Design, Make, Play: Growing the Next Generation of STEM Innovators is a resource for practitioners, policymakers, researchers and program developers that illuminates creative, cutting edge ways to inspire and motivate young people about science and technology learning.
Innovating Minds: Rethinking Creativity To Inspire Change offers a perspective, grounded in science, that allows us to achieve both individual and collective creative goals. Wilma Koutstaal and Jonathan Binks draw upon extensive research from brain, behavioral, and organizational sciences to present a unique five-part "thinking framework" in which ideas are continually refined and developed. Beyond scientific research, Innovating Minds also describes the everyday creative challenges of people from all walks of life, offering insights from dancers, scientists, designers, and architects.
Behavioral Innovation demystifies the question of "What does it take to be more innovative?" by introducing the idea that innovation is much more of a behavior than a theory or corporate-defined initiative. Like any other behavioral change (losing weight, getting stronger, playing the piano, becoming a better partner), we can identify what we need to need to practice in the area of innovation to create a sustainable regimen that allows us to transform how we act, and most, importantly, reap the positive benefits from our behaviors. The book will include poignant, current case studies that show the reader how living in the Mindset of Discovery and practicing the Big Five can and will lead to significant business productivity and profitability.
In today's post-internet bubble world, conventional wisdom dictates that all the good ideas are taken, and the economy becomes a tournament in which everyone competes to reach the top. Zero to One shows how to quit the zero-sum tournament by finding an untapped market, creating a new product, and quickly scaling up a monopoly business that captures lasting value.