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Innovation through re-platforming: Limited Edition Fine-Art Photos for Screen

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British art star Damien Hirst has sold some of his iconic spot paintings for more than a million dollars. But London-based s[edition] sells Hirst’s spot art for just $21. What collectors get for $21 is not a one-of-a-kind painting but a “digital limited edition,” a high-resolution digital file limited to 10,000 copies and capable of being displayed on any electronic screen from a smartphone to a flat-screen TV.


Via Mario Pires
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Art is one of the most advanced marketing industries and Damian Hirst is to the Art World what Steve Jobs was to Electronics. Commercial astute, marketing savvy and design/aesthetic oriented. 

 

As his Dot Painting Products have plateuaed and saturated demand in each sector, he has breathed new life into them by replatforming them, squeezing all possible value out of them. From original paintings, to edition paintings, to edition prints, to books and products with dots, and now another version, at an even lower price.  

 

He has continuelously experimented with new distribution models, eschewing the standard gallery or 'channel' sales route for a direct approach via auctions, and then direct via his own gallery.

 

He once said he was 'Amazed what it was possible to achieve with an E in O Level Art'. At the time he was talking about Art. Bearing in mind he is now the richest artist that has ever lived, he could equally as well have been talking about his extraordinary commercial prowess.

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Mario Pires's curator insight, January 7, 3:55 AM

Fine art for the screen, This is interesting for two reasons, Screens as a delivery medium for quality fine art in terms of resolution and content, and a technology that can prevent image theft.

Margrit OLsen's curator insight, January 8, 1:02 AM

This may be  the beginning of a market that lesser known photographers could tap into.  The photographers version of an ebook. Selling  images at a low price but in a high numbered edition, and with  very low investment  of money or time (except color management).

 

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Geat ideas often look like bad ideas • Sal Matteis

Geat ideas often look like bad ideas • Sal  Matteis | The Innovation BLab - principles, trends, theories | Scoop.it
Good ideas are often dismissed as bad ones. It shouldn’t stop founders from giving it a proper run. This post was inspired by a talk that Chris Dixon gave at YC School last year. Chris essentially went through some of the learnings of what...
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Big companies are great at innovating 'good ideas that look good': e.g. make something better, faster, more reliable.

 

But the reason they miss the next big thing  - (google, ebay, airbnb) is because ideas that look bad to a corporate, can turn out to be brilliant. It's why big companies thought the telephone unnecessary, or personal computers 'would never catch on', or why Skype was nothing more then 'a toy'.

 

There is a link to the original presentation by serial investor Chris Dixon (worth watching you have 25 mins) but this blog summarises  key points.

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Facebook’s Emotion Experiment: “That’s Innovation”

Facebook’s Emotion Experiment: “That’s Innovation” | The Innovation BLab - principles, trends, theories | Scoop.it
While Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg today apologized for its controversial emotion manipulation experiment being "poorly communicated", another executive said..
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Big data is fine for analysing behaviours, but Facebook have been criticised for actively manipulating emotions - in fact trying to see if they can make people miserable.

 

This article sets the pros and cons out succinctly, and its an important issue for the future of innovation and the internet.

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Creativity Improves With Middle Age

Creativity Improves With Middle Age | The Innovation BLab - principles, trends, theories | Scoop.it

There seems to be a common and misplaced perception about creativity in the workplace.  When most people picture a group of creati

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Summary: you dont have to be young to be creative. Artists do their best work when they are 42. 

 

In business we look to youth because they challenge the status quo more readily. They aren't held back by failed experiences and the rules we learn to stick to within organisations. It does not make them more creative, just more open minded.

 

If you can stay open minded, age is an asset because most creativity comes from seeing connections between things that others don't so experience is very valuable.

 

If the artist fact doesn't convince you, then bear in mind most great physicists make their greatest break throughs at age 48. 

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Rational Minds v Client Demands

Rational Minds v Client Demands | The Innovation BLab - principles, trends, theories | Scoop.it
A marvelous video fully expresses the contrast between an engineer's rational mind and the others he sometimes must encounter at work for whom words are the wind that powers sales.
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How do you draw 7 parallel red lines with green and transparent ink, when the client wants a triangle, and the customers want a kitten?

 

This short video dramatises the kind of challenges that clients and agencies face en route to innovation, and the benefits of having both rational and lateral thinkers in team. 

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Small start up launches satellite network built with 'everyday' electronic items.

Small start up launches satellite network built with 'everyday' electronic items. | The Innovation BLab - principles, trends, theories | Scoop.it
A small start-up based in San Francisco is making the final preparations for the launch of a record number of satellites next month, after two test devices successfully reached orbit last week. Planet Labs has developed imaging satellites, which are
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The mass availability of advance technologies will be game changer. My father used to fix cars in his garage. Now we can build space ships.

 

Planet Labs has 40 staff and has now launched more satellites then it has employees. The network of satellites, built from standard electronics items at very low cost, are assembled in the office, and the image and other data will be available via their website. 

 

 

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My illustrated top 10 tips for success - Virgin.com

My illustrated top 10 tips for success - Virgin.com | The Innovation BLab - principles, trends, theories | Scoop.it
Like many people, I learn better through experience than theory. Also, if presented with huge reams of text, I tend to lose interest quite quickly. Lots of us are more visual learners, so I wanted to expand my 10 tips with some imagery to illustrate the points. Hope you enjoy them, and let me know y...
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8 Fresh Customer Service Ideas Worth Stealing

8 Fresh Customer Service Ideas Worth Stealing | The Innovation BLab - principles, trends, theories | Scoop.it
If you want to make your customers happy, there are tactics you can use, from handwritten notes to custom-made YouTube videos. Here are some ideas you can steal.
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Customer Service can be so powerful in a marketplace that it can be a USP. Amazing how many people get it wrong. Here are some great ideas to steal to make yours even better.

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Give Your Ideas a Fighting Chance With These 5 Actions

Give Your Ideas a Fighting Chance With These 5 Actions | The Innovation BLab - principles, trends, theories | Scoop.it
Creator of postage printer talks about how he launched his company and kept it going for two decades.
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Brief innovation article with a case study reminding us that it isnt just the idea, it is the execution, and then the sustained delivery, that delivers long term profits.

 

A reminder to stay grounded and alert - however big, cool or backed your idea is.  

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Doing the Creative Work the Company Can’t: Part 3 - How You Innovate is What You Innovate

Doing the Creative Work the Company Can’t: Part 3 - How You Innovate is What You Innovate | The Innovation BLab - principles, trends, theories | Scoop.it
“One cannot alter a condition with the same mindset that created it in the first place.” Albert EinsteinInnovation poses two enormous problems for most leaders given the way they are trained to think
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5 min article  on enabling innovation by recognising the innovators and then giving them space within an organisation  

 

e.g. Einstein was an outsider who couldn't even get a science job. It took a guy called Planck to recognise his genius and promote him.

 

Do you know who the real innovators are in your business?

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PwC Report Has High Hopes for Bitcoin in Show Business

PwC Report Has High Hopes for Bitcoin in Show Business | The Innovation BLab - principles, trends, theories | Scoop.it
In an intriguing report, the UK firm found that digital currencies are already driving innovation across several industries.
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Is Bitcoin here to stay? The Fed, some very big online platforms plus Big 4 consultancies seem to think so. Time to think what it could mean for you. This short article summarises a PWC report with interesting examples.

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Do Innovators Get Better With Age?

Do Innovators Get Better With Age? | The Innovation BLab - principles, trends, theories | Scoop.it
The most common image of an innovator is of a kid developing a great idea in a garage. But that is the exception to the rule.
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Interesting article challenging the cult of youth in innovation v the value of experience. But rather then justify having some gray heads around, the point should really be made that Innovation is about attitude, not age.

 

It probably helps if you have a lot of experiences with which to call on. But not necassary. 

 

BTW, the author of the article is 51...

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Billion-Dollar Startup Club - latest top 30 list

Billion-Dollar Startup Club - latest top 30 list | The Innovation BLab - principles, trends, theories | Scoop.it
The Journal and Dow Jones VentureSource are tracking companies that are valued at $1 billion or more by venture-capital firms. Today there are more than 30 such companies in the U.S., Europe and China.
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Interesting list - shows It isn't just a big breakthrough innovation idea that delivers billion dollar companies. As this list shows, it is just as often riffs on existing products and services.  

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Reward Failure or you will Fail - inside Googles Innovation Lab

Reward Failure or you will Fail - inside Googles Innovation Lab | The Innovation BLab - principles, trends, theories | Scoop.it
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Fascinating insight into Google's approach to big innovation. First, reward failure. Second dont worry about making money - that will come later. A tough pitch to most finance directors, but one paying off for Google.

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Big Ideas: Capitalism is eating itself.

Big Ideas: Capitalism is eating itself. | The Innovation BLab - principles, trends, theories | Scoop.it
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The flaw at the heart of the capitalist economy is that it becomes so efficient that the role of the company diminishes. The more efficient companies become at empowering consumers, the more the consumer takes over from the company.

 

An 6 minute  intro to the idea called 'The zero marginal cost society' where access to goods, logistics and data via the internet of everything enables consumers to challenge the role of the company in society. Interesting stuff to start the week!

 

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Innovation v Regulation: the growing disruption of Legal Services & others

Innovation v Regulation: the growing disruption of Legal Services & others | The Innovation BLab - principles, trends, theories | Scoop.it

in the US this week's Supreme Court ruling against Internet TV start-up Aereo highlighted the tension between innovation and regulation.

 

 

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Regulated services are being challenged by innovation. UK and US legal services markets are being challenged by new models, regulated taxi services are under threat from Uber, and recent startup selling parking spots on public roads have come under scrutiny in recent weeks.

 

It is not just business models but also market structures that are being turned on their heads by disruptive thinking. THis article gives a brief overview of the kinds of issues faced.

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20th century v 21st century – which is the more innovative?

20th century v 21st century – which is the more innovative? | The Innovation BLab - principles, trends, theories | Scoop.it
Science, too, has been busy pushing forward new gene therapies, stem cell treatments and nanotechnologies. Rarely a week goes by that we don’t hear about the latest gadget to hit the market that will transform our daily routines, or treatment to be made available that will save lives. No wonder th...
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Lots of talk about innovation these days - but perhaps a lot is just talk, compared to previous century. Flight, Cars, Phones...previous century. Maybe we are in a century of innovation, whereas that was the century of invention?

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Google and Facebook's Fight for the Future of Tech

Google and Facebook's Fight for the Future of Tech | The Innovation BLab - principles, trends, theories | Scoop.it
Google and Facebook are leveraging cash and stock valuations in a risky acquisition run to find the next profit sanctuary
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Great brief article with an overview of the battle that will shape the world of tech - for which readjust 'the world' - over the coming decade.  

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In praise of small ideas - Fortune Management

In praise of small ideas - Fortune Management | The Innovation BLab - principles, trends, theories | Scoop.it
Big, transformative strategies create buzz, but a new book contends the real money is in the everyday stuff that most companies overlook.
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Make time for mInnoVation. Small incremental ideas can deliver big results.

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Anyone can Speed read using a new app to enhance the eyes natural process

Anyone can Speed read using a new app to enhance the eyes natural process | The Innovation BLab - principles, trends, theories | Scoop.it
The reading game is about to change forever. Boston-based software developer Spritz has been in "stealth mode" for three years, tinkering with their program and leasing it out to different ebooks, apps, and other platforms.
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This app could have significant implications and benefits for anyone who has a lot of business docs to read.

 

It is  also impact how written coms are presented in advertising  - especially online.

 

 

 

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Key trends from the world's biggest mobile technology show

Key trends from the world's biggest mobile technology show | The Innovation BLab - principles, trends, theories | Scoop.it
Mobile World Congress spans the full spectrum of untethered gadgetry, from the next generation of mobile phone networks to wireless charging technology.
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Quick summary of key innovations and trends.

 

key stuff is 1. Android continue to grow due to emerging markets 2. Health/Lifestyle monitoring is becoming hardwired 3 'Handsets' are morphing to watches plus tablet, or dual screen - both designed to manage the quantum of tasks.

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Oil innovation saved the whale:

Oil innovation saved the whale: | The Innovation BLab - principles, trends, theories | Scoop.it
History proves that invention, not legislation, eases environmental woes.
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This 5min read is a fascinating story of innovation causing major market disruption - and thankfully saving the whales along the way. 

 

NB The political spin to the article is rather flawed -  the accidental positive environmental impact of a market led innovation does not make market led innovation a reliable or safe way of solving all other environmental risks!

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Ignorance led to invention of stem cell technique

Ignorance led to invention of stem cell technique | The Innovation BLab - principles, trends, theories | Scoop.it
Dr. Charles Vacanti was an outsider to the world of stem cells (Ignorance led to invention of stem cell technique http://t.co/wFxn9ggPp9)
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Breakthroughs and inventions often come from outsiders - who see things in new ways and are not constrained by recieved wisdom.

 

The latest breakthrough in medical genetics is a case in point.  The discovery of a simple way to create stem cells is a game changer. But it required an outsider with a healthy disregard for accepted dogma.

 

This is captured in the first few paragraphs of this article -which is a little long and technical.  The key lessons for innovators are 

- experiment - and be open to what you find

- be aware of dogma - review the evidence for yourself

- understand the challenges of getting new ideas accepted and find a way to work around them

 

NB Connect this breakthrough with recent A.I and Robotics news from Google, and the future looks very interesting indeed.

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Google admits it will probably kill the human race via a British inventor and AI

Google admits it will probably kill the human race via a British inventor and AI | The Innovation BLab - principles, trends, theories | Scoop.it
In 2011, the co-founder of DeepMind, the artificial intelligence company acquired this week by Google, made an ominous prediction more befitting a ranting survivalist than an award-winning computer scientist. “Eventually, I think human extinction will probably occur, and technology will likely play a part in this,” DeepMind’s Shane Legg said in an interview with Alexander Kruel. Among all forms of technology that could wipe out the human species, he singled out artificial intelligence, or AI, as the “number 1 risk for this century.” Google’s acquisition of DeepMind came with an estimated $400 million price tag and an unusual stipulation that adds extra gravity -- and a dose of reality -- to Legg’s warning: Google agreed to create an AI safety and ethics review board to ensure this technology is developed safely, as The Information first reported and The Huffington Post confirmed.
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There are a surprising number of futurists who believe that innovation will eventually destroy us in the shape of A.I. robots who will decide humans are just an annoyance.

 

The fact that companies like Google are fully engaged in progressing this area of technology, investing heavily in it, and taking it very seriously, should make everyone stop and think.

 

On a positive note, it is a british inventor that has begun building the DNA of the robots that will eventually be our masters. Jolly good!

 

 

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Accenture IT Trends 2014 -

Accenture IT Trends 2014 - | The Innovation BLab - principles, trends, theories | Scoop.it
Read about the six key IT trends that will shape technology business in 2014 according to Accenture’s Technology Vision
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The exec summary 'Big is the next Big thing' is misleading. Smaller enterprises create the biggest disruptions. 'Big Data' & 'Big Tech' (cloud processing) means the enterprise itself can be tiny.  (see yesterdays' scoop).

 

Key issue is that data and processing will soon be water and electricity - just another utility. Once that realisation takes hold,  what will it mean for you?

 

The report does make interesting reading if you have time. If not, take in the headlines  - and note the neat landing page, which is bang-on-web-trend with infographics, tiles and hover/click access.

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The economist’s guide to the future - FT.com

The economist’s guide to the future - FT.com | The Innovation BLab - principles, trends, theories | Scoop.it
What will the world look like in 100 years?” wondered Ignacio Palacios-Huerta. Being an economist at the London School of Economics, he put this question to other economists.
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FT review of a new book 'What will the world look like in 100 years?' Answer: robots do pretty much everything, whilst healthy old rich people have sex in the countryside as the planet disintegrates. Happy Monday.

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