Monthly Archives: November 2010

Accelerated Disruption

By Eric Lefkosky, a Groupon Investor Accelerated Disruption deals with the following critical startup concepts and more: * Choosing the right industries to innovate * Understanding the concept of pain in an industry and turning it to competitive advantage * … Continue reading

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“Big” Design Thinking

Source: , Nov 2010 When Brown talks about ‘big’, he isn’t talking about size, or scale, or depth. It’s the totality of experiences that he—and ‘design thinking’—refers to. And compared to the academic mode of critical thinking, designers can’t be … Continue reading

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From Search to Discovery

Source: Techcrunch, Nov 2010 Eric Schmidt’s recent remarks about Google as a “Serendipity Engine” (and Facebook’s quickreply), emphasize an important shift in our daily interaction with the Web and how we use it.  Google-driven search provided us with an expectation of … Continue reading

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Customer Development Methodology

Source: Steve Blank

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Flattery or rip-off? ‘Mock’ market threatens retailers

Source: Brisbane Times, Nov 2010 From sunglasses to handbags, the choice is no longer between illegal counterfeit goods or the real – expensive – deal thanks to gaps in intellectual property law that have led to the proliferation of ‘legal … Continue reading

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Design for the Novice, Configure for the Pro

Source: Both Sides of the Table, Nov 2010 Even in 2010 I think most companies err too much on the side of complexity.  They try to strike the right balance between making the base product “useful enough” for the “average” user. … Continue reading

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A Better Choosing Experience

Source: Strategy + Business, Dec 2010 issue Consumers have grown accustomed to having a lot of choice, and many people still express a strong desire for having more options. But that doesn’t make it a good idea. There are neurological … Continue reading

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