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Michigan has the parts to build a powerful economic engine. They just need to be connected. Well, it’s been three years since we started The Next Idea. Read More
Efficiency Can Kill You Often, I’ve noticed, when I talk to someone about the need to innovate, that person will respond by telling me how much he or she is doing already.   Read More
Cultivating Innovation to Stand Out: Jeff DeGraff with Innovation Instigator, Stephen Shapiro It is important to find value in being different. Read More
The Secret to Innovation? Ride What Moves Successful innovation requires us to notice what is moving and growing around us, and to find ways to harness its energy to get us where we want to go.   Read More
The Cavalry Isn’t Coming – Why You Should Take Your Destiny Into Your Own Hands I fly a hundred thousand miles or more each year, and usually when I get off my plane I’m met by the driver of a black car. Read More
How to Foster Innovation: Jeff DeGraff with Social Change Strategist, Jonah Sachs Office Hours with Jeff DeGraff is a video series where the Dean of Innovation interviews thought leaders on the broad subject of innovation. Read More
Light Your Fire with the Sparks of Diversity My graduate students are all very smart, but they are often very tentative about their goals.   Read More
We Grow When Our Life Sucks… Or When We’re On a Roll Newcomers to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting are often surprised that what you’ll find there is the opposite of reassurance. Read More
Innovation’s Impact on the Future of Business: Jeff DeGraff with Futurist, Jacob Morgan Office Hours with Jeff DeGraff is a video series where the Dean of Innovation interviews thought leaders on the broad subject of innovation. Read More
You Are Not the Weather Don’t most people notice the weather?   Read More
There Is No Data on the Future A journalist asked me, “Is the Euro going to go up or down?” “Up, of course,” I said. Read More
How Improv Sparks Creativity: Jeff DeGraff with Comedian and Writer, Bob Kulhan Office Hours with Jeff DeGraff is a video series where the Dean of Innovation interviews thought leaders on the broad subject of innovation. Read More