Feature Of The Week

Your Personality, Creativity and Innovation

Given our need to adapt, evolve and create new paths for our businesses, careers and personal lives -- the future of business innovation and creativity is a topic of great and growing interest. This is why I wanted to connect with David B. Goldstein and to learn about the launch of his new book Creative You: Using Your Personality Type to Thrive.

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Integrating Open Innovation at Tate & Lyle

Tate & Lyle is a large B2B company focused on speciality food ingredients. They have placed a large emphasis on innovation as a key source of future growth, with a pivotal role for open innovation (OI) and complementary roles for OI partnerships and venture capital initiatives. I had the chance recently to interview Dr John Stewart, Director of Open Innovation, to learn more about their integrated program.

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Success Practices in Co-Creation (enter the wild west!)

Co-creation is like the wild wild west: Opportunties abound, and there are few rules for what you can and can't do. Arm yourself with the IX Research report "Success Practices in Co-Creation" to reduce internal uncertainty with co-creation, improve the likelihood of achieving co-creation success, and take advantage of the co-creation enablement ecosystem that is maturing around us.

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Education Innovation – Zombie-Based Learning

David designed the Zombie-Based Learning Geography curriculum because there were no project-based curriculum's available at the time that he could use to teach Geography to his middle school students. Because we live in the era of crowdfunding and because he intended to make the effort widely available to educators around the world, he started a Kickstarter effort to...

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Vivek Kundra at WIF NY 2013

Quick! Excluding the President, who’s the single most impressive, visionary, leader in either the first or second Obama administration? Give up? Well, I just saw him speak at the World Innovation Forum 2013 in Manhattan. He’s the former and first ever Chief Information Officer of the United States, Vivek Kundra...

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Using Books as Tools

We are celebrating and shining a spotlight on Books as Tools, tools for innovators, with a series of the same name, and founded in on our belief that books aren't books. They’re incendiary tools for personal revolution and organizational change. Did we say we plan to go deeper? Small group discussions with authors, explorations of how others use books to create change, and more.

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The Crowdstorm Effect

This three-part series discusses how leading organizations are tapping external talent to not only find new ideas but also to get feedback on ideas. Regardless of how we define innovation, the talent to deliver it is now found within and outside our organizations. This is a given. The process to harness it is a work in progress. The material in this series comes from our recently published book, “Crowdstorm: The Future of Innovation, Ideas and Problem Solving”.

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Zen and the Art of Innovation

For the past 53 years, Synecticsworld has been studying and applying the learning of the processes of collaboration, creativity, creative problem solving and innovation. As a one who has begun studying Buddhism in the last few years, I have been consistently drawn to the similarities amongst the behaviors (and motivations) that are needed for both.

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