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Respecting the Box  by Matthew E. May  via @ralph_ohr

You hear it all the time: think outside the box. You hear it to the point that it’s lost its meaning. And I’m okay with that, because I don’t think it’s the right guidance anyway, at least not all the time.

The increasing worldwide demand for innovation  by Jeffrey Phillips

I’ve just finished an innovation workshop in Kuala Lumpur.  The energy and enthusiasm for innovation from firms that attended is really impressive.  We had attendees from Malaysia and Thailand, as well as from Sudan. 

Management Innovation is Radical by Deb Mills-Scofield

Steve Denning begins his book, The Leader’s Guide to Radical Management: Reinventing the Workplace for the 21st Century with a quote from John HagelJohn Seely Brown and Lang Davison ‘s 2009 Shift Index to lay the foundation of the problem we face:

 

Design Thinking for Social Innovation: A Conversation with IDEO’s Sally Madsen by Jess Sand

As the private sector beings to embrace the possibility that social innovation can lead to a robust bottom line, companies face the very real challenge of figuring out what these efforts might actually look like on the ground

Radical Proposal for Knowledge to Drive Innovation by Ellen Weber

In past, valid knowledge equaled the sum of what people viewed, discovered, or learned. That changes radically in an innovation era, where a new concept of knowledge is needed to open doors of discovery and stoke curiosity for novelty and invention. Business information requires more evidence of knowledge in action for inventions and for reconfigured approaches that replace rigid routines.  These differences require a radical new lens, and unique approaches to problem solving.

Is “Normal” Real or an Elusive Social Construct? By Donna Flagg

I’ve heard it a million times and it drives me nuts. “Donna, you’re not normal.” I heard it in school, I hear it at work and I hear it in my personal life all the time too. But what does that mean?

Creative stretching by Jorge Barba

One of the challenges of proposing and then implementing new ideas is the resistance that comes from the success that a business already has. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it right? Wrong!

Rethinking Design Thinking – Paul Pangaro – PICNIC ’10

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