Author Archives: Innovation Excellence

A Peek Inside Ireland's Innovation Island

I had the opportunity recently to intervidw Rory Mullen, West Coast Director, IDA Ireland, and ask him a few questions about the innovation climate in Ireland and how the government is contributing to an increase in the innovation capacity of the island. Continue reading

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THE BEST OF TED: The Future of Early Cancer Detection?

Along with a crew of technologists and scientists, Jorge Soto is developing a simple, noninvasive, open-source test that looks for early signs of multiple forms of cancer. Onstage at TEDGlobal 2014, he demonstrates a working prototype of the mobile platform for the first time. Continue reading

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Introducing Healthovate - the State of Innovation in Healthcare

Healthovate, the newest book from the IXL Center, covers the exciting new innovations across the continuum of care, not only treating a diagnosed disease or condition but in wellness, nutrition, exercise, with access provided through mobile / m-health solutions and more distributed “outlets” closer to where people live. Continue reading

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Studies estimate that for every $1 the U.S. government spends on NASA, the economy is boosted by $7-$14. That means that with NASA’s current budget of $17.6 billion, the U.S. economy will get an injection of anywhere from $123.2 billion to $246.4 billion.
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What 33 Successful Entrepreneurs Learned From Failure

Entrepreneurs encounter failure often. Successful entrepreneurs overcome failure and emerge wiser. Here are 33 lessons about failure from Brian Honigman’s article “33 Entrepreneurs Share Their Biggest Lessons Learned from Failure”, illustrated them with statistics and a little story about entrepreneurship.. Continue reading

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Tale-of-Two-Tools

I had the privilege of receiving evaluation copies of a couple of different tools/games that you might find interesting to use in your innovation pursuits. They are the Disruptus game from Funnybone Toys and The Innovation Deck from Andrey Schukin. Continue reading

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19 Work Habits to Get Ahead in the Business World

Your work day is a huge part of your life. So the way you approach your work can impact the rest of your life. That’s why it’s important to focus on activities that make you happier and more effective at your job. Here are 19 effective work habits to help you get ahead in the business world. Continue reading

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