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Gaming can make a better world?

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websensei on November 1st 2011 in Creativity, Innovation

Why gamedesign might be the next innovation pattern

Eric Zimmermann argues that the world is moving into an age that is characterized by Play, The Ludic Century. Submarine Channel talked to the prominent game designer during Think, Design, Play, a conference organized by the Utrecht School of the Arts. Watch!

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websensei on November 1st 2011 in Creativity, Innovation

Little boxes

was a song in 60s the by Malvina Reynolds. I did know until my colleague started humming the song while we were working on a new course on creativity and innovation patterns. I loved it so much, since I always declare “we need to get rid of the box”, that I choose we will use as an opening theme of the course itself.

You´ll find the lyrics here to sing along with us 🙂

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websensei on November 1st 2011 in Creativity, Innovation

The creative spark

is the title of a wonderful collection of TED talks on creativity. Please visit http://www.ted.com/themes/the_creative_spark.html and listen and watch such thought-provoking speakers as Amy Tan, Rory Sutherland,  Tim Brown, Elizabeth Gilbert, Ken Robinson,  and Sunni Brown and many more. Get inspired and inspire others!

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websensei on November 1st 2011 in Creativity, Innovation

Where good ideas come from

The chance favors the connected mind 😉 worth watching

UPDATE: There is also a wonderful TED talk by Steven Johnson

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websensei on August 14th 2011 in Creativity, Innovation

Sal Khan is No.7 of the most creative people in business 2011

Sal Khan | Most Creative People 2011 | Fast Company

 

The kids in Ms. Cadwell’s seventh-grade remedial math class at Egan Jr. High in Los Altos, California, are doing things differently this year. They solve problems at their own pace, using a computer program that gives them instant feedback, charts their progress, and rewards them when they get 10 correct answers in a row. Instead of listening to the teacher lecture about dividing fractions, they learn from short videos that they can pause and rewind. They progress very quickly — more than doubling their scores on an exit exam in just the first 12 weeks of this pilot project. Students earn badges for solving problems rapidly and accurately, and for working hard to master a concept. It’s “like a game,” says John Martinez, 13. “It’s kind of an addiction — you want a ton of badges.”

The man behind this remarkable venture is an unabashedly geeky former hedge-fund analyst and star high-school mathlete named Sal Khan. The mission of his not-for-profit Khan Academy is “to deliver a world-class education to anyone anywhere.”

Being in the top 10 is cool enough, though I would have loved to see him in the top 3! Congratulations! His Academy rocks and is a living example how simple, but engaging e-learning could be ….

 

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websensei on May 30th 2011 in Innovation, Leadership

And it caught our attention in 1999 – the original and famous Cluetrain Manifesto

people of earth…

A powerful global conversation has begun. Through the Internet, people are discovering and inventing new ways to share relevant knowledge with blinding speed. As a direct result, markets are getting smarter—and getting smarter faster than most companies.

These markets are conversations. Their members communicate in language that is natural, open, honest, direct, funny and often shocking. Whether explaining or complaining, joking or serious, the human voice is unmistakably genuine. It can’t be faked.

Most corporations, on the other hand, only know how to talk in the soothing, humorless monotone of the mission statement, marketing brochure, and your-call-is-important-to-us busy signal. Same old tone, same old lies. No wonder networked markets have no respect for companies unable or unwilling to speak as they do …

Read more including the 95 theses from 1999 at http://www.cluetrain.com/

Now 12 years later, do you think the early adopters almost a generation ago were right? Are we living in these conversational markets today?

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websensei on May 10th 2011 in Digital Products and Markets, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Leadership, Public Relations

How can we make complicated things awesomely simple – an intro to Presentation Zen

In preparation to our own presentations I want to share some insights from the author of Presentation Zen “Garr Reynolds”, a look behind the scene, his talk at Google

and an overview given by him, basically to sell his book on Youtube 😉

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websensei on May 10th 2011 in Digital Products and Markets, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Public Relations

Leo Bonanni introduces Sourcemap.org @ Greener Gadgets 2010

Supply Chains made transparent, an exciting start of a crowd sourced project!

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websensei on April 19th 2011 in Digital Products and Markets, Entrepreneurship, Innovation

Managing Innovation

I found an extraordinary prezi by Elliot Felix on Manging Innovation. Have a look. It is a full lecture on the topic. Great Design! 

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websensei on April 16th 2011 in Innovation