Burning Man or Kids' Stuff?
Read about the dreamers and doers at NY Maker Faire
#1. Inspire them with fun
#2. Be Inspired by them:
the dreamers, the doers
and the rock stars
Dreamers like Kelvin Doe...
Self-taught African Teen from Sierra Leon Wows M.I.T
...Doers like New York Wiz Kid Jared
The Next Silicon Valley stumbled upon the Maker in at the faire in Queens, accompanied by his lunch and his mom, standing very patiently in line, but with great expectation, awaiting entry in the Learn to Solder tent where this budding engineer was determined to perfect the ancient art and craft of soldering, such as tinning and metal flow, needed to avoiding cold solder joints, all the better to graft a button into a mouse and his other "Auduino stuff."
...and the Rock Stars
otherwise known as yesterday's wiz kids
-with thanks to creativestu1
Back to the Start
Learn more about backwards innovation in
The Accidental Innovator
How to Enable Serendipity
and Foster Creativity and High
Performance in the Workplace
Study: Innovation by small
businesses in US, Europe
grows while entrpreneurial
There's good news and bad news for entrepreneurs on the innovation and small business front in the U.S. and Europe according to a significant study of 3,000 business owners and partners across eight key market sectors published this week.
The good news is that innovation by small companies in the U.S. Denmark, Netherlands, UK, Spain and France is alive and well and on the upswing. That's the conclusion the 2013 survey results contained in the report: DNA of an Entrepreneur. The study, commissioned by Hiscox, an international specialist insurance and reinsurance company with operations in 11 countries also unearthed some disturbing trends. Full story here
Entrepreneurial Gender Gap
Are Men from Mars, Women
Venus, when it comes
to business ownership?
Yes report DNA of an Entrepreneur authors who found "compelling differences between male and female small business owners" in a recent survey of US, UK and EU business owners.
Social media meanwhile, according to the infographic, is widely adopted by women in business, much more so than by men.
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