Rainforest Rev: Innovation Conversation and Design-Centered Strategy


Innovation Conversation With Doblin’s Larry Keeley

Henry Doss, Chief Strategy Officer of T2 Venture Creation, from Forbes
The best possible approach is where top leaders build an “Innovation Intent,” a clear, measurable mission for innovation.  Then, senior leaders can operate in response to this intent as the sponsors of innovation; and high potential young people can then adopt a role as the authors of innovation initiatives. Read more…

IBM’s Design-Centered Strategy To Set Free the Squares

The New York Times
Across corporate America, there is a rising enthusiasm for design thinking not only to develop products but also to guide strategy and shape decisions of all kinds. Design thinking flips traditional technology product development on its head. In the design thinking way, the idea is to identify users’ needs as a starting point. Read more…

Beyond The Buzz Words: Corporate Innovation

Corporations launched accelerators and innovation centers in bulk. Fortune 500 budgets started flowing into entrepreneurship and innovation to stay ahead of the curve. Read more…

Are Humans REALLY That Smart? A New Book Says It’s Complicated.

This View of Life
Contrary to popular opinion, humans really aren’t that smart. Human intelligence doesn’t reside in the individual. It is distributed across the cultural systems that have accumulated a dizzying array of solutions to life-and-death problems across the span of many generations. Read more…


An Innovation Case Study: Pittsburgh

MIT Technology Review
Pittsburgh has strong university pipelines, affordable living costs, great quality of life, and collaborative tech ecosystems. The companies here are working on complex technologies with real-world applications, including advanced robotics, low-cost batteries to store renewable energy, and self-driving cars. Read more…

Norway Ranks First At World Prosperity Index

According to the 2015 Prosperity Index which was published by the Legatum Institute, Norway is once again first in the ranking. The country is famous for its social market model. Read more…

The Fastest-Growing States For Tech Jobs In 2015

The top three states, according to a new list of fastest-growing states for tech jobs: Minnesota, Utah and Nebraska. New York and California rank, but they are at Nos. 7 and 10 respectively. Read more…

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