind of "oil-change. creativity innovation service delivery strategies

Don't you love 10 year-old ingenuity?

Bennett Cherry

I love this story.10 year-old Chase Colin, of Bonsall, developed a "Dog Wash" as part of an assignment called Invention Convention. This creation was good enough to net him 2nd place at his school contest. In most cases, 2nd place doesn't get you much in life, but in this case, young Chase is going to be interviewed on the Ellen Show for his innovative idea. Read more about it Waldo creativity dog wash Ellen Show ingenuity innovation youth

How Coca-Cola Created the Soda Fountain of the Future

Innovation Leader

The inside story how how a skunkworks team of Coca-Cola engineers created the Freestyle soda fountain back in 2007 — and what they’re working on and imporving for the second iteration

Inside the ‘Near-Future Sensing Team’ at UNICEF

Innovation Leader

In 2007, Christopher Fabian and Erica Kochi founded the UNICEF’s Innovation Unit. We spoke with Fabian about innovation at UNICEF and how the venture fund operates

The idea management challenge. How do they do it?


In 2007, the company initiated a programme to encourage suggestions for how. The Brazilian company Fleury – a leading provider of clinical analyses in Latin America – has currently more than 10,000 employees. All can participate in Fleury’s innovation efforts.

Overcoming the Not-Invented-Here (NIH) Mindset

Innovation Excellence

When Chris Messina, a former Google designer, conceived of a simple way to filter content and create channels on Twitter in 2007, he blogged about his idea: “Every time someone uses a channel tag to mark a status, not only do we know something specific about that status, but others can eavesdrop on the context.

How Technology is Shaping Marketing in the Next Decade

Innovation Excellence

If you took a reasonably competent marketer from 2007 and transported her to today, much of what she knew about her job would be irrelevant. Ten years ago, social media was in its infancy. Nobody even heard of mobile marketing, content marketing or big data.

Here’s What’s Wrong With Your Great Idea

Innovation Excellence

When Steve Jobs launched the iPhone in 2007, many pundits were less than impressed. Some said that its unusual shape made it unwieldy. Others thought that it was too expensive.

FinTech Startups Are Democratizing Finance and Incumbents Must Adapt


The financial crisis of 2007 chipped away at the trust that many people used to have in traditional providers of financial services. This loss of faith, combined with the new technologies and an influx of money into fintech startups, has led to the creation of innovative new financial products and services, ones that put financial control back into the hands of consumers. Working With Startups Open Innovation Corporate-Startup Partnerships Partnerships FinTech Innovation Models

Government has a big Role to play in Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Steve Jobs announced the iPhone to the world on 9 January 2007. This iconic product became a sensational success and propelled Apple to become the most valuable company on Earth.

How Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft miss Creative Talent

Innovation Excellence

In 2007. There are pervasive myths that older people are stuck in their ways, lack creativity and dynamism and cannot cope with new technology. This is reflected in ageism in hiring.

Innovation Lessons from the Troublesome Start of AIRBNB

Innovation Excellence

AirBnB started in 2007 and is valued now at over $ 25 billion. What began as a simple idea to earn some extra income and help out travelers from out-of-town eventually took off globally. There are at least 3 important lessons learned from its troublesome start. Here's their story.

Game-Changer’s 10 Most Popular Posts of 2017


Yes, I’ve been writing Game-Changer since 2007. 2017 was a good year in many ways. For one, it was my 10 year anniversary as a blogger ! And as I’ve done in years past, here are the 10 most popular posts of 2017. A Critical Measure of Innovation: Leadership and Priorities.

How Facebook misses out on Talent

Destination Innovation

In 2007 at age 22 Mark Zuckerberg profoundly stated, ‘Younger people are just smarter. Consider these examples: Steve Jobs was 52 when as CEO of Apple he launched the iPhone in 2007.

Nomination Wanted: 2015 Thinkers50

Matthew May

Author, THE ELEGANT SOLUTION: Toyota’s Formula for Mastering Innovation (Free Press, 2007). Not until this year’s Thinkers50 nominations would I have ever given the possibility of being nominated a glancing thought.

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The Startup Equation with Ja-Nae? Duane


In 2007, she was nominated as one of New England’s Most Innovative Leaders of 2007. Starting a business?

Cracking the complexity code

Paul Hobcraft

There was a good article within the McKinsey Quarterly published way back in 2007 entitled “Cracking the complexity code,” written by three authors Suzanne Heywood, Jessica Spungin, and David Turnbull.

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Why Government is Essential for Private Sector Innovation

Destination Innovation

Steve Jobs announced the iPhone to the world on 9 January 2007. This iconic product became a sensational success and propelled Apple to become the most valuable company on Earth. It created a new product category, the smartphone, which has become the must-have item for people in all nations.

Innovation Lessons from the Master, Steve Jobs

Destination Innovation

The Apple iPhone was launched in 2007 and became the market leader in the mobile phone market. Steve Jobs was adopted at birth in 1955. He grew up in California. He dropped out of college but voluntarily took a course in calligraphy. He found it beautiful and fascinating.

How to Take Meaning from a Black Swan Event

The Inovo Group

According to Nassim Taleb in his seminal book The Black Swan (2007) , a Black Swan Event is defined as follows: An outlier – as it lies outside the realm of regular expectations, because nothing in the past can convincingly point to its possibility, It carries an extreme “impact”, and.

How Should Your Business Find the Next Big Thing?


Netflix’s streaming video model seems blindingly obvious now, but stop and consider the state of television in 2007. Disruptive or incremental innovation? In pop culture, the story of innovation is sudden as a brilliant idea arrives in a flash of genius.

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Innovation’s New World Order

Innovation in Practice

We’ve done that analysis in this year’s study , comparing today’s data with the situation in 2007, when we first examined the globalization of corporate innovation spending. The fact that innovation spending is rising in Asia is not a surprise, but our study details the magnitude and rapid pace of the growth: Total corporate R&D activity grew 120 percent in China, for example, between 2007 and 2015, and by 115 percent in India.

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Avoid the Iridium Moment

Destination Innovation

Another example given by Ismail is Nokia’s purchase of Navteq for a staggering $8B in 2007. Every company has to make important strategic decisions. We can see with hindsight that some decisions which looked smart at the time turned out to be dumb.

Continuous Improvement and Breakthrough Innovation: Why You Need Both


The iPhone was considered a true innovation back in 2007, opening up an entirely new approach to telecommunications and changing how people used phones forever. Innovation has to come from somewhere.

Lack of Innovation Will Kill Your Business (2 Examples to Prove It)


It all started in January 2007 when Steve Jobs walked onto a stage and presented the iPhone. In 2007, Nokia’s market share was at. In 2007 they were accredited with almost half of the profits in the mobile-phone industry, but most of those were not owing to smartphones.

Is It Possible for Companies to Over-Innovate?


Motorola’s RAZR and RIM’s BlackBerry were cutting-edge until 2007 when the iPhone arrived and made both of them utterly irrelevant in the time it took to explain what an “iPhone” even was. Remember when this was the height of innovation? Is it really possible to “over-innovate?”

Options-based Strategy: An Approach for Uncertain Times

The Inovo Group

Sweetgreen [1] was started in 2007 by three seniors at Georgetown University who were fed up with college food and believed there was an opportunity to provide healthy and nutritious fast-food. This is the second in a series of articles about the convergence of strategy and innovation.

Treating Discovery Like Execution Will Kill Innovation

Tim Kastelle

It’s from 2007, and one of the first (and still one of the best) applications of the three horizons framework that I’ve seen. “In the end, these projects are all business model problems.”

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Using Anticipatory Innovation to Navigate Uncertainty


Excerpted from The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb Copyright © 2007 by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Recently, COVID-19 has left the world, as well as the business world, on red alert. The outbreak has rapidly spread across the planet and is dramatically affecting the global scenario.

11 Paradoxes of Entrepreneurial Thinking: why entrepreneurship can hardly be taught

Open Innovation EU

Entrepreneurial thinking is described as having an entrepreneurial expert mindset (Krueger, 2007). Krueger, 2007). Based on the same logic as mentioned above, entrepreneurial thinking is prone to both causational thinking and effectuation-based thinking (Krueger, 2007). 2007).

Two Contrarian Thinkers who went Unheeded

Destination Innovation

Konrad Kellen (1913 – 2007) was a German Jew who studied law before emigrating to the USA in 1935. Lord Lansdowne.

The New Game Or Is It? Asset Orchestration

Paul Hobcraft

In a recent post over on a dedicated website for discussing ecosystems and platforms, I was discussing the differences between Amazon and Alibaba. I quote “I’d say Amazon are “ asset heavy ” whereas Alibaba remains “asset light”.

What Executives are Reading This Week


The number of business coaches globally has increased 60% since 2007. “If we don’t change, our business will continue to decline, but our people resist,” or “We are facing a disruption and we need to change, but our culture does not permit it.

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


Then in 2007, Apple launched the iPhone, which is when the use of smart phones really took off. 2008 – Global financial crisis It began with a credit crunch at the end of 2007 and ended up becoming a global recession, with blame pointed at sub-prime lending in the housing market.

Innovation Insights from Jeff Bezos and Amazon

Destination Innovation

Yet that is what they did in 2007 with the launch of the Kindle. As a boy brought up in Florida, Jeff Bezos developed a keen interest in computers. He graduated from Princeton in 1986 with a degree in computer science and electrical engineering.

9 Way Bailey’s Irish Cream Can Help You Innovate


On December 3rd, 2007, Diageo announced the sale of the billionth bottle of Baileys since it was first introduced in 1973. It’s a cold, wet Spring, so let’s take a moment (and a sip or two?) to reflect on how great ideas become reality.

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Microsoft buys LinkedIn – Smart move or Dumb move?

Destination Innovation

This disaster followed Ballmer’s purchase of aQuantive for $6B in 2007. Microsoft’s core PC business of office applications and Windows operating systems is in decline so it needs new sources of revenue. It is splashing out $26B to buy social media business LinkedIn.

Designing creative workspaces to spark creativity at work

The Future Shapers

2007). The last few decades have allowed us to realize that creativity, as an innate human ability to solve problems and generate ideas, is the fuel for innovation. Contemporary business challenges are complex and pressing, and there is demand for a creative approach to solving them.