From ”Inside the Box: A Proven System of Creativity for Breakthrough Results,” the authors’ method of innovation works by taking a product, concept, situation, service or process and breaking it into components or attributes. Using one of five techniques, innovators can manipulate the components to create new-to-the-world ideas that can then be put to valuable use. [...]
Captcha (an acronym for Completely Automated Public Turing Test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart) is what asks you to type words written in a bizarre, distorted script inside a box before you're allowed to enter a website.DREW BOYD and JACOB GOLDENBERG
When is it best to use the cloud? When is it best to use e-mail, or instant messaging? And when is it acceptable, even preferable, to turn off all technology?Leslie Perlow
How can managers consult with their teams to set up clear guidelines for communication–cloud for sharing and editing documents, internal social media for seeking and sharing knowledge, email or instant messaging for communicating privately? How can the work process be altered to allow blocks of time where team members can disconnect entirely?
The organization of your dreams is a company where individual differences are nurtured; information is not suppressed or spun; the company adds value to employees, rather than merely extracting it from them; the organization stands for something meaningful; the work itself is intrinsically rewarding; and there are no stupid rules.Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones
The more frequently you see and bump into a colleague, the more likely you are to eventually strike up a conversation. "If that person knows stuff you don't, that process can lead to information transfer."Dr. Owen-Smith, the lead author of the University of Michigan study
The Wall Street Journal reports, “In the last two years National Public Radio has held six Serendipity Days in which about 50 employees from different departments, including digital, engineering, HR and news, volunteer to come together and think of new ideas and projects over a two-day period.” Do you have “Serendipity Days” at work?
The picture's rollout has so far included a cosmetics collaboration with MAC; apparel by Prada and Brooks Brothers; a jewelry collection from Tiffany; a hosiery line by Fogal; product placement of Moet & Chandon; and co-branding with the iconic Plaza Hotel in New York.Misty Harris, Postmedia News
YouTube has already defeated TV. . . One fact highly touted was that more 18- to 34-year-olds watch YouTube than any cable network.Eric Schmidt
(Amplified individuals) are engaged in "socialstructing" — bypassing established institutions and processes for building new things, and instead working to create what they find missing in the world by communicating the need to their social networks, mobilizing whatever resources they have at their disposal, and pursuing solutions collaboratively.Marina Gorbis
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.Google Scholar
A lesson for all businesses is when selling commodity-like products, unless customers believe you have the lowest prices all of the time, you routinely have to offer deep discounts.Rafi Mohammed, HBR blog
Healthy divas (and their male counterparts, divos) stand up for others, not just themselves. They are confident of their abilities and contributions, and they love recognition—but they are happy to give credit to others, too.Meredith Fuller, an Australia-based psychologist