Menu
Swatch announces to make Batteries with Unmatched Storage Capacity

Swatch announces to make Batteries with Unmatched Storage Capacity

Harrison Ford returns in Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner Sequel

Harrison Ford returns to Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner Sequel

The Science Behind The Dress

The Science Behind The Dress

Star Trek's Renaissance Man Leonard Nimoy, dead at 83

Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek's Renaissance Man, Dead at 83

Apple Watch Will Ditch the Car Keys and Remind Users to Exercise

Apple Watch Will Ditch the Car Keys and Remind Users to Exercise

Problem solving

I4U news

Flow States: Answers To The Three Most Common Questions About Optimal Performance About a month back, my organization—the Flow Genome Project—put out a call for questions. We asked our community, when it came to understanding flow states, if there was anything they’d really like to know. We got a...

Feb 9 2014, 10:01am CST

Why Innovation Needs Outsiders and Fresh Ideas When we’re stuck on a hard problem, we go seek out a superior. It seems like common sense. It’s something that is imbued into us from childhood and into adulthood. When you can’t solve that math problem, you ask your...

Feb 4 2014, 3:34pm CST

How Creativity is Enhanced by Technology

How Creativity is Enhanced by Technology I recently wrote a post about how marketers will need to learn to rely less on judgment and intuition in the era of big data.  It’s a controversial subject, especially since many marketers pride themselves, in fact...

Jan 28 2014, 3:17am CST

Why City Life Boosts Creativity And Startup Success

Why City Life Boosts Creativity And Startup Success The following post is by Roger Wu, cofounder of the business-to-business content distribution network, Cooperatize. What happens when you invite 10 people that work in different industries to dinner?  We get smarter,...

Jan 12 2014, 8:56am CST

Talk Outside the Box

Talk Outside the Box Our imaginations are limited by our experience; our routine; our habitual ways of working, thinking, and dreaming. This isn’t intended to be dispiriting news. But it is weighty news worth serious consideration. Because...

Jan 10 2014, 6:01pm CST

I4U news

5 Goals I'm Setting For My Business In 2014 We’re all guilty of it. We set our resolutions on the 31st of December, jazzed to make progress in our personal and professional lives, and then, by the middle of January, we’re bored. Our goals, which had once seemed...

Jan 10 2014, 11:51am CST

Sick Of Sports: Why Rock Bands Are A Better Metaphor For Work Teams

Sick Of Sports: Why Rock Bands Are A Better Metaphor For Work Teams Sports teams are the canonical metaphor for teamwork. We try to “pick winners” to score “slam dunks.” Team leaders “coach” team members and then “send in heavy hitters” who “step up to the plate” and sometimes “take one...

Jan 10 2014, 10:11am CST

Little Changes Matter A Lot--And Other Innovation Lessons From LEGOs

Little Changes Matter A Lot--And Other Innovation Lessons From LEGOs You can do far more with what you’ve got than you realize. And innovation is easier than you can imagine. Consider a LEGO brick. How many combinations do you think you can create from just six simple, eight-prong...

Jan 3 2014, 1:36pm CST

Drake Baer: How To Create A Sustainable Culture Of Innovation

Drake Baer: How To Create A Sustainable Culture Of Innovation I spoke to Drake Baer, who is a contributing writer at Fast Company and co-author of the upcoming book “Everything Connects: How to Transform and Lead in the Age of Creativity, Innovation, and Sustainability“. At Fast...

Dec 27 2013, 8:30am CST

To Foster Your Creativity, Don't Learn To Code; Learn To Paint

To Foster Your Creativity, Don't Learn To Code; Learn To Paint Earlier this month, Samuel Arbesman argued in Wired that the world needs more generalists, dabblers and polymaths. He notes (and he’s certainly not the first to note) that the body of scientific and technical knowledge...

Dec 27 2013, 1:36am CST

I4U news

12 Money Themes To Guide You Through The New Year Forget about New Year’s resolutions. How about a New Year’s to-do list? Maybe it’s just a matter of semantics, but making a list of what you want to accomplish financially could be a great way to start working toward...

Dec 26 2013, 11:41am CST