As we enter the twenty-first century, there is a pressing need for clear strategies. Because unless companies have a clear vision about how they are going to be distinctly different and unique, offering something different than their rivals to some different group of customers, they are going to get eaten alive by the intensity of competition.
Think back to 365-ish days ago. What was the hottest travel innovation then? Well, at the time we highlighted in-flight WiFi as the coolest thing, and not too much has changed for 2011. Or rather, everything has changed since now it's not just in-flight WiFi we're loving, but long-haul in-flight WiFi.
The founders of Google, Genentech, Netscape, and Yahoo! have two things in common: All of them are university inventors whose companies grew out of the technologies they developed on campus. And all of them are male. An experiment shows that, given the same invention, tech transfer officers are less likely to spin off a company if the idea comes from a woman...
Put the punch back in your purpose: There is power in the perspective that comes from revisiting why you exist as a business and exploring the beliefs and operating values you live by. While the bottom line is a non-negotiable, how you get to it is.
Eucalyptus Systems CEO Mårten Mickos is a devotee of management guru Peter Drucker. Mickos elaborates on Drucker’s position that “company culture eats strategy for breakfast,” by offering amusing examples of culture building from his time at MySQL AB.
In November 2010, in his most important speech, Arne Duncan called for more productivity during this ‘new normal’ period of lower revenue. As our second ‘new normal’ year draws to a close, the challenges are numerous but the inflection is clear — the shift to personal digital learning is on and innovations in learning are accelerating!
The Battelle-R and D Magazine annual Global R and D Funding Forecast released today shows global research and development (R and D) spending is expected to grow by about 5.2 percent in 2012 to more than $1.4 trillion. R and D funding growth will largely be driven by Asian economies—a number projected to increase by nearly 9 percent in 2012. Elsewhere in the world, growth remains strong and stable in the aftermath of the global recession.
Wanna come over, hang out and have some dinner? This Swing Table suspends the table, a chandelier, and all 8 chairs from a steel frame. No weight limit is listed but I’m pretty sure you won’t be seeing this around the Biggest Loser campus anytime soon.
Every once in a while someone can illuminate a point so well that you simply have to stop and pay homage. Paul Sloane crystalized a key point about innovation recently when he tweeted: Businesses are good at getting better but poor at getting different.
Online civil liberties groups were thrilled in May when Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), the head of the powerful Judiciary Committee, announced legislation requiring the government, for the first time, to get a probable-cause warrant to obtain Americans’ e-mail and other content stored in the cloud.
That should be a natural, legitimate, goal for all organizations, but earlier this month, when I asked thirty-five senior managers from a well-known, successful, European consumer goods company “how many of them had innovation responsibilities?” the response was less than 20%.
Today’s society has a deficit of real communication between people.Most young people prefer to spend their time and communicate with friends in sociale networks rather then being with them physically.This phenomenon restricts the movement of people in real life and promotes an unhealthy lifestyle.The FindeR Communication System was designed by Oscar Santamaria to decide this problem.
Although as entrepreneurs we have a tendency to mislead and lie on occasion, we also have tried and true Axioms into which wisdom and success can be found. These are just a few I came up with quickly as I read Ashkan’s post. Are there others you cling to as you strive forward?
Will 2011 be remembered as the year that, as the world's population hit 7 billion and problems in our economic model became increasingly apparent, we began figuring out how to transform the global economy to green growth? I certainly hope so.
Jessica Lang Dance is a New York City based dance organization under the direction and vision of Jessica Lang. Lang is noted for her artfully crafted, emotionally engaging work and has been described for having "established a reputation for concocting ingenious choreographic interactions between dancing bodies and the movements of striking set and costume pieces." JLD is dedicated to the creation, production and performance of dance works including choreography associated with music, opera and mixed media compositions.
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