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The Five Characteristics of Successful Innovators

There is not much agreement about what makes an idea innovative, and what makes an innovative idea valuable. For example, discussions on whether the internet is a better invention than the wheel are more likely to reveal personal preferences than logical argumentation. Likewise, experts disagree on the type and level of innovation that is most beneficial for organizations. Somestudiessuggest that radical innovation (which does sound sexy) confers sustainable competitive advantages, butothersshow that “mild” innovation – think iPhone 5 rather than the original iPhone – is generally more effective, not least because it reduces market uncertainty. There is also inconclusive evidence on whether we should pay attention to consumers’ views, with somestudiesshowing that a customer focus is detrimental for innovation because it equates to playing catch-up, butothersarguing for it. Even Henry Ford’s famous quote on the subject – “if I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said fast…

OPPO launches the new bold variant of F3 Plus – Black Edition

OPPO, an ever-evolving global Smartphone brand, has officially begun the sale of the F3 Plus black edition on April 15. This black-hued variant of the flagship F3 Plus features OPPO’s unique dual selfie camera: a 16MP front-facing selfie camera and afirst-of-its-kind wide-angle group selfie camera, Priced at Rs 30,990, the F3 Plus black edition is an alternate color option along with the previously announced gold edition, and will be available in India.
“The black color offers a sleek and contemporary style that has been popular with smartphone users around the world. Most importantly, we want to give our customers the ability to personalize their F3 Plus by offering a variety of color options,” said Sky Li, OPPO Vice President and Managing Director of International Mobile Business.

In addition to the dual selfie camera, the F3 Plus also contains a powerful 16-megapixel rear-facing camera. It utilizes a customized IMX398 sensor, OPPO’s pioneering dual PDAF and f/1.7 big aperture to ensure picture-perfect image quality even in low-light conditions.


OPPO’s F3 Plus possesses other leading design features, including the ColorOS 3.0 operating system, thin body design with 6-inch screen, dual-slot card tray and an octa-core processor backed by 4GB RAM. Furthermore, a 4,000mAh built-in battery gives the F3 Plus an endurane of more than 17 hours in simulation test. And through OPPO’s industry-leading VOOC Flash Charge Solution, the battery will charge four times faster than standard batteries.

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