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Reads tagged with “innovation”

Little Bets: A New Theory of Creativity and Innovation
Little Bets: A New Theory of Creativity and Innovation

What Chris Rock has to do with Steve Jobs, Stanford and the secret of cross-disciplinary creativity.

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From Nature to NASA: The Fascinating Story of Velcro, a Pioneering Masterpiece of Biomimicry
From Nature to NASA: The Fascinating Story of Velcro, a Pioneering Masterpiece of Biomimicry

Innovation that sticks, or how to turn nature’s aggravations into universal usefulness.

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David Friedman’s Portraits of Inventors
David Friedman’s Portraits of Inventors

What Instagram has to do with ice fishing and specialty chairs for canoodling.

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Scott Belsky on How to Avoid Idea Plateaus
Scott Belsky on How to Avoid Idea Plateaus

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Final Jeopardy: Man vs. Machine & the Quest to Know Everything
Final Jeopardy: Man vs. Machine & the Quest to Know Everything

What the perceived masculinity of robots has to do with the future of human knowledge.

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The Medium Is Not The Message: 3 Handwritten Newspapers
The Medium Is Not The Message: 3 Handwritten Newspapers

What Indian calligraphers have to do with disaster relief in Japan and free media in Liberia.

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An Optimist’s Tour of the Future
An Optimist’s Tour of the Future

What the fountain of youth has to do with robots and unlearning our faulty thinking.

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5 Questions x 8 Interesting People x SXSW 2011
5 Questions x 8 Interesting People x SXSW 2011

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PICKED: Cry Baby, The Pedal That Rocks The World
PICKED: Cry Baby, The Pedal That Rocks The World

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TED 2011: The Rediscovery of Wonder, Day 3
TED 2011: The Rediscovery of Wonder, Day 3

Embracing chaos, 57 things Google knows about you, and how to 3D-print a kidney.

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