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Inventing a job

From Tony Wagner, the Harvard education specialist..... “Today,” he said, “because knowledge is available on every Internet-connected device, what you know matters far less than what you can do with what you know. The capacity to innovate — the ability to solve problems creatively or bring new possibilities to life — and skills like critical thinking, communication and collaboration are far more important than academic knowledge.

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Unprepared for business disruption?

''Nearly two-thirds of respondents [CIO's] say their organizations are at risk from information- and technology-based disruption. Ranking highest among disruptive forces are potential shifts in customer expectations for better products or differentiated services enabled by information- and technology-based capabilities. Pressures may be arising from widespread use and acceptance of emerging products and services.

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Collaborative innovation

Here's a nice film promoting Charles Leadbetter's new book "We Think". The book is about collaborative innovation on the net.

From Mr. Leadbetter's site, "Welcome to We-think: mass innovation, not mass production

WeThink explores how the web is changing our world, creating a culture in which more people than ever can participate, share and collaborate, ideas and information.

Ideas take life when they are shared. That is why the web is such a potent platform for creativity and innovation.

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Expertly filtering the wisdom of crowds

filtering ideasMost of these social software technologies, at least the ones we set up, use tags (think tag clouds), folksonomies, taxonomies, , voting, reviews, recommendations, and search. This makes it quick and easy for experts as well as cross-collaboration teams to quickly and easily filter through ideas.

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Business Technology Trends to Watch

"Eight business technology trends to watch", from Mckinsey Quarterly

Eight emerging trends are transforming many markets and businesses. Executives should learn to shape the outcome rather than just react to it.

Managing relationships

1. Distributing cocreation

The Internet and related technologies give companies radical new ways to harvest the talents of innovators working outside corporate boundaries.

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Front end of innovation

Below is information on an innovation conference that I received in an email. What's interesting is that conversations on all of the topics and the core competencies are freely available on the net. Use del.icio.us (the filtered net), technorati, google or yahoo blog search to find deep smarts. Aside from meeting new people or making contacts, conferences hold little value for me anyhow.

This is the new era of the unconference and enterprise 2.0. The net is the new meeting place. Limited not by cash resources but by imagination.

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Enterpise Web 2.0 Scenario

From Early Stage VC, Peter Rip post about, "So What Does Web 2.0 in the Enterprise Look Like?

History can help us answer this question. If you are old enough to remember a world before PCs, then you have an unfair advantage. (Nice feeling for a change, huh?) You have seen history repeat twice and are likely to see it happen again. The answer is The Dominant IT Company defines the landscape for Enterprise IT. Everyone else follows.

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Doorways to Innovation

Free business development ideas on innovation and open collaboration. We strongly believe greats ideas are everywhere - even outside the company walls. Both, innovation and open collaboration, are great processes that demand a framework, say, a social network system or a community application approach.

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