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The rewards of risk: It’s beautiful in outer space

In an earlier post, Why schools don’t teach for creative intelligence: A rant, the story Galileo’s punishment for challenging the status quo was retold. Today, a tweet friend (twiend?) pointed to this youtube video. Thanks Galileo, for taking the risk … Continue reading

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Looking for new ideas? Check out Futurists top 10 forecasts

Need a little spark to your thinking? Take a look at the following top ten trends from the World Future Society’s Outlook report for what’s on the innovation horizon.  Factoring even just one these into your idea generating practice will … Continue reading

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A simple exercise to boost your resilience to change

I boarded the bus to the subway this afternoon, headed for Brazilfest, an annual summer event in Toronto. Disembarked at the subway station only to find the trains weren’t running due to maintenance. Alternative transport was arranged. The Toronto Transit … Continue reading

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Tired of pushing buttons? Why not tap your palms?

Carnegie Melon PhD Candidate Chris Harrison and team developed a technology so you don’t have to write with ink on your palm to remember phone numbers, or to find your digital device to place a call. Skinput works by tapping … Continue reading

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What do futurists do and how to think like one

Last week I attended the World Future Society’s (WFS) 2010 conference in Boston, my fifth. I’ve been a member since the one in Toronto in 2006. It’s there that I first met Ray Kurzweil among other futurists. I remember not … Continue reading

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Did You Know…why creativity is important for leaders and managers

Organizations that win/create the future are rebels and subversives. They break rules, they cheat. (Gary Hamel, Competing for the Future, 1994). They use creative thinking processes and behaviors to invent exciting futures that are not extrapolations from the past. These … Continue reading

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Sustaining the Human Spirit at the World Futures Conference

Off to the World Futures Conference in Boston for the next few days to learn and contribute to what’s happening in the future, this year’s theme: Sustainable Futures, Strategies and Technologies. Sparked by the notion that the future really depends … Continue reading

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Breaking habits – Thomas Jefferson’s example

Habits take an effort to overcome, and when they are, they can influence the future. Scientists at the United States Library of Congress have revealed the moment when Thomas Jefferson altered the Declaration of Independence to set the course of … Continue reading

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In-flight toilet tax, vertical seats. More airline innovations.

In the old days checking in, going through security and boarding flights took less than an hour.  We could keep our shoes and belts on. We used real silverware during in-flight meals that were served at no extra cost beyond … Continue reading

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Worker’s creativity valuable to economy: research from Martin Prosperity Institute

For years we’ve been doing our best to show how creativity is important to people’s businesses and lives.  Wouldn’t you know that it takes economists to do this? The Martin Prosperity Institute, including Roger Martin and Richard Florida, is doing … Continue reading

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