Headlines from the Innovation Management Industry

  • Innovators Overcome The Can’ts
    There's a vicious, pervasive mentality swirling in corporate America today, and it's limiting innovation, growth and corporate renewal. Many of your fellow employees have been infected by a mental virus, and they aren't even aware that they have it. Continue reading →
  • Intellectually Compelling and Emotionally Engaging
    Novozymes is an interesting company that puts lots of efforts into building a strong and sustaining innovation culture. I know this from my interactions with the company some years ago and it was also shown, when Frank Hatzack, Head of Innovation Development, gave a talk at a conference in Copenhage...
  • Insights – the Raw Material for Big Ideas
    There is actually a front end to the front end of innovation. Before you start ideating, you need a set of really novel strategic insights. These are like the raw material out of which exciting innovation breakthroughs are built. Continue reading →
  • How Thomas Edison Went to Market? His Great Grandniece Tells Us
    What was Edison's "execution" process? His great grand niece, Sarah Miller Caldicott, author and CEO of Power Patterns of Innovation, kicked off the BEI conference from The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas by answering that question. It was a WOW. Continue reading →
  • A Tale of Two Tools
    I had the privilege of receiving evaluation copies of a couple of different tools/games that you might find interesting to use in your innovation pursuits. They are the Disruptus game from Funnybone Toys and The Innovation Deck from Andrey Schukin. Continue reading →
  • Innovation in the Top 5 Chinese Tech Companies
    Many Chinese brands tend to develop their own innovation strategies and launch their own high value products. The challenge for them is, therefore, to assert and highlight their capacity for innovation in their communications and own their space. Continue reading →
  • Will SAP’s Emerging Enterprise Innovation Solutions for Greater Integration Work?
    There is change beginning to emerge around the growing interest in innovation management software from the bigger Enterprise integrators. In particular I have become more aware of the advances taking place in managing innovation from SAP Continue reading →
  • Will SAP’s Emerging Enterprise Innovation Solutions for Greater Integration Work?
    There is change beginning to emerge around the growing interest in innovation management software from the bigger Enterprise integrators. In particular I have become more aware of the advances taking place in managing innovation from SAP Continue reading →
  • Q&A: Intel’s Take on Chinese Startups, Innovation
    posted on 10/21/2014 04:29 AM

    Intel Capital President Arvind Sodhani talks about his firm’s strategy of investing in Chinese startups, how the approach fits in with Intel’s core business, and the state of innovation in Chinese tech companies.
  • Humanity's Last Great Hope: Venture Capitalists
    posted on 10/20/2014 09:30 PM

    Tech entrepreneur Bryan Johnson says he plans a $100-million fund that will invest in “crazy” projects that aim to build a better world. With government R&D spending stagnant, more VCs should step up on philanthropic innovation.
  • Why CFOs Should Embrace SysAdmins
    posted on 10/21/2014 02:00 PM

    Traditionally, CFOs love developers because they create product. We tend to invest in developers, and expect efficiency from sysadmins. That’s because CFOs often see IT as a cost center, and sysadmins as the people who keep the lights on. Devs are seen as creating innovation, while sysadmins a...
  • Dish Wins Yet Again Over Networks Looking To Kill Off New Innovations With Questionable Copyright Claims
    posted on 10/21/2014 09:04 AM

    We've noted plenty of times how the legacy entertainment industry loves to attack every innovation it doesn't like with copyright claims, using them as a sort of whiner's veto on innovation. Too frequently, this strategy works. Thankfully, with Dish's AutoHopper, it's been a rather consistent failure. As you may recall, various TV networks sued Dish for its Autohop feature, which would automatically record all prime time shows to a DVR for people to watch later -- and, which then autoskipped the commercials, if you watched any day after the day it was recorded. So far, the lawsuits have not been going well, and that trend has continued with the latest tentative ruling in favor of Dish: Dish Network Corp.'s AutoHop service, which lets subscribers watch recorded primetime television programs with the advertisements taken out, doesnīt infringe Fox Broadcasting Co.īs copyrights, a federal judge said in a tentative decision. The judge noted that there may be a separate contractual issue, in that it's possible that Dish violated a contract with Fox, but that there isn't a copyright issue here. That's big, because it's yet another ruling that effectively ends the nonsensical argument that skipping commercials is somehow copyright infringement. The amount of legal gymnastics the TV networks had to go through to make that argument was fairly incredible, and it's good to see the courts aren't buying it. Permalink | Comments | Email This Story
  • Italian Parliament Publishes Draft Internet Bill Of Rights
    posted on 10/21/2014 03:52 AM

    For several years, Techdirt covered the twists and turns of the "Marco Civil" saga, Brazil's bill of rights for the Internet, which finally passed back in March. Rather depressingly, this welcome move seemed to be something of a one-off, but now the Italian Parliament has announced its own draft bil...
  • Dispute Over Legal Hackers Mark Highlights Why Descriptive Phrases Aren't Valid Trademarks
    posted on 10/20/2014 04:38 PM

    Not all things can be trademarked, and one of the most common reasons a term, word, or phrase is refused protection is if it is purely descriptive. The stock examples of this make sense to us inuitively: a company couldn't trademark "Black Computers" as part of their business, since the term is neit...
  • Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt
    posted on 10/19/2014 03:00 PM

    The voting was somewhat slow this week, especially on the funny side, but that's no reason to ignore the great comments that rose to the top. After we noted that, despite the positive trend of increased exposure of police abuse, there doesn't seem to be any decrease in the abuse itself, That One Gu...
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