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Global Innovation Challenge Survey Says We Should Be Chinese Parents. Huh?
Posted 1/18/2010 by New & Improved, LLC
In America, too many blue-ribbon panels on innovation, made up of governement and/or business leaders focus on math & computer science as THE cure-all for innovation. But that is simply not enough.
Haiti Crumbled And Innovators Create Solutions So You Can Help
Posted 1/15/2010 by New & Improved, LLC
The newest example of innovative solutions is that members of the Hilton Honors rewards program can transfer their hotel points to be converted to donations to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Ten thousand points turns into $25 to help save lives, deliver aid, and provide food, water, and shelter for survivors.
Is your personality linked to your creativity? Survey says...
Posted 12/28/2009 by New & Improved, LLC
Recently published research in the Creativity and Innovation Management Journal by New & Improved partners focused on "Examining the Relationships between Personality Traits and Creativity Styles." In their study, they compared results from the DiSC and FourSight assessments.
Dante's Inferno and Driving Business Innovation
Posted 12/10/2009 by New & Improved, LLC
How do you sustain innovation in a challenging economy? Jonathan Vehar and Bob Eckert recently spoke with Julie Sue Auslander from Fast Company on Dante, The Doors and seven ways to grow your business during these challenging times.
How to Get People to Do Something They'd Rather Not- (Part 2)
Posted 12/7/2009 by New & Improved, LLC
How would you get people to stop littering? Sure, you could tell them, "don't mess with Texas," since that campaign works. But what if you don't live in Texas?
Is Your Gator-Brain Colorblind?
Posted 11/23/2009 by New & Improved, LLC
The gator brain is hard wired to protect you from newness that might be unsafe. Taking on a dangerous assignment, a Wall Street Journal reporter set off on a task to find out of someone wearing Ohio State University clothing would be more hated in Ann Arbor, MI, than someone wearing University of Michigan clothing in Columbus, OH. I hope he received hazard pay!
Top Tip for Making Ideas Better
Posted 11/13/2009 by New & Improved, LLC
Whenever someone asks us how to improve a good, weird, bad, crazy, naive, complex, or otherwise new idea, we frequently fall back on one of the most powerful techniques in our tool box.
Bob Eckert featured interview at Forbes.com
Posted 11/2/2009 by New & Improved, LLC
The Rules for How to Generate Ideas...And How Not to!
Posted 10/29/2009 by New & Improved, LLC
Criticizing ideas does not encourage creative thinking. Shocking, I know. You might call this one, "Generate Ideas! The musical!"
The Lightbulb Goes On in Malawi
Posted 10/26/2009 by New & Improved, LLC
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