Monthly Archives: May 2013

BEST OF TED: Why Google Glass?

It's not a demo, more of a philosophical argument: Why did Sergey Brin and his team at Google want to build an eye-mounted camera/computer, codenamed Glass? Onstage at TED2013, Brin calls for a new way of seeing our relationship with our mobile computers -- not hunched over a screen but meeting the world heads-up.

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Zen and the Art of Innovation

For the past 53 years, Synecticsworld has been studying and applying the learning of the processes of collaboration, creativity, creative problem solving and innovation. As a one who has begun studying Buddhism in the last few years, I have been consistently drawn to the similarities amongst the behaviors (and motivations) that are needed for both.

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Valuable online innovation communities: Create the innovation tornado

Starting and growing a community for your employees, clients or suppliers for innovation is not as easy as “just setting up a forum-like website and communicating the website-location to the participants”. Online communities are not simply tools that you can switch ON and then wait for the ‘all important’ knowledge-sharing to happen. Fortunately, there are only two basic principles that need to be covered.

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Managing Innovation

Go to any conference these days and some whip-smart technogeek will declare that you must, “innovate or die,” and then dazzle you a wide array of case studies to illustrate the point. You’ll feel inspired, then scared and then have a few beers and go about your business.

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Lara Lee #BIF8 Summit: Digging for the Future

Lee speaks Mandarin, rides a Harley, and has three Ivy League degrees. But, that’s not the only reason for why she is one of BIF’s most memorable Summit storytellers. As SVP, customer experience design for Lowe's, Lee refuses to rely on superficial readings of big data, focus groups or piles of market research to reposition her clients. Instead, she dives into the basic human motivations that drive behavior.

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