Tagged: innovation


The Digital Revolution is Leaving Canada Behind

I do not blame the Hulus, Apples or Googles of the world. Our archaic public institutions and legal systems are to blame: The Government of Canada, the Copyright Board of Canada, the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), the Privacy Commissioner of Canada—all are complicit in holding up the dissemination of digital content and technology in […]

Continue Reading

Redefining The Problem

Great presentation from Activate, more context over at Anil’s. Redefiners: Capturing Media Growth Dollars View more presentations from Activate

Continue Reading

The future of the library

The next library is a place, still. A place where people come together to do co-working and coordinate and invent projects worth working on together. Aided by a librarian who understands the Mesh, a librarian who can bring domain knowledge and people knowledge and access to information to bear. The next library is a house […]

Continue Reading

W. Brian Arthur Vs Silicon Roundabout, ‘Start-Up Britain’ and other shake-and-bake approaches

“Real advanced technology—on-the-edge sophisticated technology—issues not from knowledge but from something I will call deep craft. Deep craft is more than knowledge. It is a set of knowings. Knowing what is likely to work and what not to work. Knowing what methods to use, what principles are likely to succeed, what parameter values to use […]

Continue Reading

Les bibliothèques et le coworking

L’an dernier durant notre temps en europe, nous avons visité les superbes bibliothèques d’Amsterdam et Copenhague. En voyant les multiples aires de travail de différent types et la quantité de gens travaillant et collaborant partout —et pas toujours en silence— je me disais qu’il y avait un lien à faire avec le coworking, j’imaginais entre […]

Continue Reading

The Copenhagen That Matters

Although it still generates the majority of its electricity from coal, “since 1990, Denmark has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 14 percent. Over the same time frame, Danish energy consumption has stayed constant and Denmark’s gross domestic product has grown by more than 40 percent. Denmark is the most energy efficient country in the […]

Continue Reading

Learn the five secrets of innovation

In an article published in December’s Harvard Business Review the researchers identified five skills that separate the blue-sky innovators from the rest—skills they labeled associating, questioning, observing, experimenting and discovering. —Learn the five secrets of innovation

Continue Reading

Bye-bye école du 17e siècle !

Aux États-Unis, déjà, certaines écoles secondaires, comme la New Tech High School de Coppell (Texas), ont abattu les murs qui séparaient les classes pour créer des aires ouvertes, les lieux d’étude et de travail étant délimités par des cloisons transparentes. Les élèves, parfois d’âges divers, collaborent à des projets, guidés par des enseignants ou par […]

Continue Reading

Le Portugal lance son réseau de bornes de recharge

“Nous voulons être l’un des premiers pays à avoir un réseau de mobilité électrique qui couvre la plus grande partie de notre territoire afin de permettre à tous ceux qui choisiront la voiture électrique de pouvoir se ravitailler partout”, a déclaré le rpemier ministre portuguais Jose Socrates lors de la présentation du réseau “Mobi.E” (mobilité […]

Continue Reading

Make Great Products

We believe that we’re on the face of the Earth to make great products, and that’s not changing. We’re constantly focusing on innovating. We believe in the simple, not the complex. We believe that we need to own and control the primary technologies behind the products we make, and participate only in markets where we […]

Continue Reading

Detroit’s 6 Mistakes and How Not to Make Them

Industrial era business is unrepentantly and almost sociopathically evil: shifting costs onto others, while striving to internalize benefits. Detroit chose lobbying, marketing wars, and low-cost hardball – to always and everywhere try to socialize costs and privatize benefits. Never was this truer than Detroit’s lobbying against public transport throughout the 20th century. Why does public […]

Continue Reading

Aquaduct

I’m not sure how usable it would be on some of the terrain the potential users surely face but still a great idea, the Aquaduct bike transports and filters water without polluting.

Continue Reading

Innovation Predictions for 2008

Who you’re friends with becomes more important than how many friends you have. Exclusivity and privacy replace open community in social media. People move to gated networks from Facebook and MySpace (NWS), fleeing the commercialization of their personal information and relationships.—Innovation Predictions for 2008

Continue Reading