Category Archives: Government

Building a Learn It All Culture

Don’t Be a Know It All Trying to be a “know-it-all” is a flawed goal. It is impossible to know everything. This is by design. This is by intention. In much the same way that programming languages have garbage collection … Continue reading

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Bureaucracy and Politics versus Innovation

Innovation in military hardware is really hard. I wanted to call this article “Corruption versus Innovation” but I sailed back from the precipice to a more forgiving title to give the government and military contractors the benefit of the doubt … Continue reading

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America Drops Out of the Ten Most Innovative Countries

The latest Bloomberg Innovation Index is out (2021 edition), and South Korea has risen to first place, taking the title back from Germany, while the U.S. fell out of the Top 10 completely. Seven of the top 10 places went … Continue reading

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The Leading Country for Innovation for 2020 is…

The latest Bloomberg Innovation Index is out (2020 edition), and Germany has risen to first place, breaking South Korea’s six-year winning streak, while the U.S. fell one notch to No. 9. “Innovation is a critical driver of growth and prosperity. … Continue reading

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Empowering Every Resident with Tools for Change and Innovation

What if you could empower every citizen with tools that will help your city, state or country innovate and change faster than the competition for a penny a person? Well, now it’s possible… A revolution is beginning, and the smart … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Business Artist

I am an artist. There, I’ve said it. This statement may confuse some people who know me, and come as a shock to others. Braden, what do you mean you’re an artist? You’ve got an MBA from London Business School, … Continue reading

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Whither Innovation in Indiana?

Now that I’ve got your attention, let’s talk about homosexuality and whether it has any impact on innovation. There probably are two no more polarizing topics in the United States than homosexuality and abortion. But the truth is that if … Continue reading

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Powering Monday Night Football with Feet?

Electricity. It’s not exactly cheap, and in rapidly modernizing countries (or even U.S. municipalities with budget woes) the idea of illuminating a neighborhood soccer field so kids and adults can play at night (especially in a poorer neighborhood), might seem … Continue reading

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Should the Government Encourage Innovation?

“We need to out-innovate, outeducate, and outbuild the rest of the world” – United States President Barack Obama In the quote above the American President implies that it is somehow the role of the government to drive innovation? But can … Continue reading

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Why the Maker Movement Matters

The Maker movement is steadily gaining steam and some cities are looking to help it grow and thrive, seeing it as an opportunity to inspire artists and entrepreneurs. One such city is Edmonton, which lies in the Alberta province of … Continue reading

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