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Creative Company Conference

Creative Company Conference

Mark your calendar! This week, I confirmed that I will give a talk at the Creative Company Conference in Amsterdam on May 26. The CCC has a great list of speakers (including Sir Ken Robinson, Google’s Ji Lee, and TCHO‘s Louis Rossetto and Timothy Childs),…

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Hallo Tegenlicht kijkers!

Hallo Tegenlicht kijkers!

Click on image to start video. Education Futures is receiving a lot of visitors from the Netherlands – supposedly viewers of tonight’s Tegenlicht episode. I enjoyed the interview, and hope that you’ll find the program engaging. I’d like to hear what you think! Also, if…

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One probabilistic computer per child

One probabilistic computer per child

OLPC may see a new competitor enter the market. Utilizing a new microprocessor technology that embraces probabilistic logic computing rather than traditional boolean logic computing, a team at Rice University is designing a digital, touchscreen, LED slate for deployment in developing countries. Probabilistic computing permits…

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“Innovation in the field of innovation”

“Innovation in the field of innovation”

I received feedback from several readers that Arthur Harkins’ reasoning for why we need to Leapfrog might seem a bit too Machiavellian — “us versus them.” I therefore hope everybody will enjoy the contrast of perspective in this next video. In early November, we had…

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Arthur Harkins on Leapfrogging

Arthur Harkins on Leapfrogging

Earlier this month, I interviewed Arthur Harkins on our approach to innovating in human capital development (Leapfrog!). Specifically, I asked: What is Leapfrog? What are some examples of leapfrogging? What are the Leapfrog Institutes? What are the global implications for Leapfrog? Watch his responses in…

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CNET: How to hire innovators

CNET: How to hire innovators

This post goes without commentary as CNET’s interview with Scott Elrod, vice president of the hardware systems laboratory at the Palo Alto Research Center, pretty much sums it all. Well, okay, CNET sums it up as well: By hiring curious and passionate people, management doesn’t…

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Knowmads in Society 3.0

Knowmads in Society 3.0

Remember nomads? In the pre-industrial age, nomads were people that moved with their livelihood (usually animal herding) instead of settling at a single location. Industrialization forced the settlement of many nomadic peoples… …but, something new is emerging in the 21st century: Knowmads. A knowmad is…

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A “New” Minnesota Miracle

A “New” Minnesota Miracle

This morning, the Star Tribune published a piece on a push by DFL legislators for a “New Minnesota Miracle,” through an injection of $2.5 billion into K-12 education in Minnesota. From the article: The plan would pour money into basic education funding for schools to…

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The role of public media in building an innovative state

The role of public media in building an innovative state

This summer, Leapfrog Institutes and Education Futures interviewed Arthur Smith, a Boston-based media producer, on what the role public media might take on to help a state become a leader in innovation. His answer: making innovation economy jobs accessible and fun. More in the video:

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Chris Dede: Leapfrog beyond research triangles

Chris Dede: Leapfrog beyond research triangles

Last month, Leapfrog Institutes and Education Futures interviewed Dr. Christopher Dede, Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies, Technology, Innovation, and Education at Harvard University, on what it would take for a state to become a leader in innovation. His answer was quite simple: successful…

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