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As Robots Take Over We Will Need More Innovators

As Robots Take Over We Will Need More Innovators - IAs Robots Take Over We Will Need More Innovators - Innovation Excellence

The Hadrian X robot is made by Fastbrick Robotics from Australia. It can lay 1000 house bricks in an hour (video below). The average bricklayer lays around 500 bricks a day. We will soon see robots doing much of the standard work in building assembly with a small number of skilled craftsmen supervising them, applying finishing touches or...

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Innovate Like a Flaneur

I recently wrote about my appreciation of travel writing (Innovation in Lost Japan). One of my favorite ways to pass time converges in the form of the literary tales of the flaneur. The French term, which means a person who strolls about, was popularized by Charles Baudelaire in the 19th century..

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The Innovator

Mike Friton is a freelance shoemaker, weaver, paper sculptor and innovator with over 30 years of experience at Nike. His innovations are responsible for many elements of athletic footwear that people wear today. Each of his crafts informs one another and he is constantly exploring the fringes of his field. Mike's work is a great example of how non-traditional methods of exploring one's craft can lead to unique end results.

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Four Faces of an Innovator

The most successful innovators combine four distinct personalities that are not only distinct but also conflicting in certain aspects. If you wonder how they manage to do this, believe me, you are not alone - it took me six years of study of the personality profile of innovators across different domains to understand this.

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