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Space for the 21st Century

June 20, 2016

Over the past decade, InnovationLabs has partnered with some of the world’s leading space advocates and educators to prepare and publish a series of books about the possibilities, opportunities, and challenges related to space travel, space commerce, and the development of a thriving off-Earth economy. We’re pleased to announce that the fifth volume in this […]

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Moore’s Law, Kings, Paupers, Lilies, and Exponents

September 20, 2015

In 1965, computer scientist and Intel co-founder Gordon Moore calculated the year to year progress that had been made during the brief history of computer chips, and he realized that as a result of scientific and technological innovation, the capacity of chips to perform computing functions was doubling roughly every year. This progress was instigated […]

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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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Innovation Around the World: Palau, China, Brazil & Kenya

March 3, 2014

Innovation is happening everywhere, and there’s a lot to admire about some of the insights behind these excellent ideas: Palau:  Sharks, Better Alive than Dead The southwestern Pacific nation of Palau consists of 250 islands, and is home to about 21,000 people.  Many sharks live there also, and in the past the sharks were killed […]

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Sustaining Success and Coping with Fundamental Change

December 28, 2013

The acceleration of change and its impact on business and society is a theme that we touch on constantly here in this blog.  This post covers four recent events that individually and together reflect how various organizations are coping (or not) with the changing world, and how they apply innovation and creativity to sustain themselves […]

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Warren Buffet’s Money Problems, and the Future of Energy

November 20, 2013

Warren Buffet has a money problem.  It’s not the sort of problem that an average person like you or I might have, but it is a problem nonetheless:  He has too much cash. Specifically, Mr. Buffet’s company, Berkshire Hathaway, is throwing off cash by the billions, and so he is obliged to find homes for […]

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