Winner of 2014 Creative Business Cup

July 28, 2014 in Blog Post | Comments (0)

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 September 19, 2014

September 19, 2014 in Blog Post | Comments (0)

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QUOTE(S) OF THE WEEK

 

“I am among those who think that science has great beauty. A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician: he is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him like a fairy tale.” – Marie Curie

 

“Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.” – Marie Curie

 

“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.” – Carl Sagan

 

“Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting.” – Aldous Huxley

 

“Genius is talent set on fire by courage.” – Henry Van Dyke

 

“None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

“All of the biggest technological inventions created by man — the airplane, the automobile, the computer — says little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness.” – Mark Kennedy

 

10 Quotes On What Inspires Creativity, And What Most Definitely Does Not
The Huffington Post

 

 

VIDEO(S) OF THE WEEK

 

The Art of Mind Blowing: Why We Need More Teachers
Education on GOOD

 

Hans and Ola Rosling: How not to be ignorant about the world
Talk Video | TED.com

 

‘Animated Life: Seeing the Invisible’
The New York Times

 

i.am Makerspace: Empowering Creators in Disadvantaged Communities
GOOD

FEATURED EVENT

 

Is an Algorithm a Medical Device?
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
September 24

 

Seeing / Sounding / Sensing | CAST Symposium
MIT

September 26 – 27

 

NEW“Creativity and the brain” Workshop to Teach Brain Science and Development Creativity to Preschool and Early Elementary Teachers
Web Wire
October 9

 

NEWFuture of Music Policy Summit 2014
Future of Music Coalition
October 27 – 28

 

Creative Minds in Medicine Conference
Culture Forward

October 29 – 30

 

USPTO and Smithsonian Launch New Joint Effort to Showcase American Innovation
Ag-IP-News.com
November 1 – 2

 

Creativity World Forum
Creativity World Forum
November 5 – 6

 

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series
CreativeMornings

Various

 

 

ARTICLES OF INTEREST

 

Creative Economy Coalition Summit Washington, DC, 11-13 September 2014
National Creativity Network

 

MacArthur Awards Go to 21 Diverse Fellows
The New York Times

 

Also
Stanford’s Jennifer Eberhardt wins MacArthur ‘genius’ grant
LA Times

 

A design arms race: Apple & Google stock up
Gigaom, Wisconsin Technology Network News

 

Report: Major Credit Card Companies Are Enabling Pirate Site Profits
CreativeFuture

 

Rebranding Basic
Madison Magazine

 

City magnets: New report shows what Canadian cities are most appealing to skilled workers
Yahoo Finance Canada

 

Thinking ‘Bigger Than Me’ in the Liberal Arts
NEXT: The Future of Higher Education | The Chronicle of Higher Education

 

California bill increases Hollywood tax credits
Yahoo News

 

Net Neutrality Is Crucial for Artists and Arts Organizations
Hyperallergic

 

A’ Design Award & Competition – Call For Entries In 100 Creative Categories
DesignTAXI.com

 

Exploring the Role of the Arts in Maker-Centered Learning Experiences
Making Thinking Happen

 

Intel Powers DIY 3D-Printed Robots
PSFK

 

Design, 3D Print a Coffee Box Delivered to Your Home
PSFK

 

SCREENING: I ORIGINS
The Xchange Files | The Science & Entertainment Exchange

 

Houston and San Jose Are Leading U.S. Economic Growth
City Lab

 

The Internet and the death of retail stores
The European

 

World’s First 3D Printed Car Took Years to Design, But Only 44 Hours to Print
Mashable

 

Busy Hands, Busy Brains
American Craft Council

 

Responding To The Needs And Challenges Of Arts Entrepreneurs: An Exploratory Study Of Arts Entrepreneurship In North Carolina Higher Education
Artivate

 

BOOK REVIEW: Social Intrapreneurism and All That Jazz
Artivate

 

STEM: It’s a “Girl Thing,” Too | G(irls)20
Huffington Post, Canada

 

YaleMakes seeks to promote creativity
Yale Daily News

 

NSF announces the Community College Innovation Challenge
US National Science Foundation (NSF)

 

The Ties that Bind: The Chinese Misunderstanding of Innovation
Brookings Institution

 

Illinois Science and Technology Coalition studies state’s tech strengths
John Pletz Technology Blog | Crain’s Chicago Business

 

Innovate. The Innovation Ecosystem at the University of Utah
University of Utah

 

A crude view of technology
Free Exchange | The Economist

 

Fact or Fiction?: Video Games Are the Future of Education
Scientific American

 

Welcoming the Third Class of Presidential Innovation Fellows
The White House

 

Restoring the Foundation: The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream
American Academy of Arts and Sciences

 

Future Ennui
The Atlantic

 

Broadway comes kicking and screaming into the 21st century, thanks in part to one man
Minneapolis Star Tribune, AP

 

The Most Educated Town in Each State
Mental Floss

 

Looking for Inspiring Examples from Unlikely Suspects? Check These Out.
Museum 2.0

 

Apple and U2 Leverage Disruption

Innovation Excellence

 

Eight Ways to Rethink Your Business Model

Innovation Excellence

 

How to Turn Ideas into Innovation through Gamification

Innovation Excellence

 

A Lesson In Overcoming Adversity Through Innovation
Fast Company

 

Diversity in Science: Where Are the Data?
Scientific American

 

Engineers recruit bacteria as partners in innovation
Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

 

How Your Mission Drives Your Strategy
The Creativity Post

 

Cut And Fold Modern Furniture Inspired by Papercraft Creativity
PSFK

 

5 Intrinsic Perks of Music
Your Musical Self | Psychology Today

 

Exhibition Review: ‘State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now’
The Wall Street Journal

 

Consent Decision Making: The “Dynamic Governance” Model
Exceptional Boards | BoardSource

 

How Innovation Can Lead To Life Purpose
Forbes

 

SF scientist tells you how to ‘hack your brain’ on Science Channel
SFGate

 

Time to Raise the Profile of Women and Minorities in Science
Scientific American

 

Maine author embeds ‘arts-based research’ in fiction novels, wins creativity award
Bangor Daily News

 

Innovation doesn’t have to be high tech
The Globe and Mail

 

Sally Ng: Innovation must be nurtured and developed
CBC News

 

Prominent U.S. academics reprise plea for more basic research to fuel innovation
Science/AAAS | News

 

Everyday Creativity
DCulberhouse

 

The Cultural Roots of the Innovation Economy
The National Law Review

 

Digital Literacy Is the Key to the Future, But We Still Don’t Know What It Means
Wired

 

Infographic: The Seven Deadly Sins Of Punctuation
DesignTAXI.com

 

How To Conquer Your Massive Creative Project The Ken Burns Way
Co.Create | Fast Company

 

5 Schools That Cater to Undergrads Who Want to Be Tech Innovators
Entrepreneur

 

Advanced Manufacturing: Incubating Innovation
MIT Technology Review

 

Global Teen Innovation Takes Spotlight in Google Science Fair
PSFK

 

New student innovation center to provide hands-on experience
Iowa State Daily: News

 

Math Games of Martin Gardner Still Spur Innovation
Scientific American

 

The Opportunity Paradox
MIT Sloan Management Review

 

Back to Basics: Is Your Innovation on Purpose?
Innovation Excellence

 

Got Open Innovation?
Innovation Excellence

 

3 Things I’ve Learned from Interns
Design Thinking Blog

 

Report: Women’s employment in prime-time TV ‘plateaued’ in 2013-2014
LA Times

 

Executive Director of Penn Law’s Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition: Jeffrey Vagle
UPENN Almanac

 

For Filmmakers, Higher Frame Rates Pose Opportunities—And Challenges
Wired

 

Art Talk with Quilter—and Astronaut!—Karen Nyberg
Art Works | National Endowment for the Arts

 

The Primal Mark: How the Beginning Shapes the End in the Development of Creative Ideas
Academy of Management

 

Student Debt And The Millennial Entrepreneurship Paradox
Forbes

 

The Job Skills Gap You Haven’t Considered
Fast Company

 

Japan leads field in Asian innovation
The Australian

 

A Pioneer as Elusive as His Particle
The New York Times

 

Emma Godmere: For imagination’s sake, save the Science and Tech Museum
Ottawa Citizen

 

Infographic: Understanding the Sharing Economy
NextJuggernaut.com

 

How Neuroscience Is Being Used to Spread Quackery in Business and Education
The Creativity Post

 

Examining innovation
In-depth | The Engineer

 

No Innovation Without Migration: Do Places Make People?
Pacific Standard

 

Group dedicated to fostering culture of creativity
Laramie Boomerang Online

 

Why Is It So Hard To Think About The Brain?
Neuroskeptic | DiscoverMagazine.com

 

ATEC Professor Publishes New eBook on the Union of Art and Science
Arts and Technology at UT Dallas

 

Using Nature As a Model to Solve Challenging Problems in Science and Engineering with Dr. Dayna Baumeister
USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog

 

Don’t Be the Best, Be the Only One
Innovation Excellence

 

Put Yourself into Perpetual Beta
Innovation Excellence

 

More than Guns and Oil
GOOD

 

In the Pursuit of a Passion
Let’s Talk Tween | Psychology Today

 

What Does “Deep Time” Mean to You?
Smithsonian Magazine

 

8 Books Every New Entrepreneur Should Read
Forbes

 

5 Habits That Will Help Spark The Best Ideas You’ve Ever Had
Fast Company

 

Startups, Jobs, Economic Impact: An Analysis of Commercialization at UW
Xconomy

 

Hollywood’s Old-Time Star Makers Are Swooping In on YouTube’s Party
The New York Times

 

How To Think Like an Entrepreneur: the Inventure Cycle
Steve Blank Blog

 

Without a keyboard
Seth’s Blog

 

Canada’s 10 most remarkable small businesses
The Globe and Mail

 

Fatal Attraction: America’s Suicidal Quest for Educational Excellence
Yong Zhao | Education in the Age of Globalization

 

Experts: Why science needs to be sexier to politicians — and yes, millennials
Washington Business Journal

 

Innovation Hub: Why Tech’s Women Problem Is Bigger Than You Think
Xconomy

 

Delaware needs more, but Wilmington innovation corridor is a start
Technical.ly Delaware

 

A 16-Year-Old From India Built a Device to Convert Breath Into Speech
Motherboard

 

6 Ideas From Science Fiction That Should Become Reality
TIME

 

TEDMED Day 1 Stage: Innovation through Imagination and a Day of Personal Stories
MedGadget

 

Is Entrepreneurship Education Weakening in America?
Entrepreneur

 

There Are No Billion Dollar Ideas
Entrepreneurship Blog | Wharton

 

Scientists Watch Imagination at Work in the Brain
US News and World Report

 

Team Up!: Applying Lessons from Neuroscience to Improve Collaboration, Innovation and Results, Will Be Free to Download Today (9/15/2014)
Web Wire

 

Why Atlanta is ripe for innovation
CNN Money

 

Innovation: Master the Art of SODOTO
Innovation You | Psychology Today

 

miranda july’s new app “somebody” addresses our shifting modes of communication
SciArt in America

 

The No. 1 Challenge to Innovation
Innovation Excellence

 

How Can You Be More Creative And Innovative? See A Bigger Picture
Disney Institute

 

The Music Industry Is About To Change, And Apple And U2 Are Just The Beginning
TechCrunch

 

Why it pays to live near creative people — just not too many
The Washington Post

 

Kindling the creative spark
The Tennessean

 

Culture Eats Innovation for Lunch
Innovation Excellence

 

Less Labor Works Better: The Value of Mind-Wandering
Tracking Wonder | Psychology Today

 

Millennial Generation Likes Old-Fashioned Technology: Books
NPR

 

On Death and iPods: A Requiem
Wired

 

Harvard, Ivy League Should Judge Students by Standardized Tests
New Republic

 

How GoldieBlox Went From A Scrappy Kickstarter To Making Important Toys For Girls
Co.Exist | Fast Company

 

“I” Is For Innovation: Sesame Street’s Secrets For Staying Relevant
Fast Company

 

Index ranks Japan Asia’s most efficient innovator
The Miami Herald, AP

 

Forget about innovation, Australia needs invention
iTnews.com.au

 

With Tech Taking Over in Schools, Worries Rise
The New York Times

 

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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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Creative Economy Coalition Summit Washington, DC, 11-13 September 2014

September 15, 2014 in Blog Post | Comments (0)

National Creativity Network Press Release

Creative Economy Coalition Summit Washington, DC, 11-13 September 2014

The Creative Economy Coalition (CEC), a Standing Working Group of the National Creativity Network (NCN) held its first annual Creative Economy Coalition Summit in Washington, DC. The CEC seeks to understand, support, and advance creative industries and creative economies across North America. The CEC membership includes individuals and organizations across the United States and Canada who are actively measuring and seeking to support creative industries and their particular creative economies. The NCN and its CEC produced the first major research report on America’s Creative Economy in 2013 which analyzed a set of 27 reports released in regions, states, and cities across America between 2002-2012. Drawing upon the research of Christine Harris, the report by Harris, Margaret Collins, and Dennis Cheek found considerable enthusiasm for the support of creative industries across the USA and documented that the creative economy is an important component of economies at local, state, regional, and national levels. However, it also noted considerable differences in how the various reports thought about and measured their creative economy with no readily discernable common operational definition across reports. It was this report that led to a call for a first ever national meeting in the nation’s capital on this important topic. Accordingly, the CEC and its parent organization, The National Creativity Network, organized a multi-day summit to explore issues, share approaches, discuss challenges, and chart a path towards the future.

The CEC and NCN were delighted to welcome at the Summit speakers and representatives from a number of global organizations including the European Creative Industries Alliance, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the Organization of American States (OAS) – all of whom have been quite active in identifying, measuring, supporting, and growing creative industries and creative economies in their respective regions. Two notable reports especially highlighted at the Summit were The Orange Economy: An Infinite Opportunity produced by the IDB (2013), and The Economic Impact of the Creative Industries in the Americas co-produced by the IDB, OAS, and the British Council and released in 2014.

Dennis Cheek, Executive Director of the National Creativity Network and Co-Chair of Global Creativity United, noted that: “Throughout North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean there is a wealth of activity, insights, and growing support for creative industries and creative economies. Wise leaders at national and regional levels are increasingly factoring into their policy deliberations the importance of creative industries to a strong, diverse, and ever growing economy. It seems clear that entirely new jobs and new industries will arise across the Americas in coming decades. The seeds that we plant now in a variety of educational, economic, policy, financial, and regulatory arenas will bear good fruit in the richly diverse intellectual and social soils of the Americas.”

Dialogue on the creative economy and creative industries is now widespread across the Western Hemisphere. This fact opens the door to greater consideration of how organizations across the Americas can further collaborate to accelerate progress in measuring, supporting, and advancing cultural industries and increasing the size of creative economies. The IDB offered its fine facilities and the insights of several key staffers to this inaugural summit because of this very potential. The OAS was also pleased to be involved in this initial effort as its cultural ministers and ministers of economic development wrestle with significant issues about how to further stimulate and grow economies across the Americas. All participating leaders recognize that creative economies are here to stay and need skillful nurturing and regular exchange of ideas across the hemisphere for them to achieve their full potential.

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Office of the Executive Director

Dennis W. Cheek, Ph.D.
Executive Director, National Creativity Network
Co-Chair, Global Creativity United
12865 Oxford Crossing Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224-1669
+01-904-859-6088,

Dennis@nationalcreativitynetwork.com

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Articles of Interest September 12, 2014

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QUOTE(S) OF THE WEEK

 

“Having a creative industries policy is not an excuse for not funding the arts.” – Rasmus Tscherning

 

“Having data – or not having data – is not an excuse for inaction.” – Felipe Buitrago

 

“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” – Ellen Parr

 

“Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

“Creativity is a drug I cannot live without.” – Cecil B. DeMille

 

“When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell

 

 

VIDEO(S) OF THE WEEK

 

Is this what the future of teaching and learning will look like?
Sam Chaltain, Democracy. Learning. Voice.

FEATURED EVENT

 

Cooking up a Creative Storm With Arts, Science and Engineering at This Year’s Beakerhead
Market Wired
Through September 14

 

Is an Algorithm a Medical Device?
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
September 24

 

Seeing / Sounding / Sensing | CAST Symposium
MIT

September 26 – 27

 

Creative Minds in Medicine Conference
Culture Forward

October 29 – 30

 

NEWUSPTO and Smithsonian Launch New Joint Effort to Showcase American Innovation
Ag-IP-News.com
November 1 – 2

 

NEWCreativity World Forum
Creativity World Forum
November 5 – 6

 

CreativeMornings | a monthly breakfast lecture series
CreativeMornings

Various

 

 

ARTICLES OF INTEREST

 

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces $15 Million Grant Competition to Spur Regional Innovation
US Department of Commerce
Deadline: November 3

 

STEM is incredibly valuable, but if we want the best innovators we must teach the arts
The Washington Post

 

165 Ways Design Is Changing Your Life
Co.Design | Fast Company

 

Rice chemist wins rare NSF Special Creativity Award
Phys.org

 

How Creative Projects At Home Jump-Start Creativity At Work
Fast Company

 

Cut! States Are Walking Back Film Tax Credits
Governing Magazine

 

An Ode to the Innovating Women of Technology
The Huffington Post

 

How art is influencing Baltimore tech
Technical.ly

 

Blocking copyright-infringing websites derided as like ‘whacking moles’

The Guardian, UK

 

U.S. Science Suffering From Booms And Busts In Funding
Shots – Health News : NPR

 

High-tech bike is Kickstarter Canada’s most funded project to date
The Globe and Mail

 

Visual thinking for engineers
MIT News

 

Are Entrepreneurs Wired Differently?
Entrepreneur

 

Immigrant and Refugee Youth Use Technology to Help their Families and Neighbors
UpNext: The IMLS Blog

 

The Four Pillars of Creativity
The Human Beast | Psychology Today

 

How Andreessen Horowitz Is Disrupting Silicon Valley
The Creativity Post

 

Smartwatches: Past, Present and Future
Innovation Excellence

 

The Power of Language
Innovation Excellence

 

Ratcheting Toward Problems of a Lesser Degree
Innovation Excellence

 

However Useless, Economic Development Incentives Are on the Rise
City Lab

 

Reader Bee – Teaching Children to Read Faster?
The Creativity Post

 

‘Save The Children’ Ad Points Out The Importance Of Child Literacy
DesignTAXI.com

 

Doctors Writing Poetry

Changing the Way We Die | Psychology Today

 

Dancing With Your Baby
In One Lifespan | Psychology Today

 

This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain On Music
NPR Ed : NPR

 

The Real Magic Of Streaming Music Is The Data It Generates

Co.Labs | Fast Company

 

WARNING: wild extrapolation (a classification system for science news)
Dean Burnett | Science | theguardian.com

 

The Royal Society of Canada Names New Fellows
Market Wired

 

How to create the next generation of good jobs in Canada
The Globe and Mail

 

A Simple Equation: More Education = More Income
The New York Times

 

Monkey Selfies & Animal Artists
Talking Philosophy

 

How an Epileptic Woman Became a Compulsive Poet
Science of Us

 

Canada: An emerging global innovation hub for life sciences companies
MaRS

 

The Slow Decline of American Entrepreneurship
The Daily Signal

 

Getting Real About Brain Science: A Challenge to the Current Model (Part 2) | Deepak Chopra
The Huffington Post

 

Fix the law now to plug this brain drain
New York Daily News

 

Young Minds Nourished with 3D Printing Vending Machine at UT Austin
3DPrint.com

 

Vivek Wadhwa still fearless on the issue of women in tech
BetaBoston

 

Also
Read Excerpts From Innovating Women by Vivek Wadwha & Farai Chideya
The Aerogram

 

Who Owns Fashion?
Room for Debate – NYTimes.com

 

The danger in missing the innovation moment
The Financial Times

 

Marvel Superheroes Stand Up For Bullied Kids In Touching New Series Of Covers
Co.Create | Fast Company

 

What The Hype Behind Embracing Failure Is Really All About
Fast Company

 

Where Original Ideas Come From
The Creativity Post
The Fall of the Talent Economy?
HBR IdeaCast – Harvard Business Review

 

White House Appoints Google X Exec As Chief Technology Officer
ReadWrite

 

Garth Brooks unveils iTunes alternative: GhostTunes
LA Times

 

In E-Book Price War, Amazon’s Long-Term Strategy Requires Short-Term Risks
All Tech Considered | NPR

 

The Creative Economy In France: Givenchy And Vinci Show The Way
Forbes

 

IEET Fellow David Eagleman to Host PBS Series on The Brain
Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

 

Innovation: Devise With Revisionary Eyes
Innovation You | Psychology Today

 

Legos teach building blocks of engineering careers
The Daily Tar Heel

 

What neuroscience teaches about creativity, stress, getting promoted
Cleveland Jewish News

 

In a STEM-obsessed world, let’s remember to value real inventions over test scores
Opinion — Bangor Daily News

 

Innovation Hub: John Maeda on Why Tech Loves Design
XConomy

 

Actor LeVar Burton coming to Innovation Week
The Des Moines Register

 

How the brain finds what it’s looking for
Science Codex

 

‘What if . ‘ brings imagination to life
Colorado Springs Gazette

 

Fall Arts Preview — Times 100
The New York Times

 

10 Companies Revolutionizing Entrepreneurship
Forbes

 

Announcing The Finalists Of The 2014 Innovation By Design Awards
Co.Design | Fast Company

 

Why Don’t More Men Go Into Teaching?
The New York Times

 

So Bill Gates Has This Idea for a History Class
The New York Times

 

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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.