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6 Mega Trends for 2014

6 Mega Trends for 2014 | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Predicting the future is a fraught business yet this year seems to hold important clues for 2014. Here is my personal list.

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, December 17, 2013 4:58 AM

The beginning of all the year-end top 10 lists....(oh, but this list only contains the top 6...with a tech-laden focus)

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Four Principles For An Open Digital World - author Don Tapscott TED Talk Video

4 Principles of A Networked World
Macrowikinomics author Don Tapscott shares great examples of his 4 emerging principles of our new digital world including:

* Collaboration.

* Transparency.

* Sharing.
* Empowerment

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I found the discussion of the commons and the example of starling flocking behavior (at the end) the most resonant. I'd heard about the gold mine several times and agree with Tapscott - crowds are the key to our web future.

At Curagami we've been working on what it means to create online community. CTSE (Collaboration, Transparency, Sharing, Empowerment) are the table stakes of this new poker. We would add:

* Communication.
* UGC.
* Gamification.

Communication within and around the hub is a CSF (Critical Success Factor) for online community. You need to be able to follow and communicate with me and vice versa.

User Generated Content must be listened to, valued and rewarded with gamification or its a one-time "one and done" thing.


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Highly engaging presentation. Gone are the days of Security and Reliability as the principles of a Networked world. The C-generation is pulling us to the CTSE world.

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Are internal start-ups cannibals or category killers?

Are internal start-ups cannibals or category killers? | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Internal start-ups are being used increasingly by large corporations to test new ideas and strategies, but their success can be a double-edged sword for parent companies.
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Innovate on Purpose: Innovation in developing economies

Innovate on Purpose: Innovation in developing economies | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Recently I was asked by a Twitter user to talk about innovation in developing countries, especially in Asia.  While I have some experience with innovation, and have been to some countries in Asia, and have even led programs on innovation in two (China and Malaysia), I'm not a economic development expert.  But I did offer to give my opinions on the evolution of innovation in developing countries, so here goes. 

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Excellent piece by Jeffrey Phillips on the constraints/opportunities for innovation in emerging economies vs the West.

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How Where You Live Impacts the Way You Use the Internet

How Where You Live Impacts the Way You Use the Internet | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

According to a new book by Wharton marketing professor David R. Bell, where you live dictates how you use the Internet. In Location Is (Still) Everything: The Surprising Influence of the Real World on How We Search, Shop, and Sell in the Virtual One, Bell provides a framework for those who wish to understand why we use the Internet as we do.

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Sand Pile Model of the Mind Grows in Popularity

Sand Pile Model of the Mind Grows in Popularity | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Support is growing for a decades-old physics idea suggesting that localized episodes of disordered brain activity help keep the overall system in healthy balance

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Curiosity Is as Important as Intelligence

Curiosity Is as Important as Intelligence | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

There seems to be wide support for the idea that we are living in an “age of complexity”, which implies that the world has never been more intricate. This idea is based on the rapid pace of technological changes, and the vast amount of information that we are generating (the two are related). Yet consider that philosophers like Leibniz (17th century) and Diderot (18th century) were already complaining about information overload. The “horrible mass of books” they referred to may have represented only a tiny portion of what we know today, but much of what we know today will be equally insignificant to future generations.

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Nice introduction to the concept of CQ (curiosity quotient).

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The Psychology of Writing and the Cognitive Science of the Perfect Daily Routine

The Psychology of Writing and the Cognitive Science of the Perfect Daily Routine | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
How to sculpt an environment that optimizes creative flow and summons relevant knowledge from your long-term memory through the right retrie
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Great tips on how to get into - and stay in - creative flow.

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17 Cartoons That Will Change Your Business by @BrianSolis @Gapingvoid

This special series of cartoons, with short insights from both Hugh MacLeod and Brian Solis adapted from #WTF (www.wtfbusiness.com), will help you see things d…
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Great Entrepreneurs Are Creative Thinkers

Great Entrepreneurs Are Creative Thinkers | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Comfortable with the unknown and the unfamiliar, creative business builders are constantly thinking of novel ways to propel their business forward.
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GE Is Avoiding Hard Choices About Ecomagination

GE Is Avoiding Hard Choices About Ecomagination | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

After nine years, GE is taking its famous green initiative, ecomagination, into some complicated territory. This includes a new open innovation program that encourages ideas to reduce greenhouse gases from Canadian oil sands production — the same controversial, greenhouse-gas-heavy source of fossil fuels that environmental groups are fighting against when it comes to the Keystone XL pipeline. By stretching ecomagination into areas that many people clearly don’t consider very green, GE may be risking a valuable business and brand asset.

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Contemplating Parts and Wholes with a Walk Down São Paulo's Most Enchanting Street

Contemplating Parts and Wholes with a Walk Down São Paulo's Most Enchanting Street | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Maria and I were back at Sustentare Business School this weekend teaching MBA students about chaos, complexity, holonomic thinking and strategy. One toy I have that makes a great visual impression ...
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Nice exploration of systems and emergence...

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How bird flocks are like liquid helium

How bird flocks are like liquid helium | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Mathematical model shows how hundreds of starlings coordinate their movements in flight.

A flock of starlings flies as one, a spectacular display in which each bird flits about as if in a well-choreographed dance. Everyone seems to know exactly when and where to turn. Now, for the first time, researchers have measured how that knowledge moves through the flock—a behavior that mirrors certain quantum phenomena of liquid helium.


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Tribalism: The real enemy in healthcare

Tribalism: The real enemy in healthcare | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Excellent The inconvenient truth is that we're often acting as a dysfunctional team where every member's main goal is to finish their own little task, and where other team members are regarded as 'the enemy'...

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Transpose healthcare with any business/industry/sector - excellent presentation on the tribalism that too often prevents collaboration - thnx to @JacquiGS for highlighting it...

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Publishing Is Not Dying

Publishing Is Not Dying | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

If marketers want to produce content, they need to think like publishers. After all, content isn’t an extension of marketing, it’s an extension of publishing. I am hardly the only one to make that case, but skeptics are still vocal in their disagreement. “Aren’t publishers failing?” they say. How can I hold up a struggling industry as a model? If publishing is a viable model, why aren’t publishers making money? These sentiments are common, but they are not based in fact. In truth, publishing is flourishing, creating massive new fortunes for entrepreneurs and more choices for consumers. It’s also attracting large investments by established companies and venture capitalists. Though not everyone prospers, there has never been a better time for publishers.

 

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An upbeat post from Greg Satell on publishing's bright prospects.

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Scientists Cannot Explain This Crazy Ant Behavior, but They Love It

Scientists Cannot Explain This Crazy Ant Behavior, but They Love It | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Watch as this colony forms a daisy chain to pull a millipede—a behavior researchers have never seen before.
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Gratifying to learn we can still be surprised by nature's ingenuity.

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6 Ways Your Brain Tries To Kill Your Ideas And How To Fight Them

6 Ways Your Brain Tries To Kill Your Ideas And How To Fight Them | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

I have a lot of ideas in my head. And for the most part, that’s where they used to stay. In my head. Where other people couldn’t see them, interact with them or build upon them. Where they were safe and untested and uncriticized. All mine. Sure, I’ve created some. Some might say I’ve created plenty. But that’s only because they can’t see what I’m not creating. For example, this very post sat dormant for at least a month while I pondered, waited and nitpicked at it. Because the riskiest, most dangerous and potentially most interesting ideas are the easiest to hold back. 

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Good piece on the ways we trick ourselves out of creative success.

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10 Awesome Videos On Idea Execution & The Creative Process

10 Awesome Videos On Idea Execution & The Creative Process | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
It's time to get inspired about idea execution. Check our shortlist of great videos that get inside the brains of exceptionally productive creatives.
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Some oldies, many goodies. Worth investing time in.

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What & Why People Share On Social Media (Infographic)

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What people are sharing and how they’re sharing it is changing fast. A new infographic from Go-Gulf, a web design team based in Dubai, has gathered the latest data, which is now available in this newly released (July 2014) social media infographic. Here are the highlights…


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Fascinating statistics on gender and cultural usage patterns.

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An excellent compilation and social media reference tool.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, September 1, 8:29 PM

An excellent compilation and social media reference tool.

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Teams Can’t Innovate If They’re Too Comfortable

Teams Can’t Innovate If They’re Too Comfortable | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Spark Camp is designed to bring together difference. Conveners Matt Thompson, Amanda Michel, Amy Webb, Jenny 8 Lee, and Andrew Pergam launched it because they were tired of going to conferences where they heard the same stories, by the same people, often without any opportunity for challenging the fundamental premise.

 
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1. Decide difference matters

2. Define what difference means

3. Be relentless

4. Measure everything

5. Set up ground rules

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Driving Innovation in Small Companies: A Collection of Perspectives and Resources

Driving Innovation in Small Companies: A Collection of Perspectives and Resources | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Most companies around the world are small and medium sized (50-250 people) and yet the main attention of innovation is geared towards startups and big corporates. This paradox was raised as I recen...
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Excellent post by Stefan Lindegaard exploring differences in language/approach to innovation by startups, SMEs and large organisations.

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Tracking the Ebola outbreak in near real-time: HealthMap, ProMED and other tools

Tracking the Ebola outbreak in near real-time: HealthMap, ProMED and other tools | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Sobering news keeps coming out of the West African Ebola outbreak. According to numbers released on August 6, the virus has sickened 1,711 and claimed 932 lives across four nations. The outbreak continues to grow, with a high risk of continued regional spread, according to a threat analysis released byHealthMap (an outbreak tracking system operated out of Boston Children’s Hospital) and Bio.Diaspora (a Canadian project that monitors communicable disease spread via international travel).

 

“What we’ve seen here—because of inadequate public health measures, because of general fear—is [an outbreak that] truly hasn’t been kept under control,”John Brownstein, PhD, co-founder of HealthMap and a computational epidemiologist at Boston Children’s Hospital, told ABC News. “The event started, calmed down and jumped up again. Now, we’re seeing movement into densely populated areas, which is highly concerning.”

 

If you’re interested in keeping tabs on the outbreak yourself, there are several tools that can help:

 

HealthMap’s Ebola map. The HealthMap team is maintaining a dedicated, interactive map and timeline of the epidemic athealthmap.org/ebola (embedded at the top of this post). Both map and timeline are regularly updated as new information becomes available, as is the HealthMap Twitter account.ProMED. The International Society for Infectious Disease, a non-profit organization for infectious and emerging disease research, operatesProMED, a disease news monitoring service that tracks outbreaks of human and veterinary infectious diseases. ProMED (short for Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases) has been sending out regular email and Twitter alerts about the Ebola outbreak since it was first noticed in March.US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC is regularly posting updated news and patient counts—as well as travel and preparedness guidance and other information about the virus—on both their website and Twitter.World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO’s Global Alert and Response system is providing regular updates on disease spread and control efforts. The organization is also distributing updates via its Twitter feed.


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Biodefense News's curator insight, August 14, 7:20 PM

One glaring omission from this list is http://www.ascelbio.com, which is supplying CDC/GDD with outbreak information and forecasting.  Ascel Bio was also in constant contact with Samaritan's Purse and asked to help respond to evacuate.

M. Philip Oliver's curator insight, August 15, 9:33 AM

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Luigi Cappel's curator insight, August 16, 2:53 PM

Not only is this a great site, but when I went in, it automatically identified that I live in New Zealand and showed me areas close to me where there are notifiable diseases. It showed that currently measles is growing around our country. This is a great site to check out, whether you are traveling overseas and want to see if there are things you want to be forewarned about, perhaps be inoculated against, or in the case of something like Ebola, places you might be better off staying well away from at least in the short to medium term. 

 

I recommend checking it out, whether you are traveling, or simply want to see great use of maps to show real time data. The time-lapse video showing the expansion of Ebola is fascinating. This is the sort of thing we usually just see on movies showing the CDC, like one of my favorite TV shows 24. Where's Jack Bauer when you need him? Oh, I here a rumor he may be coming back:)

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How the Internet of Things Changes Business Models

How the Internet of Things Changes Business Models | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

As the Internet of Things (IoT) spreads, the implications for business model innovation are huge. Filling out well-known frameworks and streamlining established business models won’t be enough. To take advantage of new, cloud-based opportunities, today’s companies will need to fundamentally rethink their orthodoxies about value creation and value capture.

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The New Digital Battlefields

The New Digital Battlefields | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Most enterprises will not be able to adapt to the new digital battlefields, because adopting new skills today takes more than just hiring and procurement. It requires systemic thinking.
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Another insightful wrap from @digitaltonto (Greg Satell).

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Australian team develops Twitter tool to gauge world's emotions

Australian team develops Twitter tool to gauge world's emotions | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Australian researchers unveiled on Tuesday a Twitter tool to map moods around the world in real-time to help improve the allocation of mental health services.

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Learn from successes and failures | CaseWorthy

People often ask me 'how do you come up with ideas?' It's a tough question. Ideas just come to you, right? I disagree. Learn from our successes and failures…

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AleksBlumentals's curator insight, August 2, 5:10 AM
 Mark Johnstone explains in a superb way how to produce better content ideas. This is perfectly applicable to creating or choosing ventures to back.