rogers

Brewers Hope Innovative Flavors and Community Involvement Keys to Success

This article first appeared on The Local Ne.ws. Brewing beer at home is a simple enough process. You start off by making a few iffy batches, but, with persistence, you can end up with an okay beer. Who knows? With a deft touch, you might even make a great beer. Gary and Jake Rogers know. They…

fb

How Facebook Is Engaging Brands

Another nifty infographic from OneProductions in Dublin. And this time it’s animated! The graphic shows how Facebook is engaging brands. Native video is rising and predicted to reach eighty-four percent by 2018. Facebook native video accounts for three billion video views a day. The early adopters of Facebook native video are primarily major media companies…

finland

Top Ten Cloud Computing Countries in the EU

Check out this nifty interactive StoryMap on the ‘Top Ten Cloud Computing Countries in the EU.’ Thanks to Dave Cummins of Speechpath, a cloud telephony and VOIP provider based in Dublin, Ireland, for putting it together. Some key takeaways: One in every five enterprises in the EU use cloud computing services. The information and communications…

Moya Brennan of Clannad

New Tech’s Nearly New Notions

There’s a tendency in tech to think its innovations are the result of new thinking. Sometimes that may be the case but often old thinking is merely repackaged or rediscovered. In a small economy like Ireland’s, starting and growing a business can be slow (or excruciating) if entrepreneurs are to rely on the domestic market…

pinterest_screenshot

Happy Birthday, Pinterest!

Another great infographic from Dublin-based One Productions. This one outlines Pinterest’s first five years.

tesco

Can Too Much Innovation Depress Sales? Tesco Says Yes

More old news from the realm of over-innovation: Tesco is blaming it for depressing sales. The giant, but troubled, British supermarket chain is to jettison almost one-third of its immense product line to reduce customer confusion and increase profitability, The Guardian newspaper reports. The retailer takes in one of every seven pounds spent in the…

how-to-get-rid-of-ring-around-the-collar

Innovation Impatience In the Here & Now

Don’t let your impatience to innovate the future blind you to the present. “Attending to the present pays dividends in two crucial ways,” says says Dr. Jeanne Liedtka, a professor at the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. “First, it helps broaden, and perhaps even change completely, our definition of the…

charlton-heston-as-moses-in-the-ten-commandments

“The Moses Myth” Undermines Your Confidence as an Innovator

In the Moses Myth, innovation is a miracle when a special person raises their hands to God, the Red Sea is parted or the iPhone is born. “Pick your own utopian outcome. The message is the same,” says Dr. Jeanne Liedtka, a professor at the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia.…

youtube

Infographic: YouTube Grows From Teething to 10 Year Old

Here’s a fun infographic with an innovative twist: It shows the first 10 years of YouTube’s life mapped to those of a child. Developed by One Productions, a creative communications company based in Dublin, Ireland, the infographic celebrates YouTube’s upcoming 10th birthday. It’s not the first infographic One Productions has sent this way. Their last…

Obama presidential campaign A/B test

A/B Tests: No narrative for you, my friend

If you move in exciting circles like I do, you will no doubt be familiar with some of the caveats you hear about A/B testing. For those of you with more sheltered lives, A/B testing is a technique to determine which version of a web page is more effective in influencing visitors’ behavior. Some visitors…