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Rick Mueller, Professor, United States
“All new ideas are combinations of old ideas, but not all idea combinations are created equal,” writes Frans Johannsen. An HBR article by Johansson tells how Mick Pearce designed the in Harare, Zimbabwe. He based it on techniques he observed termites employ to stabilize the internal temperature of their nests. Remarkably, the Eastgate maintains an ambient temperature between 73-78°F (23-26°C) despite variances in external temperatures from 58-88°F (14-31°C). And the building uses only 10% of the energy needed by a similar, airco cooled building. Johannsen argues in his book that most innovation comes at the intersection of fields, and Pearce's building is just one example. Disruptive Innovation is (as Inigo Montoya might say) 'not what you think it means'. Many are under the mis-impression that disruptive innovation proceeds from newly developed when in fact the bulk and most powerful disruptive innovations are novel combinations of existing technology repurposed to empower (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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  Charles Alter, Consultant, United States

Diversity of Thought for Disruptive Innovation

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  Bernhard Keim, Business Consultant, Germany

Barriers to Diversity May Result from Former Success

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  Gabi Levin, Israel

Examples of Fusion of Fields / Diversity in Disruptive Innovation

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  Bernhard Keim, Business Consultant, Germany

Where Spheres Intersect, New Life is Happening

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  Gabi Levin, Israel

Former Success Can Be the Worst Enemy

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  Maurice Hogarth, Consultant, United Kingdom

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  Arif ur Rehman, Professor, Pakistan

Ahead! Ahoy! Diversity to Creativity

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  Maurice Hogarth, Consultant, United Kingdom

Labelled Foolish

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  srinivas, Lecturer, India

A Combination of Curiosity and Diversity Leads to Innovation

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