Fast Company offers a list of what it considers the 2011’s 50 Most Innovative Companies. Some are innovation standards, while others will surprise you, however number 21, DonorsChoose, innovative or not, is a sad commentary on US education.
Innovation, like sex and love is often progressive, with one idea often leading to another. First off, now on the Web, the two have progressed from sex (general and nitch porn) to love (general and nitch dating sites) to infidelity. Obviously, if someone works their way through these sites sequentially then the next needed innovation is divorce, which is provided by Tim McNamara at ClearViewDivorce.
The next three are my personal favorites, because they address my personal needs so perfectly.
Liquid glass looks like a solution to any problem surface that I want smooth and easy to clean.
A new wall panel made by National Gypsum called Thermalcore seems like a great way to cut my heating bills when I finally remodel.
Finally, my office faces my front yard where I feed dozens of birds, a few squirrels and the occasional hawk that stops by for a starling lunch and I enjoy them through three large fixed pane windows. Unfortunately, the birds often crash into the glass, but a German company has solved that problem. I’m replacing the panes with Ornilux.
What fabulous new product have you found lately?
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