Crowd-Accelerated Innovation

112 x served & 16 x viewedChris Ander­son taught me a new concept: Crowd-Accel­er­ated Innov­a­tion. Three thing are needed for this: a (big) crowd, light (open vis­ib­il­ity) and desire. This is most eas­ily achieved by util­ising web video such as You­Tube, where it is pos­sible to real­ise glob­al innov­a­tion. It...

What is a book, actually?

109 x served & 23 x viewedI believe that the book as an arte­fact has a very strong notion with most people. “I would nev­er read a book on a crappy screen” may still today be heard from a major­ity of people. IDEO has recently pub­lished a video show­ing three...

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iPad and Kindle Reading Speeds

Reading on the beach

91 x served & 29 x viewedIn one of his What­They­Think Videos, Frank Romano aler­ted me on an inter­est­ing study on the usab­il­ity of eBooks. The ori­gin­al art­icle was from Jakob Nielsen’s Alert­box, July 2, 2010.  It was a fairly small study com­pris­ing only 24 people. Each per­son was tried on four read­ing con­di­tions: a...

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Innovation is not a big issue in the paper industry

122 x served & 62 x viewedRISI recently pub­lished their list of the top 50 movers and shakers of the paper industry. The list com­prises the usu­al sus­pects, but also a few amus­ing sur­prises. No. 5 on the list is Steve Jobs, since Apple’s products have changed con­sumer beha­vi­or faster than any...

Increasing innovative work behaviour

81 x served & 18 x viewedAn old friend of mine actu­ally reads my blog and gives me com­ments via e-mail. After read­ing about the Linch­pin story, he gave me a link to Gisela Jönsson’s inter­est­ing blog. What really caught my eye was an intriguing short ver­sion of her thes­is...

Just do it…

Seth Godin and Linchpin

115 x served & 17 x viewedSeth God­in tells us (tells me!) to do things — not only think­ing of things. Click to watch the video (sorry for the 30s ad in the begin­ning). So I am read­ing his book Linch­pin. May this change me into a real doer?

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Print is Eternal — or…

114 x served & 8 x viewedThe fol­low­ing is the first few lines in a hil­ari­ous dis­cus­sion between more or less extinct media types. Mod­er­at­or: Wel­come to Obsol­ete Anonym­ous! I’ve gathered you all here to wel­come our latest mem­ber, the Print Industry. Print Industry: Hello, every­one. But there’s been a...

Johnny kicks ass at last day on the job…

Johnny Johnsson

101 x served & 25 x viewedJohnny Johns­son was cel­eb­rat­ing his last day at work with a three-hour present­a­tion of his achieve­ments as com­pany doc­tor at Stora Enso Fors over a peri­od of more than 20 years. Dur­ing the first 10 years, Fors became the health­i­est com­pany in Sweden. In 2004, he...

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Bitter return to home

90 x served & 10 x viewedHelsingin San­o­mat has sum­mar­ised the rise and fall of Finnish paper industry’s con­quest of Amer­ic­an and European paper com­pan­ies. In the year 2000, the three com­pan­ies Stora Enso, UPM and M-real were all very con­fid­ent that their acqus­i­tions were truly adding value to the...