Crowd-Accelerated Innovation

88 x served & 11 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?

85 x served & 14 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

71 x served & 17 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

98 x served & 52 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

62 x served & 9 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

97 x served & 9 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…

90 x served & 6 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

77 x served & 14 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...

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Bitter return to home

68 x served & 6 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...