CREATIVE INTELLIGENCE: Stop Fetishizing Failure.

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At the HarvardXDesign conference — a great event for the B-School— I was on a panel that did a crit on two teams from across Harvard that were the best of 9 teams competing in the challenge of How Would You Redesign Education in America. Kickstarter’s Charles Adler, IIt Institute of Design’s…

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To create true innovation, consider who you want your customers to become

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 Michael Schrage of MIT: Successful innovation is more of an act of empathy than an act of imposition. If you look at sustainable innovation cultures, what you are seeing are people who really try to align innovation with individual and institutional transformation. It’s not enough to create new value in your products and your services. You have to create new value in your customers and your clients. Via Fast Company

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A portrait of a smartphone user

It’s interesting to notice that sms and voice (using the smartphone as a phone!) are not even on the list. Smartphones are definitely changing how mobile users interact with each other and Internet-based services through apps. You can read the whole report here.

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U.S. intelligence tests crowd-sourcing against its experts

By Ken Dilanian, latimes.com

NATION

Might large groups be better predictors of wars and terrorism than analysts in government spy services?

WASH­ING­TON — Nine years ago, Con­gress blocked a Pen­ta­gon agency from set­ting up a web­site that would have allowed any­one wit…

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The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.

- Albert Einstein

The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.

- Albert Einstein

Stowe Boyd: What Will Matter In The Future?

stoweboyd:

This is the talk I gave at Startup Fest, Montreal, 13 July 2012, more or less. Advice to a new crop of developers, entrepreneurs and start-up junkies, where I am basically saying ‘Hey! Take a look over here! You don’t have to build yet-another task list app, or another check in tool, or another…

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The “Big Five” IT trends of the next half decade: Mobile, social, cloud, consumerization, and big data

Summary: In today’s ever more technology-centric world, the stodgy IT department isn’t considered the home of innovation and business leadership. Yet that might have to change as some of the biggest advances in the history of technology make their way into the front lines of service delivery. Here’s an exploration of the top five IT trends in the next half decade, including some of the latest industry data, and what the major opportunities and challenges are.
“Much or most of these topics are in back burner mode in many companies just now seeing the glimmerings of recovery from the downturn. Much has been written lately about the speed at which technology is reshaping the business landscape today. Except that’s not quite phrasing it correctly. It’s more like it’s leaving the traditional business world behind. There are a number of root causes: The blistering pace of external innovation, the divergent path the consumer world has taken from enterprise IT, and the throughput limitations of top-down adoption.
As a result, there’s a rapidly expanding gap between what the technology world is executing on and what the enterprise can deliver. Many now think this gap may actually become untenable, and they may be right. Yet recent large surveys of CIOs continues to show an almost exclusively evolutionary and internal focus. Many feel that a technology emphasis is wrong right now, and they’re certainly right, if it’s not integrated with top priority business objectives. However, these days it’s technology advancements and new digital markets that are often the key to an organization’s future.
At the end of the day, businesses must be able to effectively serve the markets they cater to, and doing so means using the same channels and techniques as their trading partners and customers. Organizations must adapt to the evolving marketplace to succeed. Fortunately, I do believe there are approaches that can yet be adopted to address this increasingly significant challenge.

Read the whole article by Dion Hinchcliffe

fixxly:

The “Big Five” IT trends of the next half decade: Mobile, social, cloud, consumerization, and big data

Summary: In today’s ever more technology-centric world, the stodgy IT department isn’t considered the home of innovation and business leadership. Yet that might have to change as some of the biggest advances in the history of technology make their way into the front lines of service delivery. Here’s an exploration of the top five IT trends in the next half decade, including some of the latest industry data, and what the major opportunities and challenges are.

“Much or most of these topics are in back burner mode in many companies just now seeing the glimmerings of recovery from the downturn. Much has been written lately about the speed at which technology is reshaping the business landscape today. Except that’s not quite phrasing it correctly. It’s more like it’s leaving the traditional business world behind. There are a number of root causes: The blistering pace of external innovation, the divergent path the consumer world has taken from enterprise IT, and the throughput limitations of top-down adoption.

As a result, there’s a rapidly expanding gap between what the technology world is executing on and what the enterprise can deliver. Many now think this gap may actually become untenable, and they may be right. Yet recent large surveys of CIOs continues to show an almost exclusively evolutionary and internal focus. Many feel that a technology emphasis is wrong right now, and they’re certainly right, if it’s not integrated with top priority business objectives. However, these days it’s technology advancements and new digital markets that are often the key to an organization’s future.

At the end of the day, businesses must be able to effectively serve the markets they cater to, and doing so means using the same channels and techniques as their trading partners and customers. Organizations must adapt to the evolving marketplace to succeed. Fortunately, I do believe there are approaches that can yet be adopted to address this increasingly significant challenge.

Read the whole article by Dion Hinchcliffe

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From Likes to Buys

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Google, eBay, Amazon, Facebook back new lobbying group

infoneer-pulse:

Google Inc, Amazon.com Inc, eBay Inc, Facebook Inc and other big Internet companies are starting a trade association to handle political and regulatory issues in Washington, a person close to the group said on Wednesday.

The Internet Association, which will open its doors in September, will act as a unified voice for major Internet companies, said President Michael Beckerman, a former advisor to the chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee.

Beckerman would not identify the association’s members or discuss which issues the group will focus on. But the source confirmed that leading members were Google, Amazon, eBay and Facebook.

» via Reuters

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Can Creativity be Automated?

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Christopher Steiner, technologyreview.com

In 2004, New Zealan­der Ben Novak was just a guy with a cou­ple of gui­tars and dis­tant dreams of becom­ing a pop star. A year later one of Novak’s songs, Turn Your Car Around, had invad­ed Europe’s radio sta­tions, becom­ing a top-10…

The machine capabilities are steadily increasing - under the radar of the antropocentric man who still thinks it is about copying human capabilities… It is a new machine logic that is emerging - a machine logic which serves the evolutionary “needs” of machines and where comparisons to human capabilities are completely irrelevant.

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