Category Archives: organizations
Rule Number 1: Any system will move toward chaos. So, in response you must: – actively participate in your organization’s adaptation to something new – be forced to change anyway See, your desire to participate in an organizational change or not has no bearing on the outside world who […]
Maybe is one word in the English language with many meanings – and intentions.
Maybe, I’d offer, is a great word of possibility – one of a hope, a yarn – just waiting to be pulled upon until you unravel a solution.
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Da Vinci Somewhere in the complexity of Chicago traffic today, I began to wonder when such a great term became a pejorative. This term – which should be a positive – has so many negative connotations that I want you to suspend your disbelief at its current definition to […]
“There’s a hierarchy for the learning and retention process. The more senses you engage, the more interaction you have, the more you’re going to learn and retain.” – Vincent John Vincent Most of us have seen some form of gesture recognition software. Microsoft’s Kinect is the most noteworthy of all gesture recognition hardware out there. […]
At last, we reach the end. For me, we saved the best for last. Kevin wanted to start here, in hopes that what we said would encourage you to come along. Instead, I view this as a gift for doing so. In day 12, we want to inspire you to be better marketers, more happy and creative. So we go to a trusted place, a favorite place. One that challenges us and changes us as well, TED. We don’t just like TED in our offices. We kind of swoon over it. What’s not to like? There are brilliant people sharing the topics about which they are passionate and expert. They gives us hope, they inspire us. They educate us. They make us think about potential. There is no greater way for us to end 12 days of innovation by offering up some inspiration to begin.
So, the question becomes where are we seeing sufficient innovation in the education system that will allow us to have those math, science and analytically oriented kids come to us when ready? Where is the funding, the insight and the wherewithal to redo education to bring us more people who can transform our thinking: Jobs, Gates, Zuckerberg? How can we enable every student to have at least the problem solving skills, and the interest in doing so?
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road. – Stephen Hawking Ross Dawson is taking on a big risk for 2012. While the stuff I want to point you to is now actually a year old and still […]
“ Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose” – Charles Eames Eames was a great architect of design. His beauty of purpose was prevalent in everything he did. And such is our next day of innovation. Tens of applications that are purposeful and helpful, […]
“Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.” Will Durant You’ve always said it was the cost – not your smarts that kept you out of an Ivy League school. Not anymore – you can take a whopping 2,000 courses including Advanced Strategy, Game Theory and Optimization. While you can’t get the degree, you […]
“Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.” – Jack Welch This extremely well researched infographic dimensionalizes a lot of emerging tech to help you size your big bets. I so thoroughly loved this I spent an hour on it – by accident. However, […]