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If we build it, why would anyone care? – Hacker Noon. A prospective founder must ask: is my idea viable?

If we build it, why would anyone care? – Hacker Noon

Mathematical Model Reveals the Patterns of How Innovations Arise. Innovation is one of the driving forces in our world.

Mathematical Model Reveals the Patterns of How Innovations Arise

The constant creation of new ideas and their transformation into technologies and products forms a powerful cornerstone for 21st century society. Indeed, many universities and institutes, along with regions such as Silicon Valley, cultivate this process. And yet the process of innovation is something of a mystery. A wide range of researchers have studied it, ranging from economists and anthropologists to evolutionary biologists and engineers. Their goal is to understand how innovation happens and the factors that drive it so that they can optimize conditions for future innovation. This approach has had limited success, however.

Have You Hugged a Concrete Pillar Today? The car I drive to work is made of around 2,600 pounds of steel, 800 pounds of plastic, and 400 pounds of light metal alloys.

Have You Hugged a Concrete Pillar Today?

The trip from my house to the office is roughly four miles long, all surface streets, which means I travel over some 15,000 tons of concrete each morning. Steve Jobs interviewed just before returning to Apple. Steve Jobs rare footage conducting a presentation on 1980 (Insanely Great) Photo Album. Bitcoin's Real Revolution Isn't Hard Money, It's Economic Panarchy. Diversity – Zacqary Adam Green The earth-shattering thing about bitcoin isn’t its fixed money supply.

Bitcoin's Real Revolution Isn't Hard Money, It's Economic Panarchy

From Publishing To Piracy. Infopolicy – Anna Troberg I never intended to become a politician.

From Publishing To Piracy

I most certainly never intended to become a party leader. The Coolest Cubicles in the World. Business Process Improvement Software with SigmaXL Statistics Software. Unlimited support for project methodologies (and variations).

Business Process Improvement Software with SigmaXL Statistics Software

Reducing project cycle-time, broadening mentor span of influence, and continuously improving the improvement process are uniquely enabled by Templates with Task-specific references and tools. The Science of Great UI. Driving to the airport, I stop to fill my car with fuel.

The Science of Great UI

I look at the pump and see the buttons shown in Figure 1. On the left button, the word Regular has been all but destroyed by people pushing it repeatedly in hopes of getting a response. I, too, push that big yellow Regular button for a while until I spot the relatively tiny Push Here button below, which has apparently been deemed insufficient by the masses. I park the car, walk to the bus that will take me to the airport terminal, and on the way see the well-worn path that Figure 2 shows. Lewin's Leadership Styles: The Three Major Leadership Styles. By Kendra Cherry Updated December 03, 2015.

Lewin's Leadership Styles: The Three Major Leadership Styles

A leadership style refers to a leader's characteristic behaviors when directing, motivating, guiding and managing groups of people. Great leaders can inspire political movements and social change. Business Process Improvement Platform. Getting Rapid ROI on Your Business Process Improvement Platform Facing tight budgets and economic uncertainty, companies considering an investment in technology to support business process improvement initiatives must be concerned with the timing as well as the magnitude of the expected ROI.

Business Process Improvement Platform

When evaluating business process improvement platforms, time-to-value is rightly a primary point of comparison in the current economic climate. Pegasystems, the leading provider of enterprise-class business process management software, has in recent years seen its business grow at twice the rate of the overall BPM market. User Process Improvement and User Experience Software. Process Improvement & CMMI Support. A Broad Range of Services Leidos provides a wide variety of process improvement (PI) consulting, training and appraisal services associated with the Software Engineering Institute's (SEI) Capability Maturity Model Integration℠ (CMMI®) for Development (CMMI-DEV) and Services (CMMI-SVC) and industry-wide Lean and Six Sigma® practices.

Process Improvement & CMMI Support

How Technology Is Destroying Jobs. Given his calm and reasoned academic demeanor, it is easy to miss just how provocative Erik Brynjolfsson’s contention really is. ­ Brynjolfsson, a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and his collaborator and coauthor Andrew McAfee have been arguing for the last year and a half that impressive advances in computer technology—from improved industrial robotics to automated translation services—are largely behind the sluggish employment growth of the last 10 to 15 years. Even more ominous for workers, the MIT academics foresee dismal prospects for many types of jobs as these powerful new technologies are increasingly adopted not only in manufacturing, clerical, and retail work but in professions such as law, financial services, education, and medicine.

Contradiction Matrix and the 40 Principles for Innovative Problem Solving. TRIZ - What Is TRIZ? By Katie Barry, Ellen Domb and Michael S. Slocum Projects of all kinds frequently reach a point where all the analysis is done, and the next step is unclear. The project team must be creative, to figure out what to do. Common creativity tools have been limited to brainstorming and related methods, which depend on intuition, fiat and the knowledge of the members of the team. These methods are typically described as psychologically based and having unpredictable and unrepeatable results. TRIZ is a problem solving method based on logic and data, not intuition, which accelerates the project team's ability to solve these problems creatively.

TRIZ is spreading into corporate use across several parallel paths – it is increasingly common in Six Sigma processes, in project management and risk management systems, and in organizational innovation initiatives. TRIZ for Solutions. Marissa Mayer's 9 Principles of Innovation. "There are two different types of programmers. Some like to code for months or even years, and hope they will have built the perfect product. That's castle building. Companies work this way, too. Apple is great at it. Design for interruption. Untitled. Bill Gross IdeaLabs a different kind of incubator. Bill Gross has started over 75 companies and invested in many more.

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