Articles of Interest – November 21, 2012

November 21, 2012 in Blog Post | Comments (0)


This week’s articles come to you early so we may celebrate Thanksgiving. 


“Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.” – Edward Sandford Martin





“An idea is salvation by imagination.” – Frank Lloyd Wright


“All generalizations are bad.” – R.H. Grenier


“Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever.” – Nadine Gordimer


“We all need empty hours in our lives or we will have no time to create or dream.” – Robert Coles


“It’s a good idea to obey all the rules when you’re young just so you’ll have the strength to break them when you’re old.” – Mark Twain


Innovation Quotes of the Week – Nov. 18, 2012
Blog: Innovation Excellence




Dumb Ways to Die


Vending Machine Randomly Dispenses Old Books [Video]


Gaming the System
Blog: Sam Chaltain, Democracy. Learning. Voice


Intermission: Self-Taught African Genius Teen Tinkerer Wows MIT
Video on GOOD




The National Innovation Summit and Showcase jointly announces its call-for-innovations with TechConnect World 2013 in Washington D.C.
PR Newswire – The Sacramento Bee
May 12 – 16


4 Big Differences Between Canadian and American Thanksgiving
Blog: Mental Floss


Asking the Right (innovation) Questions
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Innovation Investment Survey – it’s no time to get chicken!
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Overcoming Fear: The 3 Step Process


Papyrus tells paper: Now it’s your turn
The Los Angeles Times


Deadline approaching for crowdfunding regulators
The Washington Post


SpotLight : A quick guide to Crowdfunding


So You Want in on the Music Biz? Fred Wilson Has 4 Things to Tell You
Wired Business |


Thought Walking
The Creativity Post


Women Who Changed the World Through Science & Engineering: Virginia Apgar
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog


NASA’s Hosting a Webcast to Help Students Find Their Future in STEM
Education on GOOD


College of Future Could Be Come One, Come All
The New York Times


Online Course Opens Minds to World Music
The New York Times


Illegal Immigrants to Pay In-State Tuition at Mass. State Colleges
The New York Times


Preparing for a new era of knowledge work
McKinsey Quarterly


Ray Kurzweil On The Future
Business Insider


A Design Lens on Education


Startup Genome Ranks The World’s Top Startup Ecosystems: Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv & L.A. Lead The Way


Global Entrepreneurship Week: Three Big Lessons For America


GEW Shows Us A Glass Half Full


Noam Chomsky on Where Artificial Intelligence Went Wrong
Technology – The Atlantic


Innovation Begins with Perspective Shifts
Blog: Curious?, Psychology Today


The Art World Explained Using New App


5 Tips For Authentic Creative Expression


Einstein’s Brain: New Insights into the Roots of Genius
Talking back, Scientific American Blog Network


Playground brings together children of all mental, physical abilities
Parks & Recreation, American City and County


Artsicle: On a Mission to Change the Art World
Video |


Richard Florida: Converting creativity into economic development
Financial News and Daily Record


Role Models in Science & Engineering Achievement: Rakesh Agrawal
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog


Fall recommended reading list
Seth’s Blog


World Cup 2014 Stadium Seats WIll Be Made Of Coke Bottles


How to Disrupt Yourself
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Will You Help Me?
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Extinct birds come alive in a cartoonist’s imagination
CultureLab: New Scientist


Microsoft vs. Google trial over patents finishes up


Innovation and progress hasn’t died
Minneapolis Star-Tribune


New York outranks Boston in start-up growth
The Boston Globe


Kyocera Professor of Ceramics Wins Innovation Award for Breakthroughs in Battery Technology


Is Technology Innovation Too Incremental?


How Google’s Kansas Internet Service Could Serve as a Blueprint for Delivering Blazing Fast Data Across the United States
MIT Technology Review


Ascend Your Innovation Plateau: Think Leadership
Innovation Management


6 Things Silicon Valley Can Teach Social Entrepreneurs
Co.Exist: Fast Company


BigPic: From Above, These Saharan Mountains Look Like Abstract Art
Popular Science


For Web Images, Creating New Technology to Seek and Find
The New York Times


Democrats Need a Huge Push to Fix Public Higher Education
The Conversation – The Chronicle of Higher Education


Did You Lose Your Creative Juices?


The Temptation of Shiny New Objects
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Actually, People Love Change
Blog: Innovation Excellence


What Innovators Can Learn From Gatorade
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Harness Your Imagination to Break Bad Habits
Blog: Science and Sensibility, Psychology Today


Venti Creativity: Starbucks Becomes Artist’s Inspiration And Medium
Co.Create: Fast Company


Which States Are Winning the Business R&D Race?
Wall Street Pit


Which are the coolest companies graduating from accelerators?
The Boston Globe


Q&A: Ross, Margot Perot say new museum will stimulate the minds of young children | Dallas/Fort Worth


Encouraging creativity can improve education
Purdue Exponent: Opinions


Computers Totally Get Abstract Art; Probing Einstein’s Brain
Technology – The Atlantic Wire


World Changing Ideas 2012
Scientific American


Three Little Habits To Find Focus


Role Models in Science & Engineering Achievement: Alia Sabor
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog


BMW Redesigns The Bobsled For U.S. Olympic Team


The Only Thing Harder Than BEING An Entrepreneur…
Blog: Awake at the Wheel, Psychology Today


The Bright Side of Uncertainty
Blog: Reality Play, Psychology Today


Amazon’s the devil — and I love it


Hey, Tim Ferriss: Book banning isn’t a marketing gimmick
Blog: Paid Content


Luck and Skill Untangled: The Science of Success
Wired Science |



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