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BEST OF TED: Why Truly Innovative Science Demands a Leap into the Unknown

While studying for his PhD in physics, Uri Alon thought he was a failure because all his research paths led to dead ends. But, with the help of improv theater, he came to realize that there could be joy in getting lost. A call for scientists to stop thinking of research as a direct line from question to answer, but as something more creative. It’s a message that will resonate, no matter what your field. Continue reading

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“Remember before the internet?” asks Joi Ito. “Remember when people used to try to predict the future?” In this engaging talk, the head of the MIT Media Lab skips the future predictions and instead shares a new approach to creating in the moment: building quickly and improving constantly, without waiting for permission or for proof that you have the right idea. Continue reading

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Inside Johnson & Johnson's Innovation Center

As innovation becomes more recognized as the sustaining lifeblood of any company, more organizations are investing in improving their connections to entrepreneurs, startups, researchers, academic institutions and other outside entities to strengthen their pipelines for insights, ideas, and collaboration. To support this effort, some companies are even creating dedicated physical spaces for this collaboration to occur… Continue reading

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BEST OF TED: Get Ready for Hybrid Thinking

Two hundred million years ago, our mammal ancestors developed a new brain feature: the neocortex. This stamp-sized piece of tissue (wrapped around a brain the size of a walnut) is the key to what humanity has become. Now, futurist Ray Kurzweil suggests, we should get ready for the next big leap in brain power, as we tap into the computing power in the cloud. Continue reading

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Boeing Customer Experience

Progressive organizations are shifting to total customer experience strategies and design approaches. Take a look at what Boeing is up to here… Continue reading

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Does innovation start with the idea?

We came across this video about innovation that we thought we would share with you and get your thoughts and reactions. It’s main point is that innovation starts with an idea. I’m sure by now you know that Innovation Excellence co-Founders Braden Kelley and Rowan Gibson would disagree and say that innovation begins not with an idea, but with a unique and valuable customer insight… Continue reading

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New Ways of Learning in a Rapidly Changing World

In this video John Seely Brown tackles the issues surrounding learning in a “world of constant change.” He echoes some of those conclusions here: “In a world of rapid change,” Brown explains, “any particular skill that I’ve learned is apt to have a moderately short shelf life. So what I really need to do is [...] create contexts for myself, that I keep scaffolding and learning and accelerating what I know to increase my own performance.” Continue reading

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