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Category Archives: Innovation

Book Review: Innovation: Need of the Hour

Sramana Mitra is a successful businesswoman who has developed specific and focused ideas on how entrepreneurs can improve their chances, how this can help the economy, and how the economy itself might better be structured to encourage this worthwhile outcome. She promotes this thinking through her consulting, and then spins her carefully organized observations into a series of wonderful books on the theme. We have looked at two of these . . .

Shoulders of giants

How do they do that, these Marines? Generation after generation? In particular, how do such young Americans, so many still in their teens, shoulder such crushingly mighty burdens with such martial aplomb and dignified competence? That’s a pretty good question. . .

Roundup: from decidedly dopy to dubiously decisive

Excellent stories have been stacking up, with no logical place or time to link to them. So, we’re going to do a roundup today as a venue for offering these truly worthwhile resources. . .

Foresight and serendipity

Peter Drucker used to say that the thing to look out for isn’t the trend, but a change in the trend. But he also emphasized that true innovation doesn’t aim to change the future, but to better address the present. Of course, he also argued that as soon as a product or service became profitable, it was time to develop a new one to keep the company viable in the future. Modern-day observers, on the other hand . . .

Roundup: Run them up the flagpole

That’s what you do with ideas, to see whether people start to salute them. Today’s roundup is about how – and how well – this is done, today. . .