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IDEA 2008

ChiefTech

37signals’ products do less than the competition—intentionally. The “IDEA Conference&# :[link] took place in Chicago on October 7-9 at the Harold Washington Library Center. The speakers pushed the boundaries of what it means to design complex information spaces of all kinds. We can all expand our practice by absorbing their experiences and ideas. In cooperation with the “IA Institute&# :[link] we’re happy to bring you recordings of most conference talks.

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Getting a Form's Structure Right: Designing Usable Online Email Applications

ChiefTech

It’s a competitive world out there and users must and should know what the website is selling them. I started writing this article with an emphasis on the financial domain. I then realized that I would like to broaden the focus because my findings are also applicable to a general domain like email account registrations, for example. In this article, I would like to take a simple example of how users register for an email account online.

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User Experience Week

ChiefTech

UX Week Keynote Discussion – Peter Merholz and Don Norman UX Week 2008 kicked off with an on-stage conversation between the President and founder of Adaptive Path, Peter Merholz , and industry legend Don Norman. We talk about Cynergy’s awarding winning application “ben&# at the PhizzPop competition – a National Design and Development Challenge sponsored by Microsoft. User Experience (UX) Week was held in San Francisco, CA from August 12 – 15.

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Blogging for Learning: Blog Challenges

Boxes and Arrows

Many people love the challenge concept –it engages them in focusing intensely on a learning area and depending on how the challenge is structured, it can get their competitive juices flowing. . This week we’re exploring various strategies for using a blog to support personal and formal learning as part of the Work Literacy course’s focus on blogging. Today we’re going to discuss running a blog challenge. What is a Blog Challenge?

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Liveblogging Opening Brandon Hall Session--Lisa Johnson

Boxes and Arrows

It is your competitive advantage, your opportunity, your rocket ride. Lisa Johnson --"Don't Think Pink: Marketing to Women"--Her blog has some interesting info to check out. Lisa says, "Brandon Hall officially wins as most innovative conference in terms of technology that I've been to.". We've been living in the land of Push for awhile. When movie studios were buying rights to Harry Potter, saw that kids were writing fan fiction, writing about Harry and the gang going to the prom, etc.

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Mistakes as Professional Development

Boxes and Arrows

Coincidentally (or maybe not--this always happens to me online), Tim Ferris has an article on why bigger goals mean less competition. The level of competition is thus fiercest for "realistic” goals, paradoxically making them the most time- and energy-consuming. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. This morning I realized that I haven't had any big flameouts in my career. No major mistakes, no monumental screw-ups.

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Will the promise of being in a “sexy, hot� field attract more kids to tech?

Xplaner

We develop competitive products and find solutions to problems that impact our lives, our nation, our world. Here is the tweet that started it: That twitter conversation was sparked by this Details article about the so-called Playboys of Tech (my daughter calls these sorts of guys hipsters…). Chrissie was annoyed that there are never any articles about hipster tech women.

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How do you measure social learning

Xplaner

An article in the Harvard Business Review reports on research that proves the competitive imperative of learning. I tweeted this question earlier: are there studies that show ways to measure social learning? More specifically, are there studies or research that shows ways to measure the ROI of using social media tools and processes for corporate education? I know there are posts on ideas of how social media should be used for education.

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How Apple created two giants

Matthew Griffin

Many bystanders are more likely to view these two giants emergence onto the global stage as business evolution rather revolution and while Samsung declared their competitive intentions in 2008 Foxconn has only recently reached the starting line of its long journey. Apple were the bullish underdog that kept nipping at the heels of the Wintel alliance but one that rarely came up in any of their competitive planning sessions. __. Click & Connect with Matthew: LinkedIn .

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The 5 Ways Chairman Lampert Destroyed Sears’ Value

Adam Hartung

While store employees and low- to mid-level managers could see competition – both traditional and on-line – eating away at Sears customers and core sales, they were helpless to do anything about it. Whatever chance Sears and Kmart had to grow the chain against intense competition it was lost by the Chairman’s need to micro-manage. Sears had many owned and leased store locations that were highly valuable with real estate prices climbing from then through 2008.

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Continuous Improvement and Breakthrough Innovation: Why You Need Both

IdeaScale

The British cycling team used incremental improvements to go from also-rans to winning seven of ten gold medals in the 2008 Olympics. Continuous improvement increases efficiency and/or productivity, and these incremental improvements can confer a strong competitive advantage, particularly over longer time periods. Innovation has to come from somewhere.

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The Creativity Crisis: It’s Getting Worse

Idea to Value

Making test scores as the measure of success fosters students’ competition and narrows their goals, such as getting rich, while decreasing their empathy and compassion for those in need. In “ The Creativity Crisis (2011) ” I reported that American creativity declined from the 1990s to 2008. Since 2008, my research reveals that the Creativity Crisis has grown worse.

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CPG Industry Innovation

eZassi

They also look to outside ideas in competitions like the P&G Ventures Innovation Challenge, sharing the stage of ideation with promising startups. Following the competition and battling over market share is not a viable strategy.

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Workplace Conflict: Statistics That Reveal Its Cost

CMOE

For example, a 2008 international study by CPP Global (the publisher of the Myers-Briggs Assessment) defined conflict as “any workplace disagreement that disrupts the flow of work.” Do you think your individual contributors are dealing with conflict as much today as they did in 2008?

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The 10,000 hour rule is wrong, according to its original authors

Idea to Value

That paper would go on to become a major part of the scientific literature on expert performers, but it was not until 2008, with the publication of “Outliers,” that the paper’s results attracted much attention from outside the scientific community. At most stages in your life, if you’re committed to practice and improvement, that figure means you’ll be ahead of about half of your competition, but still be behind the other half.

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Preparing for recovery before it’s too late

Strategos

Discontinuities are significant, fundamental changes that have the potential to change industry dynamics, redefine the rules of competition. While COVID-19 is still impacting our society, the consequences for our economy are starting to become more visible.

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The Travel & Hospitality Industry is Being Disrupted, Again.

Leapfrogging

The “travel-tech” sector has attracted over $19B+ since 2008. The greatest growth and competitive advantage – for startups and corporate innovators alike – will come from leveraging technology to: Create new products and services Enhance the end-to-end traveler experience Streamline operations Innovate business models. Airbnb disrupted hotels. Now big travel and hospitality companies are going after the next disruptive innovation themselves before getting blindsided yet again.

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Hacking Citizen Engagement – presented by Deloitte Pixel and Singularity University’s Global Summit

Betterific

We’re really excited to announce our newest innovation competition centered around hacking civic engagement. In a first for Betterific, we are also partnering with TopCoder to develop the best ideas that are submitted through the competition. Bonus Prize: The top ideas will be mocked up in and developed in a competition at TopCoder. It was founded in 2008 by Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil. Come join the innovation competition.

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

Destination Innovation

In 2008 NASA chose SpaceX to transport cargo to the International Space Station (ISS). In 2008 he became CEO and product architect. He has funded development of the idea and in 2015 he announced a competition for designs for a Hyperloop pod prototype. Elon Musk was born in South Africa in 1971. He got his first computer at the age of 8 and started to program.

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The Innovation Intensity needed in the Energy Transition

Paul Hobcraft

In the short term, the dramatic economic downturn has given rise to seeing air pollution levels drop during the “lockdown” months, but as was seen after the 2008 /9 financial crisis when the economy came “roaring back,” so did the carbon emissions.

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The New Game Or Is It? Asset Orchestration

Paul Hobcraft

I wrote a post some time back called “ Asset Orchestration is required for more Dynamic Innovation ” and offered a thought (or two) such as “you must orchestrate the capabilities, to purposefully build what is needed to deliver the final result” At the time I had been reading some work undertaken to frame this asset orchestration by Sirmon et al during 2007 and 2008 that focused on the different actions of the manager, or asset orchestrator.

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Life Lessons from the Game of Golf

Tullio Siragusa

In the game of golf, the only competition you face is yourself.”. The economic crash we had in 2008 was a testament of what happens when we consume more than we produce, when we take more than we give. You might win or lose in a golf game competition with other players, but as long as you are focused on outdoing yourself day in and day out, you are winning at the bigger game?—?the Life Lessons from the Game of Golf. I was 20 when I started to learn golf.

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Networks, Communities, Ecosystems and Platforms

Open Innovation

The first of Karim’s conceptual papers is West & Lakhani (2008). It was published in the Dahlander et al (2008) special issue of Industry and Innovation, which in turn was based on a 2007 EURAM conference track on firms and online communities. Technological competition and the structure of the computer industry." Industry and Innovation 15, 2 (2008): 115-123. Industry and Innovation 15, 2 (2008): 223-231.

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

Open Innovation EU

As opposed to entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial thinking is not necessarily bound to entrepreneurs (to be); it is an essential skill for ‘strengthening human capital, employability and competitiveness’ (Bacigalupo et al., 2008) have written an excellent paper on the discussion of what entrepreneurship competence actually. 2008). 2008). Koppl, 2008; Lewin, 2011). 2008). 2008). Introduction.

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Covering Innovation My Way

Paul Hobcraft

I have two established businesses, one started in 2000 and one in 2008. This thinking is driven by a need for new products and services and experiences, otherwise, we believe customers will continue to turn away from discrete, disconnected products and services increasingly over time, Shaping and introducing new innovation ecosystems is not easy but it has enormous potential to transform competition and in my view, it is ushering in the new innovation era.

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71 Innovation Methodologies

Open Innovation EU

Design Competitions. Focus stage: Maturity Published: 2008 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.

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Microsoft buys LinkedIn – Smart move or Dumb move?

Destination Innovation

In 2013 their then CEO Steve Ballmer spent $7B acquiring Nokia’s mobile phone business when it was clear that Apple and Android were killing all other competition in the sector. In 2008 in another attempt to take on Google Microsoft offered $45B for Yahoo. 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.

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Innovate, Adapt, Overcome: How to Beat a Recession with Idea Management & Continuous Improvement

Qmarkets

However, by developing an innovation strategy that anticipates a downturn, you can help your enterprise weather the storm and even uncover lucrative ways to gain a competitive edge. During the 2008 financial meltdown, the coffee shop giant launched its “My Starbucks Idea” platform.

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How To Lead Through Crisis

Innovation Excellence

That’s certainly how it felt to me in November, 2008, when I was leading a media company in Kyiv. Our goal was to do more than just survive, but to position ourselves to be more competitive in the future.

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When Pundits Say That Robots Will Take Our Jobs, Remember These 4 Things

Innovation Excellence

Yet the number of lawyers in the US has increased by 15% since 2008 and it’s not hard to see why. So training tellers to process transactions efficiently was a key competitive trait. What’s more, these aren’t considered competitive traits, but commodity services.

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Life Lessons from The Game of Golf

Tullio Siragusa

In the game of golf, the only competition you face is your bad habits.”. The economic crash we had in 2008 was a testament of what happens when we consume more than we produce, when we take more than we give. You might win or lose in a competitive golf game with other players, but as long as you are focused on outdoing yourself day in and day out, you are winning at the bigger game?—?the Life Lessons from The Game of Golf. I was 20 when I started to learn golf.

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From manager to leader in a cost cutting environment

Ideanote

Since 2008, the financial crisis turned many companies towards performance optimization, tighter control, and stricter resource management. I once heard Snabe in a presentation state, “To have the full creativity resource of the human capital is a strategic competitive edge.” It embedded an “only spend money if there is a guaranteed result” mindset. The results, a focus on cost cutting and short-term activities, such as increasing sales forces. .

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Crowdsourcing and User Innovation Conference 2014

Open Innovation

Venue and Business Model At my first OUI (then UOI, before that UI) conference in 2008, I was surprised to hear German conversations along the banks of the Charles River as we took a break from the MIT sessions. Since 2008, the conference has formally alternated between Harvard Business School and Europe. In his Monday plenary, Karim Lakhani bifurcated the crowdsourcing world into contests (competitive) and communities (collaborative).

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PLAYING IT SAFE IS THE MOST DANGEROUS THING YOU CAN DO

Innovation 360 Group

It’s not a coincidence that Stockholm’s Spotify suddenly sprouted up in 2008, among the ruins of music industry giants. New technologies can be deployed with a swipe of a finger, appearing across billions of devices all over the world, changing market dynamics in a heartbeat, while competition from emerging markets isn’t just producing cheaper goods and copycat products, but radically redefining the terms of production and distribution. Are you safe?

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Designing for Meaningful Social Interactions

Boxes and Arrows

Stackoverflow arrived on the scene in 2008 and solved the hostile environment brilliantly by applying gamification methods to encourage constructive participation on their platform. Instead of using leaderboards and other competitive techniques, we gave influencers an interface where they can find each other and talk to each other. The age of cheap “like”-hunting needs to come to an end. It all started innocently enough with likes and tweets.

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It’s Not Either/Or, It’s Both/And

Daniel Burrus

Between 2008 and 2010 alone, e-book sales skyrocketed 1,260 percent. In another blog entry, I discuss the value of collaboration as opposed to competition. A crowd mentality can be difficult to resist. Whether it’s a new fitness workout, yet another so-called “superfood” or even a television show that’s taken over your social media feed, it’s very easy to be swept up by the widespread embrace of the latest and greatest. That’s particularly true when it comes to technology.

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

Wazoku

1880s and 1890s – Efforts to raise productivity A growing concern about the standard of Britain’s labour force, particularly when compared with Germany and the other industrial nations, led to a rise in an emphasis on training to increase productivity and competitiveness.

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Can Netflix Double Pivot to Be a Media Game Changer?

Adam Hartung

These were some really big companies that saw their market shifts, but failed to “pivot” their strategy to remain competitive. By 2008 Netflix reached $1B revenues, reducing Blockbuster by a like amount. Netflix has been a remarkable company. Because it has accomplished something almost no company has ever done. It changed its business model, leading to new growth and higher profits.

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Innovation Strategy – Pat McGauley and a New Beer in Town

BrainZooming

” Pat credited InBev (which merged with Anheuser-Busch in 2008) with introducing the idea of renovation to the organization. The innovation team spent 15% of its time on core brand renovation to enhance competitiveness. What’s the story on the innovation strategy for beer? The Kansas City American Marketing Association monthly lunch addressed that question.

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Standardization as an open innovation activity

Open Innovation

However, one notable omission in the book was a failure to mention communities, which Karim Lakhani and I addressed in 2008 with a paper about the overlap in a special issue based on his talk (and mine) at the 2007 EURAM conference. In the end, Symbian OS was unable to cope with competition from iOS and Android; the company was bought and its technology eventually killed by Nokia. Lakhani, 2008.

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7 Things Every CEO Should Know About Their Patents

Anaqua

To give two stark examples, we turn to the market crash of 2008 – caused by a cascading failure in financial markets that devastated our economy and destroyed market capitalization – in 18 months, the Dow lost over 50 percent of its value. Those that are creative in utilizing existing data, combining internal and external data analytics, and innovate in ways to improve aligning R&D and IP with business objectives, will find opportunities for competitive advantage.

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Designing for Interaction

Boxes and Arrows

Stackoverflow arrived on the scene in 2008 and solved the hostile environment brilliantly by applying gamification methods to encourage constructive participation on their platform. Instead of using leaderboards and other competitive techniques, we gave influencers an interface where they can find each other and talk to each other. The age of cheap “like”-hunting needs to come to an end. It all started innocently enough with likes and tweets.

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The 10 Telltale Signs of Future Troubles for WalMart

Adam Hartung

If we look closely at events at WalMart we can see telltales of problems destined to emerge for the retailing giant: 1 – In March, 2008 WalMart sued a brain damaged employee. 2 – In March, 2010 AdAge ran a column about WalMart being “stuck in the middle” and effectively becoming the competitive “bulls-eye” of retailing. Even though WalMart’s value was not declining, its key competition was clearly being forecast to grow impressively.

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