Well, I am not sure how “secret” the phrase is, but I do believe that in the current dramatic push to innovate that many have forgotten this basic and important launch.
Excerpt: How do Google, Facebook and IDEO jumpstart the process that leads to innovation? Often by using the same three words: How Might We. Some of the most successful companies in business today are known for tackling difficult creative challenges by first asking, How might we improve X … or completely re-imagine Y… or find a new way to accomplish Z?
It’s not complicated: The “how might we” approach to innovation ensures that would-be innovators are asking the right questions and using the best wording. Proponents of this increasingly popular practice say it’s surprisingly effective — and that it can be seen as a testament to the power of language in helping to spark creative thinking and freewheeling collaboration.
Read full article via The Secret Phrase Top Innovators Use – Warren Berger – Harvard Business Review.
Are you using Instagram? Did you know Facebook acquired Instagram? We have yet to find out how Facebook plans to use the newly acquired Instagram, but in case you need an introduction…this article gives you information on “what is” and “what does it do”
Excerpt……Instagram’s calling card is the photo filter, a digital layer that, when added to a standard photo, gives it the appearance of professional editing. Some filters enhance the colors in a photo, while other dull the light to a soft glow for an aged, vintage appearance.
But while Instagram’s filters revolutionized mobile photo editing, they’re only a portion of the appeal. The mobile app boasts over 50 million users, despite only living in iOS and Android devices. Instagram launched on Android just this year — it quickly earned 5 million downloads in six days.
Its success caught the eye of the most valuable social network in the world. Facebook acquired Instagram in April for $1 billion.
Read full article……..via The Beginner’s Guide to Instagram. From Mashable