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Before There Were TED Talks, There Were Chautauquas Before there were TED talks, there were Chautauquas. Read More
The Unlikely Source of Your Next Big Breakthrough The middleman just might be the vanguard of your next innovation strategy. Read More
How Rules and Bureaucracy Breed Innovation Most of the matter in the known universe is stuff that we have no way of seeing. Read More
The Secret to Teaching Creativity at Business School How do you teach creativity? I’ve had to work through this issue for over 25 years. Read More
Want Radical Innovation? Here’s Where to Look Innovation happens behind-the-scenes. It’s often not the faces of a company–the directors and managers–who come up with breakthrough ideas but the individuals working out of public view, in the background. Read More
Innovation in Higher Education: Here We Go Again According the Chronicle of Higher Education and National Public Radio, competency based education is the new thing. Read More
What Are You Willing to Give Up to Get Innovation? Most descriptions of innovation end up in overreaching hyperbole: groundbreaking, disruptive, radical. Read More
4 Innovation Strategies to Forecast the Future What’s going to happen to the Euro in the coming year? Read More
What is Innovation? When asked to define the legal definition for obscenity, Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart famously quipped “I know it when I see it.” For most of us the same applies to a working definition for innovation. Read More
Innovation: Hide Inside Trojan Horses 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
Innovation: Old Crops, New Soil Did you know that some of the largest chapters of agricultural groups like the Future Farmers of America are in urban centers? Read More
Innovation Starts in Dark Places There is a dark, untold back story of innovation that may disturb you: many of the earliest forms of the world’s biggest technological advancements were pioneered by bad people in morally corrupt contexts. Read More