With IpOp Model concepts Ikea gains competitive advantages

Ikea just demonstrated how some of the concepts/tools presented in “Winning Opportunities*, proven tools for converting your projects into success (without a business plan)” can be used not only to acquire significant competitive advantages but also change the competition landscape. It just announced the commercialization of a new line of products under the label ‘Uppleva’ […] Read more »

Networking opportunity during flights

Since differentiation is a critical success factor, KLM introduces a new service: “Recognizing that its passengers’ experiences can be greatly influenced by those sitting next to them, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has introduced “Meet & Seat,” a service that allows passengers to choose seatmates based on their social media profiles.”, as explained in Autopia. This is […] Read more »

New test to predict heart attacks in advance

  Major medical breakthrough: “The ability to diagnose an imminent heart attack has long been considered the holy grail of cardiovascular medicine,” study researcher Eric Topol from the Scripps Research Institute says in a release. Scientists have identified a marker that could apparently be used to predict circulatory problems. A commercial test could be available within 2 […] Read more »

Kissing over the internet

If hugging with a roid is not enough try kissing over the internet. With the Kiss Transmission Device, a new invention, people can now kiss remotely and enjoy the sensations. Amongst the proposed applications proposed by the inventors is the possibility to remotely kiss  a star who would have recorded the experience in a computer […] Read more »

New technology to give yourself a hug

  The ultimate do-it-yourself device: thanks to Sense Roid you can hug and cuddle as much as you want. It is a wired torso-shaped device that you can hug and that hugs you back. And it does not argue or talk back… As explained in Physorg.com “the “Sense-Roid” looks like a tailor’s mannequin with silicon skin and […] Read more »

A new book that puts things into perspective

I recommend Brian Solis’ latest book “The End of Business as Usual” because it points out some of the key changes that decision-makers need to deal with. Ignoring them is simply suicidal. Brian analyzes the evolution of consumers’ behavior and how technology is changing the rules of the game. He goes one step further by […] Read more »

New powerful diet accessory

This new spoon guarantees daily weight loss if used for every meal (without fork or chopsticks): the mechanically engineered hole in the spoon brilliantly  limits the food intake. The market for this opportunity is huge . It shows that low-tech innovation never stops. My friend offered one to his wife two weeks ago. The results […] Read more »

Mice as a foolproof system to detect explosives and drugs

With the right know-how low-tech mice can be trained to sniff out terrorists or drug dealers. Israeli  Bioexplorers has developed this unique way to detect explosives and drugs. Once again low-tech. sometimes combined with high-tech, can be a huge source of opportunities. For more details read the article in Israel21c Hide Sites Read more »

Accidental inventions: how the microwave was invented

The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket. Others had made the same observation but without turning it into an opportunity. As explained in “Winning Opportunities” this confirms that to identify opportunities observation also requires the ability to connect apparently unrelated things. Click […] Read more »