Innovation that's music to our ears - commercial innovation in reality

Innovation that’s music to our ears – commercial innovation in reality

One industry that isn’t a stranger to commercial innovation is the music industry.  Taking recording formats as an example, since the late 19th century there have been several waves of advancement, including: –  Phonograph cylinder (1888-1920’s) –  Vinyl (1920’s – early 1990s ) –  Cassettes (Late 1970’s – early 2000’s) –  CD’s (1982 – )…

Commercial Agility vs. Novelty - the role of commercial innovation

Commercial Agility vs. Novelty – the role of commercial innovation

One of the key battlegrounds between Google and Apple over the next few months will be in the area of music streaming.  The companies are likely to take subtly different approaches in terms of service offering and business model. Google’s recently launched ‘Play Music All Access’ is a subscription based service similar to Spotify and…

the ubiquity of apps

The Ubiquity of Apps – An Opportunity for Education

The Ubiquity of Apps – An Opportunity in Education (via innov8-Ed) It’s difficult to think about a world without apps, however, it is only five years since the launch of the iTunes App Store.  In this time apps have become ubiquitous and found across all platforms and not just the Apple iOS.  Over the past…

Has Blackberry created a new recipe that includes less Apple?

Has Blackberry created a new recipe that includes less Apple?

Some had said that the release of the new Blackberry 10 device and OS was its last chance.  There was certainly a lot riding on it.  Since Blackberry’s high point in terms of innovative poster child, other players, notably Apple, have taken that crown. Apple in particular, from its consumer roots, has created some revolutionary…

Passion vs. Objectivity - Is there a place for passion in business?

Passion vs. Objectiveness – Is there a role for emotion in business?

As Apple fans the world over waited for the release of the iPhone 5 last month the focus was really on the hardware as most of the new features of the next release of the iOS6 operating system had been publicized already.  In general there have been no real issues with the new hardware this time round,…

Can You See What it is Yet? - The Value of Systems Level Thinking

Can You See What it is Yet? – The Power of Systems Level Thinking

It’s hard to envisage a world without mobile phones, but they have only been around for some 20 years.  I remember back in the 90’s, with the proliferation of providers and competition there was a bit of an arms race between the networks to create the most attractive packages.  For the consumer this often meant confusion and…