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Klaus Schwab: We need a new narrative for globalization | World Economic Forum

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               Klaus Schwab is the founder of the World Economic Forum and a philanthropist who is a strong supporter of social entrepreneurship. In this post he offers a thoughtful essay about the importance of transforming our ideas and practices of globalization. He recognizes that our current global systems are inadequate for building an inclusive society. You might also want to explore some of the many ideas presented at this year’s Davos forum.

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Source: Klaus Schwab: We need a new narrative for globalization | World Economic Forum

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Rewarding Disobedience — MIT Media Lab

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          I love love love the Media Lab at MIT and this new award is MIT at its best and most innovative. Rewarding Disobedience is a new award for outrageous innovation and development. Check it out and nominate someone who is really creating new shapes, not just thinking outside the boxes. Only Story People from Brian Andreas are fitting featured images for this post!

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Source: Rewarding Disobedience — MIT Media Lab

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the MIT Media Lab!

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Why Misfits Are the Best for Innovation – Stretch for Change – Medium

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          I am a misfit; I have always been a misfit in terms of functioning in an organization. I understand better than most the importance of this post today. You cannot achieve serious change or transformation in an organization without the so-called “misfits.” If you want your organization to make its mark through innovation, you had better read this post several times. A toast to the misfits in our lives!

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“The secret for successful innovation teams is in Hollywood…”

Source: Why Misfits Are the Best for Innovation – Stretch for Change – Medium

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates The Misfits Who Make Innovations Real!

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Innovation is overvalued. Maintenance often matters more | Aeon Essays

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          Over the next several weeks I will posting a series of essays that raise essential questions for the way we shape our world. Aeon Essays, like Brain Pickings, is one of my favorite resources for thinking about the difficult questions we have been avoiding for too long. While the title of the essay poses a dichotomy, the full work does not. It is the narrowness of our current views of innovation that make it such a problem. I hope you will read this important piece several times; argue with it where you will, but take to heart its essential lessons.

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Source: Innovation is overvalued. Maintenance often matters more | Aeon Essays

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of Aeon Essays!

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Urban95 Challenge: Designing cities that support healthy child development – Bernard van Leer Foundation

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Putting Children First, a Wonderful Opportunity:

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     This is a wonderful opportunity offered by the Bernard van Leer Foundation. If you have a great idea for helping the youngest children–birth through age 5–in your community, check this out and apply! Kudos to the Bernard van Leer Foundation.

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“Do you have an idea to improve the lives of young children in cities? How would you organise neighbourhoods, public space, green areas, housing, services and transportation? What else would you change or improve? The Bernard van Leer Foundation will invest in promising small projects that benefit young children in cities from the prenatal period up to the age of five. Applications are open to all organisations and individuals, from any country. Apply until September 16, 2016.”

Source: Urban95 Challenge: Designing cities that support healthy child development – Bernard van Leer Foundation

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Why the Maker Movement Matters: Part 2, Reducing the ‘Mind to Market’ Gap – The Atlantic

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Creative Expressions for Economic and Social Development:

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     This is the second in a two-part series in The Atlantic on the contemporary Maker Movement and its importance for economic development. What is your community doing to advance the Maker Movement. Share it with us through the Contact Form below.

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“Business are finding that “makerspaces” enable them to reduce what’s known as the mind-to-market gap: how long it takes for an idea to become a thing on a shelf.”

Source: Why the Maker Movement Matters: Part 2, Reducing the ‘Mind to Market’ Gap – The Atlantic

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The Creative Apothecary Supports the Maker Movement!

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Why the Maker Movement Matters: Part 1, the Tools Revolution – The Atlantic

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Creative Expression Through the Maker Movement 1:

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     Creative expression comes in many forms and the contemporary Maker Movement is one of them. The Atlantic has published an  important two-part series about it. This is part one on a key economic and social development.

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“Just like the internet before it, the Maker Movement is revolutionizing manufacturing, with implications for startups and jobs.”

Source: Why the Maker Movement Matters: Part 1, the Tools Revolution – The Atlantic

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Kinetic Art by Anthony Howe

Kinetic Art by Anthony Howe

Kinetic Art by Anthony Howe

The Creative Apothecary Supports The Makers Movement!

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Three Habits Of The Most Creative Problem Solvers | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

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     Fast Company is often a good source to turn to for thoughtful ideas and analyses that stretch the traditional mind-boxes of the workplace. This essay is well worth reading and sharing with others. It may also help you to understand yourself a bit better if you are a creative problem-solver!

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“Innovative thinkers can sometimes make a mess of things before they find a solution, but they have the stamina to keep looking.”

Source: Three Habits Of The Most Creative Problem Solvers | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

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10 Daily Routines For Honing Your Creativity | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

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     Fast Company magazine often surprises me. I began reading it soon after it went to press for the first time and still find in it good ideas to pass on. This article offers a potpourri of suggestions to keep you alive and fresh in your day to day pursuits.

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“If your daily routine doesn’t get your creative juices flowing, consider adapting these habits of famously creative thinkers.”

Source: 10 Daily Routines For Honing Your Creativity | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

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The Creative Apothecary Encourages You to Draw Outside the Box!

Childhood Creativity Leads to Innovation in Adulthood | Psychology Today

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Why We Need K-12 School Transformation Now

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We need a complete transformation of education from early childhood through college and university. My book in progress, “Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life,” will offer the foundations of a new model for schools and in the next few months I will be publishing a Resource Guide for the Arts in Education.

While the Psychology Today article refers to a single aspect of why the arts in education are key to student success, it is an argument that may convince the all too many skeptics about the importance of the arts in schools.

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“Researchers link arts and crafts in childhood to financial success in adulthood.”

Source: Childhood Creativity Leads to Innovation in Adulthood | Psychology Today

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The Kyle Group: Supporting the Arts in Education Everywhere!