background preloader

The world's largest and most trusted innovation website

The world's largest and most trusted innovation website

B2B Connex Supplier Portal Buffalo State College Why Inspiration Matters - Scott Barry Kaufman “When your Daemon is in charge, do not try to think consciously. Drift, wait, and obey.” — Rudyard Kipling In a culture obsessed with measuring talent and ability, we often overlook the important role of inspiration. Inspiration awakens us to new possibilities by allowing us to transcend our ordinary experiences and limitations. Inspiration propels a person from apathy to possibility, and transforms the way we perceive our own capabilities. Inspiration has three main qualities. Inspired people share certain characteristics. Inspiration is not the same as positive affect. Inspiration is the springboard for creativity. Inspiration facilitates progress toward goals. Inspiration increases well-being. These findings show that inspiration matters a lot, which may cause someone to feel pressure to become inspired and helpless to do so considering the evocative and spontaneous nature of inspiration. This does not mean that inspiration is completely outside your control.

About Descriptive Video Version Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical or design backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds. Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Call us biased, but we think that there are dozens of reasons why you should come to a Startup Weekend! Education: Startup Weekends are all about learning through the act of creating. Build your network: This isn’t just a happy-hour. Co-Founder Dating: We all know it’s not just about the idea – it’s about the team. Learn a new skill: Step outside of your comfort zone. Actually launch a business: Over 36% of Startup Weekend startups are still going strong after 3 months. Save money & get stuff: Startup Weekends typically cost between $75 and $150 (less for students).

10 Websites To Make You Think | The Online Learning Blog from Study2U Supposedly browsing the internet requires more brain power than watching television. Although judging from some of the websites we’ve come across that assumption is cast into doubt. Here’s some of the sites we like that might get your brain to sit up and listen. Ted A conference that started in 1984 bringing together experts in technology, entertainment and design quickly grew into so much more. The conference itself is invitation only, but the website features all the talks at the conference in high res video format. New Scientist The New Scientist website carries new articles from the magazine as well as the NS archive of over 76,000 pieces. Big Think The Big Think website is a collection of ‘global thought leaders’ who offer their thoughts and analysis on world events and other important developments. Café Scientifque ‘for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology’ Breathing Earth Arts & Letters Daily How Stuff Works

Open Up A Secret World: Using Blogging For Market Research Posted March 2, 2010by Malcolm Baker, Founding Partner, BRS Group, BRS Group Article This global study on women's handbags removed the interviewer from the information-gathering process. Women were invited to blog about certain topics with more depth and detail than in a traditional interview setting. Read this article to gain insights into this process and the results of the study. The sound of one hand clapping...Given the roots of our profession, it is natural that we rarely call into question the primacy of our part in the information-gathering process. But what if we find a way to remove ourselves from this process? Our BagThe answer, from a recent project, is data full of intimacy and emotional content and rich in insight. We took part in a global study commissioned by Greet Sterenberg of wejane.com, an informal network of qualitative practitioners. We posted topics for women to cover in three chunks, giving respondents two days to reply to each chunk. The bag as means of control.

Ximena Tromben_La Vigie de la com' The Secret of Innovation: The Best Ideas Are Small - Derek Thompson - Business Kicking off a new special report on creativity and innovation at the personal, business, and government levels "Ideas just aren't what they used to be," Neal Gabler observed in a New York Times essay this summer about the end of ideas (which is, paradoxically, an idea). Reviewing The Atlantic's annual ideas issue of 2011 -- a list that included The Players Own the Game, Wall Street: Same as it Ever Was, and The Rise of the Middle Class (Just Not Ours) -- Gabler decided that these headlines were too small to qualify as full-fledged ideas, especially when you stack them up against earth-shaking pronouncements like The Big Bang Theory and The End of History. Whether you agree with Gabler that we are living in "an increasingly post-idea world" comes down to how you define that key word. This month The Atlantic launches the Secrets of Innovation special report, a three-week bonanza about ideas in government, business, and life, and how they're changing the economy. Look at your computer.

Estágios Remunerados no Exterior Estágios remunerados no exterior, de uma forma geral, são difíceis de conseguir. Regulamentos de imigração criam obstáculos, as organizações intermediárias credenciadas cobram taxas que não são normalmente baratas, os processos de seleção são competitivos, tendo o candidato que demonstrar muito boa fluência em inglês entre outros requisitos. Esta é uma lista de organizações credenciadas junto ao Serviço de Imigração dos EUA a intermediar estágios remunerados através da emissão do documento DS-2019 (antigamente IAP-66), que dá direito a um visto J-1. Algumas das organizações abaixo também atuam em outros países. AIESEC - Association Internationale des Étudiants en Sciences Economiqués et Commerciales.

The Bottom-line Bookclub Market Research in the Mobile World® International Conference & Exhibition The World's Largest Patent Research Community | Article One Partners

Related:  othersmindmappingManagement créativité et innovationBusinessPlangtdcreativeinnovacionNegocios