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Building a Bridge to Big Ideas Through Brainstorming

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Riddle us this: A group of people are desperately trying to get from one side of a river to another without getting wet or drowning. How do they do it?

 … Give up? They cross the bridge.

While that riddle may seem silly or a part of the routine delivered by Captain Obvious, we mention it here to …

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Self-Driving Public Transportation: How is it going to change the way we travel?

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Roughly 100 years ago, the world’s culture shifted dramatically when horse-and-man-power transportation gave way to the internal combustion engine. Suddenly, it took far less effort – and time – to get from Point A to Point B.

As cars have advanced in design and function, the speed in which we travel has been able to keep …

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How to Disrupt a $28 Billion Industry with a $95 Pair of Glasses

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If there ever was a tale to be told about an underdog going after an industry giant, we’ve got one in the making. Move over Ben & Jerry’s, Dyson and Netflix. Make room for Warby Parker.

A conversation in a computer lab at the University of Pennsylvania about the ridiculously-high prices of prescription glasses led four …

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What Should Your Brainstorming Look Like?

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Most companies use brainstorming to develop creative ideas, solve tough problems or define new directions. But one of the biggest challenges to brainstorming is that blank piece of paper. It can mean too much freedom.

Like having 20 choices of peanut butter on the store shelf, too many possibilities can keep us from being able to …

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Collaborative Innovation – The Best Ideas Come from the Minds Of Many

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Alexander Graham Bell may get credit for inventing the telephone, but he didn’t do it alone. In fact, Bell’s final patented invention was the result of the hard work and dedication of an endless team of inventors spanning decades. And while the telephone might be one of the most iconic innovations of the modern age, …

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Does entertainment dictate the future?

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We read books, watch TV, and go to the movies, to escape from reality, at least temporarily. But what if the very shows, movies and stories we escape inside of for a few hours at a time were actually providing the groundwork for real-life innovations?

You don’t have to channel surf for too long to come …

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The Future of Virtual Reality

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Virtual reality isn’t, actually, all that new. In 1930, the first mechanical flight simulator was patented. In 1968, MIT developed the first VR headset, which was so heavy it had to be suspended from a ceiling and was nicknamed “the Sword of Damocles.” In 1996, Nintendo’s video game console – Virtual Boy – was discontinued …

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Building Your Very Own Celebrity Dream Team for a Business Challenge

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The NBC reality show Celebrity Apprentice gave us more than Donald Trump’s you’re fired catchphrase. It also showed us what happens when a group of strong-minded, diverse personalities get together to accomplish a similar business goal, while simultaneously trying to edge out their “competition” to get the attention and credit they feel they deserved.

While any …

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Here’s What Might Be Holding You Back from Your Next Big Idea

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Whenever you hear of some great and disruptive new idea, do you ever think to yourself: Why didn’t I think of that?

Do you wonder what’s holding you back from your next best epiphany or spark of creative genius? Many people believe that they lack creativity because of specific constraints such as not enough time, not …

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Are Innovative Thinkers Being Weeded Out by the Culture-Fit Trend?

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Of all the buzzwords flittering around in the business world these days (authority, transparency, hot desking), is it possible that the most toxic of them all is the word culture?

Everywhere you turn, brands big and small talk about culture. Adobe has a site dedicated to their culture – Adobe Life, where the software company delivers …

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