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Tag: innovation

Enabling Innovations: human-machine interfacing

August 16, 2012

Recently, a few really interesting products have seen the light of day and they appear to indicate a pattern in …read the rest

Libraries: Where It All Went Wrong – Nat Torkington

November 28, 2011

http://nathan.torkington.com/blog/2011/11/23/libraries-where-it-all-went-wrong/ “It was my pleasure to address the National and State Librarians of Australasia on the eve of their strategic …read the rest

Innovation Starvation – Neal Stephenson

October 10, 2011

Science Fiction author Neal Stephenson has published an article on “Innovation Starvation” at the World Policy Institute (WPI). Well worth …read the rest

What People Actually Buy

October 10, 2011

People don’t actually buy a product. And the marketing notion of “solutions” is not really something customers buy in to, …read the rest

Why You Can’t Buy Creativity – The 99 Percent

October 10, 2011

http://the99percent.com/tips/7053/Why-You-Cant-Buy-Creativity What motivates us to invent incredible products, create great art, and build revolutionary companies? Clue: The answer isn’t money. …read the rest