Monthly Archives: January 2014

What is Deeper Learning?

We here at Innovation Excellence are passionate about innovation AND education, because it is not just companies that need to innovate, but countries too. And the countries that do the best job of educating the next generation of innovators will be the ones that will live at the top of the food chain and reap the monetary and societal benefits.

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What Bell Labs Taught Us about Innovation

I don’t know about you, but really, I had no sense of the impact Bell Labs had on our current society. Gertner writes a compelling narrative intermingling the distinctive personalities of the innovators with layman points of view about the concepts they developed. In doing so, he brings alive an incredible institution that was accessible only as old black-and-white photos of men wearing ties around lab equipment.

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Why We Need to Innovate Globally and Locally

When companies become global, for the most part they start and grow operations in various parts of the globe, at times driven by the desire to sell more and expand in these emerging/new markets, and also to take advantage of the lower cost of labor. However, as we discuss in ProVoke, innovation is truly global and is not intended to innovate in location ‘A’ (mostly applies to the US) and expect to succeed by exporting to the rest of the world.

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The Impact of Innovation

Innovation is driven by hope and fear. By humans dreaming of a better place. Emerging technologies are maintaining scale and deflation, accelerating the pace of change, having a profound impact on how societies, institutions, businesses and individuals interact. The emergence of new identities, facilitated by technologies and enabled by new values, is the new revolution. A peer-to-peer revolution.

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