3 Mistakes Kodak Made In Their Innovation Strategy

Believing they figured out the innovation formula
Once companies experience innovation success, they grab on to the process that got them there and believe that it contains the magic answer. In some extreme cases, companies treat their innovation process as a trade secret. Big mistake.
The one constant in business is change and the innovation process is no different. Organizations that stick with any process because “it worked in the past” puts themselves at risk of future failure. If change is inevitable, then change to the processes, policies, rules, etc need to change. Innovation is no different. Large organizations that have generational success with their innovation strategy are ones that continuously innovation the way they innovate.

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With this morning’s announcement that Kodak would seek bankruptcy protection, I reflected back on how and why it reached this point. In my opinion, Kodak fell into the same trap that most large, successful and once highly innovative companies get into – how to keep the innovation engine working over the life of the company.

So what are the 3 mistakes that Kodak made?
Weak innovation portfolio management
Like most large successful companies, once they achieve a significant market position, management retreats into a defensive mode. This includes how they make innovation investments. I’m willing to bet that if you “follow the money”, you would find Kodak’s investment model for innovation over the past 10 years would fall into the range of 95% to existing core products (e.g. film, chemicals, etc) and 5% into anything new. Leer más “3 Mistakes Kodak Made In Their Innovation Strategy”

Best Compact Digital Cameras

Are you looking for the best compact camera that will fit in your pocket? We invited our friends from Geefts – the gifts for geeks bible – to recommend the hottest compact digital cameras on the market now.


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Are you looking for the best compact camera that will fit in your pocket? We invited our friends from Geefts – the gifts for geeks bible – to recommend the hottest compact digital cameras on the market now.

Fujifilm X100 12.3 MP Digital Camera


In amongst a flurry of of major camera announcements at Photokina 2010, one model stole the show – Fujifilm’s retro-looking, large sensor, fixed lens compact: the X100 ($1199). With its APS-C CMOS sensor and fast 23mm F2 lens giving a classic 35mm equivalent moderate wideangle view, this rangefinder-styled camera has traditional control dials plus an innovative ‘hybrid’ viewfinder that combines a large, bright optical finder with a high-resolution electronic display. We’ve been itching to get our hands on the X100 ever since it was announced, and Fujifilm has kindly lent us a prototype model for a first look. Click through to read more at dpreview.com.

Leica D-LUX5 10.1 MP Compact Digital Camera


The D-Lux 5 ($799) is a true Leica, not only in terms of its elegant design but also in its superior optical performance: the result are images of excellent quality. This versatile compact camera featuring a fast Leica Summicron zoom lens with focal-lengths from 24 to 90mm (35mm equivalent), is the perfect camera for a broad spectrum of photgraphic situations: from macro and wide angle architecture to landscape, from reportage to portrait and available-light photography. Manual setting options and an extensive range of accessories provide even greater creative freedom. With such versatile performance in such a compact package, the D-Lux 5 is the perfect companion whenever you seek inspiration – in Berlin or anywhere else in the world.

Fujifilm X10 12 MP EXR CMOS Digital Camera


The Fujifilm X10 ($599.95) digital camera feature a new larger 2/3-inch 12-megapixel EXR CMOS sensor and a bright, high-definition Fujinon F2.0 wide-angle to F2.8 telephoto, 4x manual zoom lens (28-112mm) with a proprietary Super EBC (Electron Beam Coating) that produces superb image quality from edge to edge.

Kodak PlayFull Dual Video and 12 MP Camera


The Kodak Dual Camera ($199.95) gives you the best of both worlds. Features high-speed video, a mic jack, and a built-in flash for optimal performance in any environment. The Kodak Dual Camera offers the potent combination of an impressive 1080p @ 60 fps HD video camera and a fully featured 12 MP BSI CMOS digital camera in one streamlined device. Sharing it all is simple. Just press Kodak’s Share button to tag to Facebook, Email, YouTube, and more…. Leer más “Best Compact Digital Cameras”

El apagón de Kodak ha empezado ya

Kodak ha empezado a desprenderse de sus activos en la carrera para aflojar sus cargas y reinventarse como una empresa en los tiempos de la fotografía digital… siendo una compañía con un pasado altamente analógico. Para gran sorpresa de usuarios, mercados y analistas, Kodak anunciaba hace menos de un mes que cesaba en la fabricación de dispositivos y cámaras digitales para centrarse en el mundo de la impresión de fotografías y de los

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servicios, a pesar de que su nombre está asociado directamente a la invención de la fotografía digital.

La firma – en concurso de acreedores en Estados Unidos – ha iniciado un proceso para desprenderse de patentes (con las que espera alcanzar miles de millones de dólares en ventas) y de sus activos no ligados a las líneas de negocio que quiere mantener. Elapagón del área de dispositivos se realizará durante el primer semestre de este año (con lo que en el verano Kodak tendría que ser ya una empresa nueva) y la compañía ha arrancado ya el proceso de apagado.


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Kodak ha empezado a desprenderse de sus activos en la carrera para aflojar sus cargas y reinventarse como una empresa en los tiempos de la fotografía digital… siendo una compañía con un pasado altamente analógico. Para gran sorpresa de usuarios, mercados y analistas, Kodak anunciaba hace menos de un mes que cesaba en la fabricación de dispositivos y cámaras digitales para centrarse en el mundo de la impresión de fotografías y de los

KodakLogo

servicios, a pesar de que su nombre está asociado directamente a la invención de la fotografía digital.

La firma – en concurso de acreedores en Estados Unidos – ha iniciado un proceso para desprenderse de patentes (con las que espera alcanzar miles de millones de dólares en ventas) y de sus activos no ligados a las líneas de negocio que quiere mantener. Elapagón del área de dispositivos se realizará durante el primer semestre de este año (con lo que en el verano Kodak tendría que ser ya una empresa nueva) y la compañía ha arrancado ya el proceso de apagado. Leer más “El apagón de Kodak ha empezado ya”

The Tangled Web of Lawsuits in Mobile [INFOGRAPHIC]

Who’s suing whom in the mobile industry? It can be a tough question to answer, even if you’re closely following all the lawsuits that have been thrown around in the last couple of years.

Nokia sued Apple and vice versa, with both companies claiming the other was infringing on its patents. Both companies have also slapped other companies with lawsuits, again mostly over patent infringement or price fixing. Add other IT giants, such as Kodak, RIM, HTC, Google (Google), Sony Ericcson and LG into the mix, and soon it’ll feel like everyone is suing everyone else.


Who’s suing whom in the mobile industry? It can be a tough question to answer, even if you’re closely following all the lawsuits that have been thrown around in the last couple of years.

Nokia sued Apple and vice versa, with both companies claiming the other was infringing on its patents. Both companies have also slapped other companies with lawsuits, again mostly over patent infringement or price fixing. Add other IT giants, such as Kodak, RIM, HTC, Google (Google), Sony Ericcson and LG into the mix, and soon it’ll feel like everyone is suing everyone else.

Leer más “The Tangled Web of Lawsuits in Mobile [INFOGRAPHIC]”

The 15 Worst CEOs In American History

The age of the American CEO did not begin until the end of the 19th century. Prior to that time, all the largest businesses in America were run by owners and families acting as proprietors. The best examples of these were in four industries: steel, finance, oil, and railroads.

Although the firms often had general managers, most historians believe that the period in which the CEO dominated large corporations did not begin until Alfred Sloan took the helm of GM in the mid-1930s. [Más…]
The 24/7 list is based on a review of the Fortune 500 companies back to 1955. In order to perform further analysis, we also consulted the histories of US corporations dating back to the 1880s.


The age of the American CEO did not begin until the end of the 19th century. Prior to that time, all the largest businesses in America were run by owners and families acting as proprietors. The best examples of these were in four industries: steel, finance, oil, and railroads.
Although the firms often had general managers, most historians believe that the period in which the CEO dominated large corporations did not begin until Alfred Sloan took the helm of GM in the mid-1930s. Leer más “The 15 Worst CEOs In American History”