Social Innovation

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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Stop Praying for Education Reform

When it comes to education, we should adopt Nike's famous motto and 'Just Do It'. In the United States (and probably many other countries around the world), it has become a popular pastime to complain about the state of the public schools. People complain about school funding, teacher performance, curriculum, class sizes, and more things than I care to remember right now. So what are parents to do?

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Pioneering Semantic Web Innovation

If you want to speak to someone, truly interesting and inspiring, about the Semantic Web and Innovation, Ora Lassila, is a clear choice. Lassila, an Advisory Board Member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) as well as Senior Architect and Technology Strategist for Nokia's Location and Commerce Unit, was my obvious ‘go to guy’ because:

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