Ten Innovators to Follow on Twitter

For this installment in the Twitter series I have identified ten individuals who actively apply their imagination and creativity to change our world through development of innovative products and initiatives. Why do I call them innovators instead of inventors? By using the word “innovation” I hope to convey that they are pioneers in their field. Each has built upon existing principles and ideas to create something so different that it can be considered truly “new.” Innovation happens in all areas, sometimes with a small step and in other instances through a giant leap. The following individuals are all on Twitter sharing their journey in 140 words or less. Could you have guessed that someone would develop a process to “grow” clothes from bacterial culture? I didn’t. Take a look below for some more surprising work in range of industries. Continue reading

Imagination Viewfinder

IMG_0112[1]Did you just take a picture?

What images inspire you? Are you delighted by pictures of people, buildings, nature, the cat in the window, the barge on the Hudson, the child on the swing, the orange peel on the table? Whatever your inspiration, we would love to see an image of something that fuels your imagination.

Scott Noppe-Brandon and Eric Liu, authors of Imagination First: Unlocking the Power of Possibility (Jossey-Bass, 2009), are interested in the sources people draw upon as they unleash their imaginations.

Join our Flickr group and share your favorite photograph that fires your imagination. Add an explanation, if you like, of why it has helped you imagine and where it has taken your imagination. Happy focus!

http://www.flickr.com/groups/imaginationviewfinder/

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