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Cities, Innovation, and the Future

October 27, 2014

Innovation is intimately linked with cities. This occurs for many reasons, many of which are entirely obvious. People congregate in cities, and through experiencing problems and sharing ideas for how to solve them, innovation comes about. There are suppliers and experts and scholars and materials and tinkerers in cities in abundance, so questions can be […]

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Driven to Death by the Rate of Innovation

September 18, 2014

We recently had a fascinating meeting with a prominent venture capitalist based in Palo Alto, and during the course of our conversation about the pressures that his portfolio companies are under he used a fascinating phrase to describe the tech industry as a whole.  He said that the lagging companies, many of which are not […]

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Your Organization is at Risk

October 9, 2013

This is the first of a multi-part series on the trends creating significant impacts on society and creating a digital revolution which may turn out to be the ‘new industrial revolution.’ Every organization is at risk of not adapting to these trends as many industries are already being disrupted and key players are losing their foothold.

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A Great Learning Opportunity in London

September 9, 2013

Science, technology, and medicine are shaping our individual and collective futures.  So are cities, and robots, and data analytics.  So is your own creativity.  These are vitally important themes that are surely fascinating, and sometimes frightening as well.  They are frequent topics of this blog, and for good reason, as they are surely worth time […]

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When Desiging a Conference, Remember that Structure Wins

October 10, 2010

I’ve helped design a number of conferences over the years, often working with organizations who want to make significant changes to the format of their conference so that it can be more productive. I offer some options here that you may wish to consider for the design of small conferences (20-50 participants). Structure Wins The […]

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Innovation in Social Action

July 9, 2010

What happens when 1000 innovators and community leaders get together?  Great things can! For the last few years, InnovationLabs has partnered with CFED, an organization that has for more than 30 years dedicated itself to expanding economic opportunity for all Americans.  We’ve shared lessons and methods in innovation with CFED and its broader community, and […]

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