Thursday, 25 February 2010

The 50 Most Innovative Companies.

Businessweek have published the list of the 50 most innovative companies. Great!

Here's what they say:

'With the sudden reversal of the global economy, businesses are struggling not only with shrinking income and budgets, but also with seismic shifts that are upending entire industries, from autos and retail to banking and entertainment.

These same forces are apparent in our latest ranking of the Most Innovative Companies. While the 2009 list includes some stalwarts in their usual top positions—namely Apple and Google—15 newcomers have joined the lineup, the biggest change since BusinessWeek and Boston Consulting Group first partnered on this proprietary survey in 2005.

These include more companies headquartered outside the U.S. than in the past, such as Volkswagen, Infosys, and Telefónica. See a full explanation of our methodology as well as the footnotes at the bottom of the table.'

Click here to see score sheet.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Chris Anderson, editor of Wired magazine, has just this month published an article on what I and many of my peers have been harping on about for 20 years.

That there's a (New) 'Next Industrial Revolution' under way.

You designers, makers, shakers and communicators out there, better listen to us.

The shape and speed of what, how, where, and cost of the made is becoming so very different from the last 200 years that, well, you'll just have to read the article.