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Pursue Innovation, Reject Novelty

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tirlapur
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Re : Pursue Innovation, Reject Novelty
tirlapur   8/1/2013 12:38:01 AM
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You need a strong complete strategy and that requires a lot of holistic thought. Plus, changes are happening so quickly, a mobile strategy can encompass maybe three years, at most. It is challenging as you cannot just single one thing out and say that is what we will do. You have to put a lot more thought into it.

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Re: Novelty/Invention & Innovation
Jacob   7/9/2013 1:09:29 PM
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Ariella, this also confusing because may peopl will give their own examples, which may not fit to the context

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Re: Novelty/Invention & Innovation
Ariella   7/8/2013 12:32:42 PM
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@Jacob I agree. That's why it helps for people to offer examples that clarify what particularl meaning they wish to stipulate for the term.

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Re: Novelty/Invention & Innovation
Jacob   7/8/2013 2:50:02 AM
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Ariella, still both are confusion and peoples are using these two on their own perspective.

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Innovation, or just change?
William K.   7/4/2013 11:13:01 AM
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"Ueful innovation provides a benefit", sort of a summary of the general consensus here. The novelty part does not provide a benefit, at least not a real benefit, but possibly a perceived one. 

It all goes right along with the assertion that not all chenge is for the better.

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Re: Novelty/Invention & Innovation
Ariella   7/3/2013 8:44:00 AM
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@Jacob from the explanation I saw in the piece on innovation in science, the idea of innovation is that it offers a new solution to a problem. It doesn't necessarily involve new technology. The straw example offered combined two things that already were available to come up with a new solution to deal with a lack of potable water. 

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Re: Novelty/Invention & Innovation
Jacob   7/3/2013 6:13:52 AM
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Wale according to one article in "The Building Network", an online website,

"innovation is 'something different that has impact.' Note the definition doesn't have the word 'new' in it. Innovation is different from invention or the creativity that precedes it. Sometimes the best way to innovate isn't to invent but to reapply an idea that has been proven in another industry or market context."

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Re: Novelty & Innovation
Jacob   7/3/2013 6:08:23 AM
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"It's not always easy to distinguish the two. For example: are touch screens innovative or just expressions of novelty? I'd ask the same about 3D displays. "

Ariella, you are right. It's very difficult to distinguish between these two because both are integral part of each other.

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Re: Digikey, Mouser and Newark - leaders in innovation
t.alex   7/2/2013 10:27:41 AM
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_hm,

FAEs I believe for the most part are graded based on sales figure rather than based on level of technical support. This is from my experience of interacting with FAE guys. 

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Re: Novelty/Invention & Innovation
Wale Bakare   7/2/2013 4:37:54 AM
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>>Most companies stress that their people are "innovtors," not "novel thinkers."<<

I cant disagree with you but innovation that could last for years a great one, also a new solution with a short time could be a great novel but not a great innovation. We have universities/research institutions out there nurturing inventions but with excellent novelty, PhD research works are typical examples. Many end up in libraries.

In addition, tonne of university research theses are a great novels but not good enough for innovations. That means they cant longlive in market.

Even with that, innovation still not happening as expected in companies. Where are the R&Ds of the companies today? Research and development should allow new solutions with a fine-grain concept note, testing/formalization and implementation. These would make them good novels. If they are successful in market, then great innovations.

Nevertheless, some organizations unfortunately today do not create enough environment for employees to create a great new solutions. Why are companies making more acquisitions? Android, Youtube and Whatapps are a great typical innovations bought by Google. Since Blackberry's innovation of BBM/Pinging, is there any new innovation(s) from Blackberry? How would time-to-market gives room for employees to produce new solution(s)? Although, very few companies still struggling with R&Ds.

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