Innovation in Iraq

When a new CEO takes charge, often at the top of the agenda is a new logo. What better way to project the enterprise’s newly redirected mission, not to mention the authority of the new regime? This is Iraq’s new Flag. I got the photograph from DesignObserver. Link to the direct article here.
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Innovation and IDEO

For the complete original article on The Independent go here. An edited excerpt follows: All businesses need fresh ideas to stay competitive. by Gareth Chadwick Ideas and innovation are fundamental to a successful economy. They provide growth and the dynamism to keep the commercial engine racing onwards and upwards. They are regarded as the cornerstone of economic development. Businesses now…
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The Hot Button

The “Innovation HOT BUTTON” is up and running. You will find it at the top right-hand side. This month the button will take you to the “Innovation 2004” project on Thinksmart. The project aims at getting the Innovation Fundamentals right.
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Creativity Barriers

For the complete, original article by Mary E. Corcoran on the Kansas City website, go here. An edited excerpt follows: Identify and tackle the barriers to your creativity When one feels as creative as a blank sheet of paper and every project appears overwhelming or boring, it isn’t simple boredom, but an absence of creative thought. You’re not productive, and,…
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New Things on the Blog

I have recently added a new column on the left side of the posts. It is light yellow in color and is called “My Favorite Links”. It is right under the “Previous Posts” column. It contains links to other Innovation Blogs and websites, which I visit frequently and are really good on content if you are seriously interested in Innovation…
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Innovation and What Customers Want

Innovation is all about knowing what the customers want. Innovation is all about identifying with community needs.Companies are deemed to be innovative if they follow the needs of their customers.A business is unlikely to be sustainable unless it has an excellent understanding of why the community needs it in the first place. Innovations that are not about improving how a…
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Innovation Picture of The Week: Tarot?

The Innovation Picture Technique is a way of shifting your point of view. The notion behind it is that in trying to solve a problem you will have well-trodden paths, which you regularly follow and those paths will lead to a particular set of solutions. Problems which you find hard to solve are likely to be ones, which do not…
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Would You Have Invested?

All the eleven Microsoft founders, way back in 1978. Top row: Steve Wood (left), Bob Wallace, Jim Lane. Middle row: Bob O’Rear, Bob Greenberg, Marc McDonald, Gordon Letwin. Bottom row: Bill Gates, Andrea Lewis, Marla Wood, Paul Allen. December 7, 1978. (With reference to another future post on this blog, our definition of SUCCESS and FAILURE “DOES” change and for…
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Outsourcing or Innovation?

A question of outsourcing or innovation?By Anthony BradleySpecial to Knight Ridder/Tribune An edited excerpt follows. For the complete original article go here. The article discusses the issue of outsourcing of jobs overseas and says that it ignores a crucial fact: People are always developing innovative ways to do things more efficiently and effectively. Human creativity, it says, is a double-edged…
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How Did This Happen?

Click the picture for larger image. (Picture courtesy www.economist.com) For the complete story go here. How did the “BRICK” phones turn into a varied-design bonanza? The answer:  Design INNOVATION Customer Feedback Procedure INNOVATION Visualization INNOVATION Thought Process INNOVATION
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