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The History, Honor, and Travail of the Nobel

Mark Jackson takes a look at the prize against which most other prizes are measured and how sometimes, winning the great honor precedes the slowing down of an innovative research career. Via The Not-So Noble Past of the Nobel Prize http://theconversation.com/the-not-so-noble-past-of-the-nobel-prizes-18939

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Hirschman on creativity

Nice Albert O. Hirschman quote brought to us by Malcolm Gladwell at the New Yorker: …The only way in which we can bring our creative resources fully into play is by misjudging the nature of the task, by presenting it … Continue reading

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The Mind of the Innovator: Radio Specials | KQED Public Media for Northern CA

NSF’s public radio doc “Mind of the Innovator” airs on KQED in San Francisco… Innovators begin with real-world problems and find solutions through technology, imagination, hard work and a drive to make our lives better. This special program from Richard … Continue reading

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Innovation Is About Arguing, Not Brainstorming. Here’s How To Argue Productively | Co.Design: business + innovation + design

Turns out that brainstorming–that go-to approach to generating new ideas since the 1940s–isn’t the golden ticket to innovation after all. Both Jonah Lehrer, in a recent article in The New Yorker, and Susan Cain, in her new book Quiet, have asserted as much. … Continue reading

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X PRIZE Foundation and Shell Convene “Visioneers” to Explore Innovation to Help Address China’s Energy Challenge | X PRIZE Foundation

Compare the ‘visioneers’ to Fuller’s ‘moral entrepreneur‘. Open and incentivized innovation can help leverage existing research and development dollars by hosting a prize competition with a clear goal and allowing teams to compete to achieve that goal while securing their … Continue reading

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“Fracked Ideologies” published at Science Progress

The use of high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas drilling has ignited a fiery political debate. Advocates tout natural gas as a clean-burning, cheap, and abundant fuel that can boost economic growth and energy security. Detractors question these benefits and … Continue reading

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