In this video Jeff Bezos talks about the internet analogous to early electrical technology. When looking how far electrical technology has come, Jeff believes the internet will follow the same rout. We have many more innovations ahead of us then behind.
In this video Kevin Kelly explains what technology is and what it brings. Humans aren’t the sole users of technology, in fact every species uses technology in order to “hack” and evolve. Even though everything around us is evolving technology never dies. Infact technology evolves while accelerating evolution.
In this article James P. Hackett talks about his company Steelcase and the process they use when designing and implementing new products. Steelcase uses a four step implementation process designed to make them slow down and consider all the aspects of the project before executing. This also allows Steelcase to learn from their mistakes and gives them the ability to scrap a project if the information is leading them down an undesired path.
Nitin Nohria writes a case study concerning decisions executives must make keeping R&D in house or outsourcing. In this article RLK, a high end sound and video company, has developed a prototype allowing people to enjoy a home entertainment experience in a head set. The executive (Lars) must develop this new technology to save his company, and the R&D department needs to expand in order to develop.
Larry Huston and Navil Saddab explain the method behind connect and develop. The general idea behind it is to use an external R&D sources to find solutions to your innovation problems. Instead of solely relying on your internal R&D department, external sources can be used providing a reduction in cost while increasing productivity.
Tim Brown of IDEO discusses innovation driven by Design Thinking and different processes that go along with it. The basic idea is to listen and think like your future consumers, then develop an innovation accordingly. Using other products as examples this article reviles successful processes aiding innovation through Design Thinking.