Author Archives: Lola Olson

What Jayley Bledsoe Teaches Us About Ideas

Innovation is about taking risks, but also about finding the right time to take those risks, as Jaylen Bledsoe’s example proves. Continue reading

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Paloma Noyola Bueno and Sergio Juarez Correa

Actualising the potential of your employees involves fostering an environment that sparks their inherent creativity for learning. Continue reading

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What Anala Beevers Teaches Us About Ideas

Anala Beevers, a four year old genius that has been invited to join MENSA, teaches us that we should abandon assumptions about the quality of ideas based on hierarchies and power structures and instead look at the knowledge and quality they bring. Continue reading

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What Ludwick Marishane Teaches Us About Ideas

Ludwick Marishane’s innovation demonstrates that ideas thrive when there is access to technology and a community that supports them. Learn more about his global breaththrough here. Continue reading

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Sixteen year old Samantha Marquez and her invention Celloidosomes® demonstrates the importance of disposing of hierarchies in innovation. Continue reading

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Christopher Gray

Ideas don’t just have to come from new problems we have but from problems we’ve already solved, as Christopher Gray’s Scholly app demonstrates. Continue reading

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What South Chicago Teaches Us About Ideas

One of the things we’ve learned through our work is that we need to make design visible. Move your design studio, or your classroom, or your city hall meeting, to the sidewalk. When you’re designing and building incredible things in public that no one thinks are possible—not just doing an art project or a mosaic, but actually solving a problem—people are inspired to come up to you and ask questions, and share advice or offer resources. Continue reading

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