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How Your Philosophy Degree Can Be Relevant To Tech Startup Success

How Your Philosophy Degree Can Be Relevant To Tech Startup Success | Innovation from the Unexpected | Scoop.it
A degree in philosophy doesn't mean you're relegated to academia. Jon Dahl, founder of Zencoder proves that Aristotle has a lot to teach tech...
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Zipcar For Office Space: A New Service Lets You Rent A Desk By The Hour

Zipcar For Office Space: A New Service Lets You Rent A Desk By The Hour | Innovation from the Unexpected | Scoop.it
I work from a home office, but sometimes I want to change things up. That means parking in a coffee shop or a co-working space--neither of which offer the kind of control over my environment that a picky self-employed person comes to expect.
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How I Learned To Build Products People Care About

How I Learned To Build Products People Care About | Innovation from the Unexpected | Scoop.it
Two years ago I crashed and burned at Y Combinator's Demo Day. When I realized what I had done wrong I endeavored to build Draft a new way to improve...
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Innovative products eliminate the friction of doing a task.

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This 16-Year-Old Created A $15 Cell-Phone-Sized Device That Can Detect Cancer, Explosives

This 16-Year-Old Created A $15 Cell-Phone-Sized Device That Can Detect Cancer, Explosives | Innovation from the Unexpected | Scoop.it
You may remember 16-year-old Jack Andraka from our stories about his work developing a cheap, accurate pancreatic cancer center and more recently, a tricorder that will compete for the Tricorder X Prize.At this year’s Intel International Science...
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4 Bizarre Design Solutions Inspired By Nature

4 Bizarre Design Solutions Inspired By Nature | Innovation from the Unexpected | Scoop.it
Before we got here, nature was working pretty darn well, creating an efficient system where everything worked in harmony. Can we learn from that?
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GitHub's Frustration-Based Approach To Innovation

GitHub's Frustration-Based Approach To Innovation | Innovation from the Unexpected | Scoop.it
What do the following things have in common: e-readers, keyless entry, mobile payments? Answer: They are technological innovations that arose (at least in part) as a result of common frustrations--heavy backpacks, bulky key rings, forgotten wallets.
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TED Prize Winner Sugata Mitra To Create A "School In The Cloud"

TED Prize Winner Sugata Mitra To Create A "School In The Cloud" | Innovation from the Unexpected | Scoop.it
Today Dr. Sugata Mitra became the eighth winner of the TED Prize, which now consists of $1 million presented to social entrepreneurs to make their dreams huge.
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This is how you change the world.

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Four African Teenagers Create Power From Pee

Four African Teenagers Create Power From Pee | Innovation from the Unexpected | Scoop.it
Over the last two days, Lagos, Nigeria has hosted Maker Faire Africa, the Maker movement’s bastion on that continent.
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Meet The 14-Year-Old Girl Who Developed A Low-Cost Water Purification System

Meet The 14-Year-Old Girl Who Developed A Low-Cost Water Purification System | Innovation from the Unexpected | Scoop.it
Rest easy, everyone. The next generation of scientists is already hard at work solving our biggest problems. Take Deepika Kurup, a 14-year-old high school student from Nashua, New Hampshire.
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Innovation--You’re Doing It Wrong: How To Put Intuition And Ideas Before Tests And Analyses

Innovation--You’re Doing It Wrong: How To Put Intuition And Ideas Before Tests And Analyses | Innovation from the Unexpected | Scoop.it
Douglas Van Praet describes how the unconscious and the emotional drive people, and how they, not tests, should drive the business of bringing ideas...
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This Is What Happens When You Give A Creative Community An Empty 14,000-Square-Foot Building

This Is What Happens When You Give A Creative Community An Empty 14,000-Square-Foot Building | Innovation from the Unexpected | Scoop.it
Walk into the mural-covered 14,000-square-foot space in San Francisco’s Central Market district and you’ll see a flurry of seemingly organized activity: people manning desks in the front, a day-by-day schedule scribbled in chalk on the wall,...
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wonder what would happen in your community??

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How MIT Is Hacking Thousands Of Worms To Print Buildings

How MIT Is Hacking Thousands Of Worms To Print Buildings | Innovation from the Unexpected | Scoop.it
We think of 3-D printers as desktop machines, stagnant workhorses used to generate piecemeal shapes for humans to relocate in the real world.
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Watch Out, Google: This 19-Year-Old Built A Cheap Self-Driving Car System

Watch Out, Google: This 19-Year-Old Built A Cheap Self-Driving Car System | Innovation from the Unexpected | Scoop.it
Last year’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair brought us the story of Jack Andraka, the first place-winning 15-year-old who created a cheap and accurate pancreatic cancer sensor.
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How Extreme Transparency Can Make Your Team Its Most Productive

How Extreme Transparency Can Make Your Team Its Most Productive | Innovation from the Unexpected | Scoop.it
Justin Rosenstein and Dustin Moskovitz, the founding duo of collaboration software startup Asana, officially launched in 2011 with one lofty goal: “To empower every group on earth to have clarity, accountability, and transparency in their daily...
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How Serious Play Leads To Breakthrough Innovation

How Serious Play Leads To Breakthrough Innovation | Innovation from the Unexpected | Scoop.it
The following is an excerpt from Creative Intelligence by Bruce Nussbaum (HarperBusiness), out March 5th.It took several hours, but Harry West and his team eventually reached a conclusion about their current challenge: Drinking was weird.West, the...
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These Awesome Chairs Are Made Entirely From Ocean-Polluting Plastic

These Awesome Chairs Are Made Entirely From Ocean-Polluting Plastic | Innovation from the Unexpected | Scoop.it
Micro-plastic particles--or "mermaid’s tears"--are a major component of marine pollution.
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The Gates-Funded Toilet Of The Future

The Gates-Funded Toilet Of The Future | Innovation from the Unexpected | Scoop.it
Today is World Toilet Day. That’s not as silly as it sounds.
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Why You're Blind To Innovation

Why You're Blind To Innovation | Innovation from the Unexpected | Scoop.it
If you’re blind as a bat when it comes to seeing innovation, you’re not alone. Top people at leading companies often fail to respond to new innovation even as it threatens their very existence. There’s the U.S.
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