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Infographic: How MIT Media Labs turns lab work into real-life applications

I asked last week if technology clusters drive innovation, there isn't any evidence that says it does. What is evident is that there are institutions (not clusters in the traditional sense) who are driving innovation. With that said, I found this … [Read more]

Innovation posts of the week: Better ideas through failure

Understanding innovation the W.L. Gore way by @paul4innovating Learning from Asian Innovation Five Steps for Embracing Consumer Innovation - MIT Sloan Management Review Better Ideas Through Failure - WSJ.com How To Kick Innovation Up a Notch … [Read more]

Do technology clusters really drive innovation?

Early next year there will be a brand new technology center across the border in Tijuana that aims, among other things, to provide office space to companies in the region. It's the BIT Center, or Baja's Innovation and Technology Center. It's … [Read more]

Competitive advantage in social media: Carpe Diem Stupid!

Yesterday one of the surge protectors in my house, the Back-UPS 500 from APC, finally gave up on me after 6 years. Since I'm using another surge protector from Belkin to protect other electronic devices already, I ran over to Office Depot to buy … [Read more]

Innovation posts of the week: The Age of the Consumer-Innovator

JetBlue Airways Chairman Joel Peterson: Innovation Is Hiding In Plain Sight - Fast Company The User Innovation Revolution - MIT Sloan Management Review What Steve Jobs Taught Me About Growth - by @nilofer The Age of the Consumer-Innovator - MIT … [Read more]

For innovation distinguish form from function

The internet is killing newspapers right? Yes and no. What it is killing is it's form (ink on paper), what it's not is it's function (sifting through everything that happens in a day and selecting what's really important). The form of the … [Read more]

Can mastery and innovation coexist?

Jonathan Fields posted this question in a Psychology Today article last week. Here is my answer and would love to hear yours. It's a great question and not at all difficult to answer, though it's better said than done. First of all, mastery is … [Read more]