The future of grocery stores?
From Stanford Social Innovation Review Winter 2012 possible speaker/ site visit?
Interesting comments on 787 problems
Why we pay $17M/month to help Brazilian farmers.
How the Olympics are saving an endangered species.
Big conference in my Beijing hotel today. Yet another link in the global value chain.
I love what Guillermo does making pots. Great video on TPT showing his entrepreneurial journey.
WI based org helps restaurants recycle cooking oil. Lots of partners. Interesting contrast to Brazil efforts.
new science and tech grad school(s). Proactive government can make a difference.
the infamous "Brazil cost". In Jundai, on the way to Campinas
Amazon Signs Up Authors, Writing Publishers Out of Deal
By DAVID STREITFELD
Published: October 16, 2011 NYT
From 6/8/10, good video, including a complement from Greenpeace! http://walmartstores.com/Video/?id=1520 An example of 'running in packs'.
new sweetener only one to meet Euro labeling standards. http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:JBvtTr0S5XIJ:www.cargill.com/news-center/news-releases/2010/NA3035973.jsp+cargill+innovation&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-a
How can organizations authentically support causes? http://content.usatoday.com/communities/kindness/post/2010/11/carol-cone-to-corporate-america-cause-marketing-as-we-know-it-is-dead/1
Oakley enters the market with an opinion about the format war. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/products/2010-11-08-3dglasses08_ST_N.htm?csp=34money&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+UsatodaycomMoney-TopStories+%28Money+-+Top+Stories%29
Brazilian supermarket chain uses a tracking system to make sure beef doesn't come from rain forest cleared land. Greenpeace role as well.
Many shared bets on advanced bioenergy, with Cargill in the mix.
Great history, facts and future directions of Brazil's biofuel industry. Grupo Sao Martinho, Amyris Biotechnologies, Dedini and Novozymes look interesting.
Interesting global networking model for design http://www.fastcodesign.com/1662340/nussbaum-china-india-mexico-and-brazil-embrace-design-thinking
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.
Toyota - NHTSA relationship could also ensnare big three automakers. Detroit Free Press article
Coopetition make make web of relationship (external relationship) strategies much clearer for students. Netflix is a good example in this 11/09 K@W article
Wonderful innovation journey story from 10.29.09 NYT. Shock, cycling, external relationships- its all there.
Industry wide response based on GreenPeace report and McDonalds decision. 7/25/09
Great examples of web of relations between Cargill and NGOs over soybean and related infrastructure, businesses
Good list of infrastructure and external partners
Good case on how certification can sustain rain forests. NYT article Indonesia and SE Asia focused, but refernce made to soybeans and the Amazon. Interesting role of NGOs, GreenPeace in particular.
Through acquisition of Marvel and Pixar. Similar to Medtronic and UHG. This creates interesting challenges and opportunities for corporate employees. http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-bigpicture1-2009sep01,0,2258308.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?
You Tube video summarizing Best Buy's innovation tools, including prediction markets.
WIS 9 29 08 Great examples of strategic alliances and infrastructure challenges. Also learning by testing
Nice cross promotion by Virgin America as away to promote its new route in a difficult economic climate. Nice brand polishing. Is the value proposition compelling enough? 'Entourage' in the Sky
AT&T’s Rivals Are Happy to Attack Over iPhone’s Network Woes
By LAURA M. HOLSON
Published: August 28, 2008
Wonderful examples of challenges with external partners and infrastructure. Not clear how or when it will be fixed.
"Most industries do not begin on a single day, but it's easy to see Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's presentation on May 24, 2007, as the starting gun in an entrepreneurial race that some have dubbed "the Facebook Economy." Zuckerberg announced that the social networking site would open to third-party developers, transforming itself into a platform on which other businesses can operate. Eight months later, more than 14,000 applications from third-party developers are live on Facebook, including Scrabulous, an online version of the word game Scrabble. But Scrabulous, one of Facebook's biggest hits, may also become a victim of its own success. "
Carlson alum Steve Nielsen, business social networking site.
Chocolate in Beta Testing, Offered by a Wired Founder
Nice case, trial and error learning, web of relationships
Interesting strategy involving external relationships and divergence of offerings.
TiVo Shifts to Help Companies It Once Threatened
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.
Good info from Larry Huston, managing partner of consulting firm 4INNO, future competitive advantage will depend on "innovation networks" -- individuals and organizations outside a company that can help it solve problems and find new ideas for creating growth.
Betting an Estate on Inhaled Insulin
By ANDREW POLLACK
Published: November 16, 2007
A good example of the innovation journey, including the following concepts: overpersistence, lack of pluralistic leadership, management turnover, web of relationships, lack of customer demand, infrastructure challenges( including regulations), the value of prior industry experience, pros and cons of deep pockets
Possible case about an innovative clothing line, supposedly with seaweed. Good way to discuss setbacks, perhaps the web of relationships.