RadioShack files for bankruptcy

Development of Technology Innovation  RadioShack files for bankruptcy. Garages are the authentic American fablab. sp | Will Uber’s autonomous cars destroy millions of jobs? Is innovation predictable? Does every innovation begin with a question? What can pirates, terrorists, computer hackers and inner city gangs tell us about the misfit economy?  Where do big ideas come from? Does public scrutiny and high expectations of stock value impede corporate innovation?  Do your innovation teams have a blend of cognitive types? (a) creative’s; (b) detail-oriented; (c) conformists Who is the greatest innovator of the past decade?  How is innovation management handled across the enterprise?  What internal and external resources are used to stimulate and guide innovation?  What percentage of revenues is from new products introduced in the last two years?  Is innovation blocked or stagnated in the company?  Why? (a) too many layers of approval required; (b) bad decisions due to lack of info flow up through the organization; (c) unsynchronized incentive systems; (d) slow response time to customers and market; (e) "not invented here" syndrome; (f) "always done it this way" syndrome; (g) creativity and innovation are driven underground; (h) overall frustration and dissatisfaction; (i) customers are angry and alienated  How fast can a new idea be tried out at the company? Months? Weeks? Days? Hours?  Does the company's new product satisfy the requirements for rapid diffusion into the marketplace? (a) Simple; (b) Compatible; (c) Observable; (d) Trialable  Do we focus our creative efforts toward the creation of value for others?  Do we consistently see opportunity in the face of adversity?  Do we cultivate collaboration through diversity in our social and professional networks?  Do we make the most of our programs for learning and training?  Do we cultivate a healthy work/family balance?  Do we work on becoming good presenters?  Do we have a good understanding of our core competencies and how to focus them on opportunities in the marketplace?  Do we periodically challenge long-held assumptions (assumption busting) to open up possibilities for novel solutions that are rooted in a fundamentally different understanding of the problem? in general: Create a path that makes it easy for good people to do good things, and they will do it. | www.ninesigma.com | digital literacy | conferences: innovation.economist | commercialization: copycats | corporate sponsorship: Shell’s GameChanger | crowd-sourced: openIDEO | design: catapultdesign | digital brainstorming: branddelphi | energy: ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit | enterprise social innovation: 3ds | federal sponsors: NSF I-Corps | follow the patents | quid | games: disruptus | global innovation index: www.managementtoday.co.uk/news/610009 | government impact: Permissionless Innovation Thierer | incentivization | innovation ecosystem | marketplace: planeteureka | museums: nobelmuseum | on-demand management: acceptsoftware, brightidea | resources: strategos, centricsoftware, ninesigma | product lifecycle management: www.centricsoftware.com, rymatech, www.acceptsoftware.com | states: illinoisinnovation | students: Design for America, hackathon | team building: www.celemi.com | timeline: stages of evolution | ultra high-speed networks: gig-u | young innovators: Disney's Big Hero 6 - XPRIZE Challenge academic research: Research Excellence Framework REF breakthroughs: FAST’s top 50, popular science top 100, Wharton’s 30 over 30 disruption > obsolescence: What added value does your retail outlet offer the customer today vs buying real-time/online? | A Total Disruption | Blackberry | creative destruction: ice > refrigerator | devices: sliderule | education: imagine K12 | gigaomnetwork | publishing: The Great Amazon Debate salon | retail: RadioShack bankruptcy | taxis: Uber |  top 10 | trends: techie xprize: Revolution through Competition | exponential innovation: overview |  xprize.org big ideas | tricorder books, articles, essays, portals: Abundance Diamandis | Closing the Innovation Gap Estrin | Creating Innovators | Epistemology of Innovation Vojak | fastcoexist | Open Innovation Chesbrough | Reverse Innovation Govindarajan | Ten Steps for Innovators Houtman | The 50 Greatest Breakthroughs Since the Wheel Fallows | The Innovator's Dilemma Christensen | The Medici Effect Johansson | The Power of Two Shenk Retail | Jobs | Entrepreneurship

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Building brand with enterprise video

TubeMogul offers the brand impact and scale of television with the targeting and measurement of digital with their enterprise video advertising platform.

Advertising and Promotion Brand Identity and Loyalty I want something that’s always pretty good and never awful. Is your brand culturally relevant? Is it gaining or losing traction? What systems are in place to gain real-time insight into your brand positioning and strength?  What strategies are employed to lock-in brand loyalty?  What would be required to persuade users of competitive products to switch? What does the company do to insure a consistent corporate image? (a) marketing; (b) advertising; (c) sales; (d)products in general: build a loyalty program: punchtab small business | celebrity endorsement | clout | conferences: brandcampu | consultants: added-value | conversion and retention: Loyalty Lab, www.webloyalty.com | coolhunting | countries: Poland | customer engagement at point-of-experience: NICE | customer reviews: powerreviews, yelp | enterprise social media: www.awarenessnetworks.com | interactive customer collaboration: www.thinkpassenger.com | localized online marketing: balihoo, netsertive | logos: logogarden, logoworks | luxury accessories: marc jacobs | match content to brands: www.musicmakesitbetter.com, skyword | mobile phones: cellfire  | personal: brandyourself | physician engagement: medikly | protection: markmonitor | QR codes: visualead | real-time buzz: datarank | relationship building: www.closerlook.com | social media monitoring: attentio | social engagement: 500friends, pluck | strategy | subscribers: ordergroove | video: TubeMogul  search private label: debit cards: www.mavericknetworksolutions.com, wines: www.wineryexchange.com books: BrandSimple Adamson | Buyology Lindstrom | Likeonomics Bhargava | Logobook Houplain Video | Balance | Location | Optimized | Big Data | Ads | Customer | Design

The web turns 25.

Fields of Technology Internet The Web turns 25.  about think2ool What are the (unintended) consequences of breaking up the Internet? What happens in an Internet minute?  Should the United Nations take over the Internet?  How is the Internet changing the way you think big ideas?  How are Internet business models impacting traditional business models in our industry?  How can the company leverage its investment in technology to take strategic advantage of the Internet? Are we where we should be? Where are the gaps?  What are our competitors doing on the Internet?  What security issues must we address?  Are our Internet efforts building on the corporate vision and the company's core strengths?  Where will the Internet be in five years, and how are we going to take advantage of this growth?  How is the Internet changing the behavior of our customer, vendors, and suppliers, and what impacts on the business do we anticipate?  Does the concept of a virtual community have any relevance to the company?  How might emerging online intermediaries disrupt the value chain in our industry?  Do we have agreement on the Internet's role in our business and is senior management's vision understood by all involved in its implementation?  Has our Internet team asked customers what they expect from us, determined what our competitors are doing well on the Internet, and analyzed best practices in other industries that we can apply for competitive advantage?  What evidence do we have that our products/services can succeed or require an Internet strategy now or later?  What is the web-based plan for handling customer requests, customer orders, inventory issues, and other operational issues, and how is this different from our traditional operations?  Does our Internet team have a balanced marketing and technology perspective, or is it dominated by one or the other?  What are our projected costs and benefits, including the total organizational investment beyond hardware, software and implementation?  What are the key timing issues now and in the next 3-5 years with respect to our Internet plans, our business, our industry, and technology? net neutrality: about: theopeninter.net, http://techliberation.com, http://www.savetheinternet.com | free culture in general: AJAX tools: www.jackbe.com | conferences: LeWeb 2011 | market intelligence: emarketer IPv6: IPv4 market: accuro, addrex, ipv4marketplace, tradeipv4 | open, equal access: internetsociety.org | technical development: Internet Engineering Task Force ietf.org wireless service: www.wildblue.com | balloon network: www.spacedata.net | charging systems: ubeam energy/batteries | distributed antenna system (DAS): extenetsystems | performance: rootwireless | process industry: www.apprion.com | tower sites: www.optasite.com Technology | Cloud | Energy | Globalization | IT | Issues | Popular Culture | Search