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9 Tech Innovators Under 21 Who Will Motivate You To Spend Less Time On The Couch

Posted 10.24.2014 | Science

If the last ‘tech’-related thing you did was send a message via Snapchat, it’s time to rethink what’s possible. Whether they’re achieving...

7 Smart Habits Of Great Innovators

| Lolly Daskal | Posted 09.12.2014 | Small Business

The biggest misconception about success is that what you did yesterday will help you succeed tomorrow. To stay on top of your game, your business, ...

The Daily Innovator: Born or Built?

Kevin McDermott | Posted 09.10.2014 | Business
Kevin McDermott

What sort of person is it who can shape new ideas and bring them to life as businesses? Put another way, is an innovator's temperament born or is it built? We say it's built.

The Daily Innovator: Nine Ideas for Sparking Curiosity in Your Collaborators

Amy Radin | Posted 08.06.2014 | Business
Amy Radin

Are some people just born curious? Or can curiosity be cultivated? The answer matters because curiosity is a necessity for innovation. If curiosity isn't instinctive among your collaborators then you need to bring it to life.

The Global Search for Education: Can I Have a Hammer?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.01.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"We need to let kids discover the problems they want to solve, like Steve Jobs, Jack Dorsey or 15-year-old Jack Andraka who created the pancreatic ca...

The Daily Innovator: It's Not Who You Know But How They Think

Kevin McDermott | Posted 06.16.2014 | Business
Kevin McDermott

Students of reasoning styles can boost their success at convincing others of the wisdom of a new idea by identifying and adapting to the logic filters of decision makers. Sizing up a situation realistically lets us know what to expect when we're pitching a new idea, and how to make the most of it.

And Now for Something Completely Different

David Galenson | Posted 05.22.2014 | Arts
David Galenson

Traditionally, style was the artist's signature or trademark, the unique and distinctive means by which he expressed his ideas or perceptions. The break with this traditional conception was pioneered by Picasso.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

8 Women Who Will Change Everything You Thought About Detroit

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.28.2014 | Black Voices

Black History Month may be ending, but black history continues to be made every day. The people who will write the next chapter just keep on striving....

The Daily Innovator: Email to the CEO

Daryl Twitchell | Posted 04.12.2014 | Business
Daryl Twitchell

The first thing I need from you is encouragement to take a bigger view of our business sector. We need to show a willingness to press traditional boundaries so we can liberate our thinking to see pockets of opportunity we may have overlooked.

The Top Three Things Leaders Do To Differentiate Themselves

Tom Morris | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business
Tom Morris

You don't have to be J.K. Rowling or John Grisham to tell good stories. But you do have to be convinced that what you're doing is important. And you have to want to motivate the people around you to join in with your vision.

Ideas are the Easy Part: 10 Concrete Steps to Eliminating Fear as an Obstacle to Successful Innovation

Amy Radin | Posted 02.12.2014 | Business
Amy Radin

Established organizations are in the paradoxical position of acknowledging the need for innovation, while at the same time remaining conditioned to the familiar.

10 Women in Tech Orgs You Should Know

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.27.2013 | Women
Craig Newmark

Since I know something about computers and a little about small business, my focus has been on helping girls and women in technology as much as I'm able. I've compiled a list of some of my top 10 women in tech orgs (in no particular order) for you to check out:

How Big Is Something That Doesn't Exist?

Amy Radin | Posted 11.25.2013 | Business
Amy Radin

Innovators, especially in established organizations, need complementary characters around them, people who can help sustain commitment and who have the tolerance for ambiguity that allows innovators to work through the messy process of building the next great thing.

The Daily Innovator: Using Value Constellations to Map New Business Models

Daryl Twitchell | Posted 09.30.2013 | Business
Daryl Twitchell

How does the Daily Innovator take the glimmer of an idea, a gut instinct and build a compelling business case around it to rally support? A good start is to map its value constellation.

Bitcoin: Huge Hype Belies Low Awareness

Michel Floyd | Posted 08.25.2013 | Technology
Michel Floyd

It's pretty safe to say Bitcoin is still in the early adopter phase of its life. The good news is that there's still plenty of room to grow.

20 Ways to Spark Innovation in Others

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 08.11.2013 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Many forward-thinking organizations, these days, are launching all kinds of initiatives to crank up innovation. Their intention is a good one, but their execution is often not.

Getting Small Businesses the Capital They Need to Grow and Succeed

Karen Mills | Posted 08.10.2013 | Small Business
Karen Mills

As our economy improves, are U.S. small businesses getting the capital they need to grow, create jobs and accelerate our country's economic momentum? That's the central question that will be addressed today at the Capital Access Innovation Summit hosted by hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The Daily Innovator: Do Customers Want Your Big Idea?

Amy Radin | Posted 07.29.2013 | Business
Amy Radin

The selling of a new idea is, at bottom, a story told to customers. A persuasive story is built on insight into who customers are and how they behave. Orientation to that behavior produces clarity about what the organization wishes to be.

Joe Van Brussel

Young Entrepreneurs Buy The Largest Ski Mountain On The Continent

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact

Fifty-five miles north of Salt Lake City, Utah, in a remote pocket of rural beauty, a group of entrepreneurs just bought a mountain. Not just any moun...

Managing Collaborators No Matter Where They Sit

Daryl Twitchell | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business
Daryl Twitchell

What's needed is an altered idea of "workspace." The first question to be answered is what it's always been: How does a particular team work best?

Digital Disruption: Unleashing the Next Wave of Innovation (EXCERPT)

James McQuivey | Posted 05.13.2013 | Technology
James McQuivey

If people + infrastructure = disruption, then digital innovators + digital infrastructure = digital disruption. Massive digital disruption, at a scale and a pace most are simply not prepared for.

Skunks, Pop-ups and Hybrids: How to Build a Team of Innovators

Daryl Twitchell | Posted 05.06.2013 | Business
Daryl Twitchell

There is never a shortage of new ideas. But there is always a shortage of great talent to reveal their commercial potential. Lucky for the daily innovator, smart people want to work on promising projects. It's a character trait you can use to advantage when building a team.

Being a Daily Innovator

Kevin McDermott | Posted 03.20.2013 | Impact
Kevin McDermott

We live in an age of scarcity. But even in this era of scarce resources managers at every level of an organization can still be innovators. Here's how.

Forging Economic Opportunities in Rural America

Diane Smith | Posted 01.20.2013 | Technology
Diane Smith

Every election cycle, we hear about the divide between urban and rural voters. But what I see most often in my rural backyard is opportunity -- supported by new technologies that have begun to eradicate the distance penalty that used to limit economic success in rural America.

Citizens of Innovation Nation

Marian Salzman | Posted 11.27.2012 | Business
Marian Salzman

There's increasingly a social dimension to innovation, as a new crop of visionaries is addressing global challenges using the tools of connectivity.