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Bigger Government Doesn’t Always Mean Less Entrepreneurship

Bigger Government Doesn’t Always Mean Less Entrepreneurship | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Conventional wisdom holds that there is a tradeoff between an expansive welfare state and the dynamism of a country’s economy. Bigger government gets in the way of entrepreneurship, the thinking goes, thereby holding back innovation and job creation.There is data that seems to bear this out; research has found a negative correlation between a country’s level of government spending and its rate of new business creation. But a new paper from a researcher at The World Bank adds some much-needed nuance to the conversation, making the point that not all government spending is equal.

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10 useful futurist terms and memes: Futurist Gerd Leonhard’s favourite neologisms - Futurist, Author & Keynote Speaker Gerd Leonhard

10 useful futurist terms and memes: Futurist Gerd Leonhard’s favourite neologisms - Futurist, Author & Keynote Speaker Gerd Leonhard | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

I recently ran across George Dvorsky’s nice post on io9.com entitled ’20 Crucial Terms Every 21st Century Futurist Should Know’. Last week I figured I should share my own list of terms and memes that I either created myself or borrowed, derived or remixed from others, as well. Certified authorship of these memes is probably less important, btw, and is often hard to define (see  the good old ‘data is the new oil’ theme). Therefore, I shall take no credit for having invented those that are not clearly mine.

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How Medium Is Building a New Kind of Company with No Managers

How Medium Is Building a New Kind of Company with No Managers | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
After Ev Williams first started working on Twitter, he reached out to Jason Stirman in Texas. “You have to come out here,” Williams said. “Twitter is happening and we want you to join us.” But Stirman wasn’t easily convinced. “I told him, ‘You want me to move for 140 characters and a button? I don’t think so,’” Stirman says. “And I’ll never forget this. Ev looked me right in the eye and said, ‘If we do this right, it’ll totally change the way the world communicates.’ I thought to myself, ‘I like you, but you’re crazy.’” He regretted his decision almost immediately, and 18 months later, when Twitter hit 50 or so employees, he made the jump.
 
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5 Reflections on Innovation Talent | 15inno

5 Reflections on Innovation Talent | 15inno | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

What are the traditional competencies that innovators were hired for in your organization? Must hires today are based on competencies, but the future of hiring will move towards potential. If you don’t really know the competencies – in the context of innovation – that your company has hired for so far then it will become more difficult to make the shift towards hiring for potential.

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Five reflections from Stefan Lindegaard on how to spot and develop genuine innovation talent.

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Is the "Lone Genius" Finally Dead?

Is the "Lone Genius" Finally Dead? | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
In 2007, I published Group Genius: The Creative Power of Collaboration, where I argued that collaboration is the most important driver of creativity. I called the book "group genius" because all of...
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'The lone genius is a myth that has outlived its usefulness. Fortunately, a more truthful model is emerging: The creative network…or the real heart of creativity–the intimate exchange of the creative pair.'

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The Finger Pointing to the Moon

The Finger Pointing to the Moon | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
In social innovation we are at risk of confusing our stories of success for real, genuine impact. Without theories, implementation science or evaluation we risk aspiring to travel to the moon, yet ...
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Great critique by Cameron Norman - @cdnorman - of the failure of many well-meaning social innovation efforts to achieve real impact.

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Clever street art on railroad tracks by Bordalo II

Clever street art on railroad tracks by Bordalo II | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Portuguese artist Artur Bordalo (also known as Bordalo II) has created a clever street art series using railroad tracks as his canvas. He has more art on his Global Street Art gallery and Facebook page.

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Why Big Data Isn’t Enough: Tomorrow’s Technology Will Be Built Around Workflows

Why Big Data Isn’t Enough: Tomorrow’s Technology Will Be Built Around Workflows | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Big data is all the rage. Everywhere you turn it seems companies are discussing new and different ways to analyze data. The problem? There is an initial euphoria, usually after a large initial investment, when some insights are found.

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Víctor Farré's curator insight, July 22, 2014 2:54 AM

Cuando además de datos pones el flujo de información en la cocktelera. Industria del Healthcare

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Watch Tim Harford's full Wired 2012 talk on organisations and innovation (Wired UK)

Watch Tim Harford's full Wired 2012 talk on organisations and innovation (Wired UK) | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Organisations need to strike a balance between striving to make marginal improvements to their products and experimenting with radical, risky ideas, says Tim Harford
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4 Things Leaders Get Wrong About Creativity

4 Things Leaders Get Wrong About Creativity | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Design theory and branding professor Natalie Nixon says the reason we don't see more creativity in business is that most leaders don't have any idea what it is.


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Love this: 'Creativity isn't learned. It's uncovered.'

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What is kintsugi? - WeDoJapan

What is kintsugi? - WeDoJapan | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
It's safe to say that kintsugi is one of the more obscure Japanese arts. I've had blank stares even when I mention it to Japanese friends or experts in Jap
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Chile teaches the world a lesson about innovation

Chile teaches the world a lesson about innovation | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
The success of Start-Up Chile offers a roadmap for spurring innovation.
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A terrific illustration of the opportunities and sustainable culture change created by visionary leaders enabling bottom-up innovation.

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Strategic Conversations: How Toyota Solves Big Problems

Strategic Conversations: How Toyota Solves Big Problems | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Facing a hairy problem or business challenge? Introducing the “strategic conversation” — a method for getting out of your normal headspace to spark new ideas, and most importantly, action.
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Designing strategic conversations requires a lot of preparation and intention - with heavy focus on the upfront design.

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Cocoa farmers trying chocolate for the first time is a must watch

You would think that chocolate is universal. Something that is everywhere, that everyone can enjoy. It's not. There's people who have never tried it, even the farmers who break their backs to harvest cocoa beans for a few cents in the Ivory Coast. Watch their faces light up when they eat it for the first time.
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Practice Currently Fails Perception: A Study of Services Innovation In Australia - Ralph Kerle -

'As I started to look for detailed data and evidence to better understand the dynamics of the local services sector and its innovation practices I quickly started to draw a blank. I googled various variations on the theme of innovation research into the Australian Services Industry and how it operates. No detailed papers or articles appeared.  I was shocked.'

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Why the US is building a fantastical aquarium in Brazil

Why the US is building a fantastical aquarium in Brazil | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

An exotic new aquarium under construction in Brazil is a lightning rod on two continents — and the latest test of the theory that where weird designs go, new cities follow.

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Business transformation: an ongoing process of shifting to more open organizations - Trends in the Living Networks

Business transformation: an ongoing process of shifting to more open organizations - Trends in the Living Networks | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
A recent article in CMO.com titled Telcos Undertake Customer-Focused Transformation shared some of my thoughts on the realities of business transformation. The article opens: Transformation isn’t so much a process as a modus operandi for successful businesses in the digital age, according to Australian futurist and digital strategist Ross Dawson. Dawson said that successful, ongoingContinue reading Business transformation: an ongoing process of shifting to more open organizations
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More great insights from Ross Dawson.

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A Desirable-Future Haiku — The Message — Medium

The coming hundred years, in one hundred words
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Wonderful piece by Kevin Kelly on imagining possible futures, without the bleakness of the techno-pessimists... Thanks to @petervan for the heads-up

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How political activism breeds design ingenuity around the world

How political activism breeds design ingenuity around the world | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Disobedient Objects, a new exhibition at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, attempts to challenge standard definitions of art and design by shining a rare spotlight on the often amateur-made, cobbled-together but purposeful objects designed by grass-roots political activists around the world.

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Landmark buildings that were never supposed to last this long

Landmark buildings that were never supposed to last this long | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Temporary architecture, buildings created to be torn down after a special event or brief use, gave us fascinating and revolutionary works in the 19th and 20th century. But some outlasted their death sentences to become permanent. Here are some of the most amazing examples.

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The Connected Company › The future is podular

The Connected Company › The future is podular | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

A pod is a small, autonomous unit that is enabled and empowered to deliver the things that customers value.

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3D-printing may revolutionize medical education

3D-printing may revolutionize medical education | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

A kit of 3D-printed anatomical body parts could revolutionize medical education and training, according to its developers at Monash University.

Professor Paul McMenamin, Director of the University’s Centre for Human Anatomy Education, said the simple and cost-effective anatomical kit would dramatically improve trainee doctors’ and other health professionals’ knowledge and could even contribute to the development of new surgical treatments.

 

“Many medical schools report either a shortage of cadavers, or find their handling and storage too expensive as a result of strict regulations governing where cadavers can be dissected,” he said.

 

“Without the ability to look inside the body and see the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels, it’s incredibly hard for students to understand human anatomy. We believe our version, which looks just like the real thing, will make a huge difference.”

 

The 3D Printed Anatomy Series kit, to go on sale later this year, could have particular impact in developing countries where cadavers aren’t readily available, or are prohibited for cultural or religious reasons.

 

After scanning real anatomical specimens with either a CT or surface laser scanner, the body parts are 3D printed either in a plaster-like powder or in plastic, resulting in high resolution, accurate color reproductions.

 

Further details have been published online in the journal Anatomical Sciences Education.

References:Paul G. McMenamin, Michelle R. Quayle, Colin R. McHenry, Justin W. Adams, The production of anatomical teaching resources using three-dimensional (3D) printing technology, Anatomical Sciences Education, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/ase.14753D printed anatomy to mark a new era for medical training
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ChemaCepeda's curator insight, July 23, 2014 4:22 AM

La impresión 3D también va a mejorar la manera en que nos formamos los profesionales sanitarios

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[SIS] The Psychology of Space

lecture in a series from Strategic Design & Management Summer Intensive at Parsons the New School for Design http://parsons-sis2014.tumblr.com


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Myriam Lafaille's curator insight, July 17, 2014 8:04 AM

chouette cours qui entraîne la pensée design

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What spaces make you (un)comfortable ?

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BRICS nations set up New Development Bank to challenge US and euro focus

BRICS nations set up New Development Bank to challenge US and euro focus | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
THE leaders of five emerging market powers said at a summit Tuesday that they gave final agreement to creating their own development bank worth $100 billion that will have its headquarters in China.
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Design Process & Tools

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Candid With Ken Koo – What is Design Thinking? (Design Thinking Infographic | Pinterest http://t.co/SrFc7UxJFx #innovation #technology)


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