Innovation Outposts and The Evolution of Corporate R&D

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This is quite the interesting trend in R&D, and I wonder if companies will currently take it as far as the corporate skunkworks of decades past.

If you haven’t read about the economist behind this research, it is worth reading.

Read more to see a few of the key graphics and diagrams – very powerful stuff.

Source: Innovation Outposts and The Evolution of Corporate R&D

Wow FB really is doing a great job making the mobile app more and more engaging. Little design nuances r making a big difference!

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From @adambloom

Wow FB really is doing a great job making the mobile app more and more engaging. Little design nuances r making a big difference! #BlogThis

http://twitter.com/adambloom/status/670789898601828352

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Can’t agree more with this skill bring more and more important in business! #decisions #criticalthinking https://t.co/Jml2b213fe

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From @adambloom

Can’t agree more with this skill bring more and more important in business! #BlogThis #decisions #criticalthinking https://t.co/Jml2b213fe

http://twitter.com/adambloom/status/670770409160085504

Brain Science and Visuals

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While looking for a new image for a post, I ran across this friendly reminder :)…

One of my favorite books on this subject, Neuro Web Design by Susan Weinschenk, details the story of a kitchen remodeling company trying to make a good ad. The company had no shortage of great photos to showcase the amazing work it had done in the past, but the ads still weren’t succeeding like company leaders wanted.With the help of Weinschenk’s research, the company decided to stage ...

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It’s Officially Time to Freak Out if Your Mobile Shopping Site Sucks

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Interesting Black Friday research…

Visits from mobile phones comprised 52 percent of total traffic on shopping sites and apps on Thanksgiving, according to ChannelAdvisor, an e-commerce software company that helps merchants sell on big marketplaces like Amazon and eBay. The company said that 37 percent of all online Thanksgiving orders were made on smartphones, up 131 percent from last year’s 16 percent figure.

Why is there still a gap between visits and orders? People are still finding it too tough to complete ...

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Given the uptick in Star Wars awareness, this is quite timely and fun too! #ATAT #Art #LotsOfFun #Culture

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From @adambloom

Given the uptick in Star Wars awareness, this is quite timely and fun too! #ATAT #Art #LotsOfFun #Culture #BlogThis https://t.co/6INK8NBSsx

http://twitter.com/adambloom/status/670656201923928064

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Great Quote ! And, there are so many corollaries!

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“Rudeness is a weak man’s imitation of strength,” said Eric Hoffer.

Actually, it seems like any negative behavior is a weak man’s imitation of strength. Or, it may be a function of all the past behaviors and baggage they’ve picked up along life’s journey, especially childhood!

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Wow – There are Quite a Few Unicorns – VC, Angel Investing, Startups – Do these valuations make economic sense? :)

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Not that too many people care, but I think they do, mostly :). I mean, when you look at the fact that there is a fundamental economic shift happening.Information is becoming more valuable than tangible assets, products, services, and even money (to a certain extent).

“There are currently 141 unicorn companies globally. Recently, Mark Suster and the team at Upfront Ventures published their Venture Outlook 2016 report, which highlighted the insane pace at which billion-dollar companies are being created. With this in mind, ...

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Starting to Collect Turkey Day Recipes

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So far, these are looking interesting…soup, meats, yams, beans, stuffing, cranberry sauce, dessert, hmmm…

TBD: bread, gravy, mashed potatoes, and more…

 

Soup

wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/classic-butternut-squash-soup

Meats

vikalinka.com/2015/01/07/aromatic-spice-rubbed-pork-roast-stuffed-with-herbs-and-garlic-and-more-slavic-delicacies

www.smegusa.com/recipes/main-course/roast-beef-with-aromatic-herbs

www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/good-eats-roast-turkey-recipe.html

tideandthyme.com/roasted-turkey

Yams

justapinch.com/recipes/side/potatoes/holiday-sweet-potatoes-with-marshmallow-cream.html

keyingredient.com/recipes/10190651/sweet-potato-casserole-with-marshmallow-pecan-streusel

Beans

daringgourmet.com/2013/12/07/ultimate-green-bean-casserole

spicysouthernkitchen.com/crispy-fried-green-beans

www.tasteofsouthern.com/classic-green-bean-casserole

Stuffing

finecooking.com/recipes/bread-stuffing-sausage-apples.aspx?nterms=107484

thefoodmaven.com/diary/00000073.html

popsugar.com/food/Andouille-Sausage-Cornbread-Dressing-Recipe-20507525

Cranberry Sauce

college.biggirlssmallkitchen.com/2011/11/smoky-spicy-savory-cranberry-sauce.html

allrecipes.com/recipe/9372/jalapeno-cranberry-sauce/

Dessert

wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/braised-pineapple-star-anise-and-ginger

 

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