Everyone knows it’s broken

One of the biggest frustrations innovators face is that of trying to change things that are obviously outdated or flawed, but for which the organization seems unwilling to alter its product, market, or delivery strategy. Modern retail banks make money from re-investing the money you store with them at a higher rate. But increasingly, they […]

Mercedes and the three maxima of innovation

Peter Yared is a smart guy. Since he started writing games and utilities at age ten, he’s founded and sold multiple tech companies. Recently, he left his post as CTO of CBS Interactive to launch another one. Recently, Peter wrote about innovation on Techcrunch, specifically addressing the coming fight between upstart Tesla Motors and incumbent […]

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Apple’s next trick

Without Steve Jobs at the helm, Apple has been widely criticized for incremental innovation. Critics charge that the firm isn’t breaking new ground the way it once did: the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini were just incremental improvements. To use Clay Christensen’s vernacular, they were sustaining, not disruptive changes. Everyone’s got high hopes for Apple’s […]