Category: People & Skills

What China Must Do to Innovate

Innovation is an essential ingredient to the growth and success of China’s economy. The use of methods such as Systematic Inventive Thinking will accelerate that growth. But where should China focus its innovation efforts? Continue reading

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Dr. Larry Miller

He said “my father was a toolmaker and I used to watch him work, I still like to tinker, to make things.” I was speaking with an eminent Emergency Room surgeon, Dr Larry Miller who created a life saving technology called the EZ-IO. Continue reading

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Innovation Excellence is looking ahead to the 2014 Open Innovation Summit “Ride the wave of Exponential Open Innovation” in Chicago October 30-31. We’ve checked out the great line-up of Open Innovation and industry practitioners, and are asking ourselves – and you: What questions should we be asking these 2014 Open Innovation Leaders? Continue reading

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25 Practices That Foster Lifelong Learning

Is your capacity for learning is fixed or fluid? Can you improve your intelligence and talents through hard work and practice, or are you stuck with the brains you’ve got? Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck says.. Continue reading

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Innovators Overcome The Can

There’s a vicious, pervasive mentality swirling in corporate America today, and it’s limiting innovation, growth and corporate renewal. Many of your fellow employees have been infected by a mental virus, and they aren’t even aware that they have it. Continue reading

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25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently

Imagine for a moment that all human beings had the same IQ, but that some of us knew how to tap into it better than others. How would we approach education differently? Continue reading

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“Why didn’t I think of that” is one of the best compliments that you can pay an innovator. From the perspective of Behavioral Science, an innovation that is obvious, but only in hindsight, solves a crucial trade off. It is both new, but also intuitive, with a correspondingly low barrier to adoption. In this blog I’ll share a framework I use to catalyse new yet familiar, surprisingly obvious (1) ideas that fit this framework. Continue reading

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