Articles of Interest – December 14, 2012

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“Wisdom begins in wonder.” – Socrates


“If one advances confidently in the directions of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” – Henry David Thoreau


“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.” – William Feather


“Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun.” – Don Marquis


“In producers, loafing is productive; and no creator, of whatever magnitude, has ever been able to skip that stage, any more than a mother can skip gestation.” – Jacques Barzun


Innovation Quotes of the Week – Dec. 9, 2012
Blog: Innovation Excellence




How To Build Human Connections To Achieve Success [Video]


Balancing Innovation And Regulation In The Sharing Economy


The Creative Spark
Vimeo, Innovation Daily




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


TED Weekends explores the importance of creative intelligence
TED Blog


Creativity Happens When You Least Expect It
The Creativity Post


If You can Dream it, You can Do It
The Creativity Post


Brains in Circulation
Scientific American


More STEM degrees may not equal more jobs


Tim Cook on Creativity at Apple
The Atlantic


Alan Alda asks scientists to explain: What’s time?, AP


My 2013 Prediction: Public Schools and After School As Creativity Engines


Global study of student scores a mixed bag for US
Watertown Daily Times Online, AP


Historic Grammy Nomination Is a Big Win for Videogame Music
Game|Life |


Harvard’s 3D-Printing Archaeologists Fix Ancient Artifacts


Lessons from an Innovation Rescue
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Play with the brain: An online game mapping the brain’s connections
TED Blog


Role Models in Science & Engineering Achievement: Eleanor Maguire – Noted Neuroscientist
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog


Why Denser Cities Are Smarter and More Productive
Jobs & Economy, The Atlantic Cities


Let Students Design Their Own Social Change Projects
Education on GOOD


Mobile Apps for Children Fall Short on Disclosure to Parents, F.T.C. Report Says
The New York Times


Voices: What went wrong with NCLB


Regional Cooperation Agreements in Economic Development
National League of Cities


Can Regional Cooperation Work in Economic Development
Blog: Cities Speak


Can Catering for Creativity Make Innovation Happen?
Innovation Management


5 Innovations Transforming the Entertainment Industry


Why 2013 will be the year of the Internet of Things
The Next Web


Creative Economy Report
Otis College of Art and Design


What It Really Takes to Foster an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Technology, The Atlantic Cities


How Do Millennials Like to Read the News? Very Much Like Their Grandparents
The Atlantic


CultureLab: E. O. Wilson and poet laureate on altruism and mystery
New Scientist


8 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Master the Creative Mind
The Creativity Post


On nature versus nature: The neuroscientist knee-deep in diapers
TED Blog


Mashable Announces the 2012 Innovation Index Winners


The art of science


How Google’s Designers Are Quietly Overhauling Search
Co.Design: Fast Company


UN group gives nod for greater Internet oversight
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, AP


Competitive prizes help move printable prosthetic hand closer to market
UW-Madison News


The power of design-based education: A Q&A with TED author Emily Pilloton
TED Blog


Being Innovative – the role of the leader
Blog: Innovation Excellence


What’s Your Organizational CQ (and Why Does it Matter)?
The Creativity Post


Leadership and White Space
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Child Orchestra Performs With Instruments Made Of Trash


Women Who Changed the World Through Science and Engineering: Krisana Kraisintu
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog


Regardless How They’re Counted, Incentives Do Nothing for Economic Development
Jobs & Economy, The Atlantic Cities


Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery


School of Success: A European Design Student Maps Educational Challenges
Design on GOOD


How Patent Trolls Use Economies Of Scale To Force Settlements
ReadWrite Enterprise


Tim Brown: To Boost Creative Thinking, Ask This Question


Download Professional Resources


David Galenson: Old Age and Creativity in Art and Science
The Huffington Post


Crowdfunding Predictions for 2013


Joan Michelson: Top Ten Takeaways on Innovation From TEDx Women
The Huffington Post


What a 10-Year-Old Can Teach Us About Being an Entrepreneur


The Golden Rules Of Creating Thoughtful Thought Leadership
Fast Company


20 Tech Trends That Will Define 2013, Selected By Frog
Co.Design: Fast Company


In Russia, Innovation Happens on Both Sides of the Smartphone
MIT Technology Review


Empathy in Creativity and Design Thinking
The Creativity Post


Selfish Innovation
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Rejection Breeds Creativity
Blog: Innovation Excellence


The Growing Skills Gap Explained
Business Insider


The ‘cool or creepy’ test for innovators
Blog: Ideas@Innovations, The Washington Post


The Creative Secret Sting Uses To Write New Songs
Fast Company


Where In The World Do I Start?


Role Models in Science & Engineering Achievement: Edwin Muñiz
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog


What is the Missing Cost of Not Innovating?
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Why Do We Need to Segment Innovation?
Blog: Innovation Excellence


How we read
The Financial Times


On Mars, Opportunity Rover Continues to Cover New Ground
The New York Times


Is legacy holding Research In Motion back from true innovation?
Blog: e27


Robert Samuelson: Is the economy creating a lost generation?
The Washington Post


Awe-Inspiring Art as a Byproduct of the Freeze Response
The Creativity Post


The Microsoft Delusion (with apologies to Henry Blodget)
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Social Sharing Trends Highlights Huge Gap Between Facebook & Twitter
Blog: Innovation Excellence


What Can Children Teach Us about Innovation? Everything, Says Stanford Design Researcher


2012 Top 100 Global Innovators
The Knowledge Effect


Three Examples of New Process Strategy
Harvard Business Review


How I Replaced Shakespeare – Joel Stein of Time Magazine on Common Core State Standards
Blog: PandaWhale 


How to Calculate the Value of a Like
Harvard Business Review


5 Trends That Will Shape Digital Services In 2013
Co.Design: Fast Company


The Uselessness of Economic Development Incentives
Jobs & Economy, The Atlantic Cities


The 2012 Gift Guide: What To Get Creatives (And Those Who Want To Be More Creative)
Co.Create: Fast Company


The Difference Between Innovation and Invention, the 3rd Age of Mobile
New Digital Cafe


4D transistor: The future of computers?


CultureLab: MoMath: Manhattan’s Museum of Mathematics
New Scientist


From Idea to Startup


Women Who Changed the World Through Science & Engineering: Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog


Want To Make Your Environment More Creative? Kill Some Rules.
Blog: 99U


Live Stream: How the Disconnect Between Education and Skills Drives Youth Unemployment
Education on GOOD

The Era Of Easy Riches In Mobile Apps Is Over


A (time) killer of a book site


Why You Need to Ask Why
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Top 5 Countries for Open Innovation – 2012
Blog: Innovation Excellence


Crovitz: Would-Be Internet Regulators Need Deleting
The Wall Street Journal


Industrialism and the death of agency
Seth’s Blog


The Marginalization of Cross Silo Thinking
Barry’s Blog, WESTAF


Five Lessons from Salman Khan on the Future of Education
Blog: Finding the Next Einstein, Psychology Today


Making The Impossible Approachable: The Amazing Illustrations Of NASA’s Storyboarder
Co.Create: Fast Company


What 3 E’s of New York changed my brain?
Blog: The Winner Effect, Psychology Today


Universities struggle with falling invention royalties
USA Today


Turning urine into brain cells
Science |


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