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Steven Johnson: Where good ideas come from

Steven Johnson: Where good ideas come from
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InnovationWeek InnovationWeek France en 5 points 1/ Qu’est-ce que c’est ? Du 2 au 12 octobre l’ensemble du tissu économique local est activé pour organiser des événements et permettre aux startups, TPE/PME, incubateurs, associations professionelles, écoles… de présenter leurs projets et produits innovants à travers des workshops, conférences, démonstrations et autres moment de networking. 2/ Pourquoi ? Parce que l’innovation est portée par l’ensemble des acteurs économiques français sur tout le territoire, InnovationWeek a pour ambition de valoriser ces initiatives et de fédérer les français autour de l’innovation…digitale. 3/ Où & Quand ? InnovationWeek a lieu du 2 au 12 octobre 2014 sur tout le territoire national.Le week-end du 5 et 6 octobre est ouvert à des hackathons et concours de développement. 4/ Pour qui ? 5/ Par qui ? InnovationWeek est coordonné par un comité stratégique. La révolution digitale pour tous ! Osez l’innovation ! Un grand bond dans l’ère du 2.0

A Collection of Inspirational Steve Jobs Quotes About Life, Design and Apple – MacStories In this roundup, we've collected 60 of the most inspiring Steve Jobs quotes. Thank you Steve. "Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. "Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me ... "We've gone through the operating system and looked at everything and asked how can we simplify this and make it more powerful at the same time." - ABC News, Jobs on Mac OS X Beta "Be a yardstick of quality. "I want to put a ding in the universe." "I was worth over $1,000,000 when I was 23, and over $10,000,000 when I was 24, and over $100,000,000 when I was 25, and it wasn’t that important because I never did it for the money." "Unfortunately, people are not rebelling against Microsoft. "Bill Gates‘d be a broader guy if he had dropped acid once or gone off to an ashram when he was younger." - The New York Times, Creating Jobs, 1997 "The only problem with Microsoft is they just have no taste. "My job is not to be easy on people. "Click. "That's not what we think design is.

Legendary Songwriter Carole King on Inspiration vs. Perspiration and How to Overcome Creative Block by Maria Popova “Once the inspiration comes, that directs where the perspiration goes.” To call Carole King one of the most successful female songwriters of all time, while correct, would be a disservice to the fact that she is one of the most successful, innovative, creatively courageous any songwriters of all time — something her four Grammy Awards and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame can only begin to reflect. As a songwriter, she has written cultural classics like “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” popularized by Aretha Franklin, and the contagiously catchy “The Loco-Motion.” As a singer-songwriter, she has recorded 25 solo albums over the course of her fifty-year career, including the 1971 masterpiece Tapestry, one of the bestselling records of all time, which outsold The Beatles’s Sgt. That song was as close to pure inspiration as I’ve ever experienced. I almost never have worried about it. Devour some of King’s timelessly enchanting music below: Share on Tumblr

image uploaded by @poida Fab lab Un fab lab (contraction de l'anglais fabrication laboratory, « laboratoire de fabrication ») est un tiers-lieu de type makerspace[1] cadré par le Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) et la FabFoundation[2] en proposant un inventaire minimal[3] permettant la création des principaux projets fab labs, un ensemble de logiciels et solutions libres et open-sources, les Fab Modules[4], et une charte de gouvernance, la Fab Charter[5]. Pour être identifié en tant que fab lab par la FabFoundation, il faut passer par plusieurs étapes[6] et il est possible de suivre une formation à la Fab Academy[7]. Les fab labs sont réunis en un réseau mondial très actif, d'après son initiateur Neil Gershenfeld[8]. Historique[modifier | modifier le code] Neil Gershenfeld a commencé en explorant comment le contenu de l'information renvoie à sa représentation physique, et comment une communauté peut être rendue plus créative et productive si elle a - au niveau local - accès à une technologie.

Organizing for digital acceleration: Making a two-speed IT operating model work Innovators that were “born digital” as Internet companies have set the standard for delivering optimal customer experiences—that is, providing the information and platforms customers need to find and acquire products or services quickly and reliably. Internally, they focus on agility and accelerated learning. To put this learning into action, they use organizational models empowering product managers to test and implement rapid changes that enhance engagement and increase the chances that customers will buy and come back for more. Companies such as Amazon, Facebook, and Google actively control the tempo of their IT infrastructure and have aligned their technology and production systems with their business goals. They think differently about how they are organized at all levels. Traditional companies are challenged to achieve similar levels of alignment and internal accountability. How can traditional consumer-facing organizations get up to speed? Adopting a two-speed IT mind-set

A Brief History of Glass and How It Planted the Seed for the Innovation Gap Between the East and West by Maria Popova “The material world is not just a display of our technology and culture, it is part of us. We invented it, we made it, and in turn it makes us who we are.” By 1950, Picasso was already an artist world-renowned for his creative products — paintings, sculptures, bronze casts — but only those in his inner circle had a true appreciation of the magic in his process. It wasn’t until a documentary captured him painting on glass, with the camera rolling on the other side of his transparent canvas — a radical proposition at the time — that the world gasped at his breathtaking process. Such was the power of glass. This stuff is important. Picasso paints on glass, 1950. One of the most interesting, and unexpectedly so, materials he examines is glass — a substance so ubiquitous in modern life and yet, at its best, so invisible. But here’s the rub — when you put that liquid water into the freezer, it has no trouble refreezing into ice crystals. And yet, they largely ignored glass.

Infographic of the Week: How to Use Twitter in 60 Seconds Over the last week or so I’ve fielded a number of questions about Twitter such as What are hashtags? and How do I embed an image into my tweet? So when I came across this awesome How to Twitter in 60 Seconds infographic, I knew just what I had to do: Add it to my ever-growing Infographic of the Week series. Check out this quick tutorial to master the basics of using this social media tool—one that can become a great asset for teaching and learning. Be sure to use the embedded tools to zero in on the details. Thanks to Med Kharbach, author of the Educational Technology and Mobile Learning web site for sharing this awesome infographic! Classroom Connection: I personally use Twitter to share info—blog updates, articles and other edtech finds—with my colleagues (a.k.a. followers)—individuals I consider to be an important part of my professional learning network.

Corporate Universities - Deloitte University CORPORATE UNIVERSITIES: Corporate Universities continue to offer an exciting array of potential benefits to organizations. They also continue to have their detractors – along with their champions. Perhaps a major part of the debate about Corporate Universities (CUs) is that the phrase instantly conjures up the mental image of a bricks and mortar institution which aim to emulate the likes of Harvard or Oxford; whereas the vast majority of CUs are inevitably much humbler institutions, often not having a physical presence at all. In this occasional series on Corporate Universities we shall explore the whole variety of structures from the entirely virtual learning hub, through various different emphases of virtual and physical to the handful of those that are very much grounded in their campuses, their physical presence being a major part of their value and impact. All the various versions on the CU spectrum have their individual strengths and benefits – and associated costs.

Comment se créent les nouveaux usages du quotidien ? Comme 40% des lecteurs de ce blog, vous lisez peut-être cet article sur un appareil mobile. Vos doigts interagissent « naturellement » avec l’écran, font défiler le texte, zooment ou cliquent sur un lien. Pendant votre lecture, des notifications apparaîtront peut-être en haut de l’écran, vous répondrez peut-être à des messages ou noterez un rendez-vous. Ces nouveaux usages font partie de notre quotidien, nous les répétons des dizaines de fois par jour. Comment crée-t-on ces interfaces, ces fonctionnalités ? 1. « Les gens prenaient Jeff Hawkins pour un fou en le voyant prendre des notes, vérifier ses rendez-vous et synchroniser un petit bloc de bois avec son PC, faisant tout comme si ce bout de bois était un ordinateur qui tenait dans sa main ». Dans la « philosophie de la poche », Leander Kahney nous raconte comment Hawkins, le co-créateur du mythique Palm Pilot, a simulé pendant plusieurs mois les usages virtuels de son appareil bien avant de le fabriquer. 2. 3. – vais-je l’utiliser ?