Thursday, October 26

Permanent Innovation: 10 Principles, and 1 Free E-book

This article deals with the innovative prinicples. Author Langdon Morris offers 10 principles of innovation, as summarized by Fortune's Business Innovation Insider blog. Morris's goal is to help companies make innovation a matter of strategy that has a predictable method and becomes a management habit.

  1. Innovation is essential to survival, and all innovation is strategic;
  2. There are four types of innovation (e.g. incremental, breakthrough);
  3. The longer you wait to begin innovating, the worse things will get;
  4. Innovation is a social art - it happens when people interact with one another;
  5. Innovation without methodology is just luck;
  6. All four strategic innovation viewpoints are critical to success;
  7. Great innovations begin with great ideas;
  8. Ready, aim, aim, aim, fire;
  9. Prototype rapidly to accelerate learning;
  10. There is no innovation without leadership.

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Friday, October 20

The Art of Complex Problem Solving

Recently I was interviewing few candidates from php background. Of course, I will not be talking about the interview. I found in one of the candidate's resume saying "Capable to solve complex problems".This just one liner triggered my thoughts from that day and I was curious to know as to how to enhance the problem solving capabilites and how to approach the complex problems.
I was discussing about this with quite a few people around me and I found a link that deals with exactly te same, "The Art of Complex Problem Solving".
This article deals with the following:
  • Kinds of Problems
  • Seeing the System
  • Filling the vaccum
  • Visual Modeling
  • The Problem-solving System
  • Process
For the benefit of Software Developers, please find the following links to strengthen your Troubleshooting skills and Foundations.
From TechMasala

Choice overload in Books? Solution is available: Launching MySuggestica

On the launch of Suggestica, there was a promise made by Suggestica founders to simplify the choice overload problem. The first step towards it is already available for the users.

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Wednesday, October 11

Geekspeak still baffles web users

It really sounds funny! Geeks who keeps on bringing new and new jargon in to this IT world and baffles all the web users.

According to research from Nielsen/NetRatings, people are buying cutting-edge technology but often don't understand the terms that describe what their device actually does.

So while 40% of online Britons receive news feeds, 67% did not know that the official term for this service was Really Simple Syndication.

Terms such as podcasting and wikis are still meaningless to many.

"In the relentless quest for the next big thing when it comes to new forms of digital consumption, there is a significant tendency for the industry to over-estimate consumer's knowledge and understanding of the seemingly limitless new terms and products out there," said Alex Burmaster, internet analyst with Nielsen/NetRatings.

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