What You Need to Know About Managing Risks in Radical Innovation

Any breakthrough innovation involves a lot of risk. Often these risks are incalculable and won’t all show up on day one. There’s a fine balance to maintain between thinking about risks and ignoring them and going ahead anyway at each particular stage of concept development. The first necessary step is defining the level of “radicality” of…

Will We Be Wearing the Next Breakthrough in Health?

It’s practically a daily occurrence on technology blogs: the announcement of some new product component or wearable design that will somehow provide insight into a little-known world. This year’s Consumer Electronics Show was dominated by the unveiling of gadgets that strapped sensors to people’s bodies; and with the impending release of Google Glass, we can…

The Future is Wearable

Smartphones are finally at the end of the S-curve – both the technology and the dominant designs have reached their very limits. Now, everyone is struggling to play in the wearable space. Wearables will add an entirely new level of data and learning that help our devices interpret users’ behaviors, preferences, moods, and outlooks. It…

Interview with Dr. Peter Jones Pt. 1

With the advent of biotechnology, genomics, and human-centric patient care, the healthcare industry is going through an era of rapid change. Both the rate and potency of this change are going to increase as the combined efforts of technological advancement and demographic shift bring about business opportunity for patient solutions. Included in the contemporary progression…

Something Borrowed, Something New

“The future is already here. It’s just unevenly distributed.” - William Gibson A materials manufacturer turns a prototype for a poorly-performing adhesive into the world’s most widely used notepad. A shoe manufacturer uses a supplier of IV bags to create inflatable inserts for its athletic shoes. A pharmaceutical company uses a failed cardiovascular medication to address…

Breakthrough Bootcamp PT. 1

Is your company struggling to break through? If so, you should consider applying to an accelerator program. Airbnb, SendGrid, Mobclix, ShopLocket, Onswipe, Reddit and Dropbox are all graduates. In exchange for equity – anywhere from six to ten percent – accelerators provide technology startups seed money, education, mentorship, workspace, publicity, and last but not least,…

Will We Be Wearing the Next Breakthrough In Health?

It’s practically a daily occurrence on technology blogs: the announcement of some new product component or wearable design that will somehow provide insight into a little-known world. This year’s Consumer Electronics Show was dominated by the unveiling of gadgets that strapped sensors to people’s bodies, and with the impending release of Google Glass, we can…

The Origin of Breakthroughs PT. 2

Read the first part here - The Origin of Breakthroughs pt.1 Psychological Origins In a similar vein, looking to psychology and other self-development fields can help challenge the way that businesses look for and expect breakthroughs to happen in their company. On an individual level, therapists, teachers, and motivational coaches say that breakthroughs come as revelatory…