Innovation in Education

Teaching Moves Beyond the Classroom Somewhat surprisingly, and despite huge advances in technology and communications, very little has changed in the way we teach – either in formal educational settings or in the world of work. Whereas the ways we learn and access knowledge in our day-to-day lives are almost entirely informal, the vast majority of teaching is still done ...

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140char Innovation Insight Contest

In honor of the impact that Twitter has in democratizing information, I’d like to give everyone a chance to win a copy of the only business book I know of with a green cover – “Rethink” by Ric Merrifield. The rules for entering the contest are simple. Send us your favorite innovation insight in 140 characters or less* via one ...

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Conferences 3.0

To get the latest thinking and network with their peers, managers used to jump on a plane and go to an industry trade show or conference. Now with the Internet and Social Networks, managers can do a lot of the same things right from their desk. Conferences and trade shows are facing disruption from blogs, webinars, and social media. The ...

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Innovation Through Design Thinking

Here is another video from Tim Brown of IDEO, this one is “Innovation Through Design Thinking” from a visit to MIT (skip ahead three minutes if you’re pressed for time): According to IDEO, Design Thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation. This video highlights how companies use design thinking in their businesses, from Motorola thinking about strategy to P&G thinking ...

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My View on Crowdsourcing Published on BusinessWeek.com

Helen Walters, Business Week’s Editor for Innovation and Design, recently gathered opinions on crowdsourcing, via Twitter. I replied with a quote via email and Business Week published it recently with a dozen others. Here’s mine: You can find the whole slide show here. “The future of crowdsourcing will be as an integrated and required part of the front end of ...

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incentive2innovate Conference Wrapup

I just returned from a great experience at the incentive2innovate conference at the United Nations in New York City. Hosting the conference at the United Nations seemed appropriate given that it was a gathering of people who are trying to change the world. The percentage of people representing non-profits and social capitalist organizations was much higher than I expected, and ...

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incentive2innovate – Global Development & Partnerships

The final panel on the second day at the incentive2innovate conference at the United Nations was on global development and partnerships. The panel was moderated by Michael Green (Co-Author “Philanthrocapitalism: How the Rich Can Save the World”): Andreas Widmer, Co-Founder, S.E.VEN (Social Equity Venture) FundAmir Dossal, Executive Director, United Nations Office for PartnershipsCharlie Brown, Executive Director, Ashoka ChangemakersCarol Armistead Grigsby, ...

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incentive2innovate – Creating an Innovation Culture

The second panel on the second day at the incentive2innovate conference at the United Nations was on creating an innovation culture in your organization. The panel was moderated by Dwayne Spradlin, CEO, InnoCentive: Neil Blakesley, VP, Strategy Marketing & Propositions, BT AmericasMarthin de Beer, SVP, Emerging Technologies Group, CiscoJohn Gibson, CEO, ParadigmJudy Estrin, Author, “Closing the Innovation Gap: Reigniting the ...

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incentive2innovate – Reid Hoffman of LinkedIn

Day two at the incentive2innovate conference at the United Nations featured a keynote by Reid Hoffman, CEO of LinkedIn. Reid Hoffman took the stage and began by speaking about how individiduals are now small businesses, before moving on to discuss how the venture capital industry started in Boston but has been eclipsed by Silicon Valley. Proliferation of open networks in ...

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