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‘Pinterest for education’ coming to college campuses

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Perhaps the only task more daunting than rounding up the internet’s trove of free resources is organizing those blogs posts, videos, photos, and audio files into a presentable classroom lesson. Online pinboards could simplify both.


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How Finnish design is invading the bureacracy

How Finnish design is invading the bureacracy | Building Innovation Bridges | Scoop.it
The Nordics take their design seriously – we knew that because they produce beautiful objects. But Finland is trying to go one step further by inserting design and designers into the public sector too. And the designers seem to take to it: in a country where public expenditure is such a large part of the GDP, says Bryan Boyer, head of strategic design at the Finnish Innovation Fund: why not have designers use their skills to shape policies and communities?

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Do organizations' futures lie in the disruptive capabilities of individual employees?

Do organizations' futures lie in the disruptive capabilities of individual employees? | Building Innovation Bridges | Scoop.it

What if what we are doing is in fact showing people (our colleagues, our friends, our customers, our partners) that there is a better way to work, to build businesses with a purpose & to make a difference through their work?

 

What if the bigger impact is not so much in the abstract concept of organizations but in the atom unit of each individual?


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Innovation Excellence | The Five Senses of Innovation

Innovation Excellence | The Five Senses of Innovation | Building Innovation Bridges | Scoop.it
How do you know if someone is truly innovative? I look for three things. First, does the person have a cognitive process for generating new ideas? Innovation is a skill, not a gift. It can trained and learned like any other skill.
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This writer looks for three things to tell if a person is innovative. How about you?

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Innovate on Purpose: Make innovation your day job

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Make innovation your day job a mantra by Jeffrey @ovoinnovation http://t.co/IpS6svPA...
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Social networks, the Tertius Iungens orientation, and involvement in innovation

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Abstract: This study examines the microprocesses in the social networks of those involved in organizational innovation and their strategic behavioral orientation toward connecting people in their social network by either introducing disconnected individuals or facilitating new coordination between connected individuals.

 

This tertius iungens (or “third who joins”) strategic orientation, contrasts with the tertius gaudens orientation emphasized in structural holes theory, which concerns the advantage of a broker who can play people off against one another for his or her own benefit.

 

Results of a multimethod study of networks and innovation in an engineering division of an automotive manufacturer show that a tertius iungens orientation, dense social networks, and diverse social knowledge predict involvement in innovation. Implications of the study for innovation and social networks, as well as for social skill and agency within firms are presented.


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What’s the next billion dollar idea?

What’s the next billion dollar idea? | Building Innovation Bridges | Scoop.it
A couple of months ago, Facebook acquired the wildly popular photo sharing social network, Instagram, for a cool US$1-billion. Popular yes, profitable?
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Five rules for the evolution of cooperation

Nowak addresses the interesting question of how cooperation might have evolved and persisted in an evolutionary process apparently dominated by competition -- Howard

 

"Cooperation is needed for evolution to construct new levels of organization. The emergence of genomes, cells, multi-cellular organisms, social insects and human society are all based on cooperation. Cooperation means that selfish replicators forgo some of their reproductive potential to help one another. But natural selection implies competition and therefore opposes cooperation unless a specific mechanism is at work. Here I discuss five mechanisms for the evolution of cooperation: kin selection, direct reciprocity, indirect reciprocity, network reciprocity and group selection. For each mechanism, a simple rule is derived which specifies whether natural selection can lead to cooperation."


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‘Pinterest for education’ coming to college campuses

‘Pinterest for education’ coming to college campuses | Building Innovation Bridges | Scoop.it

Perhaps the only task more daunting than rounding up the internet’s trove of free resources is organizing those blogs posts, videos, photos, and audio files into a presentable classroom lesson. Online pinboards could simplify both.


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Innovation Is a Discipline, Not a Cliché

Innovation Is a Discipline, Not a Cliché | Building Innovation Bridges | Scoop.it
You can set your watch to it. About every six months an article appears arguing that innovation is an overused term, with corporate fatigue auguring a "back to basics" approach focused on less sexy but important tasks of execution, strategy, and so...
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The power of failing

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If you lead a team, business unit, or company, giving yourself and your team permission to fail may result in a breakthrough innovation that changes the direction of your organization.

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Recognizing Great Ideas From the Developing World

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Innovation isn't the trickle-down process we often imagine it to be. Two authors envision the developing world as a fertile research-and-development lab for companies in any market.


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Vision is not enough, we need a route map to build sustainable economies

Vision is not enough, we need a route map to build sustainable economies | Building Innovation Bridges | Scoop.it
A new report from the WBCSD sets out the steps needed to accelerate the pace of change in addressing social, ecological and economic challenges...

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Innovation and Incubation in China. Where The System is the Problem.

Innovation and Incubation in China. Where The System is the Problem. | Building Innovation Bridges | Scoop.it

Will China learn to innovate?

It is a question that has been discussed for a while, and was the topic of focus at the ISTA conference in Nanjing last week.


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4 Ways to Organize New Ideas and Drive Innovation

4 Ways to Organize New Ideas and Drive Innovation | Building Innovation Bridges | Scoop.it

Your company's next great idea could come from anyone -- an employee, a customer, a vendor, or even a stranger. Everyone involved in your small business helps you drive innovation. They also create chaos. But, with so much input, how do you make sure the best ideas don't get lost in the shuffle?


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Carl Heine's curator insight, June 10, 2013 7:19 AM

Improving a climate for innovation doesn't necessarily involve lots of complicated steps. This article outlines 4 steps.

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The Anti-Creativity Checklist

The Anti-Creativity Checklist | Building Innovation Bridges | Scoop.it

Want to stifle creativity in your organisation?.. ensure none of that wacky 'out of the box' stuff gets through?...

 

Here's some things you can do to make sure that you and your organisation are never bothered by the disturbance creativity can cause!!!!

 

By the way, if you are in to creativity, you might find this a useful checklist too!


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Carl Heine's curator insight, June 10, 2013 7:22 AM

There's always more to stifle creativity than encourage it.

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Change of Pace and A Little Pressure: Innovation and Execution

Change of Pace and A Little Pressure: Innovation and Execution | Building Innovation Bridges | Scoop.it
How many times has pressure worked in your favor? Or is it the calmer moments that serve you better? Creativity tends to show up when you make room for it.
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Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking

Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking | Building Innovation Bridges | Scoop.it
Aspects of creative thinking that are not usually taught.
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Social is not a source of innovation. Social is a state of mind.

Social is not a source of innovation. Social is a state of mind. | Building Innovation Bridges | Scoop.it

It happened. It’s over.

 

The bubble was popped by Facebook’s IPO belly flop. Some saw it coming, but before May 18, plenty of smart people saw only blue skies. Chris Sacca predicted we’d see a $56 price on opening day. But within 2 weeks, the price had dropped 29% to a low of $26.83. According to Bloomberg, it was the worst IPO of the decade.

 

[AS: Interesting though it is, this article only gestures towards to the salient point here, namely: social media are not marketplaces.

 

Social is not a source of innovation. Social is a state of mind.

 

'What's the best business model for social media?' is a contradiction in terms. Facebook shareholders are the unwittingly funders of a platform that is making free global networking an entry-level expectation for those participating in the social web.

 

They're not there to promote social good and a progressive agenda. They're there to make money. And they're getting burned. It may not make them any money, but it may well be the catalyst from which the next generation of free, open, crowdsourced, subscription-hosted (someone has to pay) networks emerge.]


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Beyond collaboration | Harold Jarche

Beyond collaboration | Harold Jarche | Building Innovation Bridges | Scoop.it

'Wicked' Problems: collaboration & beyond!


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The Top 4 Qualities of Successful Leaders

The Top 4 Qualities of Successful Leaders | Building Innovation Bridges | Scoop.it

You can’t lead when you know too much. Education establishes barriers to thinking. Everything that comes your way is instantly judged by what you know. In some cases the less you know the more open you are


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Creativity is a central source of meaning in our...

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“Creativity is a central source of meaning in our lives. Most of the things that are interesting, important, and human are the result of creativity.” - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, author of the...
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How to not lose your creative passion. Creative Ideas & Inspiration

How to not lose your creative passion. Creative Ideas & Inspiration | Building Innovation Bridges | Scoop.it
How to not lose your creative passion. This is dangerous. You can be doing a lot of work as a creative and still feel as though you’re not doing much of anything you love. A long-time friend of mine...

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Läpimurtojen teko vaatii luovaa hulluutta

Läpimurtojen teko vaatii luovaa hulluutta | Building Innovation Bridges | Scoop.it

Tiedeyhteisössä ja yritysmaailmassa vallitseva konsensushakuisuus ja tehokkuusvaatimukset haittaavat merkittävien innovaatioiden syntyä. (kuva: JT)


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6 Steps to Help Employees Embrace Innovation

6 Steps to Help Employees Embrace Innovation | Building Innovation Bridges | Scoop.it
You crave innovation, but your employees may dread it. Here's how to help them overcome their fears of the unknown.
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Building A Collaborarative Business

Building A Collaborarative Business | Building Innovation Bridges | Scoop.it

"You have to learn that you make better decisions through collaboration" - John Chambers, CEO and Chairman, CISCO.

 

Chambers’ career was built on his ability to command and control but he now says; “That’s not the future – it’s about collaboration. I believe that companies and leaders who do not change will be left behind. And so I had to move from being a command and control leader. You have to learn that you make better decisions through collaboration.”


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