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How Lego Became The Apple Of Toys

How Lego Became The Apple Of Toys | Disruptivity | Scoop.it
After a decade-long slump, Lego has rebuilt itself into a global juggernaut. An exclusive look inside the company's top-secret Future Lab.
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More than 400 billion Lego bricks have been produced since 1958. There are about 62Lego bricks per person of the Earth's population.

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On average, every person on the earth owns 86 LEGO bricks! – In 2012, 45.7 billion LEGO bricks were produced at a rate of 5.2 millionper hour. 

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Innovation Excellence | Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2014

Innovation Excellence | Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2014 | Disruptivity | Scoop.it
After two weeks of torrid voting by some of the authors' passionate supporters, and after a lot of gut-wrenching consideration and jostling during the judging round based heavily on the quality and quantity of contributions to Innovation Excellence,...
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Looking for an innovation Blog - here are some of them ...but there are many more good ones out there!

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Innovation Excellence | The Rising Tide of Open Innovation – Who, Where and Why

Innovation Excellence | The Rising Tide of Open Innovation – Who, Where and Why | Disruptivity | Scoop.it
Numbers Show Increasing Adoption of Open Innovation Among Big Companies - here's the where, what and why behind these numbers...
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Margin for greatness - 20 tips for a flexible innovation process - Pulse

Margin for greatness - 20 tips for a flexible innovation process - Pulse | Disruptivity | Scoop.it
Designing flexible innovation processes One of the most profound challenges to surmount in the context of driving innovative thought and deed — particularly in corporate environments — is finding the right balance of creative freedom and process...
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Yet another list of tips.....but worth browsing .

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Disruptive Technologies: Catching the Wave #innovation

Disruptive Technologies: Catching the Wave #innovation | Disruptivity | Scoop.it
By Joseph L. Bower and Clayton M. Christensen Although most managers like to think they are in control, customers wield extraordinary power in directing a company’s investments. Before managers dec...
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How To Stay Innovative In Your Industry

How To Stay Innovative In Your Industry | Disruptivity | Scoop.it
American business is grounded in innovation. From the first automobile to the first computer tablet, the products and companies that stick in our societal consciousness are the ones that take us in unexpected directions.
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100 images for visual brainstorming

100 images that can inspire you when you are brainstorming about new products or services.
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Once I started looking at these images I could not stop. Many of them deserve a post all of their own. All of them should casuse you to think, smile or both.

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To Foster Your Creativity, Don't Learn To Code; Learn To Paint

To Foster Your Creativity, Don't Learn To Code; Learn To Paint | Disruptivity | Scoop.it
The best way to foster innovation and creativity is to study and seriously practice the arts. (To Foster Your Creativity, Don't Learn To Code; Learn To Paint: The best way to foster innovation an...
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Many of the people I know that work with innovation or are considered to be creative also play instruments or engage in other arts.   Do you recognise this combination?

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IBM innovations that will change our lives in the next five years

IBM innovations that will change our lives in the next five years | Disruptivity | Scoop.it
IBM presents five predictions of how technology innovations and computer learning will customize our lives in five years.
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The city will know what it's citizens need/want. Are you comfortable with this?
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Work Smart: Best Telecommuting Tools

Work Smart: Best Telecommuting Tools | Disruptivity | Scoop.it
Just because you're not physically located in the office doesn't mean you can't be a present productive member of your team. These days working...
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A different an intersting use of skype so that you can be present in your office when you are working from home!

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'Toilet of the future' solves global issues

'Toilet of the future' solves global issues | Disruptivity | Scoop.it
'Toilet of the future' solves global issues http://t.co/FyWf8SutPI
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I thought twice before putting this on Scoop it!

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How do Finnish kids excel without rote learning and standardized testing?

How do Finnish kids excel without rote learning and standardized testing? | Disruptivity | Scoop.it
The OECD’s PISA studies show Finnish students are among the best in the world in reading, math and science. (RT @DrTonyWagner: Finns understand cooperation, not competition, promotes innovation.
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So how is FInaland so good at educating it's children? Apart from teaching being a high status occupation (in comparison to many countries) they assess the progress of hteir children against their potential, not inocmpetition with others. An interesting article.

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Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy | McKinsey & Company

Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy | McKinsey & Company | Disruptivity | Scoop.it
Twelve emerging technologies—including the mobile Internet, autonomous vehicles, and advanced genomics—have the potential to truly reshape the world in which we live and work.
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McKinsey Report (176 pages) and Podcast on their view on emerging disruptive technologies. 

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Technology developments spark hardware revolution for young startups - The Guardian

Technology developments spark hardware revolution for young startups - The Guardian | Disruptivity | Scoop.it
Because of the enormous costs, it used to be the big companies who made hardware. Now, thanks to new developments such as 3-D printing, it’s no longer off-limits to cash-strapped startups
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3D printing opens up new opportuniites!

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How Bureaucracy Kills Creativity And Innovation At Big Companies - Business Insider Australia

How Bureaucracy Kills Creativity And Innovation At Big Companies - Business Insider Australia | Disruptivity | Scoop.it
One of the many great things about working in a innovative, high-growth company is the lack of bureaucracy.
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Big organisations do not have to be bureacratic but smaller companies shoudl have a distinct advantage.

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These Are the Most Disruptive Ideas of the Past 85 Years

These Are the Most Disruptive Ideas of the Past 85 Years | Disruptivity | Scoop.it
Kitty litter, YouTube, the euro and 82 other visionary inventions that changed the world
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Ok... In our relatively recent history.
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Innovation talk: Disruption of disruption theory only an interruption - Irish Times

Innovation talk: Disruption of disruption theory only an interruption - Irish Times | Disruptivity | Scoop.it
Clayton Christensen’s ideas, a cornerstone of business thinking, are under challenge
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Innovator of the Year - BBSRC

Innovator of the Year - BBSRC | Disruptivity | Scoop.it
An annual competition to celebrate the successes of BBSRC-supported scientists in delivering economic and/or social impact from their excellent research.
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The Biggest Ideas of 2014

The Biggest Ideas of 2014 | Disruptivity | Scoop.it
In the latter months of 2012, LinkedIn launched a Blogging platform for some of the world’s best known thought leaders. As part of that series, posts were gathered to provide a perspective on the b...
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Does process kill innovation - Praveen Kadle

Does process kill innovation - Praveen Kadle | Disruptivity | Scoop.it
Praveen finds the answer in having a balance between efficiency, process and innovation. He explains how. (Does process kill innovation?
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Speed Summary: McKinsey's 12 Disruptive Technologies Changing the World

Speed Summary: McKinsey's 12 Disruptive Technologies Changing the World | Disruptivity | Scoop.it
Forget one hour photo processing, in the next decade you'll be able to sequence your genome in one hour - for just $100. Here's a speed summary of McKinsey's latest 2013 report on disruptive techno...
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No big surprises on this list. 

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Domino's tests drone pizza delivery

Domino's tests drone pizza delivery | Disruptivity | Scoop.it
In perhaps the first bit of (http://t.co/lMA8Zx5cfM This will be the greatest thing ever, when they actually start doing it with a real drone.)
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Patient Receives 3D Printed Implant To Replace 75 Percent Of Skull

Patient Receives 3D Printed Implant To Replace 75 Percent Of Skull | Disruptivity | Scoop.it
At the beginning of March of this year, a radical surgery was performed on an American patient: 75 percent of his skull was replaced with a 3D printed implant.
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If you didn't know what to do with your 3D printer then look at this for some inspiration,

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