Innovation is a social process, it’s why the default state of every new idea is non-adoption. Most people fear innovation because it eliminates what is, with no certainty for what could be. But, Innovation itself is not the problem, it’s how society is structured and how it responds to technological shifts.…
Archive for: July, 2016
How The Internet Brings Out Our Good And Bad Personalities
Is the internet bringing out your dark side? Technology is changing our personalities – for the worse.
The internet changes the way we think and act. I don’t know about you, I act like my offline version on the internet; but some people don’t. Adrian and I discussed how people, in video games, act like they own the game; showing narcissistic tendencies which spill into their offline world. …
How To Innovate Like DARPA
Without DARPA there would be no internet. That and GPS, drones, self-driving cars, computer mouse, voice recognition and a host of other innovations that started as military projects and then made their way to society.
With a reputation as an innovator of the highest order, how does DARPA stay innovative?…
Futures Thinking is an essential 21st century skill: we need to cultivate it widely
Innovate or die? The idea that we must innovate to be successful, have we taken it to the extreme? Some people think so. An in interesting review of a book argues that our unhealthy obsession with the future, where anyone who wants to be successful has to innovate, disrupt, and “own the future”, is making us come up with simplistic ideas rather than great ideas that tackle real challenges. …
The Internet Makes Most Languages Extinct?
Languages are dying. A full 96% of the world’s 6,000+ languages appear to be dead when it comes to use on cell phones, laptops, and tablets, meaning that the Internet could be to languages what a certain comet was to the dinosaurs. At Oddee you can find fun facts about different languages. Language connects us all, and it is one of the most interesting areas you can study.
Is the internet to blame?
The Best Tools For Low Risk Innovation
LEGO has earned the right to celebrate. Not only are kids playing with more mini LEGO people than there are human beings on the planet but in 2015, they were nominated by Forbes as the most powerful brand in the world. For a company which was on the brink of bankruptcy in 2004, the toy maker has made an amazing turnaround. They restructured, hired a new CEO, and forged more licensing partnerships than ever before. Most importantly, they discovered the secret to some of the world’s most successful company and reducing attrition in the call center and low risk innovation strategies.…
How Innovators Distort Reality
Michael Dearing, a venture capitalist, has developed strong views on the similarities of innovators after screening over three thousand founders and funding over sixty companies since 2006. Dearing observed that the most successful founders are prone to certain “cognitive distortions”: biased, even objectively inaccurate, ways they think of themselves and filter information that enable them to make quicker and better decisions, bounce back from setbacks, and attract talent.