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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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Website aims to improve farmers' mental health - InDaily

Website aims to improve farmers' mental health - InDaily | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Farmers traditionally have among the highest rates of suicide across the globe. The 2014 Regional Wellbeing Survey found that almost 50 per cent of Australian farmers had a mild or worse mental disorder, compared with 26 per cent of the general rural population.
The new program is being developed by researchers at the University of South Australia in collaboration with the University of Adelaide, National Centre for Farmer Health and the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health.

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Thin Slices of Anxiety: An Illustrated Meditation on What It’s Like to Live Enslaved by Worry and How to Break Free

Thin Slices of Anxiety: An Illustrated Meditation on What It’s Like to Live Enslaved by Worry and How to Break Free | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Kierkegaard called anxiety “the dizziness of freedom” and believed that it serves to power rather than hinder creativity. For Darwin, it was a paralyzing lifelong struggle — he accomplished his breakthroughs not because of anxiety but despite it. “Anxiety,” Anaïs Nin wrote in her diary, “makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you.”
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Will Microsoft’s LinkedIn Purchase Pay Off? - Knowledge@Wharton

Will Microsoft’s LinkedIn Purchase Pay Off? - Knowledge@Wharton | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Microsoft is entering the social networking space with LinkedIn, and it could find new revenue streams by monetizing products at both companies.
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Cashless cafe out to prove model more efficient way to run business

Cashless cafe out to prove model more efficient way to run business | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Allowing customers to only pay using bank cards and mobile phone apps is a more efficient and cheaper way of doing business, the owner behind a new Brisbane cafe says.
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Take a Break: 5 Ways Freelance Creatives Make Unpaid Time Off Work

Vacations are a minefield for independent creatives. While the full-time, salaried workforce can take holidays and still get paid, freelancers have to tread carefully—taking time off means not making money. And it’s not just a day here and a day there. Add up national holidays and the typical 15 vacation and personal days per year, and you get about five weeks of unrealized earnings per year.
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The Decay of our Language is Happening

The Decay of our Language is Happening | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Something is clearly rotten in the state of language.
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The secret of taste: why we like what we like | Tom Vanderbilt

The secret of taste: why we like what we like | Tom Vanderbilt | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
How does a song we dislike at first hearing become a favourite? And when we try to look different, how come we end up looking like everyone else?
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List of the world's top female futurists (Updated) -

List of the world's top female futurists (Updated) - | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
There are many outstanding female futurists. AHT provides an ongoing list of the world's best talent in the futures field, focusing on women futurists.
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The Web’s Creator Looks to Reinvent It

The Web’s Creator Looks to Reinvent It | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Tim Berners-Lee and other computer scientists are pondering newer technologies to create a web with more privacy and less government control.
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Cooperation emerges when groups are small and memories are long, study finds

Cooperation emerges when groups are small and memories are long, study finds | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
The tragedy of the commons, a concept described by ecologist Garrett Hardin, paints a grim view of human nature. The theory goes that, if a resource is shared, individuals will act in their own self-interest, but against the interest of the group, by depleting that resource.
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En route to the 'next internet'

Jeremy Howard was on a train late last year to Glen Park, a neighbourhood of San Francisco that borders a canyon full of eucalyptus trees, when someone asked him for a photograph. The 42-year-old digital entrepreneur, who grew up in Melbourne, was heading home after catching up with a friend who had teased him about being a ‘ ‘rock star’’.   And now this stranger was saying he was upset he couldn’t attend a talk which Howard was giving.
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The Countries Where Smiling Makes You Look Dumb

The Countries Where Smiling Makes You Look Dumb | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

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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The incredible things that had to go just right for Juno to reach Jupiter

The incredible things that had to go just right for Juno to reach Jupiter | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

“We just did the hardest thing NASA has ever done,” said Scott Bolton, the lead investigator on the Juno mission. After a five-year journey, the spacecraft Juno managed to enter the perfect orbit around Jupiter. Soon, it will start revealing secrets of the solar system’s biggest and most unchanged planet. But to get Juno there, NASA had to overcome incredible challenges.

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Meet Africa’s first tech ‘Unicorn’ - Are more to come? | Leader.co.za

While tech "unicorns" coming out of Silicon Valley are starting to sound like a dime a dozen, the first tech unicorn to come out of Africa, Africa Internet Group (AIG), is causing a stir. Growing into a unicorn - a privately held technology company valued at $1 billion or more - is a significant milestone for AIG, says Wharton management professor David Hsu.
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How Leaders Can Let Go Without Losing Control

Massive flocks of starlings, known as murmurations, exhibit a rare combination of speed and scale. The birds coordinate themselves with remarkable agility to find food and avoid attacks. Schools of fish do the same. What’s noteworthy in these murmurations is the lack of a leader. Instead, each bird follows three simple rules: (1) move to the center, (2) follow your neighbor, and (3) don’t collide. The rules enable each bird to act independently while ensuring the group acts cohesively.

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Climbing Innovation's Value Creation Curve - Innovator Mindset™

Climbing Innovation's Value Creation Curve - Innovator Mindset™ | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
When it comes to determining whether something is a successful innovation, there is one absolutely crucial test: Does it create value? That value may come in many forms. Usefulness for the customer, profits for a company, or social good for a nonprofit, but it must be there. Creating value isn’t always enough to produce traction and profitability, but without value creation there just isn’t any way to call something an innovation.
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The Creative World’s Bullshit Industrial Complex

As editor of 99U, my inbox is (thankfully) filled with pitches of all kinds. Mainly, writers who’d like to contribute to this site and speakers who’d like to throw their hat in the ring for our yearly 99U Conference. And most times, when we dig deeper into a specific person’s pitch, his or her purported authority is more of a facade to make them appear authoritative — and any ideas are actually a mosaic of people also trying to appear authoritative in a disconcerting house of cards.

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Innovation, Empathy and Introspection

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When companies think about innovating new products and services (or just testing their existing ones), they know that the task before them is to find out what their customers are really looking for. How do you discover this? Generally, companies do one very plausible, but in fact very problematic thing. They go and ask the customer. However, strangely, if you really want to know what your customer wants, the last thing you should do is to go out and ask them. And for a simple reason: they won’t know.
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Time-lapse captures fast-changing Singapore skyline over three years

Time-lapse captures fast-changing Singapore skyline over three years | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Time-lapse and tilt-shift specialist Keith Loutit's latest project has been years in the making. The Lion City II - Majulah is a follow-up to another impressive feature, documenting the rise and fall (but mostly rise) of skyscrapers on Singapore's skyline over the course of three years.
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AmazonFresh to launch grocery delivery in Australia | The New Daily

AmazonFresh to launch grocery delivery in Australia | The New Daily | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
EXCLUSIVE: An insider reveals that Amazon has set its sights on the Australian grocery market.
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Change the Narrative, Change Your Destiny: How James Baldwin Read His Way Out of Harlem and into Literary Greatness

Change the Narrative, Change Your Destiny: How James Baldwin Read His Way Out of Harlem and into Literary Greatness | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
"You’re playing the game according to somebody else’s rules, and you can’t win until you understand the rules and step out of that particular game, which is not
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The Difference Between “Money Work” and “Busy Work”

Are you doing everything you can to generate new income? The more effective you are with "money work," the more time you'll have for "creative work."
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It may be the end of hedge funds as we know it

It may be the end of hedge funds as we know it | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

There’s a colloquialism that hedge fund managers are “masters of the universe. These investors take big risks betting on the market, but the reward has usually been pretty significant. Let’s not forget, five hedge fund managers made over $1 billion in 2015. Based on recent outlooks, however, the reign of these “masters” may be coming to an end.

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Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer – Robert Epstein | Aeon Essays

Your brain does not process information, retrieve knowledge or store memories. In short: your brain is not a computer
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