Winner of 2014 Creative Business Cup

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2014 USA Creative Business Cup Press Release

For Immediate Release, July 28, 2014

Winner of 2014 USA CREATIVE BUSINESS CUP

Contact: Dennis Cheek, Executive Director, 904-859-6088  

 

Pictured: Dennis Smith, founder of 2ndLife Tech

The National Creativity Network (NCN) is pleased to announce the winner of the 2014 USA Creative Business Cup. The Creative Business Cup (www.creativebusinesscup.com) is an annual competition that culminates with the world finals in Copenhagen, Denmark on November 17-19, 2014 as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). Over fifty nations are expected to take part in this year’s finals before a distinguished panel of 20 global judges, dignitaries, and potential investors. Over $50,000 in prizes will be awarded along with extensive free mentoring and other services leading up to and going beyond the competition and the potential of private deals between investors and the competing creative businesses. The competition focuses exclusively on recent business start-ups that draw upon the talents of the creative industries, e.g., design, architecture, advertising, publishing, music, film & video, arts & crafts, IT, radio & TV, gastronomy, and leisure activities.

 

2ndLifeTech of Winston-Salem, NC (www.2ndlifetech.com) is the 2014 winner of the USA Creative Business Cup. 2ndLifeTech is a design solutions company that focuses on inaperçu waste – waste that is right under our very noses but frequently not perceived. Its first product, BatteryVampire (www.batteryvampire.com), is a patent-pending small unit that takes the place of a second AA battery in a device and uses the one remaining battery to power it. This groundbreaking approach uses up all of the energy in the battery and hopefully over time significantly reduces the 10 billion batteries a year placed in landfills. Dennis Cheek, Executive Director of the National Creativity Network, hails 2nd LifeTech as a potential energy-saving breakthrough that battery by battery helps the environment by both greatly reducing energy wastage and diminishing landfill toxins that threaten groundwater. He notes that “it speaks to the power of teams of designers to reimagine even longstanding existing technologies and use creative ideas to launch the very kind of new creative businesses that are the core focus of this exciting annual international competition.”

 

David Smith, founder of 2ndLifeTech, said, “I am excited and honored that our company will be going to Copenhagen to represent the USA, North Carolina, and particularly the blossoming, creative, entrepreneurial economy within the Piedmont Triad region of our state.” 2ndLifeTech has derived a great deal of assistance in its entrepreneurial journey from The Center for Creative Economy in Winston-Salem, NC who nominated them for this national award as a member of the Creative Economy Coalition, a working group of the NCN. “We are thrilled that this highly creative business will now compete for the prestigious global Creative Business Cup in Denmark,” said Executive Director Margaret Collins, “This award showcases David’s company and the opportunities available for creatives in Winston-Salem and North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad.”

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The National Creativity Network (www.nationalcreativitynetwork.org) is a US-registered international nonprofit that seeks to advance the skillful application of imagination, creativity, and innovation to positively improve commerce, culture, education and government across North America. The NCN works with regional coalitions, tribal nations, and national organizations across Canada, Mexico, and the United States and global partners with similar goals.


Articles of Interest November 21, 2014

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QUOTE(S) OF THE WEEK

 

“Here in your mind you have complete privacy. Here there’s no difference between what is and what could be.” – Chuck Palahniuk

 

“There’s no such thing as simple. Simple is hard.” – Martin Scorsese

 

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

 

“Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.” – Neil Armstrong

 

“Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality.” – Nikos Kazantzakis

 

“A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.” – Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

 

An Instagram Account That Mocks Inspirational Quotes & Cliché Sayings
DesignTAXI.com

 

 

VIDEO(S) OF THE WEEK

 

CYMATICS: Science Vs. Music
Nigel Stanford on Vimeo

 

How George Eastman Revolutionized Photography
Mental Floss

 

Talking Math at Pixar
Mental Floss

 

Tony Hawk takes a spin on the world’s first (real) hoverboard
Mother Nature Network

 

 

FEATURED EVENT

 

NEW Innovation Can Come From Anywhere
Blog: Cisco
Deadline: March 25

 

Also
Cisco IoT World Forum Young Women’s Innovation Grand Challenge
Cisco IoT Challenge
Deadline: March 25

 

2015 State of Creativity Forum
Creative Oklahoma Inc
March 31

 

Breaking News!
Oklahoma to Host 2015 Creativity World Forum
Creative Oklahoma Inc | Stateofcreativity.com

 

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series
CreativeMornings

Various

 

 

ARTICLES OF INTEREST

 

New Index Maps, Ranks Entrepreneurship in 130 Countries
Global Entrepreneurship Week

 

The 2014 GOOD City Index
GOOD

 

Oklahoma to Host 2015 Creativity World Forum
Creative Oklahoma Inc | Stateofcreativity.com

 

Obama plugs math, science education; honors achievement in science, technology, innovation
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Also
Remarks by the President at National Medals of Science and National Medals of Technology and Innovation Award Ceremony
The White House

 

Maine Center for Creativity honors Patrick Dempsey
WCSH | Portland, Maine

 

Finding innovative ideas in unexpected places
Fortune

 

Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Launches Online Community at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit

US Department of State

 

‘Embrace engineering’s creative side’ to fix skills crisis
BBC News

 

To Encourage Innovation, Make It a Competition
Harvard Business Review

 

Dance is just what the doctor ordered
Stage | The Guardian

 

The Internet Just Isn’t That Big a Deal Yet: A Hard Look at Solow’s Paradox
WIRED

 

The Myth Of AI
Edge.org

 

The Art of Computational Creativity
The Creativity Post

 

Leveraging Innovation Today for Tomorrow’s Company
Forbes

 

Where Creativity Thrives: BitTorrent Users Show Appreciation and Dedication to the Arts
hypebot

 

Scientists Demonstrate Brain-to-Brain Communication
MIT Technology Review

 

The 4 Key Reasons Why Major Organizations Use Open Innovation
Crowdsourcing.org

 

‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1′ China Release Pushed Back to January 2015
The Hollywood Reporter

 

A Defense of Reason on The New Republic’s 100 Year Anniversary
New Republic

 

Why Japan And China Cannot Compete With America in Entrepreneurship
Forbes

 

The Common Traits Of The Most Successful People
Fast Company

 

Innovation Week challenges participants to ‘take the normal path and bend it’
McGill Reporter

 

Interview with Indre Viskontas: Who Says You Can’t Mix Neuroscience and Opera?
Synapse

 

Commentary: Celebrating women’s successes in tech
Chicago Tribune

 

You Can Now Print Your Own Photos on a Pair of Adidas
PSFK

 

Imagination, reality flow in opposite directions in the brain
UW-Madison News

 

Opinion: Imagination is limited, not physics
Deccan Chronicle

 

Women exit tech sector as mentors fail to materialize
Innovation | Business in Vancouver

 

Two Influential Organizations Set Their Sites On Helping Women Entrepreneurs
Fast Company

 

The Secrets To Successful Networking From The Most Connected Women
Fast Company

 

CBO examines how fed policy, system changes can spur US innovation
Fierce Government

 

File Under DUH: A More Civil Workplace Boosts Creativity
GOOD

 

The Ideas That Led Calgary to Choose a ‘Wonkish, Dorky’ Mayor
CityLab

 

STEM vs. STEAM: Do the Arts Belong?
Education Week Teacher

 

From warp drives to holodecks: 7 Star Trek technologies scientists are working on
Vox

 

Polish Startup CTAdventure Takes Home Top Prize at Creative Business Cup
Global Entrepreneurship Week

 

Why Silicon Valley Shouldn’t Be the Model for Innovation
Harvard Business Review

 

Philadelphia, the innovator
Philly.com

 

Inventing a tribe
Seth’s Blog

 

A teen reporter talks to a music technologist
TED Blog

 

Amanda Palmer on expanding her TED Talk into a book
TED Blog

 

Creativity and Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders Across the Arts and Sciences
The Creativity Post

 

The art of entrepreneurship
news @ Northeastern

 

Why India shouldn’t be succeeding — but is about to experience an innovation boom
The Washington Post

 

An Open Letter of Gratitude to the Person Who Taught Me the Art of Making Mistakes
Art Works | National Endowment for the Arts

 

A Game Plan for Corporate Innovation

Innovation Excellence

 

Building and Retaining Competitive Talent

Innovation Excellence

 

3 Lessons in ‘Just Do It’ Innovation

Innovation Excellence

 

Poland-US Innovation Week kicks off in California
NationalJournal.com

 

Canada’s Alberta province seeks business ties with Bangladesh
bdnews24.com

 

Armenia, Canada set to enhance trade and economic ties
Economy – Panorama | Armenian news

 

Will the Reading Police Come and Take Me Away?
Edutopia

 

Make the Most of the Maker Movement
Edutopia

 

Time to Debunk Those PBL Myths
Edutopia

 

Myth-Busting Differentiated Instruction: 3 Myths and 3 Truths
Edutopia

 

How Portland Is Tackling the Innovation Dilemma
Governing

 

Billboard, Changing the Charts, Will Count Streaming Services
The New York Times

 

Calgary’s New Economic Strategy Shifts Focus to Entrepreneurship, Innovation
Techvibes.com

 

Can An Algorithm Be Creative? | Luke Dormehl
The Huffington Post

 

America’s Smartest Cities
NewGeography.com

 

How To Manage The Skills Gap
Innovation Excellence

 

5 Myths About Crowdsourcing Creative Work
Crowdsourcing.org

 

Monkeys Steer Wheelchairs With Their Brains, Raising Hope for Paralyzed People
National Geographic Daily News

 

Cornell professor unlocks mysteries of paintings
WXOW, AP

 

Make Your Mark – Build a Business That Matters (99U Book Series)
The Creativity Post

 

Innovation, ideas flourishing in Michigan workplaces
Detroit Free Press

 

Can Art Heal Loss and Trauma?
Supersurvivors | Psychology Today

 

Finding the wonder in the ordinary
Going Beyond Intelligence | Psychology Today

 

Ageism in Academe
The Conversation | The Chronicle of Higher Education

 

Data-Based Design: Ignore At Your Own Risk
WIRED

 

A Q&A That Will Help You Make Fewer Silly Mistakes
Science of Us

 

Penn Center for Innovation shifts focus to faculty ideas
The Daily Pennsylvanian

 

Diana Bautista receives Young Investigator Award from neuroscience society
UC Berkeley News Center

 

Johns Hopkins neuroscientist Michela Gallagher to receive Lifetime Achievement Award
Hub

 

Where will big neuroscience take us?
Science Codex

 

Seven Brands Changing America’s Retail Industry With Innovation Labs
Adweek

 

Blue ribbon committee to assess establishment of new engineering program at IU Bloomington
IU-Bloomington Newsroom

 

Combining art and STEM
The Daily of the University of Washington

 

Science is Serendipitous: Livermore Lawrence National Lab : Innovation or destruction?
The California Aggie

 

Government Acts to Restore Canada Science and Technology Museum
Market Wired

 

Vancouver, Toronto startup communities: friends or foes?
Innovation | Business in Vancouver

 

The wrong question to ask yourself before crowdfunding
Seth’s Blog

 

North Carolina Takes Innovation Nationwide
StateTech Magazine

 

Money, Opportunity and the Development of “Talent”
The Clyde Fitch Report

 

Crazy Quilt Federalism
Governing

 

Measuring the Impact of Public Innovation in the Wild
Governing

 

High-Tech Frontiers: Manufacturing New Tissue to Replace Tissue Damaged by Disease and Trauma with Dr. Jennifer Elisseef
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

 

Don’t Embrace Failure, Transcend It
The Creativity Post

 

Top Women CEOs On How Bold Innovation Drives Business
Forbes

 

The Way To Close Tech’s Gender Gap?
Fast Company

 

Is this the type of learning story we need to be telling?
Sam Chaltain | Democracy. Learning. Voice.

 

The Rate of Innovation – Singularity Breakthroughs
Innovation Excellence

 

Chief Innovation Officer Summit: Questions for CINOs (Dec. 2-3)
Innovation Excellence

 

Hail, Hail Rock and Roll
Real Men Don’t Write Blogs | Psychology Today

 

How to Measure Quality of Life
Next Generation Consulting

 

High-Tech Ballet Shoes Hypnotically Trace The Physical Movement Of Dancers’ Feet
The Huffington Post

 

DreamWorks Animation and Hasbro End Merger Talks (Exclusive)
The Hollywood Reporter

 

In Which This Constitutes A Troubling Question
This Recording

 

Is the Cultural Sector Ready to Move Beyond Data for Data’s Sake?
Createquity

 

Seven Roads of Innovation-Based Growth
LinkedIn

 

America’s Tiniest Innovators: Report from Pittsburgh
The Atlantic

 

Beautiful brain images take over Times Square
Boing Boing

 

Data science: ‘Machines do analytics. Humans do analysis’
ZDNet

 

Angela Merkel, Narendra Modi take time to check out Australian innovation
The Age

 

Secrets Of The Most Productive People
Fast Company

 

Of course it’s been done before
Seth’s Blog

 

The Who Gets Remixed to Reach New Generation in Ads
News | Advertising Age

 

Google Glass Future Clouded as Some Early Believers Lose Faith
Re/code

 

In Trying to Reduce Class Sizes, Are We Trying to Solve the Wrong Problem?

Sam Chaltain | Democracy. Learning. Voice.

 

Welcome to the Failure Age!
The New York Times

 

Innovation District needs a human touch
Arts | The Boston Globe

 

Albemarle student’s innovation wows at TEDx
Charlottesville Tomorrow

 

Is a photo of a Magritte painting better than the original?
Seth’s Blog

 

Announcing our TED Prize 2015 winner: Dave Isay of StoryCorps
TED Blog

 

Japan
Tom Peters Blog

 

Why the F.C.C. Should Heed President Obama on Internet Regulation
The New York Times

 

Also
Op-Ed | Net Neutrality Rules
The New York Times

 

Innovators should oppose 1930s-era regulations on the Internet
SF Gate

 

U.S.-Poland Innovation Program (PLUS-IP)
US Department of State

 

Expanding Opportunity and Addressing Unique Challenges Facing Women and Girls of Color
The White House

 

Why creative arts experience is valuable to business
ArtsHub Australia

 

VIDEO: Mini Maker Faire fosters imagination
Poughkeepsie Journal

 

What’s the biggest barrier to innovation?
American Enterprise Institute

 

Do You Want To Know About Your Brain?
The New York Times

 

The Heart of Innovation: 100 Lame Excuses for Not Innovating
IdeaChampions.com

 

Breakthrough Prize 2015: Where To Watch The Alibaba, Google, Facebook-Funded Science Awards Show
International Business Times

 

Also
Creating Hero Scientists With The Breakthrough Prize
Co.Create | Fast Company

 

HomeFront’s sewing and art therapy programs provide creative outlets for women in need
NJ.com

 

World’s Largest Meeting on Brain Science Highlights Innovative Discoveries and Their Implications for Health, Disease, and the Human Experience
Select Science
Canada’s Polytechnics Driving Innovation, Opportunities, Says Minister Findlay
Market Wired

 

Harper Government Highlights Support for Innovative Canadian Businesses
Market Wired

 

Idea Foundry Leverages Pittsburgh Expertise to Launch Social Enterprises in Mexico
PRWeb

 

Tech Needs a Hug
Fast Company

 

Why science fiction matters
Vox

 

Why brain science won’t cure poverty
The Conversation

 

Apprenticeships, infrastructure and innovation
The Engineer

 

Creativity is the key to education, so why aren’t we pursuing it?
New Statesman

 

MakerSpace fosters creativity, problem-solving
Pratt Tribune

 

What Do You Mean That Ideas Are Worthless?
Business Opportunities

 

Back to Vlasic
New Geography

 

Sirius XM Has Setback in Lawsuit
The New York Times

 

The Body in a virtual world: “Body Practices” opens at UC San Diego’s Calit2 Gallery
SciArt in America

 

Crowding the pan
Seth’s Blog

 

What Kids Can Learn from the Hult Prize

Innovation Excellence

 

DigiGirlz, Innovation awards push for more girls in tech
Des Moines Register

 

Ohio Senate passes entrepreneur in residence bill
Aurora Advocate

 

Woz is still teaching us all about technology
Dallas Morning News

 

Why You Should Earn Your Innovation Certification

Innovation Excellence

 

Why Are So Few Blockbuster Drugs Invented Today?
The New York Times

 

Modern Mass Customization – Rule 1: Modularize your People, Processes and Products

Innovation Excellence

 

Modern Mass Customization – Rule 2: Follow the Rules

Innovation Excellence

 

Storytelling is out, enter Storydoing

Innovation Excellence

 

All That Jazz
One Among Many | Psychology Today

 

Artist Creates Sculptures So Tiny They Can’t Be Seen By The Human Eye
The Huffington Post

 

The Forever Professors
The Chronicle Review | The Chronicle of Higher Education

 

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The opportunities that emerge to transform our nation are largely dependent upon the degree to which we are connected to each other. Our connection will become a catalyst:

 

  • to enhance the flow of relevant information,

 

  • and to improve the ease with which key nodes of creativity, be they in the domains of Education, Commerce, Culture or across disciplines, can gain access to the best thinking, best questions, and most successful practices as well as other resources their ventures may require.

 

Our strategy is to engage thought leaders across North America to create a powerful network for transformation.

 

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Articles of Interest November 14, 2014

November 14, 2014 in Blog Post | Comments (0)

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QUOTE(S) OF THE WEEK

 

“For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate.” – Margaret Heffernan

 

“There is only one admirable form of the imagination: the imagination that is so intense that it creates a new reality, that it makes things happen.” – Sean O’Faolain

 

“There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.” – Ronald Reagan

 

“Good questions outrank easy answers.” – Paul A. Samuelson

 

“Bring ideas in and entertain them royally, for one of them may be the king.” – Mark Van Doren

 

VIDEO(S) OF THE WEEK

 

Can Dancing Teach You Quantum Physics?
Cosmos And Culture : NPR

 

This is what the future of learning is going to look like
Sam Chaltain | Democracy. Learning. Voice.

 

About Us
WhereToWatch.com

 

 

FEATURED EVENT

 

TEDYouth 2014: Worlds Imagined
TED
November 15

 

2015 State of Creativity Forum
Creative Oklahoma Inc
March 31

 

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series
CreativeMornings

Various

 

 

ARTICLES OF INTEREST

 

Kermit the Frog gives a TEDx Talk, and Twitter loves it
TED Blog

 

Scientists Are More Creative Than You Might Imagine
The Atlantic

 

After Draconian Cuts to Arts Education, Is a Creativity Renaissance Coming to America’s Classrooms?
TakePart

 

Ten Things That Are Important For Aspiring Engineers To Learn
Forbes

 

On Competitiveness and Innovation, U.S. Falling Behind
Plugged In, Scientific American Blog Network

 

Amazon and Hachette Resolve Dispute
The New York Times

 

City Hall Drama Takes Center Stage in New Play

Governing

 

Dan Formosa On 9 Things To Stop Doing In Innovation
Forbes

 

Teaching Engineers to Balance Imagination and Pragmatism
WCAI

 

Ten years and four centuries of work and imagination
Opinion | The Engineer

 

Landing on a Comet, a European Space Agency Mission Aims to Unlock the Mysteries of Earth
The New York Times

 

The Rise of Urban Innovation Districts
Harvard Business Review

 

“Just Being Who We Are Is Extremely Risky”: An Honest Discussion On Race In Silicon Valley
Fast Company

 

Lessons In Combining Art And Science (And Taking Amazing Photos) From Rockstar Astronaut Chris Hadfield
Co.Create | Fast Company

 

What Happens To Your Brain When You’re Having A Brilliant Idea
Fast Company

 

Innovation Lite: Modern-Day Technology is Stuck
Newsweek

 

Bilingual People Are Like Brain ‘Bodybuilders’
LiveScience

 

May the Force be with the engineers
Opinion | The Engineer

 

A Not-So-Modest Plan To Save Bookstores From The Grim Reaper That Is Amazon
Fast Company

 

Study: Millennials Are The True Entrepreneur Generation
Forbes

 

People Say They Care About Brain Science, But Do They Really?
Big Think | Neurobonkers

 

Artists and cultural workers in Canada’s provinces and territories
International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies

 

STEAM Co to power art-meets-science events in UK schools
Wired UK

 

Obama’s Call for Net Neutrality Sets Up Fight Over Rules
The New York Times

 

America’s Most Internet-Connected Cities
Governing

 

How Big Data can Save Health Care

Innovation Excellence

 

Are You Doing Innovation?

Innovation Excellence

 

What really motivates us to innovate?
Innovation Excellence

 

Innovation is NOT about the toilet paper

Innovation Excellence

 

Six Things We Need To Do To Prepare For The Future

Innovation Excellence

 

Brain Drain or Brain Gain? The Choice is Yours
Innovation Excellence

 

Less Labor Works Better: The Value of Mind-Wandering
The Creativity Post

 

Creating Smarter Life-Saving Drugs and Gene Therapy Through Nanobiotechnology with Dr. Jordan Green
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

 

Looking Forward—and Looking Back—to AbD’s Action Research with Educator Learning Communities
Making Thinking Happen

 

Infographic: The 10 Commandments Of Visual Communication
DesignTAXI.com

 

Be Brave, Make Art
Panic Life | Psychology Today

 

YouTube’s long-awaited music subscription service launches, and the first 6 months are free for invitees
Gigaom

 

Hasbro Is Said to Be in Talks to Buy DreamWorks Animation
The New York Times

 

New Tech City: Video Games Meet Middle Age Emotions
WNYC

 

A Defense of Reason on The New Republic’s 100 Year Anniversary
New Republic

 

Makers and Breakers
The New York Times

 

Obama: The Internet Is a Utility
The Atlantic

 

Also
Dear Senator Ted Cruz, I’m going to explain to you how Net Neutrality ACTUALLY works
The Oatmeal

 

Christian Boer designs typeface for readers with dyslexia
Dezeen Magazine

 

Who Will Be the Next Academy Award Winners? Who Was the Best Basketball Player of All Time? The Answers Can Be Found in Mathematics, Says Tim Chartier
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

 

The New Geography of Super-Charged Startup Cities
CityLab

 

Science on stage: The plays of Carl Djerassi
SciArt in America

 

Learning How Little We Know About the Brain
The New York Times

 

MIT researchers to receive awards from the Society for Neuroscience
MIT News

 

A Strong Innovation Ecosystem is Needed for Job Creation
IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

 

Innovation Lessons From Taylor Swift
It’s Saul Connected

 

Vivek Wadhwa on challenging the status quo and the next Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley Business Journal

 

Leading innovation: The military case for sharing knowledge
Innovation Excellence

 

Innovative Ideas to Recharge Your Creativity for a Sharper Business Mind
Innovation Excellence

 

The First Mile of Innovathon
Innovation Excellence

 

Art is Therapeutic For Everyone
Panic Life | Psychology Today

 

Sean Michaels wins 2014 Giller Prize for Us Conductors
National Post

 

The War of the Words
Vanity Fair

 

The Turtles Shake Up the Digital Music Industry (and other October stories)
Createquity

 

Why Millennials Can’t Get Enough of Science
Nextgov.com

 

The Web In The World: A Brief History
ReadWrite

 

2015 State Business Tax Climate Index
Tax Foundation

 

An Attitude of Curiosity
The Edge: Peak Performance Psychology | Psychology Today

 

Chick-lit, Science and Feminism?
The Creativity Post

 

Five secrets of invention by Eric Schmidt, Google
YourStory.com

 

9 Themes Identified in Transformed Regional Cities
Fourth Economy | Economic Development Consulting & Strategy

 

Turning Governments into Innovation Machines
Governing

 

States Listen as Parents Give Rampant Testing an F
The New York Times

 

Making Chemistry Green
The New York Times

 

Science Shows Something Surprising About What Reading Poetry Does to Your Brain
Mic

 

New master’s degree combines creativity and science
The Daily Reveille | LSU

 

The Art of Healing | Marina & Kevin Krim
The Huffington Post

 

Scientists, and Universe’s Odd Behavior, Are Recognized With $3 Million Prizes
The New York Times

 

Bill to Kill Common Core Passes Key Vote in Ohio
Governing

 

Downsides of Downsizing

Innovation Excellence

 

How to Avoid Being Replaced By A Robot
Innovation Excellence

 

99 Problems and a Solution Ain’t One

Innovation Excellence

 

10 Must Haves Before Asking an Outside Innovation Consultant for Help

Innovation Excellence

 

The Society for Neuroscience has just announced the 2014 Science Education and Outreach Awards…
Illusion Chasers, Scientific American Blog Network

 

Report: Japanese companies beating U.S. firms in innovation
San Francisco Gate

 

Toward a Tipping Point for Latinas in STEM
Voices, Scientific American Blog Network

 

Science Needs More Women (And Not For The Reason You Think)
IO9

 

U.S. leads in technology innovation; don’t let other countries steal our secrets
Las Vegas Sun News

 

Connecting The Dots Between Innovation And Tax
Forbes

 

10 Industries That Could Benefit from More Tech Innovation | Young Entrepreneur Council
The Huffington Post

 

Two Things for Every Entrepreneur to Innovate

Innovation Excellence

 

Cubicles Rise in a Brave New World of Publishing
The New York Times

 

Communities Fight State Laws That Can Divide Broadband Access
The New York Times

 

Amazon Echo – Is anyone listening?

Innovation Excellence

 

Innovation: It’s Inconceivable

Innovation Excellence

 

The Creepy New Wave of the Internet by Sue Halpern
The New York Review of Books

 

Brilliant impersonators
Aeon

Oklahoma Entrepreneurs Headed to Belgium
Creative Oklahoma

 

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This email is a free service of the National Creativity Network (NCN). The articles are from a variety of sources and, therefore, do not necessarily reflect the views of the NCN.  Despite our best efforts, links may fail without warning since each news source posts and archives its articles differently. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Have you found an article you’d like to share?  Email the link to george.tzougros@wisconsin.gov.

 

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The National Creativity Network believes that by fostering creativity in our society as a whole, and specifically with future generations, America can remain a leader in innovation and free enterprise. The very future of our communities and institutions depends on our ability to nurture and harness imagination to creatively solve problems. If creativity is to be nurtured, systems, institutions and networks must be transformed.

 

The opportunities that emerge to transform our nation are largely dependent upon the degree to which we are connected to each other. Our connection will become a catalyst:

 

  • to enhance the flow of relevant information,

 

  • and to improve the ease with which key nodes of creativity, be they in the domains of Education, Commerce, Culture or across disciplines, can gain access to the best thinking, best questions, and most successful practices as well as other resources their ventures may require.

 

Our strategy is to engage thought leaders across North America to create a powerful network for transformation.

 

Join Us!

 

For more information, please go to our web site or

 

National Creativity Network

133 West Main Street, STE 100

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  73102
http://nationalcreativitynetwork.org

 

Visit our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.

 

 


Articles of Interest November 7, 2014

November 7, 2014 in Blog Post | Comments (0)

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QUOTE(S) OF THE WEEK

 

“Creativity takes courage.” – Henri Matisse

 

“Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.” – Norman Ralph Augustine

 

“He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.” – Harold Wilson

 

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.” – George Bernard Shaw

 

“Works of imagination should be written in very plain language; the more purely imaginative they are the more necessary it is to be plain.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

 

“My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living.” – Anais Nin

 

VIDEO(S) OF THE WEEK

 

Tina Seelig, Stanford Technology Ventures Program – Imagination Starts with Engagement
Stanford’s Entrepreneurship Corner

 

Future of Science and Innovation
Caltech

 

What We’re Watching: What Now for the Common Core?
Education Next : Education Next
American Express Celebrates Three Emerging Artists
PSFK

 

 

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CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series
CreativeMornings

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ARTICLES OF INTEREST

 

Top 20 Innovation Articles of October 2014
Innovation Excellence

 

A Natural Fix for A.D.H.D.
The New York Times

 

Fooling the emperor: How is creativity misapplied in China?
Yong Zhao, Education in the Age of Globalization

 

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Latest Book: Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon: Why China has the Best (and Worst) Education System in the World
Yong Zhao, Education in the Age of Globalization

 

Op-Ed: Great innovators are relentless rule-breakers
Digital Journal

 

Nashville and Louisville Use Innovation and Imagination in City Infrastructure
Governing

 

Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine’s School for Innovation
Wall Street Journal

 

Le Laboratoire creates interactive space for groundbreaking innovation in art, science
The Tufts Daily

 

Sciences and humanities more similar than many think
The Pitt News: Opinions

 

Beyond Discouragement – Creativity: How to Raise a Creative Child
The Creativity Post

 

Arts Just as Crucial as Math and Science, Say Education Experts
TMNews.com: Education

 

The tiny cost of failure
Seth’s Blog

 

Why We’re Falling Behind On Brain Innovation
TIME

 

Ten Cool Things the White House’s BRAIN Initiative Is Funding
Inside Philanthropy

 

MU announces Year of Creativity and Innovation
The Miami Student

 

Secretary Penny Pritzker Emphasizes Importance of North American Platform with Canada’s Minister of International Trade Ed Fast and Mexico’s Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal
NationalJournal.com

 

Feelings of Entitlement Boost Creativity
Pacific Standard: The Science of Society

 

Creativity matters in the classroom, but can it be taught?
Euronews

 

What Neuro-revolution? The Public Find Brain Science Irrelevant and Anxiety-provoking
Wired

 

Should the U.S. Merge With Mexico? A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast
Freakonomics

 

3 “Must Do’s” for Breakthrough Innovation
Innovation Excellence

 

Your Children – the Ultimate Disruptive Innovators
Innovation Excellence

 

Blow-Up Incubator Could Save Babies’ Lives in the Developing World
PSFK

 

The Rule for Success in Science Movies: Make It Personal
National Geographic News

 

10 Financial Innovations Changing How We Deal with Money
Innovation Excellence

 

15 Female Explorers You Should Know
Mental Floss

 

VP for instruction finalist says innovation vital in changing world of higher education
The Red and Black : University of Georgia News

 

PC workplace boosts creativity in male-female teams
Cornell Chronicle

 

Mexico innovation lab working on agave based fibre
Just-Style

 

Weaving Innovation into the Fabric of Bureaucracy
Governing

 

Albuquerque’s Plan To Build The Most Entrepreneur-Friendly City In America
Forbes

 

In defense of the Industrial-era model of education
Sam Chaltain | Democracy. Learning. Voice.

 

To seize future, state must seize innovation
Las Vegas Review-Journal

 

CERN names first female director-general, Dr Fabiola Gianotti
Irish Innovation News | Siliconrepublic.com

 

Sherlock Holmes belongs to us all: Supreme Court declines to hear case
Los Angeles Times

 

What Habits Are Best for Creativity?
The Happiness Project | Psychology Today

 

From High School To High Tech: Bridging The Talent Gap In The Innovation Economy
Forbes

 

For The Pessimist: The Bleakly Funny ‘Perpetual Disappointments Diary’
DesignTAXI.com

 

Can Social and Business Activism Spark Innovation?
Innovation Excellence

 

Ten Ways to Engage Students Using Graphics and Color
The Creativity Post

 

Congress needs to rein in patent trolls
Opinion | Boston Globe

 

Forget first world problems – real innovation is happening right now in the developing world
The Drum

 

How jargon is killing innovation
U-T San Diego

 

Chief Innovation Officer – An Insider or an Outsider?
Innovation Excellence

 

In Praise of the Wandering Mind
Play in Mind | Psychology Today

 

Midwest Innovation Summit showcases startups focusing on sustainable technologies
The Line

 

History, Yes, But Biologist’s Imagination Is No Flight Of Fancy
Xconomy

 

Intel funds Silicon Valley teen’s Braille printer startup
San Jose Mercury News

 

Honouring yesterday’s engineers and the creativity of tomorrow’s engineers
Opinion | The Engineer

 

Standpoints: Art and Innovation
Fringe Calendar | The Link
November 5

 

Zappos Founder Tony Hsieh: Entrepreneurs Need Creativity, Optimism, and Street Smarts
Inc.com

 

Why U.S. Innovation Needs China to Achieve the Next Technology Mega-Trend
Entrepreneur

 

Gilles Jobin’s “Quantum” Accelerates our understanding of physics
SciArt in America

 

The Boundaries Around Your Industry Are About to Change
Harvard Business Review

 

The 50 Most Innovative Companies Of 2014: Strong Innovators Are Three Times More Likely To Rely On Big Data Analytics
Forbes

 

The Four Creativity Archetypes
Inside the Box | Psychology Today

 

Unlocking Creativity – Ten Research Based Steps
The Intelligent Divorce | Psychology Today

 

14 surprising reasons why you should stop brainstorming
Innovation Excellence

 

Strategy Is No Longer A Game Of Chess
Innovation Excellence

 

Creativity is the new currency
ArtsHub Australia

 

Brain Chip Gives Drone a Sense of Déjà Vu
MIT Technology Review

 

Brain Science in the Classroom
Education Week

 

The Creative Gifts of ADHD
The Creativity Post

 

The FDA’s Karen Elkins: An Ounce of Prevention (By a Vaccine) is Worth a Pound of Cure (of a Terrible Infection)
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

 

How to learn a new language: 7 secrets from TED Translators
TED Blog

 

Meet the Seattle 10: These innovative startups are looking to change the world
GeekWire

 

Rethinking Your Innovation System
Boston Consulting Group Perspectives

 

Small Wonders: 20 Winning Images Depict Life under the Microscope [Slide Show]
Scientific American

 

China’s State-Funded Company Looks to Profit Off US Patents
The Epoch Times

 

The World Is Still Not Flat
Harvard Business Review

 

5 Reasons Why it’s Important to Bring Women of Color into the Workforce
Bustle

 

U of T Engineering launches unique collaborative program in engineering education
U of T Engineering News

 

Despite, in spite of, because… three ways to manage creativity
Seth’s Blog

 

When Lives Depend on Tech Transfer
IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

 

The Random Events That Sparked 8 Of The World’s Biggest Startups
Fast Company

 

Innovation ROI: The Tough Questions
Innovation Excellence

 

Millennials Will Become The Majority in the Workforce in 2015. Is Your Company Ready?
Co.Exist | Fast Company

 

Your Money Or Your Time, Which Is Worth More?
Innovation Excellence

 

Seeking a Climate Change
The Chronicle Review | The Chronicle of Higher Education

 

How universities can renew America’s cities
Fortune

 

Chocolate Is Brain Food? Not So Fast
Science 2.0

 

Arts organizations are hiring pros to tell their stories
The Washington Post

 

Hollywood Works to Maintain Its World Dominance
The New York Times

 

New Rule Could Require Governments to Report Tax Incentives as Lost Income
Governing

 

The doctor will dance for you now
Stage | The Guardian

 

Fear and Courage and Creating
The Creative Mind | Psychcentral.com

 

Profs Argue for Integration of Sciences, Humanities
Harvard Crimson

 

A species of invention
Science News

 

Symposium focuses on creativity in science
The Dartmouth

 

Using Creativity to Build and Improve Your Business
Fox Small Business Center

 

But not people like you
Seth’s Blog

 

Why The ‘Drop-out Entrepreneur’ Stereotype Needs To Go Away
Forbes

 

Aging America: The U.S. Cities Going Gray The Fastest
NewGeography.com

 

Where Does the Creative Class Move?
CityLab

 

Random Image Experiment Reveals The Building Blocks of Human Imagination
MIT Technology Review

 

Leading With Vision
Innovation Excellence

 

Our innovation system needs innovating
Daily Courier, Kelowna, BC

 

Steve Blank on the Next 50 Years of Business Innovation
Inc.com

 

Why coding’s cool for school
WITsend | ComputerWeekly.com

 

Kevin Spacey on Call of Duty role: Technology enabling ‘incredible creativity’
ITProPortal

 

Special issue of Technology and Innovation includes articles from Patents for Humanity winners
News-Medical.net

 

Aging Brains Aren’t Necessarily Declining Brains
Science 2.0

 

Innovation Hub: How Immigrants Fuel Innovation
Xconomy

 

Organizing for growth
Seth’s Blog

 

The Secret Meaning Behind GamerGate’s Branding
Co.Design | Fast Company

 

How Flickr Is Learning To See What’s In Your Photos
Co.Labs | Fast Company

 

Where the Hills and Hollows Are Alive With Music
The New York Times

 

CEOs and CFOs Are Adding Technologist To Their Job Descriptions
Forbes

 

Leading With Vision
Innovation Excellence

 

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The National Creativity Network believes that by fostering creativity in our society as a whole, and specifically with future generations, America can remain a leader in innovation and free enterprise. The very future of our communities and institutions depends on our ability to nurture and harness imagination to creatively solve problems. If creativity is to be nurtured, systems, institutions and networks must be transformed.

 

The opportunities that emerge to transform our nation are largely dependent upon the degree to which we are connected to each other. Our connection will become a catalyst:

 

  • to enhance the flow of relevant information,

 

  • and to improve the ease with which key nodes of creativity, be they in the domains of Education, Commerce, Culture or across disciplines, can gain access to the best thinking, best questions, and most successful practices as well as other resources their ventures may require.

 

Our strategy is to engage thought leaders across North America to create a powerful network for transformation.

 

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