Tag Archives | Innovation

Six Resources on Creativity

Innovation and creativity, everyone says, is key to our nation’s success in the marketplace. While working through some new stuff on creativity and innovation, I stumbled, once more, across Robert Sternberg and Todd Lubart’s analysis of the resources for creativity. It has the intriguing title, Buy Low and Sell High: An Investment Approach to Creativity. […]

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“What Am I Missing?”

The key question about big data, economists reveal, is not “What did I measure?” but “What did I miss?”  However, the question has a lot more value than merely its role in big data. Indeed, when well-placed in a problem-solving conversation, there are few questions more important. Why is “what am I missing?” so rarely […]

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Collective Intelligence. . . or, Collective Stupidity?

Collective intelligence has been around for a long time–and in many different forms. For example, people from all over the world collectively created Wikipedia and Linux, high quality intellectual products. But what makes for the best, the most trusted collective intelligence? Is it a lot of smart people, or perhaps more creative folk? It’s a […]

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Making Your Ideas Happen

Ever had the experience of synchronicity? It’s when you notice some coincidental events and you say to yourself “Whoa.” I had one today. A few hours ago, I saw an HBR blog about making ideas happen, and then later I saw a post about the 99% conference in NYC, held last week on the subject […]

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