Monthly Archives: November 2016

Generating Discovery for Innovation

Just in case you haven’t seen the latest Star Trek movie yet, here is one of its key messages; “You know the greatest danger facing us is ourselves, an irrational fear of the unknown. But there’s no such thing as the unknown– only things temporarily hidden, temporarily not understood” Our approach to innovation at ImagineNation™ enables you to generate discovery ...

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Innovation Doubts

One of the first concepts I learned in a university course on statistics was not about regression analysis or significance of results but, rather, on the importance of doubt. Our professor drilled home the point that no matter how large our dataset and how clever our hypothesis, our results should always be presented using language such as “suggests” or “points ...

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Cultural Lag: When Innovation Moves Faster Than Regulation

Everybody loves Elon Musk. Well, everybody that’s not in the business of fossil fuels and other non renewable energy resources, that is. Earlier this year, Robert E. Murray of Murray Energy Corp, America’s largest privately owned coal company, took to calling Musk “a fraud” on CNBC. Musk made headlines, after taking to Twitter to fire back at Murray. Real fraud ...

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Mental Models and Dangerous Expectations

Expectations result from mental models and wants. When you have a mental model of a system and you want the system to behave in a way that fits your mental model, that’s an expectation. And when you want the system to behave differently than your mental model, that’s also an expectation. When the system matches your wants, the world is ...

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