Best Buy Technologist Has Technique For Finding New Ideas

Best Buy Chief Technologist Bob Anderson has been talking lately about the value of lending an ear to young innovators in the company. "You don't need a big, honking server and lots of funding or 50 people to start something innovative. It can be just two guys or two women with just an idea. Nothing makes me happier than when someone says, 'Hey, Bob, I have an idea.' I never say, 'Send me an E-mail.' I say, 'What have you got?'"

Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School of Business ran an interesting Web site story about a speech Anderson gave. Although it doesn't reveal anything new about Best Buy's technology vision, it's worth a read.