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Code Boot Camps:  a New Approach to Workforce Development?

Code Boot Camps: a New Approach to Workforce Development?

The New York Times recently ran a piece on a new type of training institution for technology workers, code boot camps.  They are high-pressure and costly, but the seem to deliver results: These boot camps reflect the start-up ethic: small for-profit enterprises that are fast (classes are two to four months), nimble (revising curriculum to […]

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Designing Innovative Work Spaces

Designing Innovative Work Spaces

We get asked all kinds of questions about innovation.  Over a decade ago, we were asked to recommend an approach to designing R&D spaces for a Fortune 100 firm.  After a fairly extensive research effort, we recommended the approach you seen in the diagram to the right.  We found that innovative spaces were spaces that […]

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The Looming Creativity Crisis

The Looming Creativity Crisis

A recent post from the Wharton School’s Knowledge@Wharton blog suggests we might be heading for a creativity crisis: Scores from the widely administered Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking have been declining since 1990 among the nation’s youngest students, according to a study by College of William & Mary assistant professor Kyung-Hee Kim of nearly 300,000 […]

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NYU to Open Entrepreneur’s Lab

NYU to Open Entrepreneur’s Lab

According to Xconomy, NYU is creating a lab to serve as a centralized hub for its offerings for entrepreneurs: Historically when people wanted to learn more about entrepreneurship at the university, [Frank Rimalovski, executive director of the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute] says, the response has been to steer them to a website or tell them to […]

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Is 3-D Printing REALLY Such a Big Deal?

Is 3-D Printing REALLY Such a Big Deal?

3-D printing has gotten a lot of hype in the media and is something we’ve followed pretty closely.  But, is it turning out to be mostly sizzle with very little bacon?  The folks at McKinsey & Company would beg to differ.  In a recent post, Daniel Cohen, Matthew Sargeant, and Ken Somers argue that we’re […]

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MA, CT & NY among top “talent attractors” for Innovation

MA, CT & NY among top “talent attractors” for Innovation

This according to the latest edition of the Massachusetts Innovation Economy Index,, Massachusetts and Connecticut are the best-performing states when it comes to attracting and retaining high-tech. talent.  New York is the other Northeastern state to make the top six, trailing Texas, Illinois and California for sixth place nationally, and finishing ahead of New Jersey […]

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