Articles of Interest – 12/7/12

December 7, 2012 in Blog Post | Comments (0)




“Let your kids dream.  Let them be creative, because one day they may support you.  That is the American Dream.” – Wynonna Judd


“I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.” – Thomas A. Edison


“To believe that what made us successful up to this point will continue to make us successful in the future… makes about as much sense as buying a lottery ticket to finance retirement.” – Holly Green


“The lunatic, the lover, and the poet / Are of imagination all compact.” – William Shakespeare


“When you lose small businesses, you lose big ideas. People who own their own businesses are their own bosses. They are independent thinkers. They know they can’t compete by imitating the big guys; they have to innovate. So they are less obsessed with earnings than they are with ideas.” – Ted Turner


Innovation Quotes of the Week – Dec. 2, 2012
Blog: Innovation Excellence




Innovation is Action. So Get Up, Get Out, and just go be an Entrepreneur.
Blog: Innovation Excellence


VIDEO: A World Where Resources–Human and Natural–Are valued, Not Wasted
Recycling on GOOD




A Creative and Scientific Process: From Molecular Biology to Musical Composition
NCN Webinar
December 20

Global Grand Challenges Summit Announced
National Academy of Engineering
March 12 – 13

RISD President John Maeda to Deliver a Keynote Address at AEP National Forum
Arts Education Partnership
April 4 – 5

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

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series


Global Grand Challenges Short Video Competition
National Academy of Engineering
Deadline: February 3


Creativity Blocked? Try a Common Scents Solution
Pacific Standard


Maria Popova Has Some Big Ideas
The New York Times


Robert Frost’s Estate Does Use Copyright to Crush Use of “Stopping by Woods…”
Blog: Dynamist


Eighth-Grader Tells Hasbro: Man Up the Easy Bake Oven
The Daily Beast


Soft and hard
Seth’s Blog


15 Innovative Strategic Planning Questions to Get Ready for 2013
The Brainzooming Group


How to Formulate Strategy for a Start Up Organization: 11 steps


Spitting Rhymes and Firing Synapses: Freestyle Rap Battles Could Boost Student Creativity
Education on GOOD


Does Neuroscience need a Newton?
The Scicurious Brain, Scientific American Blog Network


The Top 10 Smartest Cities In North America
Co.Exist: Fast Company


Johns Hopkins ranks first in R&D expenditures for 33rd consecutive year


Supreme Court To Decide If Human Genes Can Be Patented In Myriad Case


How Will the Fiscal Cliff Impact Our Innovation Economy?


United States: What Washington must do now
The Economist


College is more than job training
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


Boeing separates airplane production, design
WTAQ, Reuters


5 states to increase class time in some schools
Beloit Daily News, AP


More Dads Buy the Toys, So Barbie, and Stores, Get Makeovers
The New York Times


Happy Bday: Text message turns 20 today!
Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, USA Today


American cities to Millennials: Don’t leave
The Marshfield News-Herald, USA Today


Unpacking Shared Delivery of Arts Education
Blog: Createquity


The $10,000 Education?
Blog: Sam Chaltain, Democracy. Learning. Voice.


The Neuroscience of Creativity
The Creativity Post


Plugging Into Your Creative Cycle


Apple Is Quietly Working To Destroy The iPhone
Business Insider


The Future of Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The Berkeley Blog


Meaning In Numbers: Data Is The New Common Language
Fast Company


Philosophy and the Poetic Imagination
The New York Times


Grants Back Public-Charter Cooperation
The New York Times


Louisiana Voucher Program’s Financing Is Ruled Unconstitutional
The New York Times


Confusing lucky with good
Seth’s Blog


Reinventing Your Creative Self


The Future


Innovation What do you mean
Elkin Tribune


4 Ideas That Will Help America Make Great New Companies
The Atlantic


Origami thrives as a spark to creativity in the arts, science, math
Calgary Herald, AP


A Free-Market Fix for the Copyright Racket


3 Gifts To Get Girls Interested In Engineering
Co.Exist: Fast Company


5 Tips to Becoming a Killer Scientist Who Changes the World
Blog: Curious?, Psychology Today


Bill Aims To Advance Innovation In Mobile Health Technology


American-Made Macs: What’s The Big Picture?


The Best Strategic Thinkers – 5 Sure Characteristics
Blog: Innovation Excellence


When it comes to a longer school day, something’s gotta give
Blog: Sam Chaltain, Democracy. Learning.Voice


When everyone has access to the same tools
Seth’s Blog


China’s Top 50 Brands: Innovation’s the Thing
China Real Time Report, Wall Street Journal


WMU-led math innovation singled out by NSF for praise
Western Michigan University


The University Entrepreneurship Report


The Internet’s Future Depends on Maintaining Its Free Spirit
MIT Technology Review


How to Create an Innovation Ecosystem
Harvard Business Review


Why America Is Losing the Race for Entrepreneurial Talent


Business Plans Are An Historical Artifact
Blog: Feld Thoughts


Rob Atkinson: Which States Are Thriving in Innovation in the New Economy?
Ideas Lab


Creativity and Innovation
All Things D


After-school 2.0: How Technology Can Create a Learning Community

Education on GOOD


The HOW of Science and Art


Society Is Killing Schools’ Ability to Encourage Creativity
The Huffington Post


Improving University Technology Transfer and Commercialization
Brookings Institution


Why Innovation Succeeds


Gary Hamel On Innovating Innovation


Perspectives on Innovation in Life, the World and in Business
Innovation Station


How To Be A Better Entrepreneur
Business Insider


In Shift of Jobs, Apple Will Make Some Macs in U.S.
The New York Times


Annual Report on the Creative Economy of Los Angeles Released this Week
California Arts Council


Women Who Changed the World Through Science & Engineering: Ruth Rogan Benerito
USA Science and Engineering Festival – The Blog


If Murder Can Be Tracked Like An Infectious Disease, Should Failing Schools Be, Too?
Blog: Sam Chaltain, Democracy. Learning. Voice.


Looking back at the work of Oscar Niemeyer


Risk and Responsibility in Innovation
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Dare To Look Where No One Does
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Adolescence: Designed for Failure, Recovery, and Growth
Blog: Raising Resilient Children and Teens, Psychology Today


Partnership teaches kids about entrepreneurship
The Arizona Republic


Can EU = Entrepreneurship Union?


In Twitter, An Emerging Creative Medium For The Digital Age
Fast Company


GE’s New Emphasis In Appliances: Sound Design
Co.Design: Fast Company


Workings of the Brain: After 100 Years, Understanding the Electrical Role of Dendritic Spines


Encouraging women in science
Iowa Now, The University of Iowa


Raise the Economy’s Speed Limit
The New York Times


BOMBARDIER – Quieter, More Fuel Efficient Jets
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Streetcar Innovation
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Netflix outbids Starz for rights to Disney movies
The Denver Post


Classes a la carte: States test a new school model


Research–You’re Doing It Wrong. How Uncovering The Unconscious Is Key To Creativity
Co.Create: Fast Company


Can A Pattern Recognition App Improve Your Creativity? InboundWriter Thinks So
Fast Company


Bill Nye ‘The Science Guy’ warns of ‘fiscal cliff’ science cuts, lost innovation


CRM: Rolling Out an Idea
Technology News World


You don’t have to be local
Blog: Derek Sivers


Repair is Beautiful: Making Broken Products Into Art
Design on GOOD


Boston area tech recruiters battle for talent
The Boston Globe


How Our Current Tax System Is Failing Cities
Jobs & Economy, The Atlantic Cities


Role Models in Science & Engineering Achievement: David H. Blackwell
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog


The Power of Outrospection
Blog: Sam Chaltain, Democracy. Learning. Voice.


Making Innovation Practice Spread
Blog: Innovation Excellence


The New 6Ps of Radical Innovation for Large Companies – #6 PEOPLE
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Irrelevancy Leads to Failure – Worry for Yahoo, Microsoft, HP, Sears, etc.
Blog: Innovation Excellence


‘Symbolia,’ iPad Journal of Multimedia Graphic Journalism, Debuts Today
Publishers Weekly


Art (& Science) Talk with Kerry Tribe

Blog: Art Works, National Endowment for the Arts


Smithsonian works with USC to convert art records
77 Square, AP


Artists Target Comic Sexism By Tarting Up A Male Icon
Co.Create: Fast Company


A City Education: Youth Have the Power to Change a School Culture
Education on GOOD


Women Who Changed the World Through Science and Engineering: Wangari Muta Maathai
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog


Reading List 2012


Focus Entrepreneurship Policy on Scale-Up, Not Start-Up
Blog: Innovation Excellence


5 Signs You’re Not As Smart As You Think
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Google Encourages Users to Join Campaign Against Copyright Draft Law
Der Spiegel


What Neuroscience Really Teaches Us, and What It Doesn’t
The New Yorker


8 Ways Entrepreneurs Seek Real Paradigm Shifts
Startup Professionals Musings


How To Win At Self-Distribution If You’re Not Louis C.K.: A Case Study For Creators And Marketers
Co.Create: Fast Company


Pittsburgh entrepreneurs work to make Rust Belt states centers of high-tech innovation
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


10 Best Books of 2012
The New York Times


Notable Children’s Books of 2012
The New York Times


100 Notable Books of 2012
The New York Times


Rana Florida: Your Start-Up Life: The Business of Art
The Huffington Post


Role Models in Science & Engineering Achievement: Benjamin Carson – World-Renowned Pediatric Neurosurgeon
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog


Ambient Noise Spurs Creativity
Smart News


The Leaderless Organization
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Brainstorming versus Braincalming
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Who is Your Innovation Czar?
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Elite Access: Design Insight & Foresight
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Turn Your Stumbling Blocks into Stepping Stones!
Blog: Communication Success, Psychology Today


Hit Your Head to Unlock Musical Talent
Blog: The Superhuman Mind, Psychology Today


For Young Artists–Of All Ages
Blog: What a Body Knows, Psychology Today


Computer Games: Art or Not?
Blog: The Science of Imagination, Psychology Today


The cycle of customers who care
Seth’s Blog


Scientists create functioning, virtual brain that can write, remember lists and even pass basic IQ test
Vancouver Sun


Dear Silicon Valley: They’re just not that into you
Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal


Book Excerpt: Innovation Economics


Biomedical Innovation in a Challenging Fiscal Environment
Brookings Institution


Competitors on the Court, but Economic Teammates
The New York Times


Inside Wis: Why many major companies fail to innovate – and how some succeed
Wisconsin Technology Council


Focus Entrepreneurship Policy on Scale-Up, Not Start-Up
Blog: Harvard Business Review


6 Ways Startups Must Match the Pace of Change
Business Insider


Obama Turns His Back On Silicon Valley
Business Insider 





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