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02/29/2012
John Colaruotolo

We started the day by asking everyone to describe what their trusted sources are for information and advice about their health. We got quite a lot of responses both on Facebook and in person, and on the wall of our project space. Not surprisingly the range included things like family, friends, Google, web sources, and doctors. A little more surprisingly, though, there were several threads that were about people being afraid that their own ability to judge for...

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02/29/2012
Mason Smith

Our storytellers are just getting going at TEDActive…

The Community and Commerce project team kicked off their day with a hot cup of coffee and great conversation around their topic.

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02/05/2012
Mason Smith

You are a business professional. You know your stuff. Before tackling any major business task, you familiarize yourself with best practices, design a plan, organize the appropriate people and watch a clip from your favorite comedy. Like many people, you may find the last step in this list out of place. Yet, it may be the most important step you can take to maximize your effectiveness.

Barbara Fredrickson, a leading scholar within social psychology, has...

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01/31/2012
Erin King

Inspiration comes in many forms.

Sometimes you get in a rut. You feel uninspired or stuck or like maybe you’ve “lost it.” Maybe you’re a little rusty and don’t trust your skills anymore.

Maybe all you need is a little inspiration. I recently got to scribe at a session for Monster.com with Nathaniel Bellows. My partner in scribing crime has a style that is wildly different from mine. He’s all swirls, and perfectly drawn characters and animals that...

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08/04/2011
Matt Saiia

This is the third post in our series on Catalyzing Innovation. I’ll be exploring the final three contributing factors here. Keep an eye out for my follow-up post on how Collective Next uses Applied Collaboration to bring these factors to life.

Space to Fail

By definition, innovation...

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07/26/2011
Matt Saiia

This is the second post in our series on Catalyzing Innovation. I’ll discuss the first three contributing factors here, and the remaining six in future posts.

Adjacency and Commingling

It is easy to over-simplify innovations. Yes, the iPod was about music, but its...

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08/25/2011
Matt Saiia

Organizations seeking to foster innovation must resist the temptation to make it solely the domain of specialized programs or tools, and instead focus on creating the conditions that allow innovation to occur and thrive.

Before embarking on an investigation of these conditions, it is helpful to start with a definition.

Innovation is the use of creative insights to combine, leverage, and develop knowledge and resources that are...

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