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The Key to Cultural Innovation? Self-Love.

The Key to Cultural Innovation? Self-Love. | Nerdism | Scoop.it
Cultural Innovation can be defined as the process of moving ideas forward with the intention of seeing them manifest as operations, systems and/or platforms .
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A Brick That Lets Threatened Birds Build Nests Directly Into Walls

A Brick That Lets Threatened Birds Build Nests Directly Into Walls | Nerdism | Scoop.it
Aaron Dunkerton wanted to help with house sparrow conservation. His solution was the Bird Brick, a fire-clamped cavity brick that could be built into walls and buildings to provide a sustainable nesting site for the birds.
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I really love this idea. I hope that urban architects will think more about this kind of thing to integrate nature into the concrete jungle.

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What You Need to Be an Innovative Educator

What You Need to Be an Innovative Educator | Nerdism | Scoop.it
Innovation isn't a matter of will.

Like most things worth creating, critical ingredients pre-exist the product. In the case of innovation in education, many of those necessary ingredients are simple
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Why Some Great Ideas Catch And Others Don’t

Why Some Great Ideas Catch And Others Don’t | Nerdism | Scoop.it
In 1846, a Boston dentist named William Morton demonstrated anesthesia for the first time. Within the year, it had been tested in hospitals and published in the medical community.
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Incentives to Innovate isn't enough. Innovation is a social process.

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