How Technology Is Changing the Skills We Need to Learn

I think the question itself is misplaced. Clearly, we use technology to do things for us that we no longer are doing for ourselves and that means certain abilities degenerate. Yet, it also means that we are freeing up cognitive energy for other things. So what’s really important is not the skills we are losing but those that we need to develop. Continue reading

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50 Ted Talks Every Educator Should Check Out (2014 Edition)

The communication explosion reaches its peak when you explore the endless avenues running through TED Talks. These are the best TED Talks for any educator because they make us laugh, warm our hearts, break down barriers, and always inspire us to dig a little deeper and push a little harder. Continue reading

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world-power-consumption

In his TED talk about innovation, Toby Shapshak, shows that in developed countries, people spend a lot of their day doing “time wasters” – which takes time away from the time they spend innovating. Continue reading

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Top 20 Innovation Articles – March 2014

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 10 as part of our free Innovation Excellence Weekly magazine and email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut? Continue reading

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Social Soul - An Immersive Digital Experience

Social Soul is an immersive digital experience inspired by the question: how does it feel to be inside someone else’s social media stream? MKG collaborated with artists’ Lauren McCarthy and Kyle McDonald to design an experience that brings to life a user’s Twitter stream in a larger-than-life structure where their social media profile is on display in a 360-degree stream of monitors, mirrors and sound. Continue reading

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Build a Stronger Innovation Culture by Embracing Failure

I have recently written a white paper on how to build a stronger innovation culture by embracing failure. Unfortunately, I cannot offer a clear solution, toolbox or blueprint on how companies can do this and one major reason for this is that most — if not all — companies are very reluctant to share their failures and how they approach them and learn from them. Continue reading

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Journal of Responsible Innovation, First Issue Review

In this post Jonny Hankins guides the Innovation Excellence community through the first issue of the Journal for Responsible Innovation. Continue reading

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