Monthly Archives: September 2013

All Ideas Can't Be Good Ideas

It’s very important for innovators to understand confirmation bias, because every person is convinced they have a billion dollar idea. They’ve got the next big idea that’s going to change the world and make them rich. But what happens is their confirmation bias only allows them to see the evidence that supports their belief that they have a great idea. Their brain doesn’t allow them to see all the evidence that proves it’s actually a bad idea.

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modelH update: Key Influencers


modelH is a co-creation forum dedicated to building an open source business model canvas for the US healthcare system. Our recent project sprint completed two key objectives for Healthcare Key Influencers. This update will bring you up to speed on the recent activities with which the modelH community has been engaged, what we'll be addressing in the next project sprint on modelH, and how you can get involved.

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How Machines Learn


It’s fun to look at old pictures of Bill Gates from back when he was a boy genius. Unlike Mark Zuckerberg, he arrived on the scene looking very much like the nerd he was; big glasses and a sheepish grin, like he's just happy, albeit a bit embarrassed, to be invited to the party. He’s grown up a lot since then. Years of success and media training have given him a quiet confidence.

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Innovating College Education


Interview: Steve Spinelli spans business, entrepreneurship, global management, and now higher education. President at PhilaU, he's pioneered a new model for professional education with an innovative curriculum based on transdisciplinary, real world learning infused with liberal arts.

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