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True innovators don’t have a culture

How many strategic plans look a little bit different from the year before? 99.9% do. When I say “a little bit different” I mean tighter strategies with incremental goals and objectives and more of the same activities as the year before. Yes, we’ve all seen this before. What’s ridiculous is that you may begin a […]

Innovation is Not Necessarily Disruptive

There is a common misconception that all innovation is and should be disruptive; it isn’t. And while I dislike making distinctions between Big Innovation and Small Innovation, the truth is most of what is innovative is of the routine type that just optimizes the current business model. Disruption, on the other hand, is thrown around […]

The New Era Of Mass Collaboration

In 1991, Linus Torvalds released the Linux kernel on the Internet and invited anyone who wanted to download, use and modify it. In an amazingly short amount of time, a community built up around Torvalds’ initial code and their contributions transformed it into an operating system that rivaled those of even corporate giants like Microsoft. Even […]

Experiential Learning

Many young people are either turning away from school entirely or choosing institutions that can offer practical, hands-on education. It is becoming a common practice in Europe among Universities of Applied Sciences, whilst in USA a school like Northeastern University has embedded experiential learning as a part of their study program. Any school that offers […]

GET BETTER IDEAS WITH THE GESTURES EXERCISE

It is well known that our physiology can affect our psychology.  If our posture is more positive then our thinking is more positive.  Researchers Slepian and Ambady report an experiment in the Journal of Experimental Psychology.  They had some subjects move their arms in big fluid movements and other subjects moved their arms in short, […]