June 19, 2014

Rate of adoption issues for wearable tech-

Good stats for awareness -> intention-> action-> reaction from NYT

June 12, 2014

Disruptive innovation in health care

David Bornstein, in the NYT. Could this be replicated down another level, with patients and social media?

March 28, 2014

Twin Cities Maker

at the Hack Factory. Could be an interesting visit before going to China.

Hackerspaces in Shanghai

I need to learn more about shanzhai and hackerspaces in China, XinCheJian in particular.

February 12, 2014

Reframing the online learning debate-

is it more about textbooks? from the Economist

UC Berkeley's new online master's program

Scaled up education innovation focusing on data science

February 20, 2013

New Google Glass info

From Huff Post, interesting new video. Infrastructure issues?

February 19, 2013

Lenovo as China's future

The Economist discusses how Lenovo got big, branded and value-added.

April 4, 2012

Google Project Glass

It sounds unlikely, but the video makes it seem useful. This would be a fun project to work on.

February 10, 2012

disruptive online news with healthy revenue for writers. See the CivicVentures connection is this article

February 1, 2012

E laCarte

Disruptive innovation for restaurants or limited tech fad?

January 17, 2012

Lots of new teaching tidbits

Game based learning

Useful tidbits.

November 9, 2011

Great way to microfund creative projects, like this nano accessory

October 30, 2011

Foxconn and the Ipad enter Brazil

the infamous "Brazil cost". In Jundai, on the way to Campinas

June 13, 2011

sleep apps

How much is the quality of waking life related to the quality of sleep? A review of Lark.

June 10, 2011

ESPN's 3D TV experience

Innovation hampered by infrastructure woes.

April 28, 2011

Lenovo's BOP strategy beyond China

April 27, 2011

25 million digital junkies in China

according to McKinsey Quarterly chart and article

March 9, 2011


A learning, customizable e magazine for iPads. Could be interesting

October 11, 2010

hype cycle and iPad

Nice graph and worth studying why the iPad launch worked so well.

October 29, 2009

Morola Droid

Wonderful innovation journey story from 10.29.09 NYT. Shock, cycling, external relationships- its all there.

September 22, 2009

iPhone apps for entrepreneurs

Fast company article, could be of interest for students.

September 21, 2009

Moobella icecream maker

Just secured$18M to launch commercial instant ice cream makers according to NYT article. Nice video on company website. Significant redesign since launch in 2006. Still only in Boston. Many regulatory issues. Web bases monitoring. Mass customization trend.

Moobella icecream maker

Just secured$18M to launch commercial instant ice cream makers according to NYT article. Nice video on company website. Significant redesign since launch in 2006. Still only in Boston. Many regulatory issues. Web bases monitoring. Mass customization trend.

June 3, 2009

lifestyle entrepreneur example

My hat is off to a guy who can make a living off of a lunch recommendation website.

May 13, 2009

turning point clicker

A technology to be used in the classroom. TurningPoint

May 12, 2009

ideas project

A website with lots of social networking trends.

March 19, 2009

Flip Video story

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?

February 11, 2009

Google PowerMeter project

This is a great smart meter innovation by Google. It will be fun to watch it roll out.

January 26, 2009

Free Global University That Will Be Online Only

NYT article on web 2.0 attempt at online education. What are the best best practices on educational social networking?

November 13, 2008

iphone android app class

This would be a great way to teach entrepreneurship.

November 6, 2008

IBM and infrastructure innovation

How should companies respond to the shocks of a major recession and change in administration? This NYT article discusses investment in "smart infrastructure" as an answer. It shows how companies can be proactive with government instead of reactive. Plus there is a quote from Rosabeth Moss Kanter, one of my favorite academics.

October 6, 2008

Best Buy innovation tools

You Tube video summarizing Best Buy's innovation tools, including prediction markets.

Clay Shirky on collaboration

Interesting perspective on the web. interview and at TED

Here is a more recent youtube video, author of Here Comes Everybody.

His speaking style is particularly effective- posing questions, thought experiments, limited but clear AVs, lots of big ideas and very specific support for each point. He also seems genuinely curious about every question he asks.

September 29, 2008

Clearwire and WiMax

WIS 9 29 08 Great examples of strategic alliances and infrastructure challenges. Also learning by testing

September 26, 2008

prediction markets

Best Buy, among others, uses prediction markets to evaluate innovations. Could this be used in 3010 and 4050? has a free pilot

September 10, 2008

Microsoft Photosynth

There is something of value here, but it is not clear what yet. Maybe their use of community posting.

Blaise Aguera y Arcas: Jaw-dropping Photosynth demo

April 30, 2008

utilium online textbook substitute

This could be an interesting case or semester long project for 4050. Is it a better alternative to a textbook?

February 26, 2008

Editors Choice of Twine, the semantic Web tool

Web 3.0, what ever that may be. May be an interesting way to hyperlink information. Demo looked fairly user friendly. Twine web page

December 18, 2007

a video social networking site called Seesmic

This is an interesting new, buzzy business. Might be interesting to look at first week, before we know anything, then revisit at the end.

A French Twist in Silicon Valley
With backing from high-profile investors, Loïc Le Meur is giving new meaning to the idea of "building a company online"

December 3, 2007

Amazon's kindle ebook

Kindle ebook may be a way to dissect an innovation strategy: divergence in publishing, trial and error learning, web of relationships, social responsibility trend. This is a long article- a shorter one may be more appropriate for a case.

November 29, 2007

Zune Case

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.

November 14, 2007


A little bit of everything in this article about Garmin- marketing, supply chain, technology. Could be good case for 4050 or 4008.