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What catalyzes the “spreading” or “doing” component of the idea equation? What drives the thirst and, frankly, the resolve to move from ideation to actualized innovation despite numerous associated risks and unknowns?

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Even the best ideas, in their earliest moments, are iterative. Our minds assemble the “stuff” of ideas bit by bit and line by line as they emerge, often editing and reassembling on the fly, as we integrate new thoughts with previous experiences in order to envision a potential new solution. If this process sounds exhausting, it generally is. What makes us consider certain ideas sufficiently valuable to spend time in the ideation realm? And can seed-stage valuation capture the inherent value of an idea or the related company?

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Ideas. Worth. Doing.

June 24, 2014

Launched to explore the convergence of technology, entertainment, design, TED celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. What originated as a one-off gathering has grown exponentially over the past three decades into a global phenomenon. TED’s online stories have been watched over a billion times, with the TED brand having multiplied from annual gatherings in Monterey and Vancouver to now encompass a broad platform that includes TEDGlobal, TEDx, TEDFellows and TEDPrize, among several other offshoots.

In 2011, Johnson & Johnson Innovation launched TEDxJNJ, the first pairing of TED and with a company in order to continuously inspire a company culture of innovation. The TEDxJNJ Entrepreneurs Salon Series kicked off earlier this year with talks from entrepreneurs who are shaping the future of healthcare, including Katrine Bosley, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at MIT’s The Broad Institute and Chairman, Genocea Biosciences, Inc.; and Rushika Fernandopulle, MD, MPP, CEO, Iora Health.

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