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Incredible Chalk Art By Japanese School Kids For Blackboard Drawing Contest

Incredible Chalk Art By Japanese School Kids For Blackboard Drawing Contest | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Japanese schoolchildren apparently love chalkboards, and drawing art on them. That's why manufacturer Nichigaku started a Blackboard Art contest!
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The Limits of 3D Printing

The Limits of 3D Printing | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Contrary to what some say, 3D printing is not going to revolutionize the manufacturing sector, rendering traditional factories obsolete. The simple fact of the matter is the economics of 3D printing now and for the foreseeable future make it an unfeasible way to produce the vast majority of parts manufactured today.
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A dose of innovation can restore China's vitality

A dose of innovation can restore China's vitality | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
The vibrancy of China's nascent start-up scene offers hope that the country can harness the growth potential of innovation.
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How Twitter Users Can Generate Better Ideas

How Twitter Users Can Generate Better Ideas | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

New research suggests that employees with a diverse Twitter network — one that exposes them to people and ideas they don’t already know — tend to generate better ideas.

 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, June 2, 6:52 AM

Just exposing oneself to diverse fields, opinions and beliefs on Twitter by itself is not sufficient to enhance innovativeness. Additional capabilities are needed to ensure that the ideas triggered via Twitter can be transformed into actual innovative outcomes.


Twitter users who performed these two roles at the same time were the most innovative: 


1. Using Twitter to become an idea scout.  Twitter is a “gateway to solution options” and a way to obtain different perspectives and to challenge one’s current thinking.


2. Using Twitter to be an idea connector.  Have a strategy for sharing Twitter content with appropriate internal stakeholders. Be a listener, curator and alerter.


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Five lessons for startups

Five lessons for startups | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Starting a new business is no easy feat, but it can be very rewarding if you put in the time and effort from the beginning. Avoiding these five mistakes will help too.
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Zappos Just Pulled Off the Boldest Change Management Move Ever

Zappos Just Pulled Off the Boldest Change Management Move Ever | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Zappos is undertaking a fascinating experiment in change management. It's important to evaluate this separately from the experiment with the management structure Holacracy that they are trying at t...
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Innovate on Purpose: The problem with corporate innovation

Innovate on Purpose: The problem with corporate innovation | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

If that sounds like a pretentious title, you are probably right, but it's time to start talking about the fact that so many companies simply cannot innovate effectively.  Many long standing corporations in the US are simply withering on the vine, unable to respond to changing market conditions, new competitors or changing consumer demands.  Past success does not guarantee future success, and by the time many of these firms recognize the need to innovate the opportunity has past them by.

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What Kind Of Leadership Is Needed In Flat Hierarchies?

What Kind Of Leadership Is Needed In Flat Hierarchies? | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Workplace hierarchies have undergone some dramatic shifts over the last 100 years, but not titles? That's going to take a bigger adjustment.
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Under the bonnet

Under the bonnet | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
FROM the outside, Britain’s economy looks as if it is ticking over nicely. Last year it grew by 2.8%, more than any other economy in the G7 group of rich...
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#MaryMeeker's 2015 #InternetTrends report

#MaryMeeker's 2015 #InternetTrends report | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Print is still getting a disproportionate share of ad dollars compared with the amount of time people spend reading it, Ms. Meeker said.

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Roberto Fuso Nerini's curator insight, May 28, 4:13 AM

2015 Internet trend. Main slides + link to the full report.

Nicolas Desachy's curator insight, May 28, 8:32 AM

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Stuart Walters's curator insight, May 28, 11:28 AM

Mary Meeker provides great insight into Internet Trends every year, and those trends relate directly to customer expectations and Customer Experience (CX).  

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How Dow reinvented itself | McKinsey & Company

How Dow reinvented itself | McKinsey & Company | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
CEO Andrew N. Liveris discusses his company’s evolution and how engaging the customer chain and embracing technology drives growth and innovation. A McKinsey & Company article.
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Honeybees dying, situation ‘unheard of’

Honeybees dying, situation ‘unheard of’ | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
“What we’re seeing with this bee problem is just a loud signal that there’s some bad things happening with our agro-ecosystems," a researcher said.
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What if all companies were innovative? | London Business School

What if all companies were innovative? | London Business School | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Imagine if business could solve the world’s biggest problems. If more companies had innovation in their DNA, they’d have the power to do just that. The companies that innovate radically, the ones that remain agile year after year, the ones that fulfill their customers’ needs (and their competitors’ customers’ needs) are the ones that’ll succeed and make a difference to society. So, what would it take for all companies to be innovative? 

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The 6 Most Common Innovation Mistakes Companies Make

There is obviously a lot of value in pushing for more ideas, encouraging experimentation, and building breakthroughs. But take the time to think about the logical connection points inside your organization. Thinking at a system level will help to maximize your chances of driving impact. 

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Case Study: Can Retailers Win Back Shoppers Who Browse then Buy Online?

A brick-and-mortar store searches for a response to “showrooming.”
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They think, therefore they are

They think, therefore they are | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

IN 2003, as America was gearing up for the invasion of Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, a tall Frenchman with a thick silvery mane took the floor at the UN in New York. Dominique de Villepin was then France’s foreign minister, and what marked minds was not only his uncompromising anti-war message, but the way he uttered it: his speech was a magnificent rhetorical appeal to values and ideals.

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How to harness the power of design thinking - The Australian Financial Review

How to harness the power of design thinking - The Australian Financial Review | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Design thinking is the hot new trend with some arguing its the secret to successful business performance.

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Is today's university the new multinational corporation?

Is today's university the new multinational corporation? | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Universities across 32 countries are operating 235 global branch campuses across 73 nations. What does this trend mean? What changes is it bringing?
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Why Do We Experience Awe?

Why Do We Experience Awe? | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

We humans can get goose bumps when we experience awe, that often-positive feeling of being in the presence of something vast that transcends our understanding of the world.

 

 


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According to new research presented in Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, awe might help shift our focus from our narrow self-interest to the interests of the group to which we belong.


Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, June 6, 6:19 AM

awe as a means to broaden our horizons.

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Iceland’s tech imports are killing the Icelandic language

A 2012 report ranked Icelandic among the 30 likeliest European languages to succumb to “digital death” in the next 100 years, beaten out only by Maltese in terms of risk.

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Enter the Chief Stretch Officer

Enter the Chief Stretch Officer | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Get ready for the RATIO framework - 5 things that a truly sustainable business needs to track. John Elkington shares what this is about.
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How young is too young to teach coding in schools?

How young is too young to teach coding in schools? | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Both the federal government and opposition want to put science and maths on the agenda for Australia's students. Here are six steps to improve our education system.
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A new Industrial Revolution is coming

A new Industrial Revolution is coming | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Over the past 25 years, the Internet has radically altered the way people communicate and share ideas and the way businesses interact with customers and clients. For an even longer period, starting in the 1950s with the so-called Third Industrial Revolution, businesses have become more digitized. In the next few decades, a new industrial revolution will combine elements of these two trends, along with related technologies and practices, into a truly "smart" manufacturing process.

 

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China's 'Silicon Valley' a sign of Communist Party's shift

China's 'Silicon Valley' a sign of Communist Party's shift | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
China's leaders are allowing the private sector to move into areas previously forbidden to staunch slowing economic growth.
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