Archives For October 2014

We like to believe that most of what we do is intentional, based on free will, and the product of a fact-based and rational decision-making process. But, as it turns out, our actions are mostly a function of habit. Observing highly productive innovators shows a specific set of habits – simplicity, mobility, interactivity, and more – drive their effectiveness. Once formed, habits are highly durable…so how can we build new habits, and supplant old ones, to make the most of the information at our disposal?

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Yesterday the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to multiple people, inviting discussion of why two (or more) brains are often better than one. History is full of creative pairs whose impact stemmed from collaboration – from Watson and Crick, to Lennon and McCartney, to Langer and McGuire. How can creative tension drive success in the innovation and start-up worlds?

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