The future of grocery stores?
A great TED talk by Ernesto Sirolli about "appreciative inquiry" and social entrepreneurship.
Nice summary of the new C&D Heath book.
article about RedEye On Demand, a subsidiary of Stratasys. Case? Guest speaker? Site visit?
Nice video from Worrell Design.
Interesting comments on 787 problems
A Dutch innovation consultant's approach to the innovation process. Nice map!
as reported in Fast Company
new science and tech grad school(s). Proactive government can make a difference.
Great way to microfund creative projects, like this nano accessory
From the New Yorker Critics can deepen the 'learning by discovery' process by demanding more and 'tweaking' current solutions.
A different spin on what is really learned in an undergraduate education.
Good discussion of how Facebook's culture lives on in new startups by ex ees. Jumo organizing nonprofits?
How they are refining the project with social media.
Seven cities of 10M+. The view from McKinsey
Youtube based, deinstitutionalized education. Web drawibg app could be useful. Khan Academy website Interesting to analyze this as a disruptive innovation, look at rate of adoption issues.
Interesting dissertation from South Africa. Perhaps build themes into new 4050 Brazil class.
An interesting acquisition for P&G. Probably something UHG should be doing. I like it as part of P&G's innovation pyramid. Also a wise way to learn and deal with external partners. I am curious why they sold their pharma biz.
A technology to be used in the classroom. TurningPoint
Flip is a great story and a great case. I love the lessons learned from the first products. Nice returns on Cisco sale for founder(80M) and VCs on sale. Timing considerations? Why Cisco?
Great article in WSJ about how companies get closer to the customer (aged in this case) before designing products. There is also an embedded video the shows a GE empathy session.
Another electronic-based language learning program takes a different approach: podcasting. Praxis Language, based in Shanghai, offers free lessons in Mandarin Chinese (ChinesePod.com)
Chocolate in Beta Testing, Offered by a Wired Founder
Nice case, trial and error learning, web of relationships
Lots of controversy with Facebook's Beacon launch. Good documentation of trial and error learning:
Microsoft Challenges the iPod (Again)
Zune's trial and error learning- is it enough to compete with Ipod? Perhaps divide the classs in have and have them discuss innovation strategies for each competitor.