So what makes innovators different from the rest of us? Most of us believe this question has been answered. It’s a genetic endowment. Some people are right brained, which allows them to be more intuitive and divergent thinkers. Either you have it or you don’t. But does research really support this idea? Our research confirms others’ work that creativity skills are not simply genetic traits endowed at birth, but that they can be developed.
In the Motorola story is the story of how the information age is making it harder and harder to win at business in the same old ways. Yet, at the same time, the information age is opening more opportunities for wealth creation – like Google’s mobile computing position – than ever before.
Here are 14 ideas for a creativity boost from a variety of different perspectives. These ideas will help whether you have a creative block or just need “permission” to boost your creativity in new directions today – or any day!
When confronted with a new idea, do you: Consider the cost of switching before you consider the benefits? Highlight the pain to a few instead of the benefits for the many? And others stimulating questions...
TED Talks Every new invention changes the world -- in ways both intentional and unexpected. Historian Edward Tenner tells stories that illustrate the under-appreciated gap between our ability to innovate and our ability to foresee the consequences.
Success of Vestel Electronics is directly related to its dedication to innovation, to the high-quality research carried on in its large R&D centers and to its connections to national and international research organizations.
Many midmarket companies are too big to act as nimbly as startups, yet they do not possess the same human and financial resources of their larger brethren. This can prevent CIOs from taking advantage of new opportunities — at least, in a timely fashion. Against these constraints, how exactly does a midmarket CIO quickly innovate?
Whether for reasons of economic growth, competitiveness, social justice or return on tax-payer investment, there is little rational argument over the need for significant improvement in U.S. educational outcomes.
Today, a light hearted post in which I get to quote two of my favorite philosophers - Jimmy Buffet and Albert Einstein. Buffet write in Changes in Latitudes that if we can't laugh we'll all go insane. Einstein said that insanity was doing the same things over and over again and expecting different results.
Today, many seek ways to transform the manner in which their organization convenes to solve problems and to reach a shared understanding of strategic intent. The practice of collaborative innovation offers a path forward.