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April 22nd, 2011 - 9:56 am § in Economies

Compete by understanding the scale of scope

Seth Godin wrote an interesting entry called ‘Economies of small’ a few days ago. I have a view on the challenge of how people reason about economies of scope against economies of scale. Below is a paraphrased excerpt from my upcoming book “Built to Thrive”: Scale: Most innov[...]

January 11th, 2011 - 9:52 pm § in Economies, Models

Reshaping open innovation for service industries

Services companies require different approaches to open innovation due to the different inherit models of sharing information during and after the creation of new service models. In a world where transparency is so important and pushing the boundaries of company secrets, how do we protect our invent[...]

May 30th, 2010 - 12:14 pm § in Economies, Models

Towards a metaphor for innovation

Being in a position where I’m fortunate enough to work with students who are interested in studying the subject of innovation; metaphors are used to shape our understanding of how new ideas come into being and are then allowed to develop into fully developed real-world outcomes. One such metap[...]

March 18th, 2009 - 9:26 pm § in Ecogenetic, Economies, Explore

The London Effect and other perceptive influencers

Fear is universal. Fear of the unknown is universal. Fear does not know boundaries. Fear alters the behavior of humans. Humans are fearful. Humans are even more fearful when crowded together. And, even more fearful when crowded in physical-world hot-houses and virtual-world real-time based informati[...]

September 10th, 2008 - 10:36 am § in Economies, Explore, Memes

Feedback on the Product Line Practice Conference 2008 in Limerick, Ireland

Limerick is a great city that is filled with history and Irish pride and is the host to the 2008 SPLC Conference. I came here once before (to present a paper on product lines) for the ICSE 2000 conference at Limerick University and remember the place fondly. From Wikipedia: The city itself dates fro[...]

August 26th, 2008 - 11:43 pm § in Economies, Reframe

An emergent view on Design Oriented Innovation

The “design oriented innovation” approach impacts innovative organizations in many ways. Design by definition refers to the process of creating new artefacts, processes, organizations and even the act of creative activity is included in the typical definition. It does however play an imp[...]

May 29th, 2008 - 7:40 pm § in Economies, Explore

The influence of socio-spill on social networks

I just arrived in Liverpool, UK from Madrid, Spain – it is the ultimate in language and cultural difference. I’ m still surprised by the lack of English speaking people in business (mainstream retail) in Spain. It made a bit more sense after reading an article written by a teacher where [...]

April 12th, 2008 - 4:30 pm § in Economies, Reframe

Cycles of convergence and divergence

There are cycles of convergence and divergence in the computer, consumer electronics, media and other industries that are confusing the general understanding of “convergence”. Convergence is seen as the act of adding more and more features to a particular class of product to the point wh[...]

April 9th, 2008 - 4:25 pm § in Economies, Gen

Case of Standard Bank: social media news on the go

Standard Bank has created a social news platform for their Pro20 series. It has the works; video, photos and the ability to make comments. Check this comment: “By including an innovative social media strategy in this year’s Standard Bank Pro20 marketing campaign we believe we’ll re[...]

March 7th, 2008 - 12:34 pm § in Customer, Economies

Business Model Emergence and the Open Source World

We are running the SystemicLogic Open Source Open Day event today. I’m reminder once again that the focus of Open Source Software is fragmented and misunderstood by many of our clients. The business models used by the various companies that create open source related software are under develop[...]