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The Countries Where Smiling Makes You Look Dumb

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Here’s something that has always puzzled me, growing up in the U.S. as a child of Russian parents. Whenever I or my friends were having our photos taken, we were told to say “cheese” and smile. But if my parents also happened to be in the photo, they were stone-faced. So were my Russian relatives. This does not mean we are all unhappy! Quite the opposite...

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We Are Failing At Failing - Forbes

We Are Failing At Failing - Forbes | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
We don’t fail enough; we need to fail faster, fail bigger, fail more often; convince our leaders that failure is acceptable. It’s almost as if we are saying that: “if only we were more accomplished failers, we could create miracles!” I hear such calls every day in conversations with corporate [...]
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Jason Leong's curator insight, May 25, 2016 4:59 AM
The world has changed - certainty is a thing of the past. The only constant is change. Failure is not an option, it is an inevitability.

Successful businesses are experimenting their way through the uncertainty. The ones that are able to do this quicker and "fail faster" are learning faster and succeeding faster.
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Paradoxos Durham, NC's SXSW Is Next Weekend!

Paradoxos Durham, NC's SXSW Is Next Weekend! | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Paradoxos is a festival that celebrates ideas and innovation in Durham, NC.
This year's festival will be held on April 10-12, 2014.
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Why The Chief Financial Officer Must Lead Organizational Innovation - Ralph Kerle -

Why The Chief Financial Officer Must Lead Organizational Innovation - Ralph Kerle - | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
My research over the last decades shows organizations have spent substantial sums on building creativity and innovation capabilities, motivating employees to participate, only to see their innovation investment come to very little. Organizational anecdotes abound about exciting ideas with strong leadership support reaching the point of final decision making only to see them blocked for a whole series of reasons - personal and organizational risk aversion, political agendas, weak and indecisive leadership.
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The Creativity Delta: How to Come Up with New Ideas | Innovation Management

The Creativity Delta: How to Come Up with New Ideas | Innovation Management | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
In a study of 5,000 adults in the US, UK, Germany, France, and Japan conducted by Adobe about creativity, they came up with some interesting findings. To begin
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