Friday, January 28, 2005

Segway's New Frog

Segway has developed a new concept vehicle called the Centaur. It's a four wheeled, zero emission vehicle that still applies their stabilization technology so you can use it for two-wheeled fun. An interesting idea, but lacking in length of use between charges.

I also found it interesting that Segway uses a kissing frog approach to coming up with new product ideas. I guess that's why the new concept seems more of an evolution than a revolution to me. Perhaps at this stage of growth they want to capitalize on their strengths rather than get too diverse. Nevertheless, this approach to new ideas is in sharp contrast to the innovation approach described by Steve Denning that encourages folks to avoid kissing frogs and instead look for a prince.

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