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Glop

They could have called this “Parmesan Asiago Cheese Dip” — and no one would have looked twice. But they took a risk, made it Glop, and it jumps right off the shelf into your basket. Be interesting, or be invisible.

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How do you unleash the creative energies of your team?

You have an office full of people who are smart and creative. But they’re completely bogged down with everyday work. It’s hard to focus on a big new idea when the usual crud keeps flowing into the inbox. You need to create a safe space for innovation. Set aside a specific time when it’s OK […]

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How to win against a worthy competitor

You can work really hard to make your product perfect. But when it comes to a close finish with an equally-good competitor, the simple extra touches are what put you in the lead. If I’m going to pick a doctor, I’ll probably go with one that has free wifi in the waiting area. Especially if […]

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$0.99 Wireless Notebook Offer

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There’s always room for innovation #2

Even a better doorknob! C’mon — you can do it! Get your "I wish I thought of that" hat on! (P.S. I take a surprising number of photos in men’s rooms for you, dear reader.)

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There's always room for innovation

I don’t care what you do — there’s always a way to do it better. Example: A better pizza plate. Easier to eat the pizza Grease-proof Stacks up inside the delivery box Less paper used than a bigger paper plate What is that everyday thing that you can reinvent?  

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Hmmm. That was much easier than expected.

I’m sure hundreds of design expert have worked on how to get a webcam to stick on top of a monitor. Clamps, tapes, glues, etc. Never quite worked, though. And then Logitech came up with this super-simple shape that just sits there. And never falls off. No adhesives or tools. We’ve been using them on […]

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You need bounty hunters

Google offers a cash bounty to anyone who finds a bug in their Chrome browser. And they make the rewards public. Result: A posse of volunteer bug-hunters who are excited to help solve problems. (And an internal team even more eager to catch the bugs first.) You should do the same. Reward the customers that […]

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Newsletter #844: The “Get Great Feedback” Issue

[Welcome back to the Damn, I Wish I’d Thought of That! newsletter. This is text of the great issue all of our email subscribers just received. Sign yourself up using the handy form on the right.] One of the best ways to make better products and deliver better services is to get honest opinions of them. […]

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