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GE & Nat Geo: Breakthrough TV series celebrates scientific progress and innovation - Innovation Excellence

GE has partnered with National Geographic on a new series, ‘Breakthrough’, which premieres tonight, November 1st on the NatGeo channel. The series examines scientific explorers and cutting-edge innovations. Continue reading

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Assessing Your Innovation Skills: Four ways to become indispensable

By 2025, predicts McKinsey Research, 140 million knowledge worker jobs could be replaced by office automation, and 75 million jobs by robots. What can you do, not just to ensure your employment, but your employability in the years ahead? Continue reading

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In a few months you might finish your MBA year. Probably you have already started making choices on what job you´d go to. As you read through junior manager positions or senior roles (depending on your career status) something strickens you: the word innovation appears repeatedly! Then you… Continue reading

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Thinking for yourself and challenging the status quo will keep you on the inventing side of business and life. Continue reading

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Confessions of a Business Artist

I am an artist. There, I’ve said it. This statement may confuse some people who know me, and come as a shock to others. Braden, what do you mean you’re an artist? You’ve got an MBA from London Business School, you’ve led change programs for global organizations, helped companies build their innovation capabilities and cultures, are an expert in digital transformation, and you can’t even draw a straight line without a ruler. What makes you think you’re an artist? Continue reading

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Now-ism: Why Perfect Scores Don’t Matter And What To Focus On Instead

“Education is what people do to you; learning is what you do to yourself.” These are the wise words of Joi Ito, Director of the MIT Media Lab. In a recent TED Talk, Ito reveals a revolutionary style of innovation that he and his colleagues discovered during a time when they had to take learning into their own hands. Continue reading

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Using Boredom to Teach Creativity

What do you get when you take the technology away from a group of 10 and 11 year olds and ask them to be creative with a handful of household objects? Well, Thomas Fraser, a teacher at Crestwood Elementary School in Edmonton, Canada, troubled by the short attention spans of today’s youngsters endeavored to find out by… Continue reading

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