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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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What can you take away from the 2014 World Cup and apply to your business to bolster your innovation efforts? Continue reading

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Innovation is serious business. The lifeblood of your company depends on your ability to serve the changing world with new products and services while continuing to generate profits. What does this have to do with comedy? Turns out there are a lot of similarities. Continue reading

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A recent article, ‘Leading in the 21st century’, in McKinsey & Company Quarterly, shares a series of interviews of leaders from some of the world’s largest and most vibrant organizations. The article suggests that leaders are operating in a “bewildering new environment in which little is certain Continue reading

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London Tech Startup scene: Where is the bloody innovation? 5 reasons startups fail

Most of the Tech startups in London are actually failing at innovation without knowing it. Here are the top 5 reasons why. Continue reading

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We think the NYU Stern School grads are lucky to have gotten the straight talk about failure from Hatkoff right between the eyes! Whether its their first or next job, or first or next try at innovating, getting comfortable with failure is the hall pass to success in our current economy. Continue reading

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Why Don't Companies Invest in a Culture of Innovation?

Innovation is everywhere. You can’t go an entire commercial break during the Super Bowl or a State of the Union address (okay, sorry, both American examples) without hearing the word innovation pop up at least once or twice. Companies have added innovation to their company values and mission statements in accelerating numbers. Some organizations have… Continue reading

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