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Disrupters wanted?

A survey from IBM’s Institute for Business Value shows that CEOs value one leadership competency above all others - creativity.CEOs identify “creativity" as the most important leadership competency for the successful enterprise of the future.That’s...

Disrupters wanted?

  A survey from IBM's Institute for Business Value shows that CEOs value one leadership competency above all others - creativity. CEOs identify "creativity" as the most important leadership competency for the successful enterprise of the future. That's...

Greece, a financial reflection of the U.S.

The United States will probably not face the same kind of crisis as Greece, for all sorts of reasons. But the basic problem is the same. Both countries have a bigger government than they’re paying for.via Economic Scene - In Greece, a Reflection of U.S. Debt Problems...

Greece, a financial reflection of the U.S.

The United States will probably not face the same kind of crisis as Greece, for all sorts of reasons. But the basic problem is the same. Both countries have a bigger government than they’re paying for. via Economic Scene - In Greece, a Reflection of U.S. Debt Problems...

The game of life

Below is a presentation by Jesse Schell at DICE 2010 “Design Outside the Box" Conference explaining what’s next in gaming. Interesting points throughout. Great food for thought.

The game of life

Below is a presentation by Jesse Schell at DICE 2010 "Design Outside the Box" Conference explaining what's next in gaming. Interesting points throughout. Great food for thought. http://g4tv.com/lv3/44277

The Federal Debt: How To Lose A Trillion Dollars

But, according to the Congressional Budget Office, annual debt payments — currently about $200 billion — are set to skyrocket. CBO estimates that interest payments on the federal debt will total $916 billion by the year 2020."Interest rates are going to rise and at...

The Federal Debt: How To Lose A Trillion Dollars

But, according to the Congressional Budget Office, annual debt payments — currently about $200 billion — are set to skyrocket. CBO estimates that interest payments on the federal debt will total $916 billion by the year 2020."Interest rates are going to rise and at...

iPad Nano

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iPad Nano

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Whoops, what’s in a name

Confusion over the names of two similar-sounding African countries may have helped boosted oil prices to near $80 a barrel this week as traders rushed to buy oil after reports of a military coup.A Reuters reporter received a flustered phone call from a hedge fund...

Whoops, what’s in a name

Confusion over the names of two similar-sounding African countries may have helped boosted oil prices to near $80 a barrel this week as traders rushed to buy oil after reports of a military coup. A Reuters reporter received a flustered phone call from a hedge fund...

Quote of the day: Continuing innovation

Peter Thiel: People take it for granted that their retirement funds can earn 8.5 percent a year. That’s what their financial planners tell them. And sure, you look back over the past 100 years, the stock market has generally gone up 6 to 8 percent a year. But in a...

Rethinking restaurants

It is Valentine’s Day weekend and a lot of people (including myself) will be taking loved ones to restaurants. When I was young, I worked at a restaurant that had phones on all the tables. There were no waiters – when the customer was ready to order, they would pick...

Helping poor countries

Can richer countries, or even groups of wealthy people create charter cities in 3rd world countries? Basically "adopt" a 3rd world city? Rich nations use well-functioning systems of courts, police and jails, developed over centuries, to solve such problems. Two people...

Get Creative by Zoning Out

Studies have shown that an idle brain is more likely to come up with a new idea. Yet, we often feel that focus is more of what we need. Try taking mental breaks from email and deadlines and let your mind wander. These breaks can be critical to remaining creative and...

Open sourced analytics

I am ready for the next wave of analytics. I think that using the “open source” model for analytical data could be great. I think the world is ready for powerful group facilitation to vet analytical data in order to get to the facts. I would call this idea “open...

The new news

People often stick to ideas and concepts they have known all their lives. This can be a hindrance to innovation. Both individuals and businesses latch onto linear thinking and miss how things can change. We like to think linearly, but reality is not linear. When the...

The coolest unsubscribe page

I love when companies incorporate some humor into their interactions with customers. (And, Groupon is in Memphis now.) Screenr - @greggpollack: The coolest unsubscribe page Ive ever seen from groupon.com.

Street Smart MBA from Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban’s Two-Step to the Street Smart MBA (1) Embrace failure (It’s temporary!) (2) Identify pain. Then solve it. via Mark Cuban's 'Two Step' Path to a Street Smart MBA : WhatTheyDontTeachYouAtStanfordBusinessSchool.

Feature comparisons

All feature comparisons can be over-used for product management and consumer product selection. They are useful for comparing features but many products succeed or fail based on a lot of other factors. Focusing on feature grids can really blind you to the potential...

Leonardo da Vinci’s Resume

Most people don't know that his day job was to design instruments of war. stone: Leonardo da Vinci's Resume. "Most Illustrious Lord, Having now sufficiently considered the specimens of all those who proclaim themselves skilled contrivers of instruments of war, and...

Quote of the day: Bureaucrats

Bureaucrats write memoranda both because they appear to be busy when they are writing and because the memos, once written, immediately become proof that they were busy. - Charles Peters

Analog zooming: “zoomable” paper map

This company created a map that allows you to "zoom" in on areas by unfolding sections of the map. Interesting concept that could be build upon. Zoomable paper London streetmap Boing Boing.

The brain on power

It appears that the old axiom is true - power corrupts. And, the more deserving the powerful person feels to be in their position - the more deserving they feel to live by different rules than everyone else. They argue, therefore, that people with power that they...

Narcissism, charm, and popularity

Narcissists appear to be more charming and popular at first meeting them. Some research into proof of this bias - and possible reasons why... On the basis of a realistic behavioral approach, the authors showed that narcissists are popular at zero acquaintance and...

Can feeling like a victim increase selfishness?

Entitlement and victimization can increase selfishness... Three experiments demonstrated that feeling wronged leads to a sense of entitlement and to selfish behavior. In Experiment 1, participants instructed to recall a time when their lives were unfair were more...

Global inequality dramatically decreasing

Income is becoming more distributed around the world. A comparison on 1970 to 2006 shows vast improvements in income distribution. According to this report - the income distribution trend is great. (Note, this income not wealth, which may be a different matter - but...

Quote of the day from Conan O’Brien

Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen. via Conan O'Brien's final monologue: 'Nobody in life gets what they thought they were going to get' | EW.com.

The Apple App Store Economy

74% of apps listed in the app store are paid. Average listed price of an app (including free): 3.63 x .74 = 2.70 (with rounding) via UPDATED: The Apple App Store Economy – GigaOM.

The Future Internet Video

via STI International - Service Web 3.0 - The Future Internet Video - medium. There are some interesting elements in this video. I've definitely been discussing and reading about the semantic web for at least a decade now. I think that someone once referred to the...

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNqO_uKui6s&hl=en&fs=1&fmt=22]Trying to diagnose computer issues remotely is really hard unless you can see what’s actually going on. The next time your someone needs your help with their computer, point them...

Eliminating waste in more ways than one, Method’s powerful new laundry detergent makes washing “smarter, easier and greener" with its “smartclean" technology and precise pump. With its…Method Laundry Detergent

Google may put virtual ads on billboards in Street View

Google's filed a patent entitled "Claiming Real Estate in Panoramic or 3D Mapping Environments for Advertising," and it should allow them to automagically cut out billboards shown in Street View and replace them with their own current ads. via Google May Insert...

The Ghost City of Ordos

The bizarre world of centralized planning. The Ghost City of Ordos - Ordos - Gizmodo.

(via Employment Chart: Goods Producing vs. Government Jobs — Seeking Alpha)

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The Four Quadrants of Innovation: Disruptive vs Incremental « I’m Not Actually a Geek

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Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man. Ben Franklin

If everything’s under control, you’re going too slow. Mario Andretti

A quote for the new year

“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a…

Quote of the day

“If everything’s under control, you’re going too slow.” – Mario Andretti

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17jymDn0W6U?wmode=transparent&autohide=1&egm=0&hd=1&iv_load_policy=3&modestbranding=1&rel=0&showinfo=0&showsearch=0&w=500&h=374] The Known Universe by AMNH (via AMNHorg )(Source:...

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgNpDBFKpwU?wmode=transparent&autohide=1&egm=0&hd=1&iv_load_policy=3&modestbranding=1&rel=0&showinfo=0&showsearch=0&w=500&h=375] Southern California Catastrophe (via RalphThePuppy)(Source:...

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QN_kt97w7Wg?wmode=transparent&autohide=1&egm=0&hd=1&iv_load_policy=3&modestbranding=1&rel=0&showinfo=0&showsearch=0&w=500&h=375] How to sell a dollar for more than a dollar. Exhibiting a little...

United States Federal Tax Dollars | VisualEconomics.com

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A Stoplight for the Progress Bar Generation - Progress bars - Gizmodo

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hhgfz0zPmH4?wmode=transparent&autohide=1&egm=0&hd=1&iv_load_policy=3&modestbranding=1&rel=0&showinfo=0&showsearch=0&w=500&h=281] Google Goggles (via Google)(Source: http://www.youtube.com/)

subway architecture Cool subway designs. When I was in Stockholm last year, I spent a lot of time in the Stockholm subway and enjoyed the designs.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntyXvLnxyXk?wmode=transparent&autohide=1&egm=0&hd=1&iv_load_policy=3&modestbranding=1&rel=0&showinfo=0&showsearch=0&w=500&h=281] Sports Illustrated - Tablet Demo 1.5 (via...

Lifecycle_of_innovation.jpg (image)

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Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Emerson