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Nike’s Self-Lacing Shoes: Innovation 5,000 Years in the Making

Today, most athletic shoes employ a lacing technology only marginally improved upon since 3300 BCE, when Ötzi the Iceman bound his bearskin and deer hide shoes with strips of bark. Nike has been focusing on that five-millennium innovation gap for…

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Do It On The Road: Five Creative Thinkers Share Their Ideation Strategies

You do it on the road. Crossing San Francisco Bay in a ferry boat. Sitting with friends in a crowded café, or walking through the Getty museum. You ruminate. Ideate. Get in the space for your next great idea. Creative…

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Cross-Training for Innovation

Call it cross-pollination, transference, or paradigm shift: it’s the heart of innovation. Spotting emerging patterns – plucking an idea from another industry or culture – and then stitching it into a different world. Crossing ideas and influences can feel like…

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Design Thinking: Innovate The Desk

Students across the nation are rushing to study entrepreneurship hoping to become the next Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone, or Travis Kalanick. Universities too are expanding their curricula in a shift from more traditional liberal arts and science courses toward the…

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