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Forget Something?

Forget Something?

Skiing recently near Lake Tahoe I walked into my Holiday Inn hotel bathroom and found the small plaque behind the soap dish pictured above with the catchy phrase, “Forget Something?” Forgetting comes naturally. We forget our keys, our cell phones,…

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The Ageless Innovator

Barbara Beskind works at IDEO on projects that help the elderly. She’s 91. IDEO has long broken ground on novel ways to inspire radically new products and services. While the results can sometimes seem like magic, the secret is often…

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Bike Paths That Power Homes

What if bike paths could generate energy or empty shipping containers could be transformed to grow lettuce? Forward-thinking innovators find nuggets in the neglected and forgotten. They have a knack for repurposing everyday items. Local government teamed up with Dutch…

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