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The Science of Innovation

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Innovation is about discipline, not creativity (The Science of Innovation http://t.co/S9lEeV8cuZ via @BW)
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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 | Disruptive threads | Scoop.it
Kitty litter, YouTube, the euro and 82 other visionary inventions that changed the world
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14 innovations that improved the world in 2014

14 innovations that improved the world in 2014 | Disruptive threads | Scoop.it
From mind-controlled exoskeletons to solar-powered toilets, these innovations made the world a better place in 2014.
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The 10 biggest R&D spenders worldwide

The 10 biggest R&D spenders worldwide | Disruptive threads | Scoop.it
Think “innovation” is just a buzzword? These 10 companies spend the most on research and development.
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Malcolm Gladwell on What Really Makes People Disruptive

The bestselling author says it's not tech, money, or brain power. Successful disruptors all tend to have one huge precondition that's far more important.

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Doctor Disruption » Principles of Design #60 – Closure

Doctor Disruption » Principles of Design #60 – Closure | Disruptive threads | Scoop.it
Dr Disruption on Closure http://t.co/aWNUZdJ0sJ #design #marketing
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Bill Moggridge, Designer of the First Laptop, on Human-Centered Design

Bill Moggridge, Designer of the First Laptop, on Human-Centered Design | Disruptive threads | Scoop.it
"It doesn’t occur to most people that everything is designed -- that every building and everything they touch in the world is designed." (Hard to believe it’s been TWO years since we lost the great Bill Moggridge – remember his timeless...
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The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Connection | Farnam Street

The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Connection | Farnam Street | Disruptive threads | Scoop.it
"The daydreaming silences in our lives are filled; the burning solitudes are extinguished."
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5 Core Skills of Disruptive, Visual-Thinking Innovators

5 Core Skills of Disruptive, Visual-Thinking Innovators | Disruptive threads | Scoop.it
“Visual thinking is the foundation for being creative and solving some of the most complex problems,” explained author and founder of Innovation Studio Lisa Kay Solomon. Solomon and Emily Shepard of The Graphic Distillery discussed the key role of visual thinking in innovation at a recent Stanford GSB Mastery in Communication Initiative talk. Below, they share five visual-thinking based skills that disruptive innovators must master:  



1) Observe Set your phone down and actually pay attention to what’s going on around you. You can’t come up with new ideas unless you observe the world with fresh, empathetic eyes. Keep a design journal and document what you observe at least once a week. 



2) Question Once you have a look around, review your design journal and ask: “What’s going on here?” Questions allow for space in the brain. If you’re not curious about something, then there’s nowhere for your observations to go. As an innovator you should ask questions to nail down the problem you’re trying to solve. 



3) Associate Combining ideas leads to new insights. In the book Where Good Ideas Come From, author Steven Johnson proposes that innovation comes from places where half-baked ideas can bump up against other half-baked ideas and together create something even better. Doodling is a way to cultivate these seeds of ideas. 



4) Experiment Visualization makes your ideas tangible and concrete. “If you can’t draw your ideas in stick figures, you don’t know what you’re saying,” says Solomon. Drawing by hand is a method of prototyping that allows you to test out the core essence of your idea in a low-res way before you spend more time on it. 



5) Network Get access to people in diverse universes to expand your opportunities and areas of expertise. What are some big areas missing from your knowledge bank? We often end up just having a deep network of people like us instead of a diverse network.


For more insights on visual thinking, follow #GSBVT on Twitter: http://stnfd.biz/liMyC
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P&G’s Problem Isn't Too Many Brands; It’s a Dated Business Model

P&G’s Problem Isn't Too Many Brands; It’s a Dated Business Model | Disruptive threads | Scoop.it
P&G is getting outmaneuvered by nimble competitors that don't spend on massive R&D operations and manufacturing plants
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Inspector Insight » The Semiotics of Office Design

Inspector Insight » The Semiotics of Office Design | Disruptive threads | Scoop.it
Many companies are waking up to the importance of office design in communicating and supporting their company culture. Most famously, Pixar's offices were designed by Steve Jobs to maximize the number of random ...
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Apple and IBM Partner to Transform How Companies Work

Apple and IBM Partner to Transform How Companies Work | Disruptive threads | Scoop.it
Brandchannel - always branding. always on.
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Clayton Christensen Becomes His Own Devil’s Advocate

Clayton Christensen Becomes His Own Devil’s Advocate | Disruptive threads | Scoop.it
 

by Jean-Louis Gassée

Every generation has its high tech storytellers, pundits who ‘understand’ why products and companies
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Malcolm Gladwell Says IKEA Built A Multibillion-Dollar Brand Because Its Founder Had This Disagreeable Personality Trait

Malcolm Gladwell Says IKEA Built A Multibillion-Dollar Brand Because Its Founder Had This Disagreeable Personality Trait | Disruptive threads | Scoop.it
To build an empire, ignore the haters.
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Uncommon Genius: Stephen Jay Gould On Why Dot-Connecting Is The Key to Creativity

Uncommon Genius: Stephen Jay Gould On Why Dot-Connecting Is The Key to Creativity | Disruptive threads | Scoop.it
"The trick to creativity, if there is a single useful thing to say about it, is to identify your own peculiar talent and then to settle down
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Good piece on the importance of making connections to fuel creativity

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Why Walking Helps Us Think - The New Yorker

Why Walking Helps Us Think - The New Yorker | Disruptive threads | Scoop.it
Since at least the time of Greek philosophers, many writers have discovered a deep, intuitive connection between walking, thinking, and writing.
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How Reframing A Problem Unlocks Innovation

How Reframing A Problem Unlocks Innovation | Disruptive threads | Scoop.it
Taking a different perspective can lead to stunning breakthroughs in any industry, writes Tina Seelig in InGenius.
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Why Not Use Research To Offer Your Customers LESS?

Why Not Use Research To Offer Your Customers LESS? | Disruptive threads | Scoop.it
Today's blog post is by Micha Dudley, a Senior Research Associate in our Behaviour Change Unit. Thanks Micha!Most clients use market research to find areas they can provide more value to their cust...
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Diageo believes in the power of design - Marketing Week

Diageo believes in the power of design - Marketing Week | Disruptive threads | Scoop.it
Diageo believes in the power of design Marketing Week Whether it is motivated by finding a solution to a frustration or the quest to redefine the constraints of a category, or even just creating a positive emotional glow, your brand's design can...
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Doctor Disruption » Principles of Design #58 – Signal-to-Noise Ratio

Doctor Disruption » Principles of Design #58 – Signal-to-Noise Ratio | Disruptive threads | Scoop.it
REFERENCES Universal Principles of Design by Lidwell, Holden & Butler. Brand esSense by Neil Gains. Tags: attention, behavioural economics, brain, customer experience, design, emotion, evolution, feedback, gestalt, ...
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Doctor Disruption » Design Methods #21 – User Journey Maps

Doctor Disruption » Design Methods #21 – User Journey Maps | Disruptive threads | Scoop.it
RT @neilgains: Dr Disruption on user journey maps http://t.co/evEFsvCYw6 #design #customerexperience #mrx #newmr
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6 Fascinating Ideas From The Connected World Conference

6 Fascinating Ideas From The Connected World Conference | Disruptive threads | Scoop.it
Last Friday the MRS held its first Connected World conference – a social media research event with a difference. Though the attendees were social media researchers and clients, the speakers were al...
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