Science

Innovation Quotient

Yes, the world is changing very rapidly. Every day we wake up, there are new products, processes, technologies and ideas that are better and more effective than the ones we had yesterday. This has changed the dynamics of what we do and how we think. And as the result of new innovations, we have the chance to live better and longer.

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Global Super Shifts – Part Two

Yesterday I posted five super shifts redefining planet humanity, from globaltrends.com. Here are the second five. 1. New Power Brokers BRIC Social networks G20, which gives developing economies a greater voice in global issues. New financial power brokers – RDE central banks, sovereign wealth funds, private equity and hedge funds – and stateholders bearing stimulus funding along with their constituent ...

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Innovation Strategy and the Collaborative Brain

We know there are differences in the ways that individuals solve problems, communicate, and ideate. We also know that neural pathways are being created and stimulated while we’re doing these things. Now, from the journal Scientific American, we understand that greater collaboration is more than just smart business – it’s built into our genetic makeup. The business case has begun ...

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Global Super Shifts – Part One

Yesterday I wrote about the world’s booming population, a big undertow changing the way the world works. Here are five more super shifts redefining planet humanity, from globaltrends.com. Another five tomorrow. 1. Mobility in resources, people, products and services, capital, knowledge, beliefs, opinions The ongoing revolution in global communications technologies offers organizations the ability to work 24/7 across time zones. ...

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Population Acceleration

World population from 1800 to 2100, based on UN 2004 projections (red, orange, green) and US Census Bureau historical estimates The planet’s booming population is a mega trend reshaping everything. Over coming decades our growing presence and rampant appetite for resources will shake up every form of life on earth. At current birthrates, the world’s seven billionth inhabitant will join ...

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Tom Peters, Arie De Geus, and Roses

Sometimes life is like StumpleUpon. I was talking to Rowan Gibson today about Royal Dutch Shell and the work of Arie De Geus, memorialized in his book The Living Company and it turned out it had been important to both of us. Hearing Arie De Geus speak at a Senge Systems Thinking conference in Boston 20 years ago changed the ...

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