Being an innovator, a disrupter, within your area of expertise, knowledge or ideation is not just about that a-ha moment. It's about capitalizing on it. It's about realizing the value of what you hold in your head or your hands and making it all happen.
Clearly there are some health care startups that will meaningfully improve health care. But there is justifiable concern that too many are focused on the wrong patients and wrong problems using technology with limited applicability.
Today we stand on the shoulders of giants in a rapidly changing world. In order to gain the competitive edge needed to stay relevant, it is imperative that businesses seek to disrupt their own business model before the competition does.
Women entrepreneurs are biologically hardwired to harness time, and tend to care about the communal impact they have on others. That's why we choose our tools wisely, such as the use of social media, which has already changed the world.
"Innovations are part of a larger movement toward a culture of health, a day when ideal cardiovascular health is the norm. Yet the real answer is people -- helping them live longer and better. Life is why."
In the 20th century corporate skunk works® were used to develop disruptive innovation separate from the rest of the company. They were the hallmark ...
The term Whitewater Learning, coined by Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown, aptly captures the learning environment urgently needed to engage the natural curiosity of our youth.
"In the 17th century, Innovators didn't get accolades. They got their ears cut off." - Emma Green The competitive marketplace of the 21st century has...
Jobs' real genius was that he had learned how to see and he operated with an understanding of and empathy for the people who would become future users of Apple products -- devices like the iPad that would 'make our heart sing.'
An intraprenueur is someone who takes an entrepreneurial approach from within a large organization. Someone who challenges conventional thinking to drive innovation, creative thinking and new ways of approaching business.
Pioneering companies proactively embrace change--not on a reactionary basis or simply as inevitability, but as an opportunity to challenge the status quo and achieve greater success.
The commitments we make to ourselves and our students say a lot about the type of educator we hope to be. Here is an inside look into three of the (many) commitments that our innovative educators will be making for the upcoming year.
But to be successful at making art, you need an extra measure of sensitivity. Beyond the technical skills, like the ability to play the piano or draw, the artist's superpower is the capacity to feel acutely.
Sometimes what looks at first like a game-changer is seen in retrospect as a sustaining innovation instead. And that's no failure.
Theses technologies emerge through experimentation and investment and the desire to fill a need in the marketplace. That's the kind of disruptive innovation that the internet needs. It is what took us from dial up to DSL to fiber and to LTE wireless.
We hear a lot in the news about America losing its competitive edge. With the private sector focusing myopically on short-term profits and Congress staggering along as usual, there seems to be no way out.