And the Oscar goes to...

Posted by Leon Segal on 2/24/15 11:03 PM

The Global Innovation Summit in San Jose was great: the Oscar goes to T2VC for a wonderful event.

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Topics: General, History

Intelligent devices can make us stupid

Posted by Leon Segal on 2/16/15 9:11 PM

Navigation apps are great at getting us to our destination, but teach us nothing about the place we're in. The more they tell us, the less we know.

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Topics: General, History

Isaac Asimov's Brainstorming Advice to Nuclear Scientists in 1959

Posted by Leon Segal on 11/5/14 6:00 AM

Way back in 1959, Isaac Asimov gave a small group of ballistic missile defense system scientists piercing insights regarding the creative process — even describing brainstorming sessions in high detail. Fifty-five years later, one of those scientists, Arthur Obermayer, PhD, has shared Asimov's insights with the public.

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Topics: Ideation & Brainstorming, History, Innovation Capacity

Innovation Begins With An Eye: Empathy & Design Thinking

Posted by Scott Underwood on 10/3/14 11:55 AM

In this post I connect the concept of the "empathic practitioner" with the concept that "innovation begins with an eye" — a phrase Leon coined and Tom Kelley reused in his book The Art of Innovation.

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Topics: Defining & Framing, History, Empathy & Inspiration

Video Q&A with Design Thinker Charles Eames

Posted by Neil Goldberg on 7/17/13 3:54 AM

Charles Eames stands tall among the earliest design thinkers and doers. This fantastic movie was made in France on the occasion of the exhibition “qu’est ce que le design?” at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, at the Louvre in Paris, in 1972, as a question and answer session. 

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Topics: General, History