Darin Stewart

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You Didn’t Build That Either: Information as Infrastructure

by Darin Stewart  |  September 26, 2012  |  Comments Off

A few weeks ago, Barack Obama delivered a campaign speech in Roanoke, Va. in which he handed his political opponents sound bite gold. “If you’ve got a business—you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”  Conservatives seized on this sentence as proof that the president doesn’t respect the efforts of entrepreneurs.  The “We Did [...]

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The Innovation Lessons of Craft Beer

by Darin Stewart  |  September 21, 2012  |  Comments Off

I have a deep and abiding love of craft beer.  Fortunately, I live in Portland Oregon, epicenter of the craft brewing movement.  Our fair city boasts 55 craft breweries and counting.  Where other cities offer siteseeing tours, we have brewery tours.  These are not drunken pub crawls.  They are educational vehicles for the aspiring beer [...]

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The Red Queen’s Deadly Effect on Innovation

by Darin Stewart  |  August 6, 2012  |  2 Comments

The one element of innovation that seems incontrovertible is that it must happen faster than it has in the past. Product lifecycles are shrinking dramatically across all industries. In the automotive industry, for example, a 48-month development cycle and six year model were once standard practice. Today concept-to-production times are below 24 months and several [...]

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The World Has Changed. Innovation Strategy Should Too.

by Darin Stewart  |  August 1, 2012  |  3 Comments

Innovation is the lifeblood of the modern enterprise. Companies must continually revise, refine and expand their portfolio of products and competencies if they are to thrive in the modern economy. The ability to identify or create new opportunities and to respond to those opportunities is often the determining factor in the success of failure of [...]

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