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Acting on Failure or Failure to Act?

Acting on Failure or Failure to Act? | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Who would have thought that failure would be held up as something to be desired just a few years ago? Yet, it is one thing to extol the virtues of failure in words, it is quite another to create sy...
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The happiest countries in the world

The happiest countries in the world | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Denmark slipped from the top slot this year, crowning a new country the happiest place on Earth.
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In case you missed this research into happiness and well-being.

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Should the CEO be social?

Should the CEO be social? | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Chief executives may not want to be on social media but their people, customers and shareholders sure wish they were there.

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Great piece by social media advisor, Dionne Lew (@DionneLew)

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donhornsby's curator insight, May 4, 10:07 AM

Yes, Yes, Yes, and Yes. 

 

(From the article): Grant Thornton says around 40% of employees would like their organisation to embrace social and McKinsey says that it can deliver productivity benefits of 20-25 %, yet this is not yet well understood by CEOs.


Enterprise Social Networks (ESNs) like Yammer allow a CEO to talk directly to staff across geographies, driving engagement and innovation.

 

Gartner Inc says that while social networks will become primary channels for work-related decisions, 80% of social business efforts may not achieve the intended benefits due to inadequate leadership.

 

This is probably the most important reason CEOs should set aside personal views on social, broaden their understanding of its benefits and risks and find ways to meet customers, suppliers and people where they already are – in social networks.

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Microsoft (Yes, Microsoft) Has a Far-Out Vision

Microsoft (Yes, Microsoft) Has a Far-Out Vision | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
The reshaped Microsoft that Satya Nadella, the new chief executive, envisions has fewer internal fiefs and is more willing to favor big bets on new technologies over protecting legacy cash cows.
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Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity Is In Everything, Especially Teaching

Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity Is In Everything, Especially Teaching | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Creativity is about fresh thinking. It doesn’t have to be new to the whole of humanity— though that’s always a bonus— but certainly to the person whose work it is. Creativity also involves making critical judgments about whether what you’re working on is any good, be it a theorem, a design, or a poem. Creative work often passes through typical phases. Sometimes what you end up with is not what you had in mind when you started. It’s a dynamic process that often involves making new connections, crossing disciplines, and using metaphors and analogies. 

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Being creative is not just about having off-the-wall ideas and letting your imagination run free. It may involve all of that, but it also involves refining, testing, and focusing what you’re doing. It’s about original thinking on the part of the individual, and it’s also about judging critically whether the work in process is taking the right shape and is worthwhile, at least for the person producing it.

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Creativity

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Sir-Ken-Robinson

 


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SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, April 26, 12:15 AM

Creativity for Students,but also for Educators. 

David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 26, 12:33 PM

Thanks to Gust Mees.

Karen B Wehner's curator insight, April 28, 7:39 PM

Such an important corrective to today's standards and assessment driven education models. Go, Sir Ken!

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When It Comes to Innovation, Here are 7 Mistakes People Make

When It Comes to Innovation, Here are 7 Mistakes People Make | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
While many entrepreneurs want to grow their business and offer products with a competitive edge, they neglect techniques and systems that generate a flood of valuable ideas.

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Memory and Recall: 10 Amazing Facts You Should Know - PsyBlog

Memory and Recall: 10 Amazing Facts You Should Know - PsyBlog | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Human memory and recall works nothing like a computer, but that's what makes it all the more fascinating to understand and experience.
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How Cultures Move Across Continents

How Cultures Move Across Continents | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Researchers have mapped the travels of 150,000 artists, politicians and religious leaders over the past 2,000 years. The videos reveal how cultural achievements ebb and flow across the U.S and Europe.
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Collaborating Online Is Sometimes Better than Face-to-Face

If you’re embracing online collaboration as a necessary evil — the only way to work with an increasingly dispersed team of global or remote workers, for example — then you’re doing it wrong. Online collaboration is not a second-best substitute for face-to-face work: It’s a complement with its own perks and benefits.

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10 Principles of Organization Design

10 Principles of Organization Design | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

 In the 18th annual PwC survey of chief executive officers, conducted in 2014, many CEOs anticipated significant disruptions to their businesses during the next five years as a result of external worldwide trends. One such trend, cited by 61 percent of the respondents, was an increasing number of competitors. The same number of respondents foresaw changes in customer behavior creating disruption. Fifty percent said they expected changes in distribution channels. As CEOs look to stay ahead of these trends, they recognize the need to change the organization’s design. But for that redesign to be successful, a company must make its changes as effectively and painlessly as possible, in a way that aligns with its strategy, invigorates employees, builds distinctive new capabilities, and makes it easier to attract customers.

 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, March 23, 9:33 PM

These fundamental guidelines, drawn from experience, can help you reshape your organization to fit your business strategy.


Steve Bax's curator insight, March 24, 6:00 AM

This is a very topical, well written piece on the ongoing issues of organisational structure design. The principles are sound and resonate with previous theorists such as Lewin, Deal and Kennedy. There are some good examples and strong recommendations for what NOT to do too. The comments on benchmarking are particularly relevant for many organisations seeking to establish their own position in the marketplace. Another key message is to let go of the past. Leaders need to build on strengths - formal or informal - and look ahead.

Karen Silins's curator insight, March 25, 11:53 AM

Nice list of elements in organizational design.

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Where To Look For The Next Big Thing

Where To Look For The Next Big Thing | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Usually tales of great discovery begin with a flash of inspiration, like when Watson and Crick first imagined a double helix and then quickly realized that they had discovered the structure of DNA; or an accident, like whenAlexander Fleming contaminated his bacteria culture and stumbled onto penicillin. Yet those stories, while not apocryphal, are misleading.

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How to find free images and other resources without copyright restrictions

How to find free images and other resources without copyright restrictions | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Post on copyrights with a list of website where you can find copyright free resources.

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Ed Bremner's curator insight, March 3, 6:49 AM

Not adding this to my imaging channel but to my TEL one.  This is just the kind of course that I often run and give myself.

Jennifer Gandarias's curator insight, March 3, 11:49 PM

These are great sites to add to a bank of creative commons image sites.  All book or class projects need to use creative commons as the baseline of their projects.

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These 14 giant corporations dominate the global auto industry

These 14 giant corporations dominate the global auto industry | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
The automotive industry has experienced some...
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Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories? | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

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Fascinating and instructive exploration of approaches to how we learn and progress.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, February 25, 5:45 PM

Well done mindmap about learning theories.

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, February 27, 4:53 AM

Really useful mindmap with links to further info about the theories and theorists. Shame it isn't in an easily downloadable format.

Cris Mepham's curator insight, February 27, 6:52 AM

If you need a few ideas!

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15 Business Books Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Should Read

15 Business Books Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Should Read | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Get a list of books every entrepreneur should have in his or her arsenal.

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Technology doesn't replace workers; it displaces them

Technology doesn't replace workers; it displaces them | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

While technology takes over some tasks, it also increases demand for goods and services and hence increases demand for workers performing the remaining tasks. Instead of just eliminating jobs, new jobs are also created, sometimes in different occupations.


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Innovate on Purpose: Universities get an "F" for innovation

Innovate on Purpose: Universities get an "F" for innovation | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

I've often joked that you could pluck a university don from 12th century Cambridge and drop him into a modern university setting, and the only things he'd find confusing are the fact that women outnumber men and the amount of technology in the lecture hall.  Other than that, many of the characteristics and features of our educational system would seem entirely familiar, and that's a problem.

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CreativeCommons-Infographic

CreativeCommons-Infographic | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

A good summary/overview of CC licenses and use for photos.


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Philippe-Didier Gauthier's curator insight, May 2, 1:19 AM

#DémarchePortfolio  Une infographie sur la licence CC très complète.

Dênia Falcão's curator insight, May 2, 5:32 PM

adicionar sua visão ...

Bev Jones's curator insight, May 3, 10:28 AM

Useful infographic to support the understanding of Creative Commons.

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Science Has Great News for People Who Read Actual Books

Science Has Great News for People Who Read Actual Books | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

It's no secret that reading is good for you. Just six minutes of reading is enough to reduce stress by 68%, and numerous studies have shown that reading keeps your brain functioning effectively as you age. One study even found that elderly individuals who read regularly are 2.5 times less likely to develop Alzheimer's than their peers. But not all forms of reading are created equal.

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The Truth About Collaboration — Medium

The Truth About Collaboration — Medium | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

I’ve been writing a lot lately about honesty, self-responsibility and self-worth, and now it seems appropriate to talk about an oft misunderstood phenomenon: collaboration. To be perfectly blunt, collaboration can be a real motherf—er.

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Technology Alone Won’t Solve Our Collaboration Problems

While we often think of the future of collaboration resting on the shoulders of technology, that is only part of the story. Sure, technology provides opportunities, but it’s important to view technology and social systems as partners. The promise of tomorrow’s collaboration requires actively considering, designing, and fine tuning both.

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AR/VR to hit $150 billion by 2020 - Report

AR/VR to hit $150 billion by 2020 - Report | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

There's been a lot of speculation about whether augmented reality or virtual reality will be "the next big thing." A new report from Digi-Capital suggests that both technologies will hit it big, but one considerably moreso than the other. According to the firm, AR and VR will grow into a $150 billion market by 2020, with AR claiming $120 billion of that total compared to VR's $30 billion.

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The race between human productivity and the machines

The race between human productivity and the machines | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Internationally, economists are increasingly noticing that boosting productivity is about modest tweaks rather than big breakthroughs. By listening to those on the factory floor, the firm is able to make small, incremental changes that together help raise living standards.I

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Why People With Multicultural Experience Are More Creative

Why People With Multicultural Experience Are More Creative | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
A person who has immersed themselves in another culture has the openness and cognitive flexibility to make your organization more creative.

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Terry Doherty's curator insight, March 8, 7:45 PM

Another way of showing how reading widely does more than just "broaden your world."


"When you dive into a second culture, two interesting things happen. First, it increases your overall openness to new experiences ... As second thing that happens is that you being to recognize that everything in the world can be viewed in many different ways." 

Susanna Soderstrom's curator insight, March 9, 10:50 AM

Obvious to some not to others

Elivert's curator insight, March 25, 5:22 AM

Indeed!

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The 13 Worst Pieces of Business Advice EverSwitch & Shift

The 13 Worst Pieces of Business Advice EverSwitch & Shift | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Great selection of well-meaning - if ill-informed - business tips to ignore...

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Dazzling display of light by auroras on Saturn

Dazzling display of light by auroras on Saturn | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Scientists first observed Saturn’s auroras in 1979. Decades later, these shimmering ribbons of light still fascinate. For one thing they’re magnificently tall, rising hundreds of miles above the planet’s poles. And unlike on Earth where bright displays fizzle after only a few hours, auroras on Saturn can shine for days. Auroras are produced when speeding particles accelerated by the sun’s energy collide with gases in a planet’s atmosphere. The gases fluoresce, emitting flashes of light at different wavelengths. Watch the video to see an edge-on view of Saturn’s northern and southern lights courtesy of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.


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