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50 Incredible Wi-Fi Tech Statistics !

50 Incredible Wi-Fi Tech Statistics ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

Here are 50 incredible wi-fi tech statistics that every businesses must know ... 

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Everything you wanted to know about Wi-Fi but you do not realize yet ;()

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, April 6, 8:35 AM

Really take a look at this Slideshare, INCREDIBLE numbers.

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Fantastically Wrong: The Strange History of Using Organ-Shaped Plants to Treat Disease !

Fantastically Wrong: The Strange History of Using Organ-Shaped Plants to Treat Disease ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

According to the doctrine of signatures, plants and nuts and vegetables that resemble a human body part or organ must be divined by God to treat said limb or organ. Thus should a walnut fix your brain if it gets too wrinkled … or something !

This theological grounding is quite problematic, in the sense that it assumes the universe was created for humankind, then stocked with convenient medicines for the taking, the kind of anthropocentric worldview also manifested in the geocentrism that Copernicus overthrew in the 16th century. There’s also the rather glaring issue of subjectivity: That root may look like a kidney to you, but it sure looks a lot like a liver to me.

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The doctrine of signatures was of course totally undone by a dash of common sense and more rigorous experimental standards as science evolved. So we certainly, certainly, don’t have any business propagating the theory in 2014. Yet it’s happening. Leading people to believe that they can treat depression by eating walnuts because they look like brains is dangerous and irresponsible, just like saying homeopathy can treat, oh I don’t know, anything at all ...

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The Turbine-Powered, Chevy Volt of Airliners Looks Fantastic !

The Turbine-Powered, Chevy Volt of Airliners Looks Fantastic ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

The European airline industry has seen the future of aviation. It's sleek and organic, carries a sextet of turbines, and its powertrain works a lot like the Chevrolet Volt. The European aerospace consortium EADS has recently shown everything from its largest airliner, the Airbus A380, to its latest electric airplane idea, the E-Fan. But tucked inside the company’s huge chalet at the Paris Air Show was a small model where the two concepts meet — in 2050.

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In many ways the E-Thrust concept is an electric deconstruction of current jet engine technology. Unlike the early days of jet aircraft, today’s airliners only get a fraction of their push from jet thrust. Most of the propulsion is provided by the giant fan at the front of the engine, which accelerates air just like a propeller ...

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That Disastrous Car Homer Simpson Designed Was Actually Ahead of Its Time !

That Disastrous Car Homer Simpson Designed Was Actually Ahead of Its Time ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

In The Simpsons episode “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?,” Homer is asked to design a car for the company run by his long-lost brother, and fails so spectacularly he drives him out of business. It’s a brilliant episode because, on top of being hilarious, kind of predicted the automotive future: Some of the features that made Homer’s car so terrible are actually commonplace in 21st century vehicles ...

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But perhaps Homer was simply ahead of his time?

More than 20 years after the episode aired, some of the things he wanted have indeed made their ways into cars, if not exactly as he expected.

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An Ultra-Simple Tourniquet That’s Saving Soldiers’ Lives !

An Ultra-Simple Tourniquet That’s Saving Soldiers’ Lives ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

When you think of surgery, images of calm doctors working on anesthetized patients in pristine operating rooms come to mind. Combat medics face a different reality. They often ply their trade on dusty desert roads, and, when trying to save a soldier’s life, a charred Humvee door sometimes has to suffice for an operating table. Medics across all branches of the armed services are prepared for situations like these. Dr. Sam Scheinberg is a veteran combat surgeon and saved his share of soldiers in Vietnam. As CEO of SAM Medical he commissioned Portland-based design firm Ziba to develop a tourniquet that can help save the lives of wounded soldiers. His only caveat was was that it had to be “brain dead and bomb proof …

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The product has been cleared for use by the FDA and over 1,200 units have been shipped to active battle zones. Just a month after its deployment, the SAM Junctional Tourniquet saved its first life. Military R&D is often used to develop products to kill, but Ziba’s goal as a designer defense contractor is to serve as a lifesaver !

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Five Tech Megatrends that are Changing the Game ...

Five Tech Megatrends that are Changing the Game ... | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
In 10 years, over 40 percent of the Fortune 500 will no longer be around. By 2020, more than three fourths of the S&P 500 will be organizations that we have not heard of yet. Predictions like these are common these days. What if they turn out to be correct? 

The Five Technology Megatrends summarized below are creating winners and losers faster than ever before. Whether you work at a small or mid-sized business or a huge multinational, the discoveries and decisions you make in response to these trends will determine not only future prospects, and quite possibly even survival in the years ahead ... 

Fouad Bendris's insight:

The Five Technology Megatrends will create new winners and take out laggards faster than ever before. The discoveries and innovations you develop in response to these trends could change your game, but only if you seize the day !

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Michael Binzer's curator insight, June 22, 4:02 AM

New times - new ways of organize things too? Or at least time to?

maralma's curator insight, June 22, 12:53 PM

THE FUTURE STARTS NOW!

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Leading for Innovation in Extreme Uncertainty !

Leading for Innovation in Extreme Uncertainty ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

A recent article, ‘Leading in the 21st century’, in McKinsey & Company Quarterly, shares a series of interviews of leaders from some of the world’s largest and most vibrant organizations. The article suggests that leaders are operating in a “bewildering new environment in which little is certain, the tempo is quicker, and the dynamics are more complex.” It then explores what it means to lead in an “age of upheaval, to master personal challenges, to be in the limelight constantly, to make decisions under extreme uncertainty”.

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This is a much more hard edged, bolder and far more audacious model for leadership, requiring leaders to discard a number of their former operating leadership and team paradigms – “today’s leaders face extraordinary new challenges and must learn to think differently about their role and how to fulfill it. Those who do may have an opportunity to change the world in ways their predecessors never imagined.”

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Christian Bartosik's curator insight, June 17, 4:18 PM
This is a much more hard edged, bolder and far more audacious model for leadership, requiring leaders to discard a number of their former operating leadership and team paradigms – “today’s leaders face extraordinary new challenges and must learn to think differently about their role and how to fulfill it. Those who do may have an opportunity to change the world in ways their predecessors never imagined.” - See more at: http://www.innovationexcellence.com/blog/2014/06/14/leading-for-innovation-in-extreme-uncertainty/#sthash.HQfExauS.dpufThis is a much more hard edged, bolder and far more audacious model for leadership, requiring leaders to discard a number of their former operating leadership and team paradigms – “today’s leaders face extraordinary new challenges and must learn to think differently about their role and how to fulfill it. Those who do may have an opportunity to change the world in ways their predecessors never imagined.” - See more at: http://www.innovationexcellence.com/blog/2014/06/14/leading-for-innovation-in-extreme-uncertainty/#sthash.HQfExauS.dpuf
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Is Innovation Simple?

Is Innovation Simple? | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

Innovation is hard, isn’t it?  That seems to be the prevailing wisdom.  Getting to the “simple” stage can be quite difficult, and it set me thinking about the simplicity of innovation. This was going through my mind when I read a good post from Tim Kastelle recently. There’s a fine line that can be crossed, becoming condescending and simplistic; Monty Python did a great take on this.  Despite the risk of crossing that line, I think that while, undoubtedly, many innovation challenges face highly complex technical and logistical barriers …

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Other approaches that overlay the innovation process and have the potential to improve it, while keeping the structure simple, are: Design Thinking - Lean Start Up - Open Innovation !So – simple, isn’t it?
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Do you want an Innovative Realtor (or barber or mechanic)? I don’t! But, I’m grateful some people do!

Do you want an Innovative Realtor (or barber or mechanic)? I don’t! But, I’m grateful some people do! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

Do you want an innovative realtor (or barber or mechanic)? I don't! But, I'm grateful some people do! As almost every company selling any type of product or service today seems to be using the word innovative, I'd like to quote Inigo Montoya (Princess Bride): Let’s step back for a minute and think about what an innovative service provider (or product) does. By definition, they do things differently. They try new things. They approach the problem differently. They take risks. They experiment. Let’s think now about the application of these traits to a realtor trying to list high-end houses in a generally risk-adverse population (suburban, professional families). I’d suggest that almost none of those prospective customers want to talk to someone who is trying something different or risky. My hypothesis is that they’d actually prefer someone who is sophisticated, not innovative ...

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As almost every company selling any type of product or service today seems to be using the word innovative, I’d like to quote Inigo Montoya (Princess Bride): “You keep using that word.  I do not think it means what you think it means.”

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Why Tech’s Best Minds Are Very Worried About the Internet of Things !

Why Tech’s Best Minds Are Very Worried About the Internet of Things ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

The Internet of Things is coming. And the tech cognescenti aren't sure that's a good thing. For years, the prospect of an online world that extends beyond computers, phones, and tablets and into wearables, thermostats, and other devices has generated plenty of excitement and activity. But now, some of the brightest tech minds are expressing some doubts about the potential impact on everything from security and privacy to human dignity and social inequality ... 

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It’s also possible that the Internet of Things will fail to take off in any meaningful way. “The Internet of Things has been in the red zone of the hypometer for over a decade now,” Bill St. Arnaud, a self-employed green internet consultant wrote. “Yes, there will be many niche applications, but it will not be the next big thing, as many pundits predict.”

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The Mystery of Go, the Ancient Game That Computers Still Can’t Win !

The Mystery of Go, the Ancient Game That Computers Still Can’t Win ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
Computers match or surpass top humans in a wide variety of games: Othello, Scrabble, backgammon, poker, even Jeopardy. But not Go. It's the one classic game where wetware still dominates hardware. That may take another ten years or so, but the long push starts here, at Japan’s University of Electro-Communications. The venue is far from glamorous — a dingy conference room with faux-wood paneling and garish fluorescent lights — but there’s still a buzz about the place. Spectators are gathered in front of an old projector screen in the corner, and a ragged camera crew is preparing to broadcast the tournament via online TV, complete with live analysis from two professional commentators.
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There is chess in the western world, but Go is incomparably more subtle and intellectual. Many Go players see the game as the final bastion of human dominance over computers. This view, which tacitly accepts the existence of a battle of intellects between humans and machines, is deeply misguided ...

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Innovation and Aristotle’s Ethics ...

Innovation and Aristotle’s Ethics ... | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
Could Aristotle’s framework for ethics offer us insights for how to catalyze innovation? Two concepts from the ancient Greek philosopher seem immediately relevant: the idea of practical action as a means for cultivating character, and the notion of achieving excellence through balance. Each is explored, with examples.
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Balance between excess and deficiency isn’t about dilution – it’s about excellence !

In each case (and countless others), a notion fails when it doesn’t achieve a dynamic balance or practical relevance with real-world customers and stakeholders ...

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Hyperscale Invades the Enterprise Data Center !

Hyperscale Invades the Enterprise Data Center ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

It isn’t the zombie apocalypse, but for too long, IT administrators have been shackled to infrastructure that was as friendly and stable as the stumbling undead. The coordination between application, infrastructure and physical data center was poor, leading to over 70% of resources being spent on adjusting configurations and trying to keep the lights on !

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Adoption of a new stack that can coordinate from application, through infrastructure and including the data center can yet again improve efficiencies and finally move the needle on operational efficiencies. Large enterprises can stop being envious of hyperscale IT and start to look at ways to close the gap ...

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New Quantum Theory Could Explain the Flow of Time | Science !

New Quantum Theory Could Explain the Flow of Time | Science ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

A new theory explains the seemingly irreversible arrow of time while yielding insights into entropy, quantum computers, black holes, and the past-future divide. Coffee cools, buildings crumble, eggs break and stars fizzle out in a universe that seems destined to degrade into a state of uniform drabness known as thermal equilibrium. The astronomer-philosopher Sir Arthur Eddington in 1927 cited the gradual dispersal of energy as evidence of an irreversible “arrow of time.”

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...According to the scientists, our ability to remember the past but not the future, another historically confounding manifestation of time’s arrow, can also be understood as a buildup of correlations between interacting particles ...

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The Dark Side of Technology !

The Dark Side of Technology ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

The Forces at Work - Digital technologies are coming together into global technology infrastructures that straddle the globe and reach an ever expanding portion of the population. In economic terms, these infrastructures systematically and substantially reduce barriers to entry and barriers to movement on a global scale. They make it far easier for any of us to reach anyone else around the world and to offer our goods and services wherever they might be needed. So, whatever position you have achieved today, watch out. There’s that person or company that you never heard of who is putting together a plan to take your customer away from you !

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And the power and scope of impact of these technologies is amplified by their interaction with each other and their ability to accelerate the performance improvement of an expanding array of other technologies, ranging from genomics to nanotechnology. Singularity University has led the way in exploring these technology advances and interactions and a recent working paper that I co-authored suggests that the biggest risk is to continue to view these technologies in isolated siloes ...

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MFAs & MBAs – the Perfect Business Marriage?

MFAs & MBAs – the Perfect Business Marriage? | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

This sweet science would bring the two universes together: the scientific process taught in schools that offer a Master of Business Administration degree and the creative process taught in Master of Fine Arts degree programs.

Reason and intuition feeding each other so that humans can have a better existence—and after all, isn’t that why companies should exist? To make life better? What is the real value of business !

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By offsetting the second Age of Reason with the humanizing skills of the MFA, we can enter a new era of human-centric living. Smart companies are catching on. The others will go the way of the dinosaur ...

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To Resolve a Conflict, First Decide: Is It Hot or Cold?

To Resolve a Conflict, First Decide: Is It Hot or Cold? | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

As a leader, you’re going to face conflict. It comes with the territory. But before you try to deal with a conflict, you first need to stop and ask yourself the following question:

Is it hot or cold?

To help you answer this vital question, consider these two definitions:

Hot conflict is when one or more parties are highly emotional and doing one or more of the following: speaking loudly or shouting; being physically aggressive, wild or threatening; using language that is incendiary; appearing out of control and potentially explosive.

Cold conflict is when one or more parties seem to be suppressing emotions, or actually appear “unemotional,” and are doing one or more of the following: muttering under their breath or pursing their lips; being physically withdrawn or controlled; turning away or otherwise deflecting contact; remaining silent or speaking in a tone that is passively aggressive; appearing shut down or somehow frozen ... 

 

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Keep in mind that your ability to navigate conflict is one of the primary ways that you reveal your character as a leader. The best time to learn is when conflict is neither too hot nor too cold. By learning to control the temperature, you make it much more likely that you’ll be well positioned to deal creatively with the next conflict that’s inevitably coming your way ! Then change the Temperature ;()

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Bootstrapping To The Stars !

Bootstrapping To The Stars ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
XCOR proves that you don't have to be a billionaire to break into the space tourism industry. Some clever lease-financing skills will do. 

Construction on XCOR’s Lynx rocket plane is almost finished (in a hangar right next door to where Branson is building Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo). The company aims to begin test flights later this year. Give that stage 6 to 18 months before the Lynx will be ready to take passengers ...

Fouad Bendris's insight:

Having more money doesn’t necessarily speed up the solution to your fundamental technical challenges.” That leads to the other question he gets a lot: Are you going to beat Virgin into space?

“I’m not sure anybody ever believes the answer, but the truth is, I don’t think about it, and I don’t care. We’re in a race with physics and economics. Not with the neighbors !

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A New Bike Lane That Could Save Lives and Make Cycling More Popular !

A New Bike Lane That Could Save Lives and Make Cycling More Popular ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

Biking through a city can feel like navigating a video game staked upon your life. You’re avoiding pedestrians and potholes all the while making sure cars don’t run into you. For all the benefits commuting by bike have, getting to your destination can be terrifying.

In the past few years, U.S. cities have come a long way to make sure bicyclists are safe on the road, but even protected bike lanes have an achilles heel: the intersection !

Fouad Bendris's insight:

It’s a battle, but implementing these bike lanes are totally possible, pointing out that protected bike lanes are just now gaining support across the country. It’s not so much a matter of keeping people safe—cities already do a pretty good job of that. It’s a matter of getting more people to bike. And in order to do that, biking needs to feel stress free ;()

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Is that too much MKT ... kills the MKT ?

Is that too much MKT ...  kills the MKT ? | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
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No doubts - This is the new Marcom's language of 21th century  ;(#)

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The Danger of Focus Groups & Big Data !

The Danger of Focus Groups & Big Data ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

How do you gather consumer feedback to bring innovation to your company? There are 3 main channels to collect consumer feedback. Focus groups, CRM/Big Data and consumer insight research.

This cartoon describes perfectly how it is hard to translate consumer’s feedback into a product. Along the way the message is lost in translation.The danger of focus groups is that they make us feel like we’re getting close to our customers, which is good, right?The problem comes when we ask focus groups questions which they are not really equipped to answer. If you are trying to figure out which advertising approach to use, focus groups are great for getting comparative feedback on how people react to different ideas ! 

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People don’t know what they want. Focus groups or CRM can’t express what people don’t know they want. Tim Kastelle wrote a very good article about how he found out he was buying Coke for the wrong reason. According to Doug McColgin, “going out into the consumers’ world is far more effective for exploring what could be. Observational research, or watching a consumer interact with products in their natural environment can provide value in several ways ...

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The Innovator’s Challenge: Fighting Back !

The Innovator’s Challenge: Fighting Back ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

Even though companies want innovation, resistance to it is strong. After all, innovative ideas, by their very nature, are risky. They are likely to cause some form of change, and people are naturally fearful of change, and people are naturally fearful of change. A new disruptive innovation might be seen as a threat to someone’s job or their status in the organization. People worry that a highly innovative project might steal away some of their resources in terms of budget and manpower ! 

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As you generate new ideas, you also need to make people aware of them. Create visual images of your new concepts, or build small prototypes. That helps bring your ideas to life. It gives you a way to show off your pipeline and the long term potential of your business unit ...

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The Myth of Serendipitous Innovation !

The Myth of Serendipitous Innovation ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
IIn 1891, a physical education teacher named James Naismith invented the game of basketball when he nailed two ordinary peach baskets to the wall of a gymnasium. His students loved the game. But, there was a problem. Every time a player shot the ball into the basket, somebody had to get up on a ladder and take it out. That wasted a lot of time and it ruined the flow of the game.

But then something happened. After many games, the bottoms of the peach baskets became so weak that they eventually broke off, allowing the basketball to fall straight through .... 

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We’ll never know for sure. But, what would you rather rely on? Pure chance? Or would you prefer to have a method that leads you to these same inventions in a systematic way?

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The Strange, Secret History of Isaac Newton’s Papers !

The Strange, Secret History of Isaac Newton’s Papers ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

When Sir Isaac Newton died in 1727, he left behind no will and an enormous stack of papers. His surviving correspondences, notes, and manuscripts contain an estimated 10 million words, enough to fill up roughly 150 novel-length books. There are pages upon pages of scientific and mathematical brilliance. But there are also pages that reveal another side of Newton, a side his descendants tried to keep hidden from the public !

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One of the biggest gaps, is that there’s no original draft of the Principia [Newton’s treatise on classical mechanics]. If scholars could have one document, it would be a working draft of the Principia. How did Newton come to his discoveries? That’s what we want to know about any great thinker. That’s why we want to hear about this process of genius and creativity that we can see on this page. But he didn’t leave any working pages of the first edition of the Principia, just a clean copy that he sent to the printer when he was finished ...

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What Happens When a Neurosurgeon Removes Your Hippocampus !

What Happens When a Neurosurgeon Removes Your Hippocampus ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

These tales expand our notions of what the brain is capable of, and show that when one part of the mind shuts down, something new and unpredictable and sometimes even beautiful roars to life. Until the past few decades, neuroscientists had one way to plumb the human brain: wait for disaster to strike people and, if the victims pulled through, see how their minds worked differently afterward ... 

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This distinction between procedural and declarative memories (sometimes called “knowing how” versus “knowing that”) now undergirds all memory research ...

A Brain That Can Never Remember, Preserved Forever !


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Seven Things the Competent Innovation Manager Should Know !

Seven Things the Competent Innovation Manager Should Know ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

If you have recently been promoted -- or perhaps demoted -- to the position of innovation manager, your first action has probably been to do a bit of research. In so doing, you may understandably have been overwhelmed by the amount of information on-line, in books and peddled by over-priced consultants. Worse, a lot of that information is contradictory, uses unintelligible jargon or requires you hire an over-priced consultant !

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Fortunately, there is a simple solution to all of these issues: Communicate - Communicate  and Communicate!

Be sure that whatever innovation initiative you plan also includes a communications component. Not only will that make it clear to all what is happening, but it provides evidence of the hard work and effort you are putting into your organization's innovation initiative ...

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