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Happiness is linked to higher creativity

Idea to Value

One study from 2008 of 171 students found that people’s happiness was significantly related to their ability to come up with ideas. Another 2008 meta-analysis of 102 studies found that the type of mood people were in directly affected their creativity. This was also shown in a 2021 study of 722 high school students in Lithuania.

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Eight Companies that Switched What They Did

Destination Innovation

From 1998 to 2008 it was the world’s largest supplier of mobile phones and smartphones but fell behind Apple and Samsung. In 2008 Mars Inc. Nokia was founded in 1865 by mining engineer, Fredrik Idestam, as a wood pulp mill in Tampere, Finland which was then part of the Russian Empire. It became a network equipment manufacturer.

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Baader-Meinhoff Phenomenon: Why we see things everywhere once we see them once

Idea to Value

The Baader-Meinhoff group had existed in the 1970s, and there was even a popular German book (1985) and film (2008) about them, but they were not as well known outside the country. However, the user saw their unusual name once, and after that point they seemed to notice it again and again.

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What you can learn from history about innovating during a crisis

Board of Innovation

The companies that grew the most during the 2008 financial crisis were those that invested in innovation. Here are some of our suggestions for your strategy based on information from previous crises. The post What you can learn from history about innovating during a crisis appeared first on Board of Innovation.

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Why did Taylor Swift just re-record her chart-topping album?

Idea to Value

So why did she just do potentially the most un-creative thing a musician can do: Re-record one of her previous albums, ‘Fearless’ from 2008? She is also respected for being a highly creative songwriter and performer. It all comes down to owning your own platform as an artist.

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Creating 21st Century Transformational Learning

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Janet Sernack I was privileged to attend one of the first Theory U; Presencing Leadership for Profound Innovation and Change Workshops presented by the Sloane School of Management, in Boston in 2008. This means that I have … Continue reading →

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How To Manage Yourself Out Of A New Great Recession in 2023


In 2008, the world experienced a severe financial crisis. The crisis began in the United States, where a housing market bubble burst, causing home prices to plummet and many homeowners to default on their mortgages. This led to a crisis in the banking and financial sector, as many banks held toxic mortgages on their books.…