Enhancing Our Creativity by Tackling Others Challenges

In a recent research report published in the Personality and social psychology bulletin, Polman and Emich demonstrate how when we make decisions for others, we are going to make decisions that are more creative than the ones we make for ourselves. This is just the latest extension of research into construal level theory, an intriguing… Continue reading Enhancing Our Creativity by Tackling Others Challenges

Innovation: The Top 50 Inventions of the Past 50 Years

Absolutely fascinating. Of course the jet airplane and in-vitro fertilization are there. But what surprised me was that GPS technology is around since 1978! And even more surprising, to find high-yield rice. You *do* learn something new every day! To select the 50 most pioneering inventions of the past 50 years, PM consulted 25 authorities… Continue reading Innovation: The Top 50 Inventions of the Past 50 Years

“Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way” Has Never Rang So True

Radical innovation is a proposal or idea and not a product. It is user-centered and focussed on meaning. What is your innovation strategy? In his book, “Design-Driven Innovation“, author Roberto Verganti outlines a framework for mapping strategy for innovation as a radical change in meanings. Check out his thinking in the diagram below: As your… Continue reading “Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way” Has Never Rang So True

Personal Knowledge Management: Cognitive Processing of Info for Innovation

While I have focused most of my research on Communities of Practice and Collective Expertise, I see a necessary co-existence of both these principles in order to ensure the most optimal results in advancing knowledge and practice. We can seek out (aggregate) all the sources of information on any subject and share them with the… Continue reading Personal Knowledge Management: Cognitive Processing of Info for Innovation