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2024: A Pivotal Year

Digital Tonto

In 2009, it felt like the world was ending. In 2009 I started my blog, Digital Tonto, which turned my life in a new direction. I was still living in Ukraine then and the financial crisis hit there especially hard. GDP would fall by 14% and the ad market, which fueled the media business I ran, fell by 85%.

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Ask an Absurd Question

Destination Innovation

The genius Stephen Hawking asked a ridiculous question in 2009 when he sent out invitations. The findings were highly instructive and have shaped how we examine very distant planets for signs of life. The project is described in this article in Nature.com. He asked, ‘Would you like to come to a party which has already taken place?’

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Big Companies Should Not Try to Act Like Startups

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell In 2009, Jeffrey Immelt set out on a journey to transform his company, General Electric, into a 124 year old startup. Although it was one of the largest private organizations in the world, with 300,000 employees, he sought to become agile and nimble enough to compete with high-flying Silicon Valley […]

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Happy 13th Birthday Digital Tonto!

Digital Tonto

When I started this blog back in 2009, the world was a very different place. First, and perhaps most obvious, we used to come up with brand names for our blogs instead of just using our real names. Social media was just becoming a thing and there was still debate about whether digital media was […]. first appeared on Digital Tonto.

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The Next Supply-Chain Challenge Isn’t a Shortage — It’s Inventory Glut

Harvard Business Review

In 2009, the financial crash left manufacturers with excess inventory when consumer buying power suddenly dropped. Inventory challenges aren’t new. Electronics littered shelves in 2001 after the dot-com bubble burst. And now, the high-tech industry is feeling the weight of a volatile market that has led to excess component inventory.

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How travel can improve your creativity

Idea to Value

Another larger study from 2009 analyzed the impact not only of traveling abroad temporarily, but living abroad for an extended period of time. This was associated with a strong improvement in creative performance.

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IDEA 2009 - Day 2

Boxes and Arrows

Innovation Parkour – IDEA 2009 View more documents from Normative. As a result, 90 percent of the word-of-mouth business she’s received since May 2009 can be tied directly to social media. The techo-geeky thing is old news, Lisa applies some human thinking.