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Thinking Inside the Box

You’ve all heard about “thinking outside the box.” It’s a tired expression really. “You need to put on your innovation hat! You need to think outside the box!” OK, true enough I guess. But actually, we live in a real world with real constraints. We are, truth be told, in a box. There are timelines, there is physical space, there are responsibilities, there are budgets. Yes, we can solve problems with… Continue reading

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Starting starts with starting.

If you haven’t done it before and you want to start, you have only one option – to start. Much as there’s a huge difference between lightning and lightning bug, there’s a world of difference between starting and talking about starting. Continue reading

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Innovation Sighting: Task Unification in Kitchenware

Many “wearable tech” devices measure the calories you burn in a day. But weight watchers know that’s only half the equation. You also need an accurate count of calories consumed. Now a new device will do just that. It’s called Vessyl.. Continue reading

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The Future of Retail 2015 Report

In the fifth volume of the Future of Retail report the PSFK Labs team explores the dynamic social, technological, and physical forces influencing consumer behavior and driving next-generation shopping experiences. With a refocus on the importance of the physical store, the analysis below includes 10 in-store actions supported by 13 key trends that retailers can use to immediately begin redefining their retail experience. Continue reading

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Brain Gain

Brain drain or brain gain? In the 21st Century, it makes all the difference which side of the line your community is on. Communities suffering brain drain lose their talented young people to places where the lights are brighter and opportunities are thicker on the ground. The community’s future goes with them. The loss is… Continue reading

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Amazon Echo - Is anyone listening?

Today Amazon launched the Echo – an internet appliance with voice recognition and response designed to be to your living room what Siri and Cortana are to your pocket. It is a bold move for Amazon in the wake of their disastrous market entry into the phone market with the Amazon Fire phone, and whether by luck or by design represents more of what customers are likely to give Amazon permission to… Continue reading

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THE BEST OF TED: The Future of Early Cancer Detection?

Along with a crew of technologists and scientists, Jorge Soto is developing a simple, noninvasive, open-source test that looks for early signs of multiple forms of cancer. Onstage at TEDGlobal 2014, he demonstrates a working prototype of the mobile platform for the first time. Continue reading

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