Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Mar 2012 15:09 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I'm currently reading Jerry Kaplan's excellent book "Startup: a Silicon Valley adventure". In this book, Kaplan, founder and CEO of GO Corp., details the founding, financing and eventual demise of his highly innovative company, including the development and workings of their product. What's so surprising about this book is just how timeless it really is - the names and products may have changed, but the business practices and company attitudes surely haven't.
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lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

That is innovation.

Innovation is the creation of better or more effective products, processes, services, technologies, or ideas that are accepted by markets, governments, and society. Innovation differs from invention in that innovation refers to the use of a new idea or method, whereas invention refers more directly to the creation of the idea or method itself.


Apple do this. They have taken 3 products that had quite a few problems ... Smart Phones, Tablets and Music players and made they better to the point where every competitor is compared to it.

Execution is as much part of innovation as is the original idea. It not who has the idea first, it who does it well enough to take off.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

You're right - innovation is not the right word here. I often just equate innovation with invention, and that's obviously not right. Replace innovation with invention ;) .

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

They are often confused. I used to do the same.

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earksiinni Member since:
2009-03-27

http://www.osnews.com/permalink?508298

Agreed with you and lucas_maximus.

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Carewolf Member since:
2005-09-08

I disagree. Innovation is obviously the process of make inventions. They are the same concept only differing in whether the describe the invention, or the process of coming up with inventions.

Apple does innovate, but as much in the technical field, as they do in presentation, marketing and business development (I see iPad as a business innovation, the real genius was getting all the content holders to allow iTunes).

Edited 2012-03-24 22:17 UTC

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