In an economy where the only certainty is uncertainty, the one source of lasting competitive advantage is knowledge. When markets shift, technologies proliferate and products become obsolete almost overnight, successful companies are those that consistently create new knowledge, disseminate it widely throughout the organisation and quickly embody it in new technologies and products. Read more – ‘The Certainties of Knowledge’.
The Cluetrain Manifesto – written in 1999 by Rick Levine, Christopher Locke, Doc Searls, and David Weinberger – is a set of 95 theses organised and put forward as a manifesto, or call to action, for all businesses operating within what was suggested to be a newly-connected marketplace. Read more – ‘The Ninety-Five Theses of Conversation’.
The Personal Exploration Rover (PER) landed on earth back in 2004 when the NASAâ€™s Mars Exploration Rovers began to land and explore Mars. And I want one; shame it costs $8000! Read more – ‘Personal Rover’.
Looking like something out of a James Bond movie the 'BOB' is a personal underwater scooter which replaces scuba gear. The pilot sits on a seat under which ballast weights are secured, with their head inside a clear acrylic bubble which is filled with air from a storage tank. Read more – ‘Bob, the Breathing Observation Bubble’.
Unintended consequences are situations where an action results in an outcome that is not (or not only) that which was intended. The unintended results may be foreseen or unforeseen, but they should are the logical or likely results of the action. Read more – ‘The Law of Unintended Consequences’.
Accepting electronic payments is essential to modern business. The UK is currently Europe's largest ecommerce economy with two-thirds of consumers having shopped online. The power of the Internet continues to grow with 27.7 million UK adults having used the Internet in the last year. Current predictions believe that the rate of growth of Internet sales will see this channel occupy 15% of retail sales by 2010. Read more – ‘Online Payment Processors’.
Like the mythical half-horse, half-man of Greek lore, Concept Centaur combines the best of several technologies to create an innovative whole. The result of exploration by Segway Inc.'s product development team, Concept Centaur will challenge the way you think about four-wheeled transportation. Read more – ‘Segway Concept Centaur’.
The PumpaBike has the ability to be used in a wide variety of water conditions. If you enjoy water sports and like to have fun while you exercise, the newly-released PumpaBike will surely turn heads at the lake or beach as you cruise at speeds up to 18 miles per hour! The PumpaBike's ingenious method of human-powered propulsion is simple: Push off to get going, apply force onto the rear of the PumpaBike and the resultant thrust propels you forward at speeds of up to 18mph. Read more – ‘Pumpabike Human Hydrofoil’.