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Timing is Important to Make an Innovative Idea Disruptive
Bernhard Keim, Business Consultant, Germany, Premium Member
America had to be discovered more than once, until it really had been discovered. The Apple Newton was a superior answer to a question that people did not bother at that time. Kodak invented the first portable digital camera, but the quality of the pictures was so inferior compared to traditional technologies at that time, that they dismissed it. The camera weight was 8 pounds, the resolution 0.01 Megapixel, there were no printers available nor internet services to transmit the picture to a laboratory. There were just floppy disks, these were low in storage and high in size.
It easy to claim that Kodak missed an opportunity at that time. There was no opportunity. The time had yet to come for it.
Brilliant inventions need a supportive environment to innovate. That others like an idea is not enough by far. There must be a need, a real market opportunity. And you have to first find the people willing to buy the product to finance its advancement. When the timing is right, innova...Sign up 29-10-2018

Yes, But You Can Decide and Make the Timing
Gabi Levin, Israel, Member
Kodak missed the opportunity. It's as simple as that. Yes they were the first and faced obstacles, but had they not been so comfortable with their suc...Sign up 29-10-2018

Remember Leonarda Da Vinci
Bernhard Keim, Business Consultant, Germany, Premium Member
Leonarda Da Vinci made many inventions well ahead of his time. Why were people not interested? Another example: The first telephone has been invented ...Sign up 1-11-2018

Where Good Ideas Come From
Gary Wong, Consultant, Canada, Premium Member
Steven Johnson in his 2010 book Where Good Ideas Come From 1-11-2018

Timing is Critical
Gary Wong, Consultant, Canada, Premium Member
@Bernhard Keim: I suggest innovation can sometimes go further than delivering an answer society wants to see solved...Sign up 1-11-2018

Kodak Could Read the Writing on the Wall (but Wasn’t Willing to Pay the Price)
Gary Wong, Consultant, Canada, Premium Member
@Gabi Levin: I recently read about Kodak's failure in the book 1-11-2018

Short Versus Long Sightedness
Maurice Hogarth, Consultant, United Kingdom, Member
@Gary Wong: I agree Gary. I am sure that there are many cases where the short term greed of the bean counters outwe...Sign up 3-11-2018

Relying too much on the Historic Core Business
Charles Alter, Consultant, United States, Member
@Maurice Hogarth: The case of Kodak and many other companies that have been disrupted, including their Rochester, N...Sign up 3-11-2018


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