Friday, October 11, 2013

Thoughts on Thinking

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It's been a busy week and I've got a lot of different thoughts in the blender but since none of those thoughts are ready for prime time right now I figured I'd share this video from Nesta entitled "How Think Tanks Think".

It's 45 minutes of your day well spent. Geoff Mulgan goes over the process and conditions of ideas generation (novelty and mutation), outlines selection principals and addresses how these ideas replicate and spread; and he does so with a respectable bias towards action and a rich history of experience. I found his closing remarks about the wake of excess orthodoxy creating room for innovation particularly poignant yet deeply troubling.


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