Honda’s New CEO Is Also Chief Innovator

30. July 2009

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BusinessWeek: In an effort to stem its global slide, Honda introduces veteran engineer and R&D head Takanobu Ito to lead the automobile company.

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Ask more questions

29. July 2009

So simple, so difficult.

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The enterprise Social Media Adoption Curve

28. July 2009

aus Dion Hinchcliffe’s Blog:

Social Computing Adoption Curve

Should We Save Dying Companies?

24. July 2009

So yes, I believe that corporate failure is usually a bad thing; but I also believe that every organization must continually re-earn its right to exist—whether that’s the local high school, the US Army or General Motors. Longevity should be the reward for resilience, not the product of politically-mediated protection.

Eine Zusammenfassung zweier Eintragungen in Gary Hamel’s Blog im Wall Street Journal. Hamel Should we save dying companies

Zappos on Nightline

23. July 2009

Zappos on Nightline

… and a good insight into Zappos.

Zappos is Powered by The Empowerment of Employees

23. July 2009

AmazonTony-Hsieh-at-SXSW-09-Sunni-Brown company announced on Wednesday that it will buy Zappos for about $807 million in stock and will pay $40 million in cash and stock to Zappos employees.
The deal is expected to close this fall.

Zappos is one of my favorite company regarding HRM and innovation.
Under the leadership of Tony Hsieh, this organisational culture has become a pillar of strength for the company. Zappos has an army of employees who believe in the company’s core values and deliver “WOW” customer service. This is the prime reason for the company’s repeat purchasers (who are about 75% of Zappos’ clients) and word-of-mouth marketing.

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Radical Paradigm Shifts

22. July 2009

This great cartoon was posted on Facebook yesterday – creator unknown. Something to laugh and seriously reflect about.


Shifting Consuming Patterns

18. July 2009

Aus einem Bericht des McKinsey Global Institute “10 Trends You Have to Watch”:

Crisis or not, it was inevitable that U.S. consumer-spending growth would slow from the 3.4% real annual rate enjoyed since 1985. The 1980s and 1990s were peak consumption years for the now-retiring baby boomers, whose spending spree was financed by a mountain of debt. Thanks to the recession, what would have been a gentle decline has become an abrupt fall. While consumption growth will return with economic growth, an aging population and depleted household savings mean that U.S. consumption is likely to expand less rapidly than it did precrisis. Read the rest of this entry »

Cloud computing and open source faceoff

13. July 2009

Cloud computing remains one of the big topics in software this year despite considerable and ongoing concerns over lock-in, lack of control, and security. The siren song of ease-of-development, reduced costs, highly elastic scalability, and next-generation architectures has many in IT and in the Web community carefully weighing the benefits and risks.

aus Dion Hinchcliffe’s Blog. Hinchcliffe Cloud Computing

Umair Haque: Twitter’s Ten Rules For Radical Innovators

13. July 2009

from his Harvard Business Blog:

Welcome to Twittermania. First it was Oprah — now Ev and Biz are on the cover of Time.

Is the hype justified? Yup: Twitter isn’t just changing how we communicate — it is changing how we innovate.

Twitter is one of the world’s most radical management innovators. It’s revolutionary because it brings 21st Century DNA roaring raucously to life: it is a living expression of the new principles of organization and management we’ve been discussing.

Here are Twitter’s ten rules for radical innovators (which have, just maybe, had a bit of influence when it comes to Twitter). Read the rest of this entry »