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Get ready for the new Kindle

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos teased a new Kindle device for this week. While the company has yet to make an official announcement about the new ereader, Tmall.com’s official Kindle page leaked the device. Tmall quickly removed the device, but Kindle Fere spotted the mistake and The Digital Reader’s Nate …

How Ad Agencies Can Make the Shift to Open Innovation

With another new season of <i>Mad Men</i> fast approaching, the changing nature of advertising, and along with it the role of ad agencies in the creation of ads, is once again in the spotlight. Digital disruption has clearly been one of the major catalysts for this change, but less has been said about how …

Building a Growth Factory: Four Components that Make Innovation Repeatable

Publication Date: <b>November 20, 2012</b><p>Even the best-performing companies eventually stall. Sustaining momentum--and remaining a great growth company--takes a system. Scott Anthony and David Duncan call this system a "Growth Factory." They've seen it work in a small set of elite companies that have …

Pinterest’s Founding Designer Shares His Dead-Simple Design Philosophy

Design isn’t just wire frames or visual style; it’s about the product as a whole, writes Sahil Lavingia.<p>“Designers, designers, designers” has become the new “developers, developers, developers.” Witness the ever-growing list of job postings for product designers, UI designers, user research …

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As Technology Becomes More Complex, Design Becomes More Important

By<p>Irving Wladawsky-Berger<p>An IBM Global CEO Study conducted in 2010 concluded that complexity was the primary challenge emerging out of its conversations with 1,500 CEOs and senior government officials. “CEOs told us they operate in a world that is substantially more volatile, uncertain and complex. …

Cognition & The Intrinsic User Experience

Over the past few years there's been a lot of discussion around whether an experience can be designed. But it seems like everyone's just getting hung …

A Primer on Strategy

There are many good reasons to read Good Strategy Bad Strategy by Richard Rumelt.<p>You may be frustrated by the state of your organization’s strategy. …

10 Success Principles of Apple's Innovation Master Jonathan Ive

by John Webb<p>Jonathan Ive joined Apple in 1992. He has gone on to be the inspiration, catalyst and driver behind products that have revolutionized …

Solar Airplane Almost Ready for Its First Transcontinental Flight

It's almost time.<p>After more than five years of dreaming, planning, building and testing, Solar Impulse is ready to begin its most ambitious flight …

Stanford researchers create genetic transistors, make biologic computing possible

When constructing computer circuits, most folks start with silicon and metal, but not the researchers at Stanford. The boffins in Palo Alto want to build computers out of living tissue, and to that end they've created a biological transistor, called the transcriptor. Transcriptors substitute DNA …

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Innovation in the Office: 2. Connect with people outside the department

Insight and ideas come from outside your department, says 'Innovation as Usual' author Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg.<p>'As a general rule, people won't get good ideas when they are isolated in their offices' says <i>Innovation as Usual</i>co-author, and lecturer at IESE Business School, Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg.<p>…

StartEngine goes corporate with Accenture partnership. Will an “Innovation as a Service” program turn off entrepreneurs?

The job of a startup accelerator is to take ambitious teams of entrepreneurs and shepherd them through the process of turning ideas into businesses. …