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, ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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…...
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
Trudy Raymakers's insight:
Maybe worldwide people see themselves as makers not as takers.
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.
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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