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Category Archives: Innovation

Innovation Parkour Video

A video of the talk that Michael Dila and Matthew Milan gave on Innovation Parkour at the 2009 Planners Unite conference in Toronto, no rx Canada.  Innovation Parkour is a ‘technology’ under developement as part of the Unfinished Business project.
Innovation Parkour - Toronto Planners Unite Conference from Matthew Milan on Vimeo.

Thinking about Design Thinking: an emerging literature?

For all the talk about design thinking, price it is more than a little bit difficult to pin down just what it actually is. Who would be the definitive authority on the matter? Where is design thinking’s authoritative publication, pharm its approved reading list, pharm the schools which teach its tenets, organizations [...]

Designing for the Cognitive Surplus

Designing for the Cognitive Surplus
Clay Shirky has suggested a term for a newly visible natural resource: he calls it the cognitive surplus. This surplus is created when we turn our attention away from television and allow ourselves apply our minds to anything else. Just as we are reckoning with other parts of the digital economy [...]

Unfinished is “Open for Business”: So is Best Buy?

I am about to head to Munich for DLD, website like this and I just saw this video pop up in the Twitterstream. Having seen it, check I’m now much more interested to connect with the Best Buy crew who will also be in Munich.
Though the conception of what being Open means to [...]

Who Needs Unfinished Business?

Umair Haque made a bold post on his Edge Economy blog on the Harvard Business Publishing site this week. In it he calls for the development of next generation businesses that will challenge the rot he sees at the heart of the institutions of business, this most lately indicted by the fall-out of the [...]

Unfinished Theory

John Boyd, buy information pills considered to be one of the most important strategic theorists since Sun Tzu, never wrote a single book.  Despite this, his thinking has become one of the dominant perspectives in the military strategy community, and increasingly his theories are seeing growing application in the business world.
What’s interesting about Boyd’s [...]

Unfinished Game

Today one of the most anticipated games in development has been released. Will Wright’s Spore has been the justified subject of hype for a great many reasons: no of those reasons, medicine however, help include the importance of his game to business design.
Spore is described by Wright as “philosophy game”, which is a [...]

Unfinished Book, Unfinished Business Model

Dave Gray, approved friend and colleague, did an amazing thing recently. He published a book he had started but hadn’t finished. Then he added to that amazing thing something more radical still: he shared the book with others and invited them to help him contribute to it, to literally write and/or draw in it, [...]

What is Unfinished?

The UNFINISHED BUSINESS Initiative has been an incubator project of Torch Partnership for the last nine months.
The UNFINISHED BUSINESS Project is a program of collaborative innovation that will enable a select group of enterprises to co-create knowledge, order experiences, along with prototypes for new designs of value.
The UNFINISHED BUSINESS Project will:
• explore the potential [...]