August 18, 2014

Brazil's path to inclusive growth

Report| McKinsey Global Institute

July 23, 2014


Wow. Interesting Danish hybrid entrepreneurship - design program. Fastco article

June 19, 2014

2014 CNBC's Disruptor 50


Innovation and sustainability in the value chain-

A project by FGV in Brazil. Many company examples

Innovation ecosystem

and the Valley of Death- an NSF analysis Also good Schumpeter innovation definition.

Rate of adoption issues for wearable tech-

Good stats for awareness -> intention-> action-> reaction from NYT

June 12, 2014

Disruptive innovation in health care

David Bornstein, in the NYT. Could this be replicated down another level, with patients and social media?

May 13, 2014

Japan Design,

Kenya Hara's view. His ideas also apply to China and Brazil.

May 12, 2014

Adam Minter interview on Fresh Air

The author of my current favorite book Junkyard Planet interviewed by my favorite interviewer.

May 8, 2014

Reframing problems instead of solving them.

From Yale SOM news: "Miriam Erez, vice dean for the MBA program and chair of the Knowledge Center for Innovation at Technion, observed, "SOM students understand that trying to find the 'right' answer to a given problem is often not nearly as productive as first defining the problem in a whole new way. This is an invaluable framework for anyone interested in starting a business."" Some psych models for doing this.


Well designed way to learn Chinese characters.

Three trends in design:

open source, the maker movement, and the share economy, from NYT.

May 7, 2014

New art museums in Shanghai

from ARTnews

May 6, 2014

African Transformation Index

a better measure of economic progress than GDP

May 5, 2014

Global recycling podcast

with Adam Minter