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BEST OF TED: Embrace the shake

In art school, Phil Hansen developed an unruly tremor in his hand that kept him from creating the pointillist drawings he loved. Hansen was devastated, floating without a sense of purpose. Until a neurologist made a simple suggestion: embrace this limitation … and transcend it. Continue reading

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BEST OF TED: A Mini Robot Powered by your Phone

Your smartphone may feel like a friend — but a true friend would give you a smile once in a while. At TED2013, Keller Rinaudo demos Romo, the smartphone-powered mini robot who can motor along with you on a walk, slide you a cup of coffee across the table, and react to you with programmable expressions. Continue reading

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Big Ideas and Process Excellence

One of the things we’re also telling our clients when it comes to innovation is that they shouldn’t always make the assumption that big ideas should be the only thing on their radar, when in fact we believe that ‘process excellence’ has the potential to create a similar, if not larger, return on investment than big ideas. Continue reading

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Honestly, our definition of empathy is weak. It is weak because there is no action associated with the definition, no accountability baked into the meaning. Continue reading

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BEST OF TED: Build a School in the Cloud

Onstage at TED2013, Sugata Mitra makes his bold TED Prize wish: Help me design the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can explore and learn from each other — using resources and mentoring from the cloud. Continue reading

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Tony Hsieh’s #BIF6 Summit talk is by far a very favorite summit story. With a desire to spend 10% of his time studying the structured elements of what makes all of us happy, Hsieh built Zappos.com around something that, for a certain group of people, just plain works. Continue reading

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BEST OF TED: The Astounding Athletic Power of Quadcopters

In a robot lab at TEDGlobal, Raffaello D’Andrea demos his flying quadcopters: robots that think like athletes, solving physical problems with algorithms that help them learn. In a series of nifty demos, D’Andrea show drones that play catch, balance and make decisions together. Continue reading

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