Monthly Archives: June 2009

Video Interview with BT Americas’ Neil Blakesley

I had the opportunity to interview Neil Blakesley of BT Americas at the incentive2innovate conference this week at the United Nations in New York City. You can see the video interview here: Here are the questions I asked him: What do you see as the most exciting innovation in telecommunications to reach businesses in the next 12-18 months? What have ...

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Video Interview with InnoCentive Founder and CEO

I had the opportunity to interview InnoCentive founder Dr. Alpheus Bingham, PdD and InnoCentive CEO Dwayne Spradlin at the incentive2innovate conference this week at the United Nations in New York City. You can see the video interview here: Here are the questions I asked them: In your view – What are the greatest strengths of the open innovation movement? Do ...

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Creativity versus Literacy

I came across this video of Sir Ken Robinson speaking about how schools kill creativity. He contends that more emphasis should be placed on teaching creativity in schools, and that teaching creativity should be as important as teaching literacy. Here are some of his other key thoughts and insights: The great thing about children is that if they don’t know, ...

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Laser Focus and The Perfect Client

Laser Focus If law enforcement officers were business people, they would never struggle with questions like, “Who is my Perfect Client?” or, “Will I run out of customers if I focus on a select niche?” They would just know with confidence who they’re after. Take this extreme example from my past. It was early January of 1993 when Officer Harlan ...

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Live Coverage from incentive2innovate

Hello all, Next week I will be attending the incentive2innovate conference at the United Nations in New York City (June 8-9, 2009) and live blogging and tweeting. The star-studded roster of speakers will include: – Peter Diamandis – X PRIZE Foundation– Reid Hoffman – LinkedIn– Dean Kamen – DEKA R&D Corporation– Arianna Huffington – Huffington Post – Marthin de Beer ...

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Definition – What is Innovation?

Innovation has been defined many ways by many different people. In January 2009, innovation was defined forty different ways in under 140 characters for a Twitter contest. These of course aren’t the only possible definitions for innovation, but here is a video of my innovation definition (along with an example): “Innovation transforms useful seeds of invention into solutions valued above ...

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Twitter in the Classroom

During Clayton Christensen’s talk at the World Innovation Forum about innovation in education and healthcare, Dr. Christensen made a point about how technology will move more of education out of the classroom and onto the Internet. He was mostly speaking about augmenting home schooling, but also about school leavers earning their equivalency online, and online advanced placement courses for kids ...

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