Posts categorized: Innovation

HSG Radar: Volume 5

  • October 2014
  • Posted By Janet Muto
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HSG Radar is a weekly round-up of the latest content that has our team abuzz. The Best Black Hole in Sci-Fi Unlikely partnerships can often lead to new ideas- or in the case of Sci-fi film director Christopher Nolan- new scientific discoveries. Nolan’s latest film has contributed to what we know to be true about

Innovation – the Lead User Way

  • October 2014
  • Posted By Janet Muto
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Did you know that bike manufactures did not design the mountain bike? The mountain bike was actually designed by a small group of riders – likely adrenaline junkies – in northern California who wanted to get more excitement out of their cruiser bikes. These innovators would take these bikes off-road on bumpy, aggressive, downhill terrain

HSG Radar: Volume 3

  • October 2014
  • Posted By Janet Muto
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HSG Radar is a weekly round-up of the latest content that has our team abuzz. From “poking” to paying Leaked screenshots posted on Twitter have people talking about Facebook’s move into user-to-user payments using Messenger, their messaging app. This could be one of the more disruptive forces to drive the “unbanked” in the US (8.2%

HSG Radar Volume 2

  • October 2014
  • Posted By Janet Muto
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HSG Radar is a weekly round-up of the latest content that has our team abuzz. Design drives mobile innovation When designing mobile apps, personification can lead to design inspiration. This seems to be the approach that led to the NYT Now mobile app. Says interactive designer Farah Assir, “…we imagined the app as a person

Thinking, Big and Small: Innovating for SMBs

  • October 2014
  • Posted By Janet Muto
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Small businesses are difficult to reach. They have tiny budgets and are often too consumed in day-to-day operations to actively seek out new solutions and services. However, when done right, companies can realize huge success in the small business marketplace. It’s all about creating a community around your product or service and never treating a

HSG Radar: Volume 1

  • September 2014
  • Posted By Janet Muto
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Welcome to “ HSG Radar ” – a new blog series where we round up the latest content that has our team buzzing. Extra, Extra! The book being passed around the office If you’ve been following news about the news lately, earlier this month, Jeff Bezos tapped Politico co-founder Fred Ryan as the new publisher of The

Is Apple Pay set up for success?

  • September 2014
  • Posted By Greg Garson
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What the announcement of iPhone 6 and Apple Pay means for the future of mobile payments Apple is taking the lead in solidifying the standards for mobile payments, and has spent time on critical aspects of the product to give it the best chance of capturing as much of the payments space as possible. Four

Analysis: Apple using Visa as a Bridge to Mobile Payments Endgame

  • August 2014
  • Posted By Greg Garson
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Given the enormous complexities of the underlying infrastructures that have been preventing the widespread adoption of mobile payments so far, it is understandable why Apple has been hesitant to jump into the mess. So why would Apple plan to enter into an agreement with Visa now, as one analyst has speculated, when the solution to

How to Compete in the Exciting, Challenging World of Business Consulting

  • June 2014
  • Posted By Janet Muto
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Part I: Don’t forget the little things! Consulting is an invigorating and challenging business model – one that has many flavors and attracts large numbers of professionals and companies, resulting in strong competition across industries. Companies of all shapes and sizes need to prove their worth and stand out from the crowd in order to

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