Articles of Interest – 9/28/12

September 28, 2012 in Blog Post | Comments (0)



“Avoid it [curiosity] at your peril. The cat’s not even sick. (HT to C. J. Cherryh) If you don’t know how it works, find out. If you’re not sure if it will work, try it. If it doesn’t make sense, play with it until it does. If it’s not broke, break it. If it might not be true, find out. And most of all, if someone says it is none of your business, prove them wrong.” – Seth Godin


“Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everybody I’ve ever known.” – Chuck Palahniuk


“The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” – Tom Bodett


“I know that the molecules in my body are traceable to phenomena in the cosmos. That makes me want to grab people on the street and say: Have you HEARD THIS?” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson


Innovation Quotes of the Week – September 23, 2012
Blog: Innovation Excellence



11-Year-Old Girl Designs App To Stop Drivers From Texting [Video]



NCN Webinar Archives
National Creativity Network


2012 Wisconsin Science Festival
Wisconsin Science Festival
Through September 30

Global Entrepreneurship Week
Kaufmann Foundation
November 12 – 18

State of Creativity Forum
Creative Oklahoma
November 13


Your brain on pseudoscience: the rise of popular neurobollocks
New Statesman


Silicon Valley Is Stupid (Which Is Why It Works)


Cultivating Creativity in the Classroom
Blog: In One Lifespan, Psychology Today


Found On The Creative Finder, This Week’s Inspiration Starters


Innovation Is the Key to Better Education
Brookings Institution


Tae Yoo: Multiplying the Impact of Social Innovation

The Huffington Post


The 5 most influential innovators in Canada
Financial Post Magazine


Insight: The Creative Economy is not just for Large Urban Centres
Martin Prosperity Institute


Obama Administration Announces Winners of i6 Challenge Competition to Promote Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Job Creation
US Department of Commerce


Microsoft Launches $500 Million Global Youth Initiative
Marketplace K-12 – Education Week


Design Wants to Be Free
Wired Design |


Verizon Airwave Purchase Unites Wireless and Cable
The New York Times


10 TED Talks to Help You Become an Innovative Leader
Blog: Innovation Excellence


What Helen Keller Taught Us about Creative Thinking
The Creativity Post


How Much of the Jetsons’ World Has Become a Reality?
Media – Advertising Age


Role of Libraries and Workforce Development Highlighted in Washington D.C. Briefing
UpNext: The IMLS Blog


Community View: Explore new ways to teach math, not ‘to the test’
The Journal News |


In Tempe, Ariz., Science and Science Fiction Meet
The New York Times


Ed Finn: Introducing the Center for Science and the Imagination
The Huffington Post


5x5x5: Maria Bello, Activist And Actress, On Technology, Innovation And Social Good
The Huffington Post


The myth of the entrepreneurial personality
CBS News


The Marketplace in Your Brain
The Chronicle of Higher Education


Why STEM Isn’t Working
Next Generation Consulting


How are free agents doing these days?

Blog: Dan Pink


Entrepreneur Ecosystem Map


Job creation, Skills and Growth: A major Challenge for URBACT Cities too !
URBACT The blog


4 Ways Companies Stifle Entrepreneurs
Business Insider


8 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Master the Creative Mind
Business Insider


Brussels looks to culture to boost jobs
Business Recorder


The Crisis in Higher Education
Technology Review


The Psych Approach
The New York Times


Meet the Young Entrepreneurs Who’re Fixing the Economy and Creating Jobs


P&G, Kraft, Starbucks Talk Driving Innovation
Trends | Consumer Goods Technology


Tech companies warn privacy rules will kill innovation
The Hill’s Hillicon Valley


Why Checking Your Email Might Make You More Creative
The Creativity Post


Can You Become Smarter? Students Who Say Yes Act More Intelligently
The Creativity Post


10 Block Breakers That Work
The Creativity Post


What I Learned During My “Sabbatical” at the MIT Media Lab (Part One)
The Creativity Post


The Science of Learning (and of School Reform)
Blog: Sam Chaltain, Democracy. Learning. Voice.


The curious paradox of “Won’t Back Down”
Blog: Sam Chaltain, Democracy. Learning. Voice.


Top Finalists In The James Dyson Design Competition


Curious about Packaging Thought Leadership
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Rebooting Your Innovation Effort

Blog: Innovation Excellence


CIO Must Become Chief Innovation Officer
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Does Copying Kill Creativity?
Blog: The Knockoff Economy, Psychology Today


NBC Unpacks Trove of Viewer Data From London Olympics
The New York Times


3 Easy Exercises to Boost Your Creativity


14 Early Signs of Successful Entrepreneurship


Mathematics and fine art: Digitizing paintings through image processing
Eureka! | e! Science News


Computers match humans in understanding art


Science Images that Border on Art
Blog: Collage of Arts and Sciences,


The Power of Defining the Problem

Harvard Business Review Blog


10 Rules for Managing Global Innovation
Harvard Business Review


100 Reasons Why You Don’t Get Your Best Ideas At Work
The Heart of Innovation


Marian Salzman: Innovation Nation
The Huffington Post


Innovation AND Jobs—They’re Not Mutually Exclusive


Women 2.0 enters Google offices
UpStart Business Journal


Hope and Change: 5 Innovation Updates


The integral role of the arts in innovation and cultural understanding
Democrat and Chronicle


What Good is Innovation if It’s Not Protected?


Why Paul Allen Does Not Believe The Singularity Is Coming Any Time Soon


5 Cutting-Edge Ways to Crowdfund
Innovation :: American Express OPEN Forum


Kaveh Naficy: How can a leader affect and change innovation?
30 Second MBA


How the Creative Class Is Reshaping America’s Electoral Map
The Atlantic Cities


Where next for gaming culture in the arts?
Culture professionals network | Guardian Professional


Reinventing Ethics
The New York Times


‘Sesame Street’ switching things for Elmo
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, AP


43 Sesame Street Facts for the 43rd Season
Mental Floss


Five-year-olds put to the test as kindergarten exams gain steam


Opinion: ‘Teach young people to be innovative’


Big Companies Can Unleash Innovation, Rather than Shackle It


Create A Product With Emotion, By Giving Customers The Power Of Customization
Co.Exist: Fast Company


How To Nurture Your Company’s Rebels, And Unlock Their Innovative Might
Co.Design: Fast Company


Cultivating creativity
The Toronto Star


The Two Paths To Innovation
Fast Company


Creative Leadership: Humility and Being Wrong


Public Broadcasting Takes Role in Improving Graduation Rates
The New York Times


Free Speech in the Age of YouTube
The New York Times


Has Apple Peaked?
The New York Times


Universal Takeover of EMI Music Is Approved
The New York Times


Mom & Pops Beat Walmart on Facebook
Digital – Advertising Age


Branchless Banks: Financial Innovation that Actually Helps the Poor
Business on GOOD


Fundamental Principle of Entrepreneurship
Blog: The Creativity Post


New York City Gets it Wrong Again
Blog: The Creativity Post


Are We Losing the Will to Innovate?
Blog: Innovation Excellence


My ‘Fantastic Four’ of Innovation Leadership
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Innovation And Entrepreneurship Fatal Flaws
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Building an Innovation Nation
Blog: Innovation Excellence


3 Ideas to Improve Amazon’s / Audible’s Whispersync
Inside Higher Ed


Reel China: China, West try to bridge story differences in films
The Los Angeles Times


The Internet? We Built That
The New York Times


The Dark and Starry Eyes of Ray Bradbury
The New Atlantis


What Is This App Doing To My Kid’s Brain?
Co.Exist: Fast Company


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