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What Your Survival Instincts Know About Pitching Ideas

So you have a big idea—or maybe your team does—and the time has come to put it to the test. Specifically, the test ofThe Pitch, that distressingly concise opportunity to walk into a room with a blueprint, and walk out with a real foundation, be it funding, client sign-off, or even a simple thumbs-up from your boss. But despite the exciting chance to transition your idea from concept to reality, the prospect of having to sell that idea can generate feelings far less pleasant. After all, how the hell do you sell?

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Osvaldo Ayala on Twitter

Osvaldo Ayala on Twitter | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Way before the Business Model Canvas. Disney's graphic business plan. pic.twitter.com/Hex8BH8jzr

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Worthy of consideration! Walt Disney had it all hanging together!

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Ian Harris's curator insight, August 8, 8:23 PM

Worthy of consideration! Walt Disney had it all hanging together!

Mariano Ramos Mejia's curator insight, August 9, 11:12 AM

Worthy of consideration! Walt Disney had it all hanging together!

Nancy Barnett's curator insight, August 25, 12:38 PM

Walt Disney was way ahead in many ways!

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Palmer Luckey: The man making virtual reality a reality

Palmer Luckey: The man making virtual reality a reality | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
The founder of Oculus VR dreams of teleportation and explains why virtual reality isn't going to be like The Matrix.
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A brief History of Social Media (1969-2012) [INFOGRAPHIC]

A brief History of Social Media (1969-2012) [INFOGRAPHIC] | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

But here’s the thing: the history of social media actually goes back a lot further, and its roots can be found in blogging, Google, AOL, ICQ, the beginnings of the world wide web and, perhaps surprisingly, CompuServe. 


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Can anyone predict the next 33 years of Social Media? We don’t know it but the History of Social Media belongs to our digital culture. Let’s meet  the pioneers of digital life. 

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James Douglass's curator insight, August 8, 4:54 PM

Can anyone predict the next 33 years of Social Media? We don’t know it but the History of Social Media belongs to our digital culture. Let’s meet  the pioneers of digital life. 

Ellen Dougherty's curator insight, August 8, 8:49 PM

Can anyone predict the next 33 years of Social Media? We don’t know it but the History of Social Media belongs to our digital culture. Let’s meet  the pioneers of digital life. 

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, August 17, 10:14 AM

Joli travail.

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The Creativity Secret That Most People Don’t Know

The Creativity Secret That Most People Don’t Know | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Creativity study reveals an unexpected tip. The more you consciously think, the less creative you are, a new study finds. The researchers had people playing ‘Pictionary’, a game where you have to try and draw a word. At the same
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Mining minds rather than minerals

Mining minds rather than minerals | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Australia may not be able to compete with the likes of India and China when it comes to mass manufacturing, but our strength lies in invention.
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#Strategy, not technology, drives #digital transformation- a study by @mit @deloitte

#Strategy, not technology, drives #digital transformation- a study by @mit @deloitte | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte’s 2015 global study of digital business found that maturing digital businesses are focused on integrating digital technologies, such as social, mobile, analytics and cloud, in the service of transforming how their businesses work. Less-mature digital businesses are focused on solving discrete business problems with individual digital technologies.


The ability to digitally reimagine the business is determined in large part by a clear digital strategy supported by leaders who foster a culture able to change and invent the new. While these insights are consistent with prior technology evolutions, what is unique to digital transformation is that risk taking is becoming a cultural norm as more digitally advanced companies seek new levels of competitive advantage. Equally important, employees across all age groups want to work for businesses that are deeply committed to digital progress. Company leaders need to bear this in mind in order to attract and retain the best talent.


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Farid Mheir's curator insight, July 24, 1:45 PM

A survey by MIT and Deloitte on the maturity of organization regarding digital yields useful insights on the state of digital in corporations in 2015.


WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT?

Over 75%of corporations are digitally immature so there is room to improve in the future. Also, I expect that as individuals (especially older generations that are still in leadership positions) mature in their digital understanding and their own digital maturity, this will help organizations grow as well.

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Lego Tries to Build a Better Brick

Lego Tries to Build a Better Brick | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Lego is starting a major research project to find an alternative to the petroleum-based plastic the toy maker uses in its building blocks.
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Earth from space: First images from a million miles away

Earth from space: First images from a million miles away | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
After wowing the world with the first-ever close-up images of Pluto, NASA has released another groundbreaking picture of Earth -- taken a little closer to home.

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Private Equity Can Make Firms More Innovative

Private Equity Can Make Firms More Innovative | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
A new paper shows how leveraged buyouts lead to more patents.
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China's innovation imperative | McKinsey & Company

China's innovation imperative | McKinsey & Company | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
An aging population, rising debt, and declining returns on investment mean that the country must promote innovation to secure a high-growth future, a new McKinsey Global Institute report finds. A McKinsey Global Institute article.
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Young Aussie entrepreneurs falling behind international peers: Report

Young Aussie entrepreneurs falling behind international peers: Report | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Young entrepreneurial Australians wanting to start new businesses are falling behind their US counterparts and continue to struggle to access funding
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Historic driverless car trial for Adelaide streets - InDaily | Adelaide News

Historic driverless car trial for Adelaide streets - InDaily | Adelaide News | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Driverless cars will be tested on Adelaide roads later this year, in an historic first Australian trial. Premier Jay Weatherill today announced the trial would take place on the Southern Expressway over two days on 7-8 November. Multiple driverless Volvo vehicles will take to the expressway to test manoeuvres such as overtaking, lane changing, emergency braking and using the on and off ramps.
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Why is MIT ignoring 25 years of research into online learning? | Tony Bates

Why is MIT ignoring 25 years of research into online learning? | Tony Bates | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Tony Bates: "In my previous post, there were two sessions at the LINC 2013 conference that referred specifically to MIT’s own strategies for technology-enabled learning within MIT. These resulted in my asking the following question towards the end of the conference:


Why is MIT ignoring 25 years of research into online learning and 100 years research into how students learn in its design of online courses? "


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It's more complex that 'nerds vs. educators' but sometimes it does feel like the MOOC revolution is driven by the hardware & software with little regard for the hard won and deeply researched lessons learned since the days when online learning was considered the Devil's stepchild.

 

Bate knows online learning as well as anyone on the planet. With the entrepreneur-tech-ed pundits listen?  Obviously not. 8-(

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It's more complex that 'nerds vs. educators' but sometimes it does feel like the MOOC revolution is driven by the hardware & software with little regard for the hard won and deeply researched lessons learned since the days when online learning was considered the Devil's stepchild.

 

Bate knows online learning as well as anyone on the planet. With the entrepreneur-tech-ed pundits listen?  Obviously not. 8-(

denobisipsis's curator insight, August 10, 3:01 AM

It's more complex that 'nerds vs. educators' but sometimes it does feel like the MOOC revolution is driven by the hardware & software with little regard for the hard won and deeply researched lessons learned since the days when online learning was considered the Devil's stepchild.

 

Bate knows online learning as well as anyone on the planet. With the entrepreneur-tech-ed pundits listen?  Obviously not. 8-(

Konstantinos Kalemis's curator insight, August 10, 4:43 AM

It's more complex that 'nerds vs. educators' but sometimes it does feel like the MOOC revolution is driven by the hardware & software with little regard for the hard won and deeply researched lessons learned since the days when online learning was considered the Devil's stepchild.

 

Bate knows online learning as well as anyone on the planet. With the entrepreneur-tech-ed pundits listen?  Obviously not. 8-(

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Inca Bridge In Peru

Inca Bridge In Peru | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

The Bridge at Q’eswachaka is made out of grass and is rebuilt annually across the deep canyon of the Apurimac River near Cuzco, Peru. The amazing bridge was part of the Inca pathways enabling the transmission of messages throughout the vast Inca empire by runners. Today the annual bridge replacement takes three days and is performed to preserve the memory of the Peruvian forebears that constructed the first bridge many centuries ago. I have seen bridges like this before but have never walked across one and I’m sure you’d have to have a lot of trust in the construction to make the crossing.

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A brief History of Social Media (1969-2012) [INFOGRAPHIC]

A brief History of Social Media (1969-2012) [INFOGRAPHIC] | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

But here’s the thing: the history of social media actually goes back a lot further, and its roots can be found in blogging, Google, AOL, ICQ, the beginnings of the world wide web and, perhaps surprisingly, CompuServe. 


Via ZAP s.a.
Josie Gibson's insight:

Can anyone predict the next 33 years of Social Media? We don’t know it but the History of Social Media belongs to our digital culture. Let’s meet  the pioneers of digital life. 

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James Douglass's curator insight, August 8, 4:54 PM

Can anyone predict the next 33 years of Social Media? We don’t know it but the History of Social Media belongs to our digital culture. Let’s meet  the pioneers of digital life. 

Ellen Dougherty's curator insight, August 8, 8:49 PM

Can anyone predict the next 33 years of Social Media? We don’t know it but the History of Social Media belongs to our digital culture. Let’s meet  the pioneers of digital life. 

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, August 17, 10:14 AM

Joli travail.

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How Startup “Joiners” Are (and Aren’t) Like Founders

How Startup “Joiners” Are (and Aren’t) Like Founders | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

“Joiners are individuals who are drawn toward startups because they offer greater autonomy and more exciting work activities relative to large firms. But joiners are more interested in technical or functional work activities rather than in managing and building the company. In other words, they want to be part of the entrepreneurial process, but they don’t necessarily want to be ‘the boss.’”

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At Tiny Scales, a Giant Burst on Tree of Life

At Tiny Scales, a Giant Burst on Tree of Life | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

A new technique for finding and characterizing microbes has boosted the number of known bacteria by almost 50 percent, revealing a hidden world all around us.


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10 Traits All Successful Entrepreneurs Share

10 Traits All Successful Entrepreneurs Share | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
While there isn't a foolproof map to entrepreneurial greatness, these qualities are consistent.

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This is an interesting article that outlines 10 observed traits that appear to be common to the majority of successful entrepreneurs. If you are not the successful entrepreneur that you envisaged when you set out on your entrepreneurial journey, this may help to get you on track, or it may help you to decide once and for all, whether the entrepreneurial journey is the right path for you to continue along.

Marc Wachtfogel, PhD's curator insight, August 7, 8:23 AM


This is an interesting article that outlines 10 observed traits that appear to be common to the majority of successful entrepreneurs. If you are not the successful entrepreneur that you envisaged when you set out on your entrepreneurial journey, this may help to get you on track, or it may help you to decide once and for all, whether the entrepreneurial journey is the right path for you to continue along.

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Starving for Answers

Starving for Answers | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

In May, the United Nations announced that while globally there are 200 million fewer hungry people than there were 25 years ago, twice as many African countries are now suffering food crises. Moreover, Pacific islanders’ access to sanitation facilities is declining, and just over half of that population has potable water. When it comes to the world’s food and water, the question remains of power and agency—who gets to control the resources on which human survival depends. Former U.N. special rapporteur Olivier De Schutter challenges the agency’s claim on hunger, stating that numbers, if anything, have remained steady and explains why local responses, not solely international actions, will defeat hunger.

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7 Habits Of Innovative Thinkers

7 Habits Of Innovative Thinkers | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Emotional Intelligence plays a big role in innovative thinking. Here are traits that these people have in common.


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judyhouse's curator insight, August 3, 9:43 AM

Commonality is important, but drive and desire matter.

Tom Whitford's curator insight, August 9, 8:28 PM

Emotional Intelligence plays a big role in innovative thinking. Here are traits that these people have in common.

 

1. INNOVATORS HAVE THEIR EGO IN CHECK

2. EMOTIONALLY INTELLIGENT PEOPLE ARE CONFIDENT, NOT ARROGANT

3. THEY ARE CONTINUALLY CURIOUS

4. THEY ARE GOOD LISTENERS

5. THEY DON'T LET THEIR EMOTIONS AFFECT THEIR INNOVATION EFFORTS

6. THEY CAN TAKE DIRECTION

7. THEY EMPATHIZE WITH CO-WORKERS AND CUSTOMERS

 

Learn more:


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


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


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


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Very good advice for innovators and HUMANS

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Art & Leadership

Art & Leadership | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

It is commonly accepted that art represents the world of the spiritual, while business represents that of the material. But they can be more similar than not. Indeed, at a time of constant change and turmoil in so many industries, the business leader can learn much from the artist.

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Signs Your Team Is Too Strong for Its Own Good

Our VitalSmarts global “Cultural Operating System” study involved over 10,000 managers and executives from hundreds of organizations in an attempt to find the cultural “viruses” that most sapped the ability to execute and innovate. We sat up and took notice when we discovered that over-identification with a team dragged execution and innovation down by 11% and 12% respectively.

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Insights into the levers of innovation in 40 major cities globally - Trends in the Living Networks

Insights into the levers of innovation in 40 major cities globally - Trends in the Living Networks | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
The City Initiatives for Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CITIE), a joint venture of NESTA, Catapult, and Accenture, has just release a very interesting report on the drivers of innovation in major cities globally. The CITIE Framework examines 9 different areas in which cities can support entrepreneurship and innovation, shown here: Source: City Initiatives for Technology,Continue reading Insights into the levers of innovation in 40 major cities globally
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Australia the world's best start-up laboratory

Australia the world's best start-up laboratory | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
We might not be as fashionable as Silicon Valley or Israel but Australia just might have the ideal environment to create a global start-up.
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