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Innovation Excellence

Innovation Excellence
Magic Eye 3D and the Power of ‘Just Looking’ Have you seen those Magic Eye 3D books? I came across one recently, and they are amazing! Each book contains two-dimensional pictures that look like nothing more than random patterns repeated over and over again across the page. But – and here’s where ... Read More | No Comments

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3 Traits of Successful Crowdfunding Projects For an increasing number of startups, crowdfunding is a way to get their companies off the ground when traditional avenues, such as a bank loan, are not an option. Crowdfunding is a way to raise money by getting small donations from a large number of people, and sometimes the end result is big. For example, the Pebble watch that synchs with your smartphone raised over $10 million on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter. Wondering if your business idea would be backed by a crowd of investors? Consider these three traits of successful crowdfunders, according to by Brian Meece, the CEO and co-founder of, a New York City-based crowdfunding platform.

Innovation Strategy The Oslo Manual for measuring innovation defines four types of innovation: product innovation, process innovation, marketing innovation and organisational innovation. A good or service that is new or significantly improved. This includes significant improvements in technical specifications, components and materials, software in the product, user friendliness or other functional characteristics. A new or significantly improved production or delivery method.

Gamification Facts & Figures Conventional wisdom has it that sales people love competition. They want a challenge, beat their friends and colleagues, and be on top of the leaderboard. And sales managers constantly use carrots and competition, because this is what “motivates" sales agents. But is this true?

Steven Johnson and great ideas I’m spending the week in Las Vegas at the Blackboard World conference. Yes. Las Vegas. (Already up $11.70 on the penny slots. Three Steps to Generating Social Gravity - Mark Bonchek by Mark Bonchek | 11:07 AM April 2, 2012 In a social age, people don’t like to be pushed. As described in my last post, top brands like Apple, Google, and Nike are using a new model based on pulling rather than pushing. State of the Innovation Union – Progress report issued by the European Commission Brussels, 5 December 2011 State of the Innovation Union – Progress report issued by the European Commission The European Commission has issued a comprehensive progress report on the Innovation Union, a flagship initiative under the Europe 2020 growth strategy for the decade.

What is Innovation? 30+ definitions lead to one fresh summary - Fresh Consulting What is Innovation? 30+ definitions lead to one fresh summary: Fresh Thinking that Creates Value The Problem From the Economist to Wikipedia to Websters to Barack Obama to Innovation Zen, around the globe, we seek tangible answers for an intangible question: What is Innovation? Definitions vary and people mean different things. After reviewing dozens of definitions from a diverse set of sources, I propose a consensus on a simple definition…as a basis for future conversations about Innovation. Learning to use My Blocks This tutorial explains how to use the "My Block" feature of the NXT-G programming system by working through several examples. What is a My Block? Why Use My Blocks?

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