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Is Jibo Joining Your Family?

I wrote a couple of months ago about the Amazon Echo, the latest piece of hardware to emerge from the South Lake Union headquarters of one my city’s largest employers. A piece of hardware that follows in the wake of … Continue reading

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Renting ‘Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire’

I noticed something new on the Amazon page for my book Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire today when I popped onto their web site. What was it? Amazon has introduced a rental option for textbooks. It makes sense that my book … Continue reading

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Showrooming vs. Retail Warehousing

Old School vs. Old School As the saying goes, ‘what’s old is new again’. Only this time robots and hand-held computers (aka smartphones) are involved. I was having a conversation recently with a colleague about the retail industry and I … Continue reading

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Amazon Makes Copy and Paste Fun

When companies start from the premise that innovation is all about value, it is amazing just how many innovations – big and small – that they can achieve. So how do you make something as dull as giving someone a … Continue reading

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The Innovation Locker

I came across a Wall Street Journal article recently that caught my eye, an article about Amazon Lockers. The concept is pretty simple. Amazon offers customers in select locations the option of having their package delivered to an Amazon Locker … Continue reading

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Amazon’s Innovation Philosophy

What may have started with a question from @evanjacobs at Amazon.com’s shareholder meeting one year ago, ended with interesting commentary from Amazon’s CEO – Jeff Bezos – on their philosophy around invention, innovation, and risk taking. The key insights I … Continue reading

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Innovation Quotes of the Day – April 13, 2012

“Because, you know, resilience – if you think of it in terms of the Gold Rush, then you’d be pretty depressed right now because the last nugget of gold would be gone. But the good thing is, with innovation, there … Continue reading

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Did you like Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire?

My book Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire has gotten a lot of great reviews on Amazon already, and several likes, and an increasing number of companies are buying it in bulk to help set a common language of innovation in their … Continue reading

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Seth Godin and Amazon – The Domino Project

Will the Innovation Dominoes Fall and Disrupt the Book Publishing Industry? “The enemy is not piracy, the enemy is obscurity.” – Tim O’Reilly I came across a TechCrunch TV interview with Seth Godin today about his future publishing plans. I’ve … Continue reading

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‘Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire’ on Kindle

Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire – A Roadmap to a Sustainable Culture of Ingenuity and Purpose is now available for Amazon Kindle both in the United States and in the United Kingdom. Enjoy the book on your iPad, Kindle, Nook, iPhone, … Continue reading

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