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Mary Choi Smith's picture
Friday, October 15, 2010
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How many times in a week do you hear the phrase “out of the box thinking”? And how many times do you actually see evidence of its application?You only get out of the box if you get out of your box. For example, if you’re interested in innovative ideas to expand your customer base using social media, don’t just read the latest HBR article on why Twitter is or isn’t here to stay or browse the business books section at Barnes and Noble. Step out of your box. Explore....
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010
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October seems to be the month of meetings in the Boston design scene. I managed to attend two of them last week, and while they were very different in nature they did share some common themes about design and design thinking: it is a discipline, a process, a field of study, a term going mainstream, and above all a business imperative.On October 5th AIGA Boston hosted an evening discussion titled Design 2014: Harnessing the Power of Design Thinking Now....
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Geoff Amidei's picture
Friday, October 8, 2010
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Missouri entomologists team up with the military to solve the mystery of how honeybees are dyingIn a sustained act of applied collaboration that harkens back to some of the great collaborations of our time, e.g., Watson and Crick collaborating to solve the structure of DNA, entomologists in Montana teamed up with military biologists in Maryland to make a real breakthrough in solving the epidemic of honeybee colonies collapsing in the United States.If collaboration...
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Kathy Clemons's picture
Friday, October 1, 2010
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Periodically we share our hand-drawn icons that emerge from our scribing work with our clients, not just because we think they're cool but so they may be re-used in some way in another form.
Kathy Clemons's picture
Friday, September 24, 2010
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On his blog, Jonah Lehrer discusses the impact of distraction on creativity. The study he reacts to describes a high level of distractibility, that inability to avoid eavesdropping at a party, “low latent inhibition.” So, if you are practicing latent inhibition, you are able to focus and channel your attention. The study evaluated students with low latent inhibition as “’eminent creative achievers,’” because, as Lehrer says, if you are paying attention to lots of...
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Thursday, September 16, 2010
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I am often reminded of two simple truths. First, any idea worth thinking about is an idea worth sharing. Second, any idea can become a better one through collaboration.With this in mind, I am happy to launch the Collective Next Blog. It is our intent to use these pages to share and dialogue about the insights, experiences, and artifacts we uncover in pursuing better results through collaboration.We hope these ideas promote new ways of thinking, stimulate useful...
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