The Innovator’s Solution

July 21, 2008
by Jeroen de Miranda

This is perhaps the best book on innovation!


Examples of disruptive IT innovation are (IMO):

I can much better understand these disruptive innovations after having read this book!

From Newspapers Beware: Blogs are A Disruptive Technology – some key factors are:

  • ‘print publishing has overshot the needs of the market’
  • ‘Sure, the new versions aren’t as high quality (fact-checking, writing, spelling, design), but they get the job done’
  • ‘And eventually, the old model will have lost so many customers that it will no longer be able to support itself.’

At the website of the authors Clayton Christensen and Michael Raynor you can find some ready to use ideas and templates to shape new disruptive innovation ideas:

1. A Template for Shaping Disruptive Ideas :

  • Target nonconsumption
  • Leverage the low performance hurdle
  • Make it “foolproof.”
  • Lock in and take over

2. A Game Plan for Would-Be Disruptors : How to Turn the Innovator’s Dilemma into the Innovator’s Solution

More information on innovation at:

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What is Wikinomics? ‘How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything’

January 5, 2008

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This is a great book that describes the impact of the new Web 2.0 internet, with all the new possibilities of mass collaboration.

It is written by Don Tapscott (Author), Anthony D. Williams (Author) .

Tapscott and Williams clearly show the major impact the Web 2.0 will have on Corporations.

‘From these principles Tapscott discusses the following actors:

  • Ideagoras the creation of open forums where ideas are freely shared and developed (…)
  • Prosumers who are a rising group of customers who will both produce and consume new products and services.
  • New Alexandrians the ‘librarians’ who will bring people together (..).
  • Platforms of Participation which is where the wiki economy will happen.
  • Global Plant Floor recognizes that manufacturing has become more open and able to support mass customized products.

Here are some useful reviews on Amazon.

Video interview with Don Tapscott (at ‘Authors at Google’ :

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Facebook presentation by Mark Zuckerberg (CEO)

December 29, 2007

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Facebook.com is the largest Social Networking site; with some 58+ million active users.

This is a very interesting interview video with Mark Zuckerberg (CEO) at the web 2.0 Summit 2007; with good explanations of the ‘Social Graph‘ concept that is central to Facebook (and to LinkedIn, MySpace, etc).

It is one of the most important new platforms, which may well be able to compete to large platforms such as Amazon and Google.

http://developers.facebook.com/videos.php

Great video with Mark Zuckerberg (CEO of Facebook) explaining the newest developments at Facebook.com.

He talks about further opening up the platform to third party developers and how to make money on his platform. He is speaking for some 800 developers at the f8 Keynote in San Francisco. Currently there are more than 10000 Facebook applications.

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