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Disruptive Innovation

Will Online Learning Replace the Classroom?

Avi Yashchin | Posted 03.11.2014 | Education
Avi Yashchin

Could a failure to integrate learning technology prove detrimental to an educational institution's long term sustainability?

Entrepreneurship Through the Western Looking Glass

Penina Rybak | Posted 03.05.2014 | Business
Penina Rybak

I've realized that this is one of the most profound examples of the importance of the proverbial traveler's journey.

The Power of Disruptive Innovation

Rina Onur | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
Rina Onur

Even if we fail in games," we said, "You'll have learned skills that will enable you to succeed in something else."

The Coming of the Second Machine Age

Bill Teuber | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Bill Teuber

If the first machine age was about the automation of manual labor and horsepower, the second machine age is about the automation of knowledge work.

Disruptive Technology: Building Trust and Driving Change

Luis Álvarez | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Luis Álvarez

We are not going to give up consumerism overnight. But there are signs that people now put a moral perspective on what they buy.

"Cleaning House" For Startup Entrepreneurship: Outdated Mindsets To Toss in 2014

Penina Rybak | Posted 03.16.2014 | Business
Penina Rybak

It's time to clean house within ourselves and toss out outdated, stagnant thinking.

Chronic Care Patients Are Dying for Change

Bruce Ettinger | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Bruce Ettinger

America has a hotshot, high tech system that can deliver world class, life saving technologies for surgeries, emergencies and other medical crises. Bu...

The Best Disruptive Writing of 2013

Leah Binder | Posted 03.08.2014 | Business
Leah Binder

Almost everyone agrees that the best strategy for improving Americans' health would be to prevent people from needing health care in the first place. But as these writers demonstrated in their powerful arguments, beware the easy answers.

Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught? An Ode to Thanksgiving

Penina Rybak | Posted 01.27.2014 | Business
Penina Rybak

As both an educator and entrepreneur, I believe in both the collective intelligence and creativity of women to pioneer innovation and change. I believe in the inherent goodness of humanity and in the power of gratitude as a profound change agent for the greater good.

Why Innovating in "Older" Industries Will Be Harder

Eric Quon-Lee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Eric Quon-Lee

The successes that the world has seen with the increasing growth of Internet-related industries have been in no small part due to the greenfield approach that they were able to exploit.

The Global Search For Education: Got Tech? United States

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

In the future, will students still attend "schools" or will they be called "blended learning schools" that combine brick-and-mortar buildings with online learning?

From Concepts to Companies: Creating High Growth and Wealth

John Warner | Posted 12.21.2013 | Technology
John Warner

Investors too often ask startup entrepreneurs what revenue will be in five years. Investors need to let the entrepreneurs know what they would like for revenue to be so entrepreneurs can plug that into their spreadsheets.

The Global Search For Education: Where is the next Kathryn Bigelow?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"The question is how to make your film become an essential part of new storytelling ecosystems that bring meaningful conversation, foster social enga...

How Naval Ravikant Risked It All To Pull The Veil Back on Venture Capital

Ondi Timoner | Posted 12.07.2013 | Impact
Ondi Timoner

Most young startups with an innovative platform or disruptive idea face the same challenge on their path to success: Navigating the murky waters of S...

Degrees of Distinction: 12 Associate Degrees for Tomorrow's Jobs

Dr. Gary M. Green | Posted 11.25.2013 | College
Dr. Gary M. Green

If these technologies are creating economic value and the jobs of tomorrow, community colleges are preparing graduates for the opportunities these jobs represent.

A Future Where Everyone Is a Startup

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 08.04.2013 | Business
Michael B. Fishbein

Our economy is going through a structural change and the job market will never be the same. The most valuable skills of the future will be those that can't be outsourced automated. Everyone should view themselves as entrepreneurs.

Digital Fire: Northwest Voices in the Arts, Books, and Business on Reinvention

Russell C. Smith | Posted 07.31.2013 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

We asked a few Northwest people in the arts and business communities what reinvention means to them.

Putting the "Venture" Back into Venture Philanthropy

Pamela Hartigan | Posted 07.28.2013 | Business
Pamela Hartigan

This past week I spent two days in Venice - my first visit to this legendary Italian city. I had been invited to speak at the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) that has the good sense to hold its annual meeting in Venice.

From Idea to IPO: Where Do Ideas Come From?

Daniel Newman | Posted 06.18.2013 | Small Business
Daniel Newman

Whether figuring out how to fix a problem around the office and then realizing you could fix the same problem for many, or taking a product that is working and making it just the slightest bit better, it is the entrepreneur with an idea and the willingness to take a chance that helps bring ideas to life.

Humankind's Greatest Innovation is the Power of Story

Pam Allyn | Posted 06.04.2013 | Impact
Pam Allyn

There is just one innovation that has withstood the test of time, fought off wars and conflict, stood tall in the face of adversity and adapted itself to the different means by which it is conveyed. This is the power of story itself.

Mindfulness: An Ancient Skill for Thriving in the Modern Innovation Economy

Flynn Coleman | Posted 05.28.2013 | Business
Flynn Coleman

It was not an accident that Newton formulated his theory of gravity while relaxing under an apple tree. And, speaking of Apples, it was not a coincidence that Steve Jobs' casual interest in calligraphy stimulated his world-changing technological innovations with a typographic design focus.

Groupon Needs to 'Disrupt' Again

Zaid Al-Zaidy | Posted 05.06.2013 | Business
Zaid Al-Zaidy

Groupon has lost its pizzazz, its currency and feels absent from the webisphere, except when it spams with unsurprising deals. Groupon needs to get back in touch with what made it a phenomenon in the first place.

Attention, Authors: I Tripled My Royalties, and You Can Too

Tucker Max | Posted 01.14.2013 | Books
Tucker Max

Why can't I be a publishing company and just cut a deal directly with a distributor, do everything else, and keep all the profit of my writing for myself? That's what I decided to do. There was one problem: No author had ever done this before.

From Whence Comes Innovation?

Bill Donius | Posted 12.19.2012 | Business
Bill Donius

If we're trying to break out of our tried and true ways of thinking in order to compete in today's Conceptual Age, a good first step in the process is to engage in accessing our right brains to stimulate new and creative insights.

Stop Acting Like an Adult

Shruti Eva Saini | Posted 08.16.2012 | Business
Shruti Eva Saini

The group was certainly a hot shot bunch, but they didn't have PhDs. I don't even think many had their full set of adult teeth yet. It was a team of elementary school children. So what were these children doing right that had baffled a room full of advanced degrees?