Innovation is all about dots!

Steve Jobs: “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something–your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”

Seth Godin: “Students today are educated in “collecting dots. Almost none of it spent teaching them the skills necessary to connect dots. The magic of connecting dots is that once you learn the techniques, the dots can change but you’ll still be good at connecting them.”

Richard Brier: “So what is innovation? Those other dots. The ones others miss. And having the certainty to know that the dots you see are not only valid but necessary if the world is to move forward.”

Source: Fast Company 01 Nov 2013

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The art of misdirection

If you could control someone’s attention what would you do with it?

Apollo Robbins – The gentleman thief, described by Forbes magazine as ‘an artful manipulator of awareness’, demonstrates in this entertaining presentation how you can control someone’s attention and influence their behaviour whilst highlighting the flaws in our perception.