Monthly Archives: January 2011

Discover the Fail

I’ve talked more than once about the failures in existing things, and that innovation is the natural response to something that doesn’t work as well as it might – and really, anything that doesn’t work as well as it might … Continue reading

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Sometimes you just can’t fix it.

Innovation is, as I’ve mentioned, looking at what’s there and doing something new on top of it, standing on the shoulders of giants, where you can feel the breeze you can’t feel at ground level: the breath of fresh air … Continue reading

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What is being creative?

Putting aside what the video’s originally meant to be about – the phone proof-of-concept it’s displaying, there’s a strong message here about innovation in general; being creative – being innovative – requires passion, realising that there isn’t always a right … Continue reading

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Jeesh, innovate NOT imitate, folks!

Recent times I found myself getting very frustrated with someone who wanted to copy someone else’s work. They’d set up a forum, copied the theme and was working their way through every aspect of the other forum’s work to copy … Continue reading

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Finding new markets in old products

Sometimes there are interesting ways to leverage old products with a new lease of life, and none more so than the package that debuted last year, the Humble Indie Bundle. The concept was elegant, simple, and yet breathtakingly effective: take … Continue reading

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So, the start of a new decade…

So, here we are, a few days into a new decade, seems to me to be a perfect time to look back at what the last decade brought us, and what the next decade may well have ahead, at least … Continue reading

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Hollywood: Movies, Meet Innovation

Last time (so long ago, sorry!) I looked at the cinema experience, and the diminishing value of its uniqueness of experience, with large screens and even the 3D fad coming into homes. That’s not the only thing in need of … Continue reading

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