In tough economic times, exploratory science programs, from space probes to the Large Hadron Collider, are first to suffer budget cuts. In the TED talk below, Physicist Brian Cox explains how curiosity-driven science pays for itself, powering innovation and a profound appreciation of our existence. Why we need the explorers
Entrepreneurial gut feelings – bad or good?
In a new report from McKinsey they point out that leaders will be biased by their gut feelings and due to that they have to be able to judge the impact of the gut feelings. The technique suggested is to answer following questions and adjust the decision process after the answers: The familiarity test: Have… Continue reading Entrepreneurial gut feelings – bad or good?
Either you innovate or you’re in commodity hell
Sam Palmisano, CEO IBM, recently said “If you do what everyone else does, you have a low-margin business. That’s not where you want to be”. Innovation is the wheel on creating differentiation and long term value, but is not just something that can be added, it is integrated part of the learning, the culture, the… Continue reading Either you innovate or you’re in commodity hell
The Era of Open Innovation
Is creativity a lone task or does it come from collaboration? In a deceptively casual TED talk from 2005, Charles Leadbeater, the former advisor to Tony Blair and think thank guru, weaves a tight argument that innovation is not just for professionals anymore. Passionate amateurs, using new tools, are creating products and paradigms that companies… Continue reading The Era of Open Innovation
The New Power of Collaboration
Howard Rheingold began to be active in online communities in 1985, which is before most readers of this blog post was even born. Below is a great TED talk where Rheingold explains the new power of collaboration in the modern connected age. The New Power of Collaboration
Tim Brown – Tales of creativity and play
At the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena visitors learn to create. For more than 80 years the college has achieved an international reputation for having a rigorous, trans disciplinary curriculum and a faculty of professionals with strong ties to industry and a commitment to socially responsible design. In 2008 the Art Center set… Continue reading Tim Brown – Tales of creativity and play