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.
A good list from TimeOut Shanghai
Nice online learning blog
is it more about textbooks? from the Economist
website has great article and video on social entrepreeurship
Time to learn more about: project-based learning (PBL), game-based learning (GBL), Understanding by Design (UbD), and authentic literacy.
Great themes- urbanization and sustainability. Nice website!
Nice summary of the new C&D Heath book.
Great report and blog about "the social economy", impact investing.
A good article from MITSloan on business relationships in China.
A Dutch innovation consultant's approach to the innovation process. Nice map!
Great resource for angel investment
Nice report by McKinsey- check out the charts! 65% of econ growth now to 2025 from mid-sized cities.
Lots of good resources for entrepreneurs and innovators, in particular lean startup tools.
Great blog with Chinese cultural insights.
Nice blend of crowd sourcing, and connecting talented students with businesses.
Anonymous employee reviews. Sort of Tripadvisor for job searchers. CEO approval rates are interesting. http://www.glassdoor.com/index.htm
There are many opportunities to launch new ventures in a leaner way. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/06/science/lean-start-ups-reach-beyond-silicon-valleys-turf.html
Great way to microfund creative projects, like this nano accessory
Part of U MN, second generation biofuels research. Biodiversity and carbon sequestration matter, per David Tilman. Field trip?
This applies to entrepreneurs and innovators as well.
is a business incubator for young, sustainable entrepreneurs in Shanghai.
Great videos and ideas sustainable design
Hugh Courtney's book, 20/20 Foresight: Crafting Strategy in an Uncertain World talks about four levels of uncertainty. This works nicely with Kanter's innovation pyramid. Summary and graphic McKinsey Quarterly article
Here is a public domain article with examples of each level ( no formatting in article).