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Is the Tipping Point Toast?

Is the Tipping Point Toast?
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'Eureka moments' and other myths about tech innovation Innovation happens best in group settings, not when people ponder alone, according to writer Steven Johnson. Several writers are debunking myths of innovation The "eureka moment" isn't common, writes author Steven Johnson An MIT study finds ordinary people, not big companies, invest more in innovation (CNN) -- An apple fell on Isaac Newton. Electricity struck Benjamin Franklin. Based on those well-worn historical examples, you might think all inventors, creators and idea dudes are hit with wonderfully brief "eureka moments" that instantly propel our culture to new heights of innovation and discovery. But what if that's all baloney? A number of writers this month have been challenging these and other long-held beliefs about innovation -- from the fact and fiction of that "a-ha" moment to the kinds of people who tend to innovate, and which ideas are best. Drawing much of the attention is Steven Johnson's new book, "Where Good Ideas Come From." Myth No. 1: Ideas just pop into people's heads

60 Creative Examples Of Infographics <A HREF=" Widgets</A> Collected by noupe Today we have an exciting and enticing post which covers handy and innovative infographics. Infographics is basically derived from two words: ‘information’ and ‘graphics’, and it stands for the graphical representation of data and information. have been often used in modern maps to incorporate variety of information, for instance for network designs, destination points, and local landmarks. Stunningly Creative Infographics The Most Dangerous Cities for Walking What People are Doing Online Glass Half Empty: The Coming Water Wars Which Countries Have the Most Vacation? Bank Infographic Where Will the Next Volcano Erupt? On Driving: Automobile History The Current State of Twitter Software Wars Who Has Given the Most to Haiti The Social Media Effect SSSMOKIN! Resume Infographic

Digg Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Digg est un site web communautaire qui a pour but de faire voter les utilisateurs pour une page web intéressante et proposée par un utilisateur. Typique du phénomène « Web 2.0 », il combine social bookmarking, blog et syndication. Il dispose de plusieurs catégories telles que Politique, Divertissement, Vidéos et Technologie. Les nouveaux articles et les sites web soumis par les utilisateurs sont notés par d'autres utilisateurs. Histoire[modifier | modifier le code] Digg a été lancé par Kevin Rose, Owen Byrne, Ron Gorodetzky et Jay Adelson, comme une expérience, en novembre 2004. « Nous avons commencé à travailler sur le développement du site dès octobre 2004 » précise Kevin Rose[trad 1],[1] « Nous avons commencé à caresser l'idée quelques mois auparavant, mais c'est début octobre que nous avons réellement démarré la création de ce qui allait devenir la version Beta de Digg. Fonctionnalités[modifier | modifier le code]

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Build It, Try It, Fix It July 30, 2007 Here is another “innovation tip.” This one is simple, yet incredibly powerful. In fact, I am using this concept right now with this website. But more on that later. One of the biggest barriers to success is analysis paralysis. Rather than using the “analyze, design, build, test, deploy” model, use the “build it, try it, fix it” model – build something, try it out for a while, and learn from your “experiences.” The process is simple. Example: A clothing manufacturer wanted to venture into retail stores. How am I using the “build it, try it, fix it” concept with this website? Next I tried “The Science of High Performance.” My latest tag line is: “Unconventional Thinking for Explosive Business Growth.” What do you think?

100 Incredibly Useful & Free iPad Apps If you just dropped a few hundred dollars on an iPad, you might not have much left in your budget to fill it up with apps. Fortunately, app developers have already stepped up and created a huge collection of completely free iPad apps. Below you’ll find over 100 free iPad apps to help you get started. Many of them are only free for a limited time as an introductory special so you’d better grab them fast! If you like this roundup, it’s definitely worth taking a look at our all-new roundup of The Top 100 iPad Apps, in addition to our collections of 100 free iPhone apps, and 100 free Mac apps, both of which contain some brilliant software that doesn’t cost a dime! Utilities Air Video Free – Watch your videos anywhere! Alarm Clock with Tunes Free – A state-of-the-art Digital LCD Alarm Clock for your iPad with built-in Alarm Sounds & Buzzer. Choices – Have you ever been in a situation where you can’t make up your mind on something? Tabulous – What is Tabulous? Business Finance Lifestyle

E8 (mathématiques) Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Pour les articles homonymes, voir E8. En mathématiques, est le plus grand groupe de Lie complexe de type exceptionnel. E8 est de rang 8 et de dimension 248. La structure E8 a été découverte en 1887 par le mathématicien norvégien Sophus Lie pour étudier la symétrie et jusqu’ici personne ne pensait que cet objet mathématique pourrait être compris, considère Jeffrey Adams (en), responsable de l’équipe Atlas of Lie groups and representations (en) qui réunit 18 mathématiciens et programmeurs dans le monde, dont Fokko du Cloux et Marc van Leeuwen (en). En plus du groupe de Lie complexe , de dimension complexe 248 (donc de dimension réelle 496), il existe trois formes réelles de ce groupe, toutes de dimension réelle 248. et déployées (en) (non compacte maximale ou encore split en anglais) et il en existe une troisième, notée On peut construire la forme compacte du groupe E8 comme le groupe d'automorphismes de l'algèbre de lie correspondante. où dont et . de

Everybody needs a personal “status” page Lots of sites have status pages. I wish more people had them. My friend, Leslie, used to do an excellent one that included updates on her beverages, hair, and stress levelMy pal, Jay, posts his monthly expenses and to-dosI manually update a stripped-down status that shows roughly how busy I am Yeah, status pages for people should be more popular, and I also wish they were a bit easier to make and maintain. It would be a nifty way to display information like: current projectsnumber of unanswered inbox emailsiTunes/ "Now Playing"Netflix queueamount spent this month on lattescurrent crushcurrent nemesis I've long had a Lazy Web wish for a little perl script that could cat all the txt files in a directory into a Markdown-styled HTML page (that you could then skin with CSS). That way you could maintain a bunch of easy lists and the script does all the building and posting automagically. Got a good personal status page?

What We Need: Moderation, Innovation, and Entrepreneurial Solutions On a late September morning I walked into the FOX Business studio in New York to sit down with host Stuart Varney and former EPA head Christine Todd Whitman. We were talking about why environmentalists seemed to be increasingly disgruntled as 2010 was coming to a close. "The environmentalists were disappointed they didn't get all they wanted," I told Varney. "They thought they had a mandate with the president and Congress lined up." "It's about over-reach and over-expectation," Governor Whitman agreed. Varney turned to me and asked, "Just for the record, you are an environmentalist?" "Yes, but I'm a practical environmentalist," I answered. Later in the segment, I expressed my concern that the environment had become a "left issue," pointing out that many of the strides made in protecting the environment had come from the Republican side, including the EPA, and the Clean Air and Water Acts. "The environment is a universal issue. Photo by k_vohsen. Connect: Authored by: Scott Edward Anderson

Freakonomics: What Went Wrong? Examination of a very popular popular-statistics series reveals avoidable errors Andrew Gelman, Kaiser Fung The nonfiction publishing phenomenon known as Freakonomics has passed its sixth anniversary. The original book, which used ideas from statistics and economics to explore real-world problems, was an instant bestseller. By 2011, it had sold more than four million copies worldwide, and it has sprouted a franchise, which includes a bestselling sequel, SuperFreakonomics; an occasional column in the New York Times Magazine; a popular blog; and a documentary film. The word “freakonomics” has come to stand for a light-hearted and contrarian, yet rigorous and quantitative, way of looking at the world. The faces of Freakonomics are Steven D. As the authors of statistics-themed books for general audiences, we can attest that Levitt and Dubner’s success is not easily attained. may be bad news if you are a rabid soccer mom or dad whose child was born in the wrong month. A U.S.

Une &quot;théorie du tout&quot; jette le trouble c LE MONDE | • Mis à jour le | Par Stéphane Foucart Il aime les sports de glisse par-dessus tout. Mais, à ses heures perdues, il lui arrive aussi de se pencher sur d'hermétiques problèmes de physique fondamentale. Anthony Garrett Lisi, Américain de 39 ans, jusqu'à présent inconnu, n'est attaché à aucune université, à aucun laboratoire. Cet énergumène qui, depuis l'obtention de son doctorat, a chichement gagné sa vie comme moniteur de snowboard, a tout simplement l'ambition d'avoir mis la main sur le "Graal" de la physique moderne. Pour comprendre, il faut savoir qu'à sa mort, Albert Einstein a légué à ses pairs une question toujours ouverte, peut-être la plus profonde jamais posée par la physique : toutes les lois de l'Univers peuvent-elles être décrites par une seule et même théorie ? Vouloir y répondre, c'est faire montre d'une prétention inouïe. Pour ce faire, explique Carlo Revelli, du Centre de physique théorique de Marseille, "nous sommes confrontés à deux problèmes".