Inovasi dari negara industri baru

Inovasi-inovasi bisnis baru tumbuh dari beberapa negara industri baru.

Di CINA, Chen Shan – 23 tahun- membangun kembali bisnis sepeda bermerek ‘Forever’ yang sempat bangkrut. Kini 1,3 juta sepeda ‘Forever’ telah terjual kepada para konsumen muda yang terutama terpikat dengan sepeda yang kini berwarna-warni itu.
Di INDONESIA, pesawat radio AM/FM ‘Magno’ dibuat dengan tangan dengan menggunakan bahan-bahan yang tersedia di desa. Keuntungan dari penjualan radio unik tersebut dimanfaatkan untuk pelatihan pembuatan kerajinan dan pengembangan keterampilan kerja para pengrajinnya.
Di TURKI, perancang grafis Beste Miray memiliki ide untuk menentukan posisi tempat dengan menggunakan Google Maps, lalu menggunakan cetakan peta tersebut dalam amplop untuk dikirimkan via pos. Kini ide tersebut menjadi sebuah aplikasi web bernama: Mapenvelope.
Di BRAZIL, kosmetik dengan merek ‘Kapeh’ memanfaatkan kopi dari sebagai salah satu bahannya. Produk kosmetik tersebut yang meliputi pelembab dan sabun kini telah diekspor ke Belanda dan Portugal. Mereka juga tersedia di internet.
Di INDIA, perusahaan konglomerat India ‘Tata’ mengembangkan ‘Swach’, filter dan penjernih air yang menghasilkan air minum dengan memanfaatkan abu. Piranti jinjing tersebut tidak membutuhkan listrik maupun air yang mengalir.

[ENGLISH] from Five smart brands & innovations from ’emerging’ markets [Springwise]
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relogik.com : design & innovation

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9 Notions of Innovation

  • Google expects everyone to innovate, even the finance team. Ideas come from everywhere.
  • Share everything you can. Every idea, every project, every deadline — it’s all accessible to everyone on the intranet.
  • You’re brilliant, we’re hiring. Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin approve hires. They favor intelligence over experience.
  • A license to pursue dreams. Employees get a “free” day a week. Half of new launches come from this “20% time”.
  • Innovation, not instant perfection. Google launches early and often in small beta tests, before releasing new features widely.
  • Don’t politic, use data. Mayer discourages the use of “I like” in meetings, pushing staffers to use metrics.
  • Creativity loves restraint. Give people a vision, rules about how to get there, and deadlines
  • Worry about usage and users, not money. Provide something simple to use and easy to love. The money will follow.
  • Don’t kill projects — morph them. There’s always a kernel of something good that can be salvaged

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    World Challenge 09

    Link: World Challenge 09

    World Challenge 09 is a global competition aimed at finding projects or small businesses from around the world that have shown enterprise and innovation at a grass roots level.

    The Top 30 Innovations of the Last 30 Years

    Link: The Top 30 Innovations of the Last 30 Years

    The list is as follows, in order of importance:

    1. Internet, broadband, WWW (browser and html)
    2. PC/laptop computers
    3. Mobile phones
    4. E-mail
    5. DNA testing and sequencing/Human genome mapping
    6. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
    7. Microprocessors
    8. Fiber optics
    9. Office software (spreadsheets, word processors)
    10. Non-invasive laser/robotic surgery (laparoscopy)
    11. Open source software and services (e.g., Linux, Wikipedia)
    12. Light emitting diodes
    13. Liquid crystal display (LCD)
    14. GPS systems
    15. Online shopping/ecommerce/auctions (e.g., eBay)
    16. Media file compression (jpeg, mpeg, mp3)
    17. Microfinance
    18. Photovoltaic Solar Energy
    19. Large scale wind turbines
    20. Social networking via the Internet
    21. Graphic user interface (GUI)
    22. Digital photography/videography
    23. RFID and applications (e.g., EZ Pass)
    24. Genetically modified plants
    25. Bio fuels
    26. Bar codes and scanners
    27. ATMs
    28. Stents
    29. SRAM flash memory
    30. Anti retroviral treatment for AIDS