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Joi Ito: Want to innovate? Become a "now-ist"

Joi Ito: Want to innovate? Become a "now-ist"
Joi Ito: Want to innovate? Become a "now-ist" “Remember before the internet?” asks Joi Ito. “Remember when people used to try to predict the future?” In this engaging talk, the head of the MIT Media Lab skips the future predictions and instead shares a new approach to creating in the moment: building quickly and improving constantly, without waiting for permission or for proof that you have the right idea. This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

http://www.ted.com/talks/joi_ito_want_to_innovate_become_a_now_ist

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