Rainforest Rev: Why Do Good Ideas Fail? This Diagram Explains

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Global Innovation Summit + Week 2015  is coming. The world’s largest gathering of “ecosystem builders” happens in Silicon Valley on Feb. 16-20, 2015.  Early bird 30% discount ends Oct. 31.



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Why Do Good Ideas Fail? This Diagram Explains

Victor Hwang, CEO & Co-Founder of T2 Venture Creation, from Forbes
The “Rainforest curve” model helps explain how management strategy can overcome the current stalemate between rational systems based on quantifiable analysis, and the growing force of innovation, which relies on human creativity and intuition. Read more here.


Sowing the Seeds of Resilience

Alistair Brett, The Innovation Rainforest blog
Innovation ecosystems can use the adaptable human element of complex systems to defend against intrinsically hazardous threats, striving toward the ideal of rapid self-organization, responsiveness, and resilience. Read more here.


New Ways To Evaluate Innovative Ventures

MIT Sloan Management Review 
To increase innovation, companies need systems that encourage experimental strategies and experiential learning. Read more here.


At Work: The Clock Hurts Your Creativity

The Wall Street Journal
The presence of a clock affects human behaviors in many ways, none of which help creativity, including the tendency to organize tasks based on “clock time” instead of completing those tasks in “event time.” Read more here.


Nordic Magic and the Paradox of Asocial Sociability

Social Evolution Forum
Government policies that emphasize solidarity and cooperation have helped make the Nordic states economically successful. Read more here.




The Most Innovative Cities in America

CNN Money
This list of municipalities that come out on top in the innovation game has many of the usual suspects, and some unexpected underdogs. Read more here.


L.A. Story: Santa Monica Takes the Startup World by Storm

The Huffington Post
A lively culture, plenty of sunshine, and a supportive tech environment help the area known as Silicon Beach nab a huge slice of L.A.’s startup scene. Read more here.


Why This VC Is So Bullish About Portland’s Red-hot Startup Scene

Diane Fraiman of Voyager Capital explains why Portland, Oregon has become one of the best places in the world to start a company. Read more here.




2014 Cleantech Open Western Region Awards and Innovation Showcase

Friday, October 17, from 8am to 4pm
This invitation-only event in Fremont, California is the culmination of the western region accelerator program. Hear from industry thought leaders on the latest in cleantech, as Greg Horowitt of T2VC will be a keynote speaker.  See the eight category finalists pitch and join us as we announce the Final Four who will each win $20,000 in cash and services.  They will go on to compete at the Global Forum event for the $200,000 grand prize package. Register now! Seats are limited.

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