Category: Innovation

AI Is Reinventing Our World

If the tech behind ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com is any indication, AI is going to disrupt the visual sciences. A few days ago, The New York Times wondered if ethical A.I. is even possible. That’s not a rhetorical question given the ability of AI to generate fake visuals as persuasive as ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com suggests.

WeWork Co-Working Reinvents Commercial Real Estate

In a December 2000 Building Owners and Managers Assoc. (BOMA) talk, I predicted that future real estate promotion would include the line “Conveniently located near the super information highway.” No company has lived up to that vision better than WeWork. The startup...

Auto Future: Self-Driving Cars

On Sunday evening, March 18, 2018, 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg was crossing the road in the middle of a Tempe, Ariz. block when she was struck by an Uber self-driving car, becoming the first pedestrian death caused by an autonomous vehicle. Media judgment was swift,...
ZIIP

ZIIP

As you may have read, microcurrent innovation is all the rage in health and beauty. If you’re wondering when the day will arrive that your skin regimen involves using an iPhone app, wonder no more that day is here. ZIIP ($495) uses electrical currents to...

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K-Beauty: DeepSkin Anti-Aging Mask

K-Beauty: DeepSkin Anti-Aging Mask

If you drive a Kia, own a Samsung TV, smartphone or perhaps a refrigerator too, you’re well on your way to living ”Gangnam Style.” The Korean invasion doesn’t stop there. You’re going to hear a lot more about “K-Beauty,”...

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Boom

Boom

In 1971, U.S. Congress halted federal funding of a next-generation supersonic transport, dubbed the “SST.” It was one the dumbest acts ever perpetrated in the name of the American public, holding the aviation industry back for half a century. Forty-six...

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Public

Public

In 1982, Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell ignited the boutique hotel trend with the opening of Morgans on Madison Avenue, which boasted the design touches of French designer Andrée Putman. Schrager is once again disrupting the New York hotel scene opening Public...

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Apple Watch

Apple Watch

The “wearables” field was already on fire when Apple threw its hat into the ring in 2015. In classic Apple fashion, the company reinvented the category, from interface to Apple Pay, downright to the intricacies of attaching watchbands. When Apple designer Jony Ive...

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Airbnb

Airbnb

Airbnb has ushered in the concept of “home optimization,” offering homeowners the same opportunity to boost cash flow the major airlines have enjoyed for years, a disruptive innovation. The option of staying in someone’s private dwelling as an alternative to hotels...

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Ultimate Lightning McQueen

Ultimate Lightning McQueen

Sphero, best known for its two-year-old BB-8 gadget made famous by The Force Awakens, is launching an innovative remote car. Ultimate Lightning McQueen ($300) is another result of Sphero’s collaboration with Disney and is based on the main Cars movie character....

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How Do You Create A Winning Innovation Strategy?

How Do You Create A Winning Innovation Strategy?

Now that the concept of innovation is defined, its history covered and its current importance explained, it’s time to apply innovation to your business. An innovation strategy should be a crucial part of any business model although often ignored to the detriment of...

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