Lion hunts gazelle

Divided We Fall: Inner Conflict, Outer Disruption

In my work as a consultant in reinvention and organizational change, I see this trend all the time. We are often so embroiled in inner conflict, with internal one-upmanship, with competing with the person down the hall that we have no energy left to deal with real threats or to identify magnificent opportunities.

Michelle Weise

Long Life Learning with Michelle R. Weise

Long Life Learning: Preparing for Jobs that Don’t Even Exist Yet by Michelle Weise focuses on the disruptive and burgeoning innovations that are laying the foundation for a new learning model that includes clear navigation, wraparound and funding supports, targeted education, and clear connections to more transparent hiring processes. 

Annie Auerbach Flex

Flex: Reinventing Work for a Smarter, Happier Life with Annie Auerbach

Flex is a manifesto for living and working on your terms. It means looking at the established, rigid ways of doing things and asking: ‘Is this really working for me?’ If the answer to that question is ‘No’ then read on, because this book is for you.

We welcome the author of Flex: Reinventing Work for a Smarter, Happier Life, Annie Auerbach


Drill is Skill: Innovation is Procedural and Declarative

Declarative learning happens through the hippocampus, a part of the brain that plays important roles in the consolidation of information from short-term memory to long-term memory. Declarative learning lends itself to explicit, conscious recollection. This type of learning involves a weak set of patterns, that is, I can explain it to you, but from a place of explicit understanding rather than implicit experience. I can explain the theory but not the experience.

Learning by experience is called procedural learning. In procedural learning, acquisition and memory are demonstrated through task performance. We experience by doing. This learning happens through the part of the brain called the basal ganglia, responsible for habit formation and repeat task formation. This type of learning involves a strong set of patterns, where, I can explain to you by drawing on implicit experiences. As I practice any skill, my learning patterns become increasingly ingrained, like the grooves in a vinyl record.

For innovation initiatives to succeed we must experiment and not just discuss.

Barbara Oakley Innovation Show

Learn Like a Pro with Barbara Oakley

Barbara Oakley struggled in the past with our learning. But has found techniques to help us master material—any material. Building on insights from neuroscience and cognitive psychology, she gives us a crash course to improve your ability to learn, whether you’re studying maths, language, coding, karate, cooking, or anything else. You’ll see why the strategies work because you’ll see what’s happening in the brain when you use them. No, this isn’t a little book of miracles.

But you will find that reducing frustration and improving your study success may sometimes feel miraculous.

Scott D Anthony

Eat, Sleep, Innovate with Scott D. Anthony

The world’s biggest untapped source of energy isn’t the wind, water, or sun. It is inside existing organisations, which are brimming with innovation energy. Today that energy is largely constrained and contained. You need to release, harness, and amplify it. Today’s book will show you how.

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