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Digital Natives vs. Digital Immigrants Don’t let the word “digital” fool you in all this talk about how difficult it is for digital natives and digital immigrants to communicate. Read More
It’s Time We Invented a Holodeck I have always loved living up north but this year winter sucked. Read More
Mastering the Five Levels of Creativity (Part 3) Analogical Creativity: Great innovators from Archimedes in his bathtub to Einstein riding his elevator of relativity have used analogies to creatively solve complex problems. Read More
Mastering the Five Levels of Creativity (Part 2) Bisociative Creativity: Bisociative is a term coined by the controversial novelist Arthur Koestler in his celebrated bookThe Act of Creation to describe how our conscious mind, when relaxed, can connect rational with intuitive thoughts to produce eureka moments. Read More
MacGyver Mind, McDonald’s Mind In some practical ways our world is still illuminated by the Scottish Enlightenment that brought us such goodies as electromagnetism, capitalism and single malt whisky. Read More
On the Hypocrisy of Innovators Recently I spoke to a conference of leading business school deans about the prospects of the MBA degree. Read More
Why Innovation Is So Hard Chances are, innovation doesn’t work where you work — or only works some of the time, mostly in spite of your organization’s system and processes. Read More
From Theory to Practice Enlightenment may be in some degree an article of faith but in substance it is an act of investigation and demonstration. Read More
Take Multiple Shots on Goal The laws of probability, so true in general, so fallacious in particular.” ( Edward Gibbon) Retired center Wayne Gretzky is still referred to as the Great One because he holds the record for the most goals scored and assisted in the history of the National Hockey League. Read More
Getting Better Every Day in Every Way Nineteenth Century French psychologist turned célébrité Émile Coué famously recommended that repeatedly chanting “Every day, in every way, I’m getting better and better” would activate the subconscious mind in the process of personal improvement. Read More
Hide Inside Trojan Horses “It’s better to get something worthwhile done using deception than to fail to get something worthwhile done using truth.” (Carlos Castaneda) Whether Greeks bearing gifts for stalwart King Priam of Troy or a malware computer virus masquerading as a “can’t miss” offer, the Trojan horse has come to represent a manipulative strategy of trickery and deception. Read More
Break Down the Game Film American football is a game of strategy and confidence tricks that would make a flimflam man rosy. Read More