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Creative Intelligence: Harnessing the Power to Create, Connect, and Inspire Hardcover

Creative Intelligence: Harnessing the Power to Create, Connect, and Inspire Hardcover

by Bruce Nussbaum  (Author)

Offering insights from the spheres of anthropology, psychology, education, design, and business,Creative Intelligence by Bruce Nussbaum, a leading thinker, commentator, and curator on the subjects of design, creativity, and innovation, is first book to identify and explore creative intelligence as a new form of cultural literacy and as a powerful method for problem-solving, driving innovation, and sparking start-up capitalism. Read more of this post

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Innovation–The Missing Dimension

Innovation–The Missing Dimension [Hardcover]

Richard K. Lester (Author), Michael J. Piore (Author)

Book Description

Publication Date: October 29, 2004 | ISBN-10: 0674015819 | ISBN-13: 978-0674015814 | Edition: 1

Amid mounting concern over the loss of jobs to low-wage economies, one fact is clear: America’s prosperity hinges on the ability of its businesses to continually introduce new products and services. But what makes for a creative economy? How can the remarkable surge of innovation that fueled the boom of the 1990s be sustained? Read more of this post

Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Every Day

Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Every Day Hardcover

by Todd Henry  (Author)

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“Embrace the importance of now, and refuse to allow the lull of comfort, fear, familiarity, and ego to prevent you from taking action on your ambitions…The cost of inaction is vast. Don’t go to your grave with your best work inside of you. Choose to die empty.” Read more of this post

How to Get People to Do Stuff: Master the art and science of persuasion and motivation Paperback

How to Get People to Do Stuff: Master the art and science of persuasion and motivation Paperback

by Susan Weinschenk (Author)

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We all want people to do stuff. Whether you want your customers to buy from you, vendors to give you a good deal, your employees to take more initiative, or your spouse to make dinner—a large amount of everyday is about getting the people around you to do stuff. Instead of using your usual tactics that sometimes work and sometimes don’t, what if you could harness the power of psychology and brain science to motivate people to do the stuff you want them to do – even getting people to want to do the stuff you want them to do. Read more of this post

Shaping Serendipity for Learning: Conversations with John Seely Brown

Shaping Serendipity for Learning: Conversations with John Seely Brown

July 31, 2013 12:40 AM

“Conventional wisdom holds that different people learn in different ways.  Something is missing from that idea, however, so we offer a corollary: 

Different People, 
when presented with exactly the same information in exactly the same way,
 
will learn different things. 
 
Most models of education and learning have almost no tolerance for this kind of thing.  
 
As a result, teaching tends to focus on eliminating the source of the problem: 
 
the student’s imagination.”

-John Seely Brown Read more of this post

Why John Seely Brown Says We Should Look Beyond Creativity to Cultivate Imagination

Why John Seely Brown Says We Should Look Beyond Creativity to Cultivate Imagination

By Heather Chaplin

1.8.14 | John Seely Brown is a visiting scholar and advisor to the provost at University of Southern California and independent co-chairman of the Deloitte Center for the Edge. He was chief scientist at Xerox Corporation and director of the Palo Alto Research Center. He cofounded the Institute for Research on Learning and was a trustee of the MacArthur Foundation until 2012.

This post is part of a series of conversations with thought leaders on digital media and learning, then and now. In conversation with journalist Heather Chaplin, leaders reflect on how the field of digital media and learning (DML) has changed over time, and where it’s headed.

Spotlight: Do I understand correctly that you started professional life as a bookie? Read more of this post

Why Imagination and Curiosity Matter More Than Ever

January 31, 2014, 1:04 PM ET

Why Imagination and Curiosity Matter More Than Ever

By Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Guest Contributor

A few weeks ago I read a very interesting online article: Why John Seely Brown Says We Should Look Beyond Creativity to Cultivate ImaginationJohn Seely Brown, aka JSB, was chief scientist at Xerox Corp. Ltd. and director of its Palo Alto Research Center. He is now the independent co-chairman of the Deloitte Center for the Edge and a visiting scholar at USC.  We’ve been friends for over 20 years. We both serve on the Advisory Board of USC’s Annenberg Innovation Lab. Read more of this post

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