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Digital Darwinism - Survival of the Fittest in the 21st Century

Digital Darwinism - Survival of the Fittest in the 21st Century | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
The internet allowed me to take £600 and start a company that now sells to 120 countries around the world generating a turnover of over £1million a month.
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Nederlands' eerste Open Wetlab geopend - Waag Society

Nederlands' eerste Open Wetlab geopend - Waag Society | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Binnen het Open Design Lab wordt design innovatie een open, gezamenlijke en gedistribueerde inspanning, zoals we dat al hebben gezien in de open content en open source ontwikkeling. Het Urban Reality Lab onderzoekt hoe (sociale, ...
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Creating Innovation Value: Four Key Drivers to Success

Creating Innovation Value: Four Key Drivers to Success | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
The ability to increase business value through innovation is a critical success driver for most organizations. The markets that we operate in provide both opportunity and risk from an innovation perspective as they are rapidly changing.
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Long-term thinking needed in higher education - University World News

Long-term thinking needed in higher education - University World News | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it

Unfortunately, no other organisations offer the services or the broad perspectives that have disappeared with the abdication of UNESCO and OECD. The World Bank continues its small-scale concern with global higher education issues, but does not sponsor meetings or involve relevant stakeholders.

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How much knowledge is too much?

How much knowledge is too much? | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Editor’s Note: This is an addition to a series we are beginning on the “slow web” and how human curation and edification is the future of web media.
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Innovation Excellence | Forget Brainstorming – Use PAINstorming for breakthrough innovation

Innovation Excellence | Forget Brainstorming – Use PAINstorming for breakthrough innovation | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Most brainstorms fall far short of breakthroughs. Painstorming provides the focus and insight to leapfrog to the next big thing.
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Het einde van kenniswerk(ers)? The age of smart machines

Het einde van kenniswerk(ers)? The age of smart machines | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
IN HIS first novel, “Player Piano” (1952), Kurt Vonnegut foresaw that industry might one day resemble a “stupendous Rube Goldberg machine” (or as Brits would...

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Mariana Oud's curator insight, June 9, 2013 8:00 AM

The age of smart machines... Gaat het met kenniswerk dezelfde kant op als met laaggeschoolde baantjes? Volgens dit mooie artikel in The Economist lijkt het daar wel op. Maar hoe erg is dat? Op de facebookpagina van ExtendLimits zag ik een mooie quote van de briljante Arthur C Clarke: "The goal of the future is full unemployment, so we can play." :-) tijd voor een paradigmawisseling?

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Innovation to Change the World

Innovation to Change the World | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Introduction to "Gamechangers", the next book by Peter Fisk exploring how to innovate to "change the game". First presented at Time Warner Executive Summit, Hong Kong, June 2013. Continue reading →
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How open data is transforming democracy in Africa – and the challenges it faces

How open data is transforming democracy in Africa – and the challenges it faces | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Kenya is at the forefront of the open data movement in Africa thanks to initiatives such as crowdsourcing software Ushahidi and government tracker Uchaguzi.
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IFTF: Future for Good

IFTF: Future for Good | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it

The future is a horizon of unknown scale. It’s waiting for us, the explorers, the adventurers, the visionaries who suspect that we have so far seen only the slightest hint of who we might become. But it’s also calling to the practical, those with tools in their hands and their feet on the pavement. They are the ones who will turn imagination into reality, vision into action—and action matters.

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Innovation Excellence | How Open Innovation Increases Consumer Value

Innovation Excellence | How Open Innovation Increases Consumer Value | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Fast Company magazine recently named Nike the most innovative company of 2013, largely based upon a revolutionary new fitness monitoring bracelet called the FuelBand.
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Mozilla launches Science Lab to help researchers transform scientific practice through the open Web

Mozilla launches Science Lab to help researchers transform scientific practice through the open Web | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Mozilla today announced the Mozilla Science Lab, a new initiative to help researchers around the world use the open Web to shape science’s future.
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a small world after all

a small world after all | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it

Zuckerman presents a paradox “While it’s easier than ever to share information and perspectives from different parts of the world, we may now often encounter a narrower picture of the world than in less connected days.” Zuckerman compiles compelling evidence that Americans are reading less international news now than they did in the decades before the Internet, even though it’s now technically easier than it has ever been to access information from faraway places. 

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Veranderingen langdurige zorg - Dhr. Iske

De presentatie die Dhr. Iske hield tijdens het In voor zorg-congres over veranderingen in de langdurige zorg op 27 mei 2013.
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Innovation Drives Economic Growth – News from Nesta

Innovation Drives Economic Growth – News from Nesta | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
The prize, according to Nesta’s report, is what innovation still offers us. Here, Paul Hobcraft reports on the reality that innovation is presently stagnating in the UK, following his recent article Strike!
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Moocs? They’re a cracking good idea

Moocs? They’re a cracking good idea | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Anant Agarwal, president of edX, tells Chris Parr about online learning, money - and his egg-selling entrepreneurial past
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10 open source projects that are leading innovation | TechRepublic

10 open source projects that are leading innovation | TechRepublic | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Think most tech innovation is driven by proprietary development? Think again.
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Innovation Excellence | 13 Little Known Historical Events that Made Education What it is Today

Innovation Excellence | 13 Little Known Historical Events that Made Education What it is Today | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
This will be the first in a series of posts I will offer attempting to assess the contemporary status of education and possibilities for its future development.
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There is no Google Reader replacement, only alternatives | TechCrunch

There is no Google Reader replacement, only alternatives | TechCrunch | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Google Reader is slowing down. Over the past few days, buttons have broken, marking feeds as read seemed to take a bit longer than usual, and the Android mobile website on some devices shifted over to the desktop view with no way to change things…...
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Developing Innovation for a Knowledge-Based Economy

Developing Innovation for a Knowledge-Based Economy | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Of critical importance to the successful development of a knowledge-based economy is the ability of firms to foster creativity and innovation. Knowledge is more than just information.
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IFTF: The Other Kind of “Makers”

IFTF: The Other Kind of “Makers” | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it

According to research by the Insight Center in Oakland, California, an informal cash and barter economy of self-employed individuals and small enterprises consists of some 4.2 million workers nationwide who drive an often unnoticed stream of economic activity thriving outside the formal economy. They are artists, trades people, chefs, musicians, and a wide range of other occupations. Persistently high unemployment rates and even higher underemployment rates drive much of this activity as these small-scale entrepreneurs and other self-starters find a livelihood for themselves outside of the institutionally-based economy that excludes them due to their lack of education or because of their race or immigration status. This level of enterprise is, not surprisingly, also reflected in worker’s ethos. Opinion surveys conducted by Pew and others between 2008 and 2012 show that far from being takers, most Americans see themselves as “makers.” - See more at: http://www.iftf.org/future-now/article-detail/the-other-kind-of-makers/#sthash.HIdTSMbL.dpuf

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Maybe worldwide people see themselves as makers not as takers.

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MIT’s Thomas Malone on Collective Intelligence

MIT’s Thomas Malone on Collective Intelligence | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Thomas Malone, director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence,  is one of the leading thinkers in the realm of anticipating how new technologies will transform the way work is done and leaders lead.
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Dead battery? Charge your phone using your own body heat

Dead battery? Charge your phone using your own body heat | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Vodafone is introducing a new method of charging phone batteries: converting body heat into electricity. Incorporated into shorts and sleeping bags, it plans to test the technology at various festivals this summer.
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How Technology Is Changing The Way Organizations Learn

How Technology Is Changing The Way Organizations Learn | Innovation and the knowledge economy | Scoop.it
Managers, rather than focusing on building skills to recognize patterns and take action, will need to focus on designing the curricula.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 10, 2013 6:42 PM

This might tie in with Virtual Communities of Practice