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Rocking the boat without falling out

American Express NGen webinar on how to become a more effective change agent inside your organization. Key takeaways: why rebels needed, five Rebel 101 skills …
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Instructive presentation from Lois Kelly about overcoming obstacles to driving change in organisations,

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What is Ephemeralization and Why it Matters

What is Ephemeralization and Why it Matters | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it


While living with less sometimes means doing without, at a certain point even the most ardent minimalist is confronted with inescapable material needs. Ephemeralization is a way of approaching those needs, seeing how the things we have do achieve the most using the least amount of resources.

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Due acknowledgment to Buckminster Fuller.

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Creative companies: What are the 10 secrets of innovative offices?

Creative companies: What are the 10 secrets of innovative offices? | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Keith Sawyer studies creative teams and collaboration to see what the most effective strategies are. What did he find when he studied creative companies?
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I highly recommend Keith Sawyer's books, 'Explaining Creativity' and 'Group Genius'.

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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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Thanks to @mareeconway for this...

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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

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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 21, 11:54 PM

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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Richard Martin's curator insight, July 21, 11:01 PM

Under the leadership of David Brailsford both the British Cycling teams and the professional road racing franchise Team Sky have demonstrated a tolerance of risk and an appetite for continuous improvement. Brailsford refers to this as 'the aggregation of marginal gains'. Economist Tim Harford explores the idea in a fascinating talk for Wired UK following the 2012 Olympic Games.

 

There is a lot of useful reading on the topic too, some of it reflected in my own blog post on marginal gains (http://indalogenesis.com/2013/10/17/marginal-gains/). Among them are Richard Moore's trilogy of books on British Cycling.

 

Richard Moore, Heroes, Villains & Velodromes.

 

Richard Moore, Sky's the Limit.

 

Richard Moore, Mastermind: How Dave Brailsford Reinvented the Wheel.

 

Rod Ellingworth, Project Rainbow.

 

Daniel Friebe, 'Cyclonomics', an article collected in The Cycling Anthology, Volume 1, edited by Lionel Birnie & Ellis Bacon.

 

See also academic David Denyer's interview covering the topic of leadership lessons from British Cycling: http://www.som.cranfield.ac.uk/som/p20690/Knowledge-Interchange/Management-Themes/Leadership/Cranfield-On-Leadership/Leadership-Lessons-from-British-Cycling.

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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.


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

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Managing For Disruption

Managing For Disruption | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
The new age of disruption requires a big data mindset, where we’re not trying to be right, but to become less wrong over time by collecting and analyzing real world information in real time and adjusting accordingly.
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Great post from Greg Satell @digitaltonto

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How to Manage Talented People by Not Bossing Them Around

How to Manage Talented People by Not Bossing Them Around | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Getting rid of managers may seem like just another tech trend, but much of the skepticism around going “bossless” or flat is due to misleading terminology.
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Removing hierarchy does not create chaos - if you use peer accountability and the power of connections and networks to get things done.

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Collaborate Across Teams, Silos, and Even Companies

Collaborate Across Teams, Silos, and Even Companies | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Everywhere I turn right now, I hear leaders talking about their need for collaborative leadership. It’s being identified as the fundamental differentiator in achieving strategic objectives. In order to make a difference though, it has to go beyond the polite, thoughtful behaviours of involving others, sharing information and lending strength when it’s needed.

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Dubai Airports is an instructive case study on developing the 'ecosystem', with immediate and longer term benefits.

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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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Richard Martin's curator insight, July 21, 11:45 AM

Dave Gray's exploration of a podular system, and his expansion of the idea together with Thomas Vander Wal in their book, The Connected Company, demands careful attention. In the context of the peloton, I can see a pod as either a trade team or, on any given day, the breakaway that forms early on, representing the diversity and multiple talents of the peloton as a whole.

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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, 1:22 AM

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