Category: innovation

Dan Pink and Sir Ken Robinson … In Animated Form

Two of my favorite people presented in a more creative way: 1.  Dan Pink talks about the surprising secret behind what motivates us. 2.  Sir Ken Robinson talks about the changing education paradigms. Check out the website that produces these … Continue reading 

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Uncertainty: Oh the possibilities!

I’m going to forewarn you that I’m in a weird mood for many reasons.  One, I’ve been having some fun health problems that have resulted in me being overly tired.  Two, I’ve resumed my college habit of drinking red bull … Continue reading 

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Quick Thoughts about Innovation

I thought maybe it was just a buzz word but I think it’s one of those things that we’ll constantly strive for – like global peace or peace of mind.  I think innovation is just a fancy word for change … Continue reading 

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Guessin’ at Numbers and Figures

After an interesting morning thinking about game theory, I returned to my desk overly eager to praise numbers as the end-all be-all arbiters of life.  I even spent a good minute or so admiring the fact that my computer’s ability … Continue reading 

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Metaphors and Wisdom

In my last entry, I said something along the lines of being fascinated by the fact that advice in one sector of life can often be carried over to another sector if you slightly change the metaphors.  I thought I … Continue reading 

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The beauty of mail and the green grass in your own backyard

I love mail – apparently the love of mail is a highly inheritable trait of the human genome – or at least it seems that way as my father seems to be just as excited whenever the mailman comes.  At … Continue reading 

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Two Links: Learning related and Virtual World related

I received a link the other day from a coworker, Karen Leary:  University of Pennsylvania Researchers Find that the Unexpected Is A Key to Human Learning.   Learning, previously studied in animal models, seems to occur when dopaminergic neurons, which … Continue reading 

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Big Picture Learning

Thanks to some blog networking and comments by Tavish Ledesma, I was informed about an organization whose sole mission is “encouraging, inciting and effecting change in the U.S. education system.”  The organization is called Big Picture Learning and they have … Continue reading 

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Innovations in Learning Recap (with photos!)

I flew out to San Jose, CA on September 22 to partake in the Brandon Hall Innovations in Learning Conference.  Upon arriving at my Fairmont hotel room, I found myself saying “freakin’ sweet!” because I’ve never had such a nice … Continue reading 

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More About Crossing Disciplines

I’ve had the pleasure to read the book ArtScience  by David Edwards.  He started an innovation laboratory in Paris (Le Laboratoire) where scientists and artists collaborate together on experiments.  In ArtScience, he stresses the need for cross-discipline work as a … Continue reading 

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