Links for Dec 8 2013

Innovate on Purpose: Insights, Innovation and Intuition Quote: Good innovation managers can corral quantitative results, qualitative insights, customer needs, market trends and a host of other kinds of data and insights and arrive at an interesting opportunity, applying the appropriate weight to each kind of insight or data. Many current managers reject qualitative data, trends […]

Links for Dec 1 2013

Innovate on Purpose: Why corporate innovation is so difficult Quote: So tip your hat to the corporate innovator. She’s got to overcome a significant amount of inertia and risk, convince an executive team of the need for innovation, then fight to keep the scope of the project as large and as disruptive as possible. She’s […]

Links for Nov 24 2013

Accelerating human invention with all the computers you’ll ever need — Tech News and Analysis Quote: Cycle Computing CEO Jason Stowe dives deep into the economic and innovative benefits of running massive scientific workloads in the cloud. When researchers aren’t constrained by the systems the can afford, they can ask bigger questions and get better […]

Links for Nov 17 2013

The Internet Of Things Will Be Huge—Just Not As Huge As The Hype – ReadWrite Quote: Like most things in life, the real value of the Internet of Things lies somewhere between the hype and where we are now. One thing is certain: this will not be an overnight impact, but a slow evolution as […]

Links for Nov 10 2013

Are technologists trying to solve the wrong problem? — Tech News and Analysis Quote: Technologists tend to forget that normal people have a different take on technology. That’s why they should pay more attention to interfaces. Innovate on Purpose: Why innovators are like astronauts Quote: Ralph Waldo Emerson said that once a mind is stretched […]

Links for Nov 3 2013

Inversion and The Power of Avoiding Stupidity Quote: Spend less time trying to be brilliant and more time trying to avoid obvious stupidity. The kicker? Avoiding stupidity is easier than seeking brilliance. Innovate on Purpose: What to control and what to release for innovation success Quote: Because innovation teams and their managers are unfamiliar with […]

Links for Oct 27 2013

Oh I See (CIO Inverted): Integrated Best of Breed Quote: Predictions about the demise of the larger solutions have been around for a while now; I do not believe that they are going away in a hurry, rather many have adapted to the new situation quite well. The momentum from new and micro solutions will […]

Links for Oct 20 2013

The Secret of Good IT Communications Quote: To be brief is to be selective. Choosing only the most important details is crucial. There should be just a few. Arranged carefully in your email, presentation, or pitch, they should support the story you’re trying to tell. Because you’re always telling a story, that’s how we communicate […]

Links for Oct 13 2013

“It Won’t Work. We Tried That” Quote: Bottom line: bad marketing science is dangerous. And we should demand that it at least get itself a half-decent disguise – with data and control groups and stuff – before we accept it as real science. “We tried that,” just doesn’t cut it. Napoleon’s Fatal Mistake Quote: He […]

Links for Oct 6 2013

Not Solving Every Problem | The Enterprising CIO Quote: Problems exist so that they can be solved. That’s the basis for succeeding as an enterprising CIO. Though it seems counterintuitive to think that problems should be sought out and embraced, that’s exactly what needs to happen in order to move the enterprise forward. It is […]