Author Archives: Innovation Excellence

Innova Latino Report Shows Region Leapfrogging

For the InnovaLatino Survey, released by INSEAD and the Development Center of the OECD, more than 1,500 manufacturing firms from eight countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay) were surveyed to compile the InnovaLatino Report which documents Latin America’s tech-readiness and was funded by Fundación Telefónica. Latin America faces numerous geographical and geopolitical challenges and generally ...

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List of the Week: 18 Low Tech Learning Innovations

Tom Vander Ark’s 18 Low Tech Learning Innovations in this week’s Huffington Post, was written for educators and school systems, but is just as relevant to the workplace and employees.  Just substitute “employee” for student and “CEO” for principal and you’ll get the idea.  Over 20 years of working on innovation projects inside of companies have shown me that “permssion ...

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Reminder – Expert Office Hours Today

Just a friendly reminder that today at: 9am – PDT (west coast USA) Noon – EDT (east coast USA) 5pm – UK 6pm – Continental Europe We will be having our next Expert Office Hours with Deborah Mills-Scofield (@dscofield) on twitter at http://tweetchat.com/room/ixchat or using your favorite twitter tool or twitter search to follow along at hashtag #ixchat Please tweet ...

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Prizes: NSF Awards Sci/Eng Visualization Challenge

Science Magazine and the National Science Foundation presented the winners and honorable mentions in the eighth annual International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge, which drew 111 entries from 63 countries, including 24 U.S. states. From the competition…”The winners — in categories including illustration, photography, informational graphics, and multimedia — draw you into unseen worlds in very different ways and span ...

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Creativity and the Five Wet Monkeys

Col. Casey Haskins, an accomplished military officer and professor at West Point Academy, argues that one of the biggest obstacles to creativity is a reliance on the status quo. “We do lots of stuff that we have no idea why we do it, and we don’t even bother to examine it, and in some instances, that does harm,” explains Haskins. ...

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The Myths of Innovation

Author and speaker Scott Berkun talks about how much of what we know about innovation is wrong. That’s the bet this talk takes, as it romps through the history of innovation, dispelling the mythologies we’ve constructed about how we got here. This talk, loosely based on the upcoming O’Reilly book (May 2007), will help you to recognize the myths, understand ...

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