Social Innovation

Problems – An Opportunity for Radical Innovation

Take a break from all the negative news about the economy. On my speaking trip to India, I was struck by the unbounded optimism in business circles. Sure, growth might be temporarily slowing, which may put the damper on investments for a short while. But, Indians have learned to take the long view. Whether the value of the Dollar, or the price of oil, or even the whole US economy goes up or down, they know the future is still gravitating irreversibly toward Asia.

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This is the Modern World

I attended a book launch for Stephen Trombley's "Fifty Thinkers Who Shaped The Modern World." An American author, filmmaker and musician, Trombley has undertaken a mammoth task here: The concise history of modern thought from the enlightenment up till now.

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Connectivate! BzzAgent Social Marketing Network

Organizations still have a long way to go to to fully integrate the social web to connect to their customers. Here are some great examples, curated by Hult International Business School and Center for Innovation, Excellence and Leadership (IXL Center). Their book Connectivate! is a collection of real world stories from 54 innovative companies whose breakthroughs are changing the world.

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Seniors are the New Innovators!

A Co-creation Challenge integrates users in the product creation process, asking seniors, caregivers and consumers for solutions for using the vast opportunities of mobile technology for the actively aging population. These developments promise to help people stay active and connected to friends, family and support network, as well as make healthcare more cost-effective.

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