On New Year’s Eve, December 31 2008, Bruce Nussbaum (editor of Business Week’s quarterly innovation inserts), declared that “Innovation is dead.” Provocative, coming from the man who leads the innovation beat at America’s leading business magazine. It turns out he means that the word “innovation” is dead, due to hype and overuse…but not that innovation… Read More Is innovation dead?
I’ve lost track of how many cover stories I’ve read about Steve Jobs’ mysterious illness and his leave of absence from Apple. The announcement came on Wednesday, and right after the stock markets opened on Thursday morning Apple shares were down 5.7 percent. Shares recovered Thursday afternoon, but as I write this (Friday Jan. 16th)… Read More Apple Without Steve Jobs
There’s a radical new form of participatory democracy: the Internet. At least, that’s what some advocates would have you believe. Take Wikipedia: anyone can create a new encyclopedia entry, add an interesting fact to an existing entry, or edit an entry to correct a mistake. Take the Linux operating system, based on what’s called the… Read More What Kind of Leader?