Ideas, Creativity, Innovation

Innovation and Startup Culture in Colleges

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How do you bootstrap a culture of Innovation and  Entrepreneurship in your college? Start an Innovation and Entrepreneurship development activity. Find a few mentors from the industry. Involve your nearest TiE/NASSCOM/NEN/CII chapters. Have each mentor adopt a few projects. They can teach students how to generate ideas, build demonstrable prototypes, find initial users and validate […]

Ideas, Creativity, Innovation

Different Micro Realities

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the concept of “the umwelt” coined by biologist Jakob von Uexküll in 1909 — the idea that different animals in the same ecosystem pick up on different elements of their environment and thus live in different micro-realities based on the subset of the world they’re able to detect. Eagleman stresses the importance of recognizing our […]

Emerging Technologies

7 Things I Learned from Listening to The Culture of Innovation Talk

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I really enjoyed watching  “The Culture of Innovation” from MIT Technology Review. The talk covers several interesting topics worth exploring. Permission less innovation and Innovation at the edges A culture of practice over theory The concept of Social Investing Connectivity in Communities Peripheral vision and Pattern Recognition and how they are the total opposite of focus […]

Emerging Technologies

ReadLog: When Leaders Think Aloud…

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When leaders think aloud, it is a fascinating to listen. Satya talks about innovation, handling failures, AI, advances in cloud computing, using silicon to speed machine learning and a variety of other topics including bits of history (of Microsoft) and philosophy. Microsoft had been there, too early.  And they were too far behind on the […]

Ideas, Creativity, Innovation

Popular Posts From This Blog in 2014

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Cognition and Meta Cognition

Promoting Self Organized Learning

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XPrize is offering $15 million to build tablet apps that help kids teach themselves. The goal is to help the 250 million school-age children in the world who can’t read or write. Contestants will build apps that kids can use on their own — because many of these kids don’t have access to the “unscalable” […]

Ideas, Creativity, Innovation

How Do We Spot Genuine Talent?

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How do we spot genuine talent? The Little Book of Talent gives us some ideas. For most of us , the problem revolves around one word : “how.” How do we recognize talents in ourselves and in those near us? How do we nurture talent in its early stages? How do we gain the most […]