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Bill Gates Tops Forbes Billionaires List Again

Bill Gates Tops Forbes Billionaires List Again

HTC Re Vive VR Headset revealed

HTC RE Vive VR Headset Revealed

NASDAQ is Back at 2000 Dot-Com Bubble Level

NASDAQ is Back at 2000 Dot-Com Bubble Level

Basel World 2015: HYT H3 Mechanical Watch shows Time with Fluid

Basel World 2015: HYT H3 Mechanical Watch Shows Time with Fluid

Apple Watch Launching in Multiple Countries This April

Apple Watch Launching in Multiple Countries This April

Innovation

Traditional versus Digital: How to Keep Up

Traditional versus Digital: How to Keep Up The New York Times's latest innovation reports shows a stalled engagement with the audience.

May 21 2014, 10:13pm CDT

Big Bang Disruption: How China's Xiaomi Manages Catastrophic Success

Big Bang Disruption: How Xiaomi Manages Catastrophic Success In the radical new world of innovation we call “Big Bang Disruption,” the speed at which core technologies become exponentially better and cheaper with each product cycle results in new goods increasingly emerging from...

Apr 3 2014, 6:26am CDT

Should Microsoft Move From Redmond To San Francisco?

Should Microsoft Move From Redmond To San Francisco? Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella loves to talk about innovation. But Microsoft will never innovate in Redmond, Wash. For that, it needs to move to San Francisco. In Seattle, the lack of competing opportunity for its talent...

Feb 10 2014, 7:35am CST

Why Innovation Needs Outsiders and Fresh Ideas When we’re stuck on a hard problem, we go seek out a superior. It seems like common sense. It’s something that is imbued into us from childhood and into adulthood. When you can’t solve that math problem, you ask your...

Feb 4 2014, 3:34pm CST

The Mayors Challenge: Sparking Government Innovation In European Cities

The Mayors Challenge: Sparking Government Innovation In European Cities In an interview with James Anderson, head of government-innovation at Bloomberg Philanthropies, we discussed their 2013-2014 Mayors Challenge—a competition to inspire European cities to come up with bold ideas that...

Jan 16 2014, 12:36pm CST

Google's Nest Deal Vindicates Patent King Nathan Myhrvold

Google's Nest Deal Vindicates Patent King Nathan Myhrvold Google’s decision this week to buy high-tech thermostat maker Nest for $3.2 billion is creating more than just the usual  winners whenever a start-up cashes out for a big amount. Among the not-so-obvious beneficiaries...

Jan 14 2014, 1:06pm CST

A New Way Of Looking At The World's Most Innovative Companies

A New Way Of Looking At The World's Most Innovative Companies Over the past six months I’ve been involved in creating a new innovation benchmarking index. I’m really happy to say it is launched today. You can see the inaugural Elastic Innovation Index here. It covers all the...

Jan 13 2014, 9:01am CST

Six Ways to Make Innovation A Reality

Six Ways to Make Innovation A Reality There is a fundamentally new class of individuals entering and circulating in the job market. They tend to be adaptable and mobile, East-Coast-educated but West Coast-bound, willing to take risks, technically...

Jan 10 2014, 4:01pm CST

How Innovative Companies Collaborate

How Innovative Companies Collaborate For highly innovative group collaborations, do what the big tech firms do: Cycle through collaborations with different pairs and take the long view. By Jason P. Davis, INSEAD Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and...

Jan 8 2014, 8:01pm CST

The Consumer Electronics Show's Lessons On The Separation Of State And Technology

The Consumer Electronics Show's Lessons On The Separation Of State And Technology While most of the country endured the polar vortex this week, the annual tech vortex known 2014 Consumer Electronics Show took over Las Vegas. I took a pre-Show tour of the International CES floor Monday, and witnessed...

Jan 8 2014, 6:41pm CST

Innovation In Legacy Media Companies -- Not!

Innovation In Legacy Media Companies -- Not! I had dinner this week with a dear friend who is a Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist. One of the dinner guests is the former head of one of the nation’s leading newspaper’s digital division. When the guest asked me what...

Jan 8 2014, 5:11pm CST

I4U news

The 5 Reasons Big Companies Struggle With Innovation As I have been doing startup consulting at Red Rocket, I have also had many executive conversations with several big companies.  These companies were anywhere from $150MM to $25BN in revenues in size, so definitely well...

Jan 8 2014, 9:31am CST

Forsake Start-Up Envy: Three Reasons Why Large Companies Should Out-Innovate Start-Ups

Forsake Start-Up Envy: Three Reasons Why Large Companies Should Out-Innovate Start-Ups This is the first of a two-part series on how large companies can out-innovate start-ups. Part Two is available here.  An accompanying infographic is also available. An executive recently left his job at a global...

Jan 7 2014, 12:56pm CST

Innovators Arise: 8 Rules For How Large Companies Can Out-Innovate Start-Ups

Innovators Arise: 8 Rules For How Large Companies Can Out-Innovate Start-Ups This is the second of a two-part series on how large companies can out-innovate start-ups. Part one is available here.  An Infographic summarizing the 8 rules is available here. In the companion piece to this article, I...

Jan 7 2014, 12:56pm CST

I4U news

Does My Bum Look Big In This? Why Innovators Struggle To Get Meaningful Feedback. Whilst you may not always see the traces in new products and services that come to market, deep within the fabric of innovation is a weave of input from a complex community of influencers. Some of this happens quite...

Jan 7 2014, 7:36am CST

Why The Cloud Just Might Be The Most Disruptive Technology Ever

Why The Cloud Just Might Be The Most Disruptive Technology Ever In his 1997 management classic The Innovator’s Dilemma Harvard professor Clayton Christensen coined the term disruptive innovation.  The central premise was that a change in technology can completely change the basic...

Jan 5 2014, 11:11pm CST

The Startup Movement Is Not About Startups, Actually

The Startup Movement Is Not About Startups, Actually I’m going to say something that might sound nutty.  But I’ll say it anyways.  The Startup Movement is not about startups. What could I possibly mean, you might be asking?  Did I drink too much eggnog over the holidays...

Jan 3 2014, 5:46am CST

Jeremiah Owyang: Profiting from a Collaborative Economy

Jeremiah Owyang: Profiting from a Collaborative Economy It’s being called the “Sharing Economy,” “Mesh Economy, ”  “Collaborative Consumption,” and now the “Collaborative Economy.” Whatever term prevails, it’s about a more efficient way of using valuable resources to benefit...

Jan 2 2014, 2:11pm CST

Let's Increase Our Innovation Capacity This Year

Let's Increase Our Innovation Capacity This Year Since this is a time when many of us set new goals for the upcoming year, I thought about what a New Year’s resolution for the U.S economy would look like. As I am reflecting on the discussions I had with business...

Jan 2 2014, 11:31am CST

Becoming More Innovative in 2014

Becoming More Innovative in 2014 Organizations don’t innovate, people do. Organizations that are admired for being especially innovative don’t hire genetically different people than are available to the rest of us, they just make different managerial...

Dec 31 2013, 9:46am CST

What To Do When Your Boss Won't Support Your Great Ideas

What To Do When Your Boss Won't Support Your Great Ideas Frustrated that your company seems to squash you down every time you try to do something innovative at work? You’re probably not imagining that being too creative goes against the party line. A recent Accenture survey “...

Dec 31 2013, 7:46am CST

Drake Baer: How To Create A Sustainable Culture Of Innovation

Drake Baer: How To Create A Sustainable Culture Of Innovation I spoke to Drake Baer, who is a contributing writer at Fast Company and co-author of the upcoming book “Everything Connects: How to Transform and Lead in the Age of Creativity, Innovation, and Sustainability“. At Fast...

Dec 27 2013, 8:30am CST

College Degrees Are Vastly Overrated As Today's Entrepreneurial Dropouts Routinely Reveal

College Degrees Are Vastly Overrated As Today's Entrepreneurial Dropouts Routinely Reveal By Gary Shapiro Entrepreneurs don’t need a particular pedigree to get their start or leave their mark on the world. While many successful entrepreneurs attended top business schools to learn about starting and running a...

Dec 27 2013, 7:46am CST

Famous Inventor Dean Kamen shows Prosthetic Arm on Colbert Report [Video]

Famous Inventor Dean Kamen shows Prosthetic Arm on Colbert Report [Video] Dean Kamen jumps from inventing the Segway to inventing a cutting edge Prosthetic Arm internally dubbed "Luke" (Star Wars). Dean Kamen demonstrated the Deka Luke prosthetic arm tonight in the Colbert Report. Kamen...

Apr 6 2010, 4:10am CDT

Japanese Man's Invention Pockets Him 1 Million Euro

Japanese Man's Invention Pockets Him 1 Million Euro The winner of the 2006 Millenium Technology Prize, the biggest tech-related award in the world (link), was given to a Japanese (big surprise) inventor Thursday, in Finland.Shuji Nakamura, along with the bragging rights...

Jun 16 2006, 4:00am CDT