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The Future of Innovation in Media and Entertainment

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The global entertainment industry takes many forms but whether its aim is to delight, distract, inform or terrify there’s always a back story, a location and a cast and its value chain will always be heavily reliant on Curation, Distribution and Consumption Continue reading → Build Capability Creativity Innovation Leadership Management Psychology Strategy entertainment future media Tecnolog

TED Talk: “Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator” [video]

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Continue reading → Entertainment Inspiration People & Skills Presentations Video education Comedy entertainment TED Tim UrbanHilarious and Poignant, Tim Urban's presentation at TED is a must-see for the Innovator, Procrastinator, or both!

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Three Lessons in Innovation from Jeff Bezos

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Continue reading → Business Models Consumer Innovation Entertainment Entrepreneurship Innovation Inspiration Profiles of Innovators Uncategorized Amazon Diversification Jeff Bezos kindle Online Commerce washington postDisrupt your own business before someone else does. He wanted to own that segment of the market too and to prevent a competitor from seizing it.

David Bowie: Serial Innovator and Re-inventor

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Continue reading → Blogging Innovation Case Study Celebrity Creativity Entertainment Innovation Leadership Strategy Uncategorized David Bowie music Peter Cook ReinventionA review of David Bowie's capacity as a serial innovator and re-inventor.

David Bowie and Innovation Excellence

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The Starman was a master of blending and synthesizing concepts to consistently create innovation that spanned music, the arts and business models Continue reading → Uncategorized Arts Arts and Entertainment business creativity Creativity Disruptive Innovation Innovation music Music Industry Performing ArtsRemembering David Bowie as a consummate innovator.

The Yin And Yang Of Elon Musk

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Innovation Profiles of Innovators Technology 3D Conspiracies Elon Musk entertainment future gaming Science Simulations Solar City technology tesla Trends Virtual Reality vr XboxBut the thing that caught my eye was his assertion that we all are might be living in a computer.

3 Months in Virtual Reality, 6 Lessons Learned

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Change Cognition Consumer Innovation Creativity Disruption Entertainment Product Innovation Technology gaming Oculus product innovation technology Virtual_Reality vrSo now I finally have my own VR setup at home. I’ve spent many hours in VR. I visited the Himalaya. I went to Pluto. I’ve had front row seats (and better) in concerts and I’ve been inside games like never before.

Apple Announces Name Change to App-le

Braden Kelley

And last week Apple announced a flurry of new products … Continue reading → Apple Innovation Technology Apple TV applications entertainment future ipad iphone ipod television TrendsFirst Apple changed its name from Apple Computer to Apple to better reflect a business focus that was extending beyond computers to music players, smartphones, digital music sales, and more.

The Wonderful World of App-le Television

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And last week Apple announced a flurry of new products including: Continue reading → Apple Technology apple TV applications entertainment future ipad iphone ipod television TrendsFirst Apple changed its name from Apple Computer to Apple to better reflect a business focus that was extending beyond computers to music players, smartphones, digital music sales, and more.

Muhammad Ali: an analogy for innovation

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Continue reading → Celebrity Entertainment Headlines Inspiration People & Skills Profiles of Innovators Uncategorized Boxing Innovator Profile sports Success StoriesToday I'll argue that Ali embodies innovation, and his life is symbolic and perhaps an analogy for what innovators live and do.

Serious Games & Innovation Management: Hélène Michel on Cubification™

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Hélène Michel is a brilliant professor at Management School of Grenoble, Creativity Disruption Entertainment Experience Innovation Games Innovation Cubification Gamification Hélène Michel Mathias Salanon OpopoïEditor’s note: Hélène Michel is a researcher in innovative learning systems and an expert in serious games and gamification. She develops, imagines and experiments the digital tools that will be part of tomorrow’s classrooms. Innovation Excellence contributor, Nicolas Bry, shares his conversation with her.

Curated for you by our team: Mustread innovation longreads

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Board Of Innovation Daily Inspiration Entertainment & tourism Entrepreneurship books Innovation reads Longreads Reading Summer holidaySummer is coming, which means most of you take time for a vacation. While some people spend their holiday on a sunny beach, others prefer a ‘staycation’ to relax at home. No matter where you are, summer is absolutely a great time to catch up your reading.

RIP George Martin – An Innovation Master

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RIP Sir George Continue reading → Creativity Entertainment News Profiles of Innovators Academy of Rock analogy Classic Rock Music Innovation Innovation Mindset music Music Innovation Rock n RollIt has been a tough few months for Rock and Roll. We have lost Bowie, Lemmy, BB King, Chris Squire, Scott Weiland, Glenn Frey and today, Keith Emerson.

What Henry Beard & Chris Cerf Can Teach Us about (Deceptive) Communication

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Continue reading → Book Review Case Study Creativity Culture & Values Entertainment Government Headlines News Op Ed education American Democracy Communication Literary Hub Political Campaigns political correctness politics Satire SpinglishSatirists Henry Beard and Christopher Cerf shine some light on Deliberately Deceptive Language.

GUY KAWASAKI on The Top Ten Mistakes of Entrepreneurs

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Fantastic content, authentic delivery, entertaining, and provocative. This is absolutely brilliant! If you are an aspiring entrepreneur, this is required viewing. But even if you're not trying to raise venture capital, you can still learn a lot from Guy simply by tuning into the way he makes his pitch. And his Art of the Start is a treasure. Idea Champions

Are You Setting Yourself Up For Failure

Rmukesh Gupta

A few weeks back, I got an email from the airline announcing that they will equip their aircrafts with wi-fi and if I downloaded an app, I shall be able to have access to an array of inflight entertainment options. For the in-flight entertainment to be made available on all the flights would easily take more than a month. I love watching movies. It was disappointing.

Prime Time Innovation: Why Audiences Can’t Get Enough of “Shark Tank” and Other Entrepreneurial Reality TV Shows

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Continue reading → Celebrity Entertainment Innovation Uncategorized Business Models Innovation Management innovative thinking Shark Tank successThe show’s premise is simple: it’s essentially a business pitch competition where entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas on live TV to a panel of investors known as the “sharks”.

Spinglish for Innovators

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Continue reading → Book Review Creativity Entertainment Psychology Uncategorized marketing Communication Cristopher Cerf Henry Beard Humor language politics Satire Spin Spin Doctor SpinglishWhy is Spinglish important to innovation practitioners? It’s probably wise to be alert to the Spinglish on the other side of the table, and from time to time, using some spinning can be practical.

The 2015 Digital Tonto Reading List

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My list of great books that inform, entertain and inspire! Related posts: The 2011 Digital Tonto Reading List. A Digital Tonto Reading List for 2009. The 2014 Digital Tonto Reading List. The 2013. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Reading List

The Business Model Is The Message

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As the media business continues to evolve, we can expect new business models to emerge and that, in turn, will continue to shape how creators inform, entertain and excite us. Related posts: How The. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. All Posts Media

100 Days of Rejection

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Entertaining and inspiring 15 minute TED talk about a fascinating experiment launched by a young entrepreneur and what he learned about how to turn rejection into opportunities. Idea Champions. Storytelling at Work

Which is better – Planned or Emergent Innovation?

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Sometimes the show flops but more often the results are brilliantly entertaining. Most innovation initiatives are planned and programmatic. We focus on a challenge, analyse the problem, brainstorm some great ideas and then put together teams to implement the best ones. There is a program and the projects adhere to it. The emphasis is on plans and targets. They use improv. You can try both.

Time to Reboot the Speaking Industry in the Human-to-Human Era

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Some people believe that when you are invited to give a talk or a speech, you are expected to entertain an audience. I have experienced speakers who post on their social media updates that they are off to be the opening act at a company conference. It always makes me think about the missed opportunity in having this limiting belief.

GE & Nat Geo: ‘Breakthrough’ TV series celebrates innovation in science

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Continue reading → Entertainment Innovation Inspiration Science Uncategorized education discovery GE NatGeo National Geographic R&DGE has partnered with National Geographic on a new series, 'Breakthrough', which premieres tonight, November 1st on the NatGeo channel. The series examines scientific explorers and cutting-edge innovations.

Six Tips to Customize and Improvise your Presentation

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You will entertain and enliven the audience. Many speakers at conferences give a standard pre-packaged presentation. They prepare it in advance and give a competent performance but they miss the chance to really connect with the audience. Good speakers will research the event and audience in advance and will tailor their talks to include their most relevant stories, examples and messages.

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How Startups Slay Giants


A quick story on how I applied this is the second startup I was a part of The Jumpitz; a kids entertainment group. Illustration credit Christian Laborin. Slaying giants is fun, almost every new disruptive company slays a giant or two. Last week I had a chat with a team based in Puebla Mexico working on a cool augmented reality application for museums. Play the game you know you can win.

Practical Points on Critical Thinking

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And Nilson is quick to recognize that this learning space is only as effective as the educator’s willingness to also engage and model critical thinking to the students: “Students need to see us showing the courage to question our own opinions and values, the fair-mindedness to represent multiple perspectives accurately, and the open-mindedness to entertain viewpoints opposed to our own.

5 Reasons these 3 Steps Will Get You Those Top 4 Results


The Wizard of Oz © Turner Entertainment Co. We love lists. If we do these 3 things, everything will be alright: our customers will shower us with accolades, our employees will ooze engagement and innovation and we will be profitable beyond belief. It doesn't work that way. The path is not linear. It's not a set of prescribed turns to get to your destination. If you want to lead, think.

The core ingredients behind Andres Carne De Res unique customer experience


Not only that, in order to maintain a sense of surprise they hire actors to entertain guests all night. With so many entertainment options you would think that Andres Carne de Res is for adults, but they appeal to anyone; kids included. Mimes, live performances, actors, face painting activities, exotic drinks, a climbing wall…an art performance, right? Empowered employees.

Five Product Innovations that Evolved Over Time


They could be a new way to call a cab, drive a car with little need for gas, or a completely new way to look at medical science, technology, or entertainment. The product innovations that generate the most excitement and public interest are the disruptive innovations. However, these innovations aren’t that common. Sometimes, you have the perfect solution already created.

Top 5 Innovation TV Shows

Robert Brands

Innovation takeaway: If there is any takeaway from the show, it’s this: while watching others succeed can be entertaining and inspiring, armchair entrepreneurship will get you nowhere. StartUp: This new scripted show just premiered on September 6, 2016 on Crackle, Sony’s online streaming entertainment network. Innovation on TV: The Top 5 Innovation-Inspired Shows . 1] [link].

Amazon Go: Freedom from Checkouts and a Sign of Automation To Come


Like Google, Amazon is also known to entertain wild ideas that get headlines that rarely make it into the world, but both are focused on solving real problems. Entertaining wild ideas is a form of experimentation, testing for hints on how something might and not work and course correcting as you learn. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic” — Authur C.

Why the MBTI test is useless in innovation programmes

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Once you watch the video, you’ll see how the test has no basis in real psychology, is widely discredited by research (which found that as many as 50 percent of people arrive at a different result the second time they take a test, even if it’s just five weeks later) and is more a tool for entertainment than a performance indicator. That was always a barrier.

Virtual Reality Vs. Reality


For example, it’s not a stretch to think that virtual worlds will be created by gaming and entertainment companies for us to play around in with our self-created avatars a la Second Life. Finally, I’ve started a podcast! In this first episode my co-host Adrian Pedrin, Film Producer and Director, and I talk about virtual reality versus reality. billion. Let’s discuss!

Content Marketing Strategy – 8 Reasons a B2B Company Should Engage in Social Media


Share engaging, entertaining, and sought after information for the audience. Waiting at O’Hare airport for my flight, another business traveler stopped in front of me, and asked, “Mike Brown?” ” He was a former corporate sales executive where I used to work. He is now the C-level sales and marketing executive at a B2B service company. Those are only eight reasons.

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Find your worst nightmare… and make it come true!


The story entertained me, but it also demonstrated that that the driver has the potential to disrupt the travel industry! The next wave of disruption. Uber disrupted the world taxi market in a couple of years and even the courts are having trouble slowing their growth. Even in other less-Uber-dominated markets, you can still find similar locals services. And Uber? A fatal mistake.

The Main Impediment to Innovation

Destination Innovation

Finally I asked one delegate who ran his own business in entertainment, ‘What was impeding innovation for his firm?’ What is impeding innovation in your business today? I asked this question at a Master Class on Innovation I ran recently for senior executives leaders in large organizations. The answers included many corporate culture issues such as: - We are risk averse. There is no budget.

What is innovation? 15 experts share their innovation definition

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Paul Sloane is a Speaker, Facilitator and Author, specialising in entertaining talks & workshops on creativity, lateral thinking & innovation. I spoke to 15 of the world’s leading innovation experts to get their definition of “innovation” The variety in their responses may surprise you. Content. Introduction. Nick Skillicorn. David Burkus. Stephen Shapiro. Live it.

Content Marketing Strategy – 5 Things Your Content Can Deliver


Entertainment – Provides amusement or enjoyment. What a strong first day at the Brand Strategy Conference in New York. There were lots of great ideas and very little free time! The kickoff presentation on the first day was from Kodi Foster, Vice President – Data Strategy at Viacom. Kodi’s presentation focused on fusing creativity and data innovation to drive brand growth.

What's the Rationale for the AT&T Acquisition of Time Warner?

Michael Roberto

Do we think that innovative new entertainment industry business models will emerge from such a large complex entity, or is it more likely to occur from newer, more nimble players in the industry? This week AT&T announced the acquisition of Time Warner in an $85 billion cash-and-stock deal. Investors did not exactly dance in the streets. Why the concern from investors about this acquisition, and what's the possible rationale for this deal? The proposed deal is an example of vertical integration, marrying a content creator (Time Warner) with a distribution system (AT&T). HBO Now).