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Coolfarming: Turn Your Great Idea into the Next Big Thing

Pursuing new ideas is clearly the way to gain business advantage in the new millennium. But it's not enough to simply chase after ideas that have already happened. To truly benefit, individuals and organizations have to foster the new creative impulses around them. Coolfarming shows readers how they, like bee keepers, can nurture exciting trends and unleash their creative swarm's output of "next big ideas." Featuring real life examples from Linux to Twilight, from Procter & Gamble to Apple, Coolfarming provides readers with invaluable insight on how to: Provide a fertile nurturing ground for developing… Read More
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Swarm Creativity: Competitive Advantage through Collaborative Innovation Networks

Swarm Creativity introduces a powerful new concept-Collaborative Innovation Networks, or COINs. Its aim is to make the concept of COINs as ubiquitous among business managers as any methodology to enhance quality and competitive advantage. The difference though is that COINs are nothing like other methodologies. A COIN is a cyberteam of self-motivated people with a collective vision, enabled by technology to collaborate in achieving a common goal--n innovation-by sharing ideas, information, and work. It is no exaggeration to state that COINs are the most productive engines of innovation ever. COINs have been around for hundreds… Read More
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Coolhunting: Chasing Down the Next Big Thing

What do the iPod, MySpace, Facebook, and YouTube all have in common? They're fresh, they're hot, and most importantly--they're cool. But while many companies embark on the eternal quest for the next big thing, very few know how to actually find it. Coolhunting will take you into the very heart of the search and show you how to find trendsetters, spot innovations, and turn brilliant ideas into hot new trends. Major companies like Starbucks and Procter & Gamble have already discovered the power of coolhunting. Now, you can learn how to:* Tap into the principles… Read More

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