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Thursday, October 13, 2005
Armchair converts to a dinette
"This armchair swings around and converts to a miniature kitchen. The designers explain: 'because you never cook and sit at the same time."


Designed by Vestal Designs   [via]
posted by Naina @ Permalink 10/13/2005 02:04:00 AM   3 comments  --- Google It! ---
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Global Financial Markets: Strategies for Growth Through Innovation

This paper presents an exploration of the changing nature of the financial markets environment and recommendations for industry leadership. It also investigates how the execution of these recommendations is unfolding in the areas of trade process transformation, risk and compliance, and financial market data management. To achieve growth in an environment of increasing competition and persistent uncertainty, the paper offers specific recommendations for fostering innovation through focused execution.
posted by Naina @ Permalink 10/11/2005 11:14:00 PM   0 comments  --- Google It! ---
Saturday, October 08, 2005
ThoughtPath calls it quits
This post has been lifted from Chuck Frey's InnovationTools Weblog. Since I had no idea bout the software, I am in no position to comment. I think it's sad that the software is being retired. Least I could do was spread the news and maybe some way would emerge to help Jeff. The following is what Chuck has to say:

"Jeff Mauzy, a principal at Synectics Inc. who has been marketing the ThoughtPath
brainstorming program for some time now, has just posted a message on the program's website that says that ThoughtPath is shutting down for good.

I have been a fan of this idea-generation program for over ten years, back when it was called MindLink Problem Solver (click here to read my 2001 review of it).

ThoughtPath featured a unique approach to brainstorming, based on methods developed by Synectics, that took you on creative excursions away from your problem or challenge - into something totally unrelated - and then encouraged you to find ways to link or adapt the ideas you generated to your current challenge. This "sleight of head" technique was a reliable way to generate original ideas, and made ThoughtPath much fun to use.

I spoke with Jeff several times during the past 4-5 years, and I know he
wanted to update and extend this elegant brainstorming application, but
couldn't find a way to economically do it. Kudos to Jeff for keeping ThoughtPath
available as long as he did.
posted by Naina @ Permalink 10/08/2005 10:33:00 AM   0 comments  --- Google It! ---
Wednesday, October 05, 2005
Steaming ahead with Manufacturing Innovation

History has shown that pivotal moments of innovation have dramatically transformed manufacturing. To survive in such an environment, companies need to stoke their innovation engine.

On the Web: HTML
Downloadable: PDF [224 k]
From Accenture

posted by Naina @ Permalink 10/05/2005 08:34:00 PM   0 comments  --- Google It! ---
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