As promised, here’s the video of Erik Kiaer’s presentation at the Design Management Institute-organized conference, Balancing Extremes, held last month in Portland. Erik tells the history of navigation while making the case for bringing discipline to innovation efforts by reframing each and every challenge.
Check this out. My colleague Erik Kiaer presented recently at the Design Management Institute-organized conference, “Balancing Extremes,” held in Portland. In his presentation, entitled “Powers of Ten: Building Transformational Capital,” he ran through the history of navigation, all in the name of his broader point: that innovation requires the reframing of a problem, as well as thoughtful, systemic disciplined efforts. Video to follow shortly.
— My colleague Erik Kiaer has an essay in the new book, Innopreneur: 101 Chronicles on How Circumstance, Preparation and Brilliance Advance Innovation. Overlooking the fact that “Innopreneur” is an awful non-word, it’s actually an interesting book, featuring contributions from innovation world heavyweights including Scott Anthony of Innosight, open innovation specialist, Stefan Lindegaard and a whole host of others. Erik’s piece is the pithily entitled, “It’s the Experience, Stupid!”
— Doblin’s own Erik Kiaer writes a nice piece for Fast Company, An iPad App That Helps You Overhaul Your Business Model. It’s a review of the iPad version of Business Model Generation, the book by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur that was first published some years ago. In general, Erik gives the app two thumbs up, though he choked a little at its hefty price ($29.99.) It’s clear that publishers haven’t figured out the economics of new media publishing yet: converting print to digital (especially in a way that uses the medium appropriately) is by no means cheap. And yet in the main, publishers have carefully taught consumers to expect digital things for free, or for very little money. No one has figured this out yet; expect to continue to see prices all over the map.