Posts Tagged ‘innovation’
The Five Monkeys Experiment: "this is the way things are done here"
Have you ever wondered why people do things for no good reason? Ever looked around and wondered how habits and obscure social norms formed? Have you ever asked the why of a norm or a practice and you were told: Because “this is the way things are done around here”? The 5 monkeys experiment reminds…Read More
Innovation Centers in Africa
I am very interested in Innovation Centres and LABs and have been exploring and also visiting some in different countries. Lately, my focus has been in Africa. A lot has been written about the boom of innovation centres in Africa, but recently mHealth Africa published a great infographic that shows all those hubs on the continent. …Read More
Apple’s Process of Creative Innovation
This beautifully designed video by Apple is an inspiring explanation of how they are able to succeed in the area of creative innovation. Apple has proven time and time again that they understand what it takes to be on the cusp of cutting edge creativity for their consumers. Enjoy the video and don’t forget to share! [su_youtube url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpZmIiIXuZ0″] Here…Read More
10 Golden Rules of Design Thinking: Promoting collaboration and innovation in your teams
I have “talked” about Design Thinking in this blog many times as a great tool to promote innovation both at company, project and team level. There are toolkits to adapt it to social innovation projects and for educators and for social entrepreneurs. I have used it in different settings, both with students at university and in…Read More
Young at Heart: How to be an innovator for life
Recently I have listened to a great podcast where Tom Kelley, general manager at IDEO, presents 5 core practices that enhance creativity and describes how they can help us be more innovative and successful in every part of our lives. The podcast is titled Young at Heart: How to Be an Innovator for Life and is shared by the Entrepreneurial Thought…Read More
What is crowdsourcing and crowdfunding?
A short animated film by Crowdsourcing.org, narrated by Crowdsourcing.org’s Founder, Carl Esposti, describing the four different ways Crowdsourcing works and the five different categories of things you can do with crowdsourcing. It shows how: to tap the power of the crowd for creative projects (Crowd Creativity), to collect and organize knowledge (Distributed Knowledge), to use…Read More