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Innovation

lateral thinking

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How To Develop Lateral Thinking For Better Decision-Making

Pretend that you're hosting some friends at your house for dinner. After the meal, you bring out a round cake that you'd like to cut into eight...

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innovation

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Why Bad Ideas Are Good For Innovation

Mark Tigan, civil servant of the village of Winooski, Vermont, was thirty-two years old when the president of the United States called to shut him...

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innovation lessons from picasso

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5 Of My Favorite Innovation Tips... From Picasso

This week, The New York Times pulled the curtain back on Apple Computer's "University" secretive training program for internal employees. The primary...

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innovation

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What Separates Those Who Make Break-throughs in Their Fields

Early in my career, I got some advice from a CEO I looked up to: 

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innovation

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The Art Of Productive Skepticism

Let's talk about the phrase “take at face value” for a moment.

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problem solving

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How To Use Second-Order Thinking To Solve Problems Smarter

In the late 1950s, the Chinese leader Mao Zedong launched a campaign to get rid of four types of pests he deemed responsible for the “transmission of...

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Nobody Wants To Be Wrong, But Here's Why People Fall For Fake Things

Recently, I spent over a year researching the little-known history of how the CIA used fake news to overthrow the government of Guatemala in the...

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