Innovation of the Week: Google’s Fluid, Iterative Innovation Process


Posted by: meikah | 12 March 2010 | 4:50 am
sixsig innovation of the week

This week’s edition of innovation update features Google. Who isn’t amazed by what Google is doing every day? So, now it would be interesting to know the innovation process of Google.

Helen Walters, Next Innovation Tools and Trends, BusinessWeek writes:

Yesterday, Google announced a new “stable” release of its open source browser for Windows, adding some 1,500 “Extensions” (which add functions to the browser toolbar) and “Bookmark Sync”, which synchronizes bookmarks across multiple computers.

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Google Hires CFO with a Black Belt in Six Sigma Management


Posted by: meikah | 7 December 2008 | 8:50 pm

Google and Six SigmaEven Google, perhaps one of the companies that we think is invincible, is feeling the crunch. Because of the economic crisis, Google is also now experiencing slowing of online ad growth. Yes, the company is tightening its belt.

And as it gears down, Google recently hired Patrick Pichette, a CFO with a black belt in Six Sigma management. According to the news, with the new CFO, Google is in for cost containment. Among its top priority concerns are display and mobile advertising and Google Apps.

This piece of news only validates what I’ve posted before that companies prepare for hard times with Six Sigma in mind.

What about you? How are you coping during this very challenging time?

Related story:
Good Times Gone at Google?

*Photo from World Street Journal article, Google Gears Down for Tougher Times

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