Monthly Archives: December 2013

Desperately Seeking WOW

There is a twilight period triggered by a business downturn when the leaders and innovators demonstrate whether they are leading change or being chased by change. Recently, some painful examples from global companies illustrate what business has to do during the limited twilight period when bright business conditions transition to dark and stormy. In my experience...

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Need Help Innovating? Ask for it!

One of the tasks a moderator of an innovation social network needs to concern themselves with is how to put different people together to facilitate the collaborative process. Sometimes those with shared interests find each other serendipitously. Other times the moderator needs to make the introduction. Ultimately the person most responsible for the selection of their collaborator is the person seeking help.

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BEST OF TED: Body Parts on a Chip

It's relatively easy to imagine a new medicine, a better cure for some disease. The hard part, though, is testing it, and that can delay promising new cures for years. In this well-explained talk, Geraldine Hamilton shows how her lab creates organs and body parts on a chip, simple structures with all the pieces essential to testing new medications -- even custom cures for one specific person.

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