Leading Creative Teams (Stanford Leading Innovation notes)

Building the team Superstars aren’t lone geniuses or  dazzling independent performers The “lone inventor” is a myth:  Great innovations happen in social/ teams and networks. Darwin’s network and team (esp. by correspondence, also a ‘PR’ team who defended his ideas) Thomas Edison’s lab (lousy inventor but great at building the lab and business) The duos that started HP, Sun, Yahoo!, and  Google (Facebook, Zuckerberg and all) Leader’s goal = the “product” at the Hasso Plattner  Institute of  Design: Creative Collaborators Who are the real superstars? People who spread their ideas to others Borrow ideas from others (and give them  credit) and help others succeed. GE, IDEO, Genencor, McKinsey, and P&G – very different reward systems, all the same  philosophy: If … Continue Reading Leading Creative Teams (Stanford Leading Innovation notes)

The Future of Work and how Trump’s win shows how vital the arts and humanities are

THE FUTURE OF WORK Mithunkumar Ramalingam and Brian Bailey The second half of 2016 has seen a number of reports and papers suggesting emergent disruption of the structural composition of the Australian workforce, largely through a convergence of technologies that seem likely to drive the automation of work. What might … Continue Reading The Future of Work and how Trump’s win shows how vital the arts and humanities are

Mind games. Neuro gaming

One of my favourite talks at TEDx Sydney 2016 was by Karen Palmer, who combines Neurogaming, Film, Wearable Technology and Parkour to create dynamic immersive video installations to inspire and empower the user. Her practise involves creating a sense of mindfulness and “being in the moment”to simulate a physiological and spiritual … Continue Reading Mind games. Neuro gaming

Think! TEDx 2016

I’m often left wondering what TEDx is all about, so look forward to thinking about it from someone more informed’s point of view. Kylie Dunn’s Start Thinking! An Initial Review of TEDxSydney and also Work Club’s TEDx Sydney 2016 Recap