The CogniStreamer® development team is constantly enhancing our collaborative tool for innovation ecosystems. We release new revisions four times per year in order to provide constant improvements based on client feedback, couple with a clear vision. These new releases always contain improvements for Scalability, Usability, Speed and Social Science.
Most companies do not embrace creativity—rather they focus on organization and efficiency. This often prevents new ideas from reaching the light of day. This is a shame because people love to work in creative environments. Establishing a creative culture in your company will make your employees look forward to coming to work every morning.
I couldn’t help wondering: Are we still that confused about the nature of innovation? (Apparently.)
To begin with, let’s recall that many famous “inventors” were not the first to invent all sorts of things that have been credited to them. Despite all the legends, Thomas Edison was not the first to invent the light bulb or sound recording or motion pictures. Henry Ford was not the first to invent the automobile. Americans are so fascinated with the notion of the genius inventor, we tend to create them where they don’t exist (or at least our media does).
Deepu Chandran, Director of Innomantra Consulting( www.innomantra.com ) speaks about developing Bangalore as an innovation hub for Asia at the 7th CII India Innovation summit held in Bangalore on 8th & 9th September.
Critical and creative thinking are both life-altering tools. They both allow you to survive where others have failed. People with unhealthy self-esteem may have a hard time realizing that their ideas, suggestions, and proposals have merit, and they simply shut off the critical and creative parts of their existence.
For the past two years councils have faced a ‘perfect storm’ of pressures. Reduced central government funding has been accompanied by the pressure not to raise council taxes, the challenge of an ageing demographic of service users and the growing expectations of communities.
Everyone loves companies that innovate, right? If I asked you to name innovative companies, most folks would answer Apple, Google, Twitter, Facebook and ShareThis (I hope so anyway!).
Jeffrey Baumgartner in his blog, Innovation Tools, notes that you will not find the word Innovation or Innovative in their "About" or "Home" pages. He suggests the average innovative companies that must compete with the likes of these leading innovators use the I-word extensively on every page, piece of literature and marketing material.
TED's Chris Anderson says the rise of web video is driving a worldwide phenomenon he calls Crowd Accelerated Innovation -- a self-fueling cycle of learning that could be as significant as the invention of print. But to tap into its power, organizations will need to embrace radical openness. And for TED, it means the dawn of a whole new chapter ...
Crowdsourcing is populair. Steeds meer organisaties betrekken grote groepen mensen en ervaren enorme successen. Toch gebeurt dit nog lang niet altijd effectief en efficiënt. Er ontbreekt kennis over hoe je het best te werk kan gaan. Daarom hebben wij hier onderzoek naar gedaan. Vorige week zijn we dieper ingegaan op de hoe de kosten het best ingedekt kunnen worden. Vandaag en volgende week gaan we dieper in hoe crowdsourcing het best gebruikt kan worden: effectief crowdsourcen en hier strategische winsten mee behalen.
I’ll briefly note here the passing of Motown Records founder, Barry Gordy, and make four points about creativity along the way.
I never met him, but I certainly experienced, and continue to experience, the results of his prolific creativity. In his amazing career he created songs, records, stars, companies, good will, and films. First lesson in creativity from Barry Gordy: Create a lot and keep creating a lot.
New research—and a request for your insights—on innovation networks around the world
Julie Anixter of Innovation Excellence (IE) recently interviewed Professor Robert C. Wolcott (RW) and Research Fellow Michael J. Lippitz (ML) from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, about their cutting-edge research on the emerging phenomenon of “INets:” communities of innovation leaders who learn from each other about innovation management, primarily through mutual sharing of experiences and new techniques.
I was recently going through some old files and notebooks and came across a paper I wrote during my sophomore year in college (Spring 1980). The paper was for a course on the history of technology that I titled, “Conditions of Technological Development”.
If your pet peeve is a cold toilet seat and you're dreading the onset of winter weather, Japan's got something that'll warm your heart (and more): fluffy, furry, reusable and washable toilet seat liners.
Getting what you want often requires you to do things that you have never done before–to step outside your comfort zone. In order to do that in a manner that consistently makes sense to you, you have to get clear about what you want.
Peter Diamandis is the very definition of a change agent. Possessed of inspired vision, unflagging energy, and a dedication to leadership, he has been responsible for more real-world innovation than most people dream of in a lifetime.
Raising funding can be potentially expensive, as it requires resources, and time-consuming experience. Done correctly, it can yield valuable results and a substantial financial investment to grow your business. Enthusiastic entrepreneurs that want to go this route should be well prepared and display these five key essentials that funders look for when considering investing.
That was the question a participant in one of our recent innovation workshops asked me at the end of the second day. We'd examined how to spot trends and identify customer needs, and the following day we were going to focus on generating ideas and using rapid prototyping to refine ideas and develop them more effectively.
Dave Peck is the author of Think Before you Engage, a new book that guides readers through 100 questions to ask before starting a social media marketing campaign. He asked me to write the foreword and as a friend and neighbor, I of course said yes. But, the only condition was that upon publishing, I could share the foreword with you here…
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