Which location has a better mobile payment system: Kenya or Silicon Valley? The answer is Kenya, and we can learn a lot about innovating more effectively by looking at why this is the case.
Ideas from Carol Dweck, Hayao Miyazaki and Ira Glass help us figure out how to grow our talent.
If we want to change the world, we have to communicate our ideas clearly. This is challenging. I learned some lessons about how to do this in giving a talk at TEDxUQ this year.
You should start a blog right now. It will help both you and others learn, and it will help you build a skill.
Innovation depends on insight. But many of the practices and habits within our organisations actually inhibit generating insights. In Seeing What Other Don’t, Gary Klein offers some ideas for overcoming these obstacles, and for generating novel insights.
One of the world’s first home computers was the Honeywell Kitchen Computer. It was a disastrous product, but thinking about it can help us spread our own new ideas more quickly.
The Brisbane Innovation Network took a field trip to visit HackerSpace Brisbane today. We can learn a lot about how to innovate by watching how things work in these collaborative invention labs.
The best way to get ideas to spread has been around a long time: talk to people.
Kenya is at the cutting edge of innovation in mobile money. How can this be? There are a plenty of reasons, and a few things to learn about innovation by investigating.
What social networks do you have to be on to succeed? Whichever ones fit your strengths. Here’s how to think about this question a bit more strategically.
The startup Thumbtack hired a full-time chef a few years ago, and it transformed their business. It’s a great story of unintended business model innovation that we can learn from.
A medical emergency for my cat Wallace leads to surprising discoveries about a common household product, which teach some useful innovation lessons.