Monthly Archives: March 2014

#Character Day: the Generosity of Tiffany Shlain

The 8 minutes that it will take you to experience The Science of #Character film will show what rapid meaning transfer looks like -- in this instance you'll get a visual download about what is now known re the science of character, in its most sublime, most spreadable, sharable package -- thanks to the generosity of Tiffany Shlain, the Moxie Institute, and the enlightened group of sponsors who enable her new genre of cloud filmmaking.

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Innovation or Not? – Vector Scissors

I came across these attractive and thoughtfully designed Vector Scissors in a post by Innovation Excellence contributor Matthew E May that promise to in addition to the normal day to day jobs that scissors execute, to also be able to cut perfectly straight lines. Interesting invention, sure, clever design, sure, but are they an innovation?

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Is Social Media Unhealthy?

A Harvard University study revealed that during self-disclosure on social media, participants activated the Nucleus Accumbens. This region is important in the development of addictions -- it lights up when someone takes cocaine or other drugs. Self-disclosure activates the same part of the brain associated with the sensation of pleasure -- the same pleasure we get from having sex, eating food, and receiving money.

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Tech Trends 2014: Inspiring Disruption

Welcome to Deloitte’s fifth annual Technology Trends report. Each year, they study the ever-evolving technology landscape, focusing on disruptive trends that are transforming business, government, and society. Once again, they’ve selected 10 topics that have the opportunity to impact organizations across industries, geographies, and sizes over the next 18 to 24 months.

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Selling Innovation: The Repeat (chapter 5)

While the most cost-effective method of customer acquisition is capturing a repeat customer, in the innovation economy that second sale is paramount. The second sale validates the marketplace, and moves you one step closer to broad market penetration. It is the catalyst to moving from selling to early adopters to selling to a larger, mass market.

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The Daily Innovator: Email to the CEO

This is the time of year when we're all setting goals. Top of my list for 2014 is clearing a path for innovation in our organization. Allow me to make the case for why I need your sponsorship as CEO. Our organization is challenged by complex issues -- technology, demanding...

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