This is a great book, telling IDEO's story about how to innovate. In a sense, it is like the biography of a company. Because of that, it is very helpful if you want to make your contribution toward making your own company innovative too: it is full of ideas, how-to's and real-life examples of how to be innovative. And these are more than hints, for they are not implicit in a "be like us" way. Instead, this reads almost like a recipe. Since I read this in 2006 I have helped implement many of this book's examples in my own company: in innovation management, in innovation projects themselves, in brainstorming sessions and in training courses on the subject. This is definitely… Read more
I just finished reading this book and really had to share my views with everyone. I am still speechless at the events described in this book and it just begs to be read by anyone who is interested in knowing exactly what events led Lehman Brothers, eventually leading to the current recession.
There is no single event responsible for this. Instead, the author makes the reader go through the whole story, based on the accounts of many people who were directly involved in those few weeks of September to October 2008, when the world's financial systems was on the verge of self-annihilation.
Although the story starts with Bear Sterns' imminent collapse and eventual… Read more
I bought the 2nd gen model a couple of months ago and after shooting dozens of videos I can say for sure that this is a spectacular little camera. It shoots well in all kinds of situations as long as it's not too dark. The colour and sound quality are amazing, especially for a camera this size. This is way better than a Sony MiniDV camera I bought a few years ago.
Its small size - actually, its micro size - makes this a wonderful gadget. It is a small as a small mobile phone and you can have it ready in 2 seconds. It's also non-obtrusive so you may use it in plenty of situations where a large camera would be frowned upon, such as a concert or a museum. Of course, you can't… Read more