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Insultants not Consultants: Balancing Mastery and Questioning

*+-Insultants inspire and empower curiosity by asking the dumb questions that challenge the status quo to drive innovation

No competition = No innovation?

*+-Can there be innovation without competition?

Innovation posts of the week: Innovation always starts with empathy

*+-What is the challenge of innovation? Innovation starts with empathy.

Innovation starts with empathy

*+-Empathy with the user is a powerful tool for innovation. It gives you insight into the problem, but even more important, it makes you care about the outcome.

Visceral visuals make people care

*+-A picture speaks louder than words. The above object claims the lives of an estimated 2 million people a year and has wrecked more global havoc than some wars: The Human Immunodeficiency Virus. The above illustration won first place in the “Illustrations” category of the 2010 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge appearing in the18 […]

Innovation posts of the week: Can imagination be taught?

*+-Can imagination be taught? Yes. The Stanford D. School has been teaching imagination to students who wish to innovate

Making creative connections: What matters is that you make them

*+-Don’t fall into the trap of trying to make the same connections everybody else makes, make new connections and feel proud that only you see them.