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BEST OF TED: Why Work Doesn't Happen at Work

Jason Fried has a radical theory of working: that the office isn’t a good place to do it. In his talk, he lays out the main problems (call them the M&Ms) and offers three suggestions to make work work. Continue reading

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THE BEST OF TED: The Art of Asking

Don’t make people pay for music, says Amanda Palmer: Let them. In a passionate talk that begins in her days as a street performer (drop a dollar in the hat for the Eight-Foot Bride!), she examines the new relationship between artist and fan. Continue reading

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Eidos - Sensory Augmentation Equipment

We are used to controlling the world around us, to find the settings that suit us best. What if we had the same control over our senses? If we could adjust them in real time, what new experiences could this make possible? Continue reading

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How to Find Innovation Inspiration

The video above demonstrates the innovative efforts made in an emerging new industry that’s only just barely been born. Why is this inspirational? Because it demonstrates how new ideas can create possibilities for something larger. Continue reading

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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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