Monthly Archives: February 2010

Therapeutic Doses

Nathan Myhrvold has a fascinating piece in the Harvard Business Review. In it, Myhrvold sets out the argument for the role his company, Intellectual Ventures, aims to play in creating a new marketplace for inventions. Along the way, he makes … Continue reading

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CANVIS–Modes of University Invention Engagement

I’ve been working through patterns of engagement specific to university research relationships. As I see it, there are five key areas, which I remember with the CANVIS heuristic. These are Commercialization Arbitrage New Ventures Internal implementation Scholarship-science Science. Let’s look … Continue reading

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Local Strategies

We have been looking at work by Gerry Philipsen on local strategies. One of his works on the subject is Speaking Culturally. Here, Philipsen develops an approach to the local environment that impinges on and shapes speech: “Whenever people speak, … Continue reading

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