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Archives for March 2011

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.