April 17th, 2014

Balancing Large and Small Firm Capabilities

Rather than building ambidextrous organizations, larger companies should develop innovation ecosystems

April 16th, 2014

The Energy Efficiency of Trust & Vulnerability)

Trust and vulnerability allow us to divert energy to things that really matter - from Deb Mills-Scofield

April 16th, 2014

M.I.T.’s Alex Pentland: Measuring Idea Flows to Accelerate Innovation

Flow rules: knowledge about the flow of ideas can accelerate the pace of innovation

April 4th, 2014
Learning Innovation

Looking forward to this documentary on the growing disconnect between 20th century education models and 21st century labor markets

Learning Innovation

Looking forward to this documentary on the growing disconnect between 20th century education models and 21st century labor markets

March 11th, 2014

15-Yr-Old Kelvin Doe Wows M.I.T.

In awe of Kevin Doe aka DJ Focus, a boy born in poverty in Sierra Leone who loves inventing and learning by making

(Source: youtube.com)

January 30th, 2014

New patent mapping system helps find innovation pathways

What’s the next big thing? Forecasting innovation pathways by looking for patterns in patent filings - extracting flow from stocks

January 28th, 2014
January 23rd, 2014

West African Inventor Makes a $100 3D Printer From E-Waste

This is just the beginning as patents expire this year - West African Inventor Makes a $100 3D Printer From E-Waste

January 15th, 2014

An eye-pad for the blind and much more from this 15 year old: Angad Daryani at TEDxGateway 2013 

Makers come from all ages - look at what this 15 year old accomplished - he quit school to learn faster

(Source: youtube.com)

January 13th, 2014
If we truly want our passion to flourish, we’ll need to change all of this. We’ll need to be innovative at an entirely new level. Rather than focusing narrowly on technology and product innovation, we’ll need to broaden our horizons and engage in institutional innovation, imagining and then crafting an entirely new set of institutional arrangements based on a fundamentally different rationale for institutions. We’ll need to begin the long march through our institutions and redesign all aspects of them from the ground up. We need to challenge the most basic rationale for why we have institutions to begin with. Our existing institutions were built on a rationale of scalable efficiency. It was easier to coordinate and scale transactions if they occurred within a single institution, rather than spread across multiple institutions…It’s no surprise that these systems sought to squash passion – passion leads people to take risks as they embark on new quests, passion drives experimentation and tinkering, and sometimes even bold leaps, that undermine tightly integrated systems, and passion drives people to connect in unexpected ways that are not carefully programmed in advance. Passion drives us to learn faster in our never-ending quest to achieve higher levels of impact within our chosen domain. But our institutions today are driven by scalable efficiency, not scalable learning. In fact, scalable efficiency (at least as traditionally defined) is profoundly hostile to scalable learning – how could anyone really learn in an environment that is highly risk averse, standardizes all activity and tightly specifies every step that must be taken?
January 13th, 2014
Six Ways to Make Innovation A Reality
Exploring our perspective on work environment redesign as a way to make innovation a reality by Erica Dhawan

Six Ways to Make Innovation A Reality

Exploring our perspective on work environment redesign as a way to make innovation a reality by Erica Dhawan

December 4th, 2013

NIKE: The Spirit Machine

Intriguing overview of HTM, the jazz improvisation trio that drives core innovation at Nike

November 5th, 2013

How affordable CNC can re-make industry: thoughts on technology and business structure

Restructuring of companies and industries is likely as means of production like CNC equipment are democratized through innovation

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Exploration of emerging innovations on a broad array of edges that are rising up to challenge the core.