1. Stealth Innovation


    We’re considering doing the next open workshop on “Stealth Innovation,” and we’d love your input.


    Would you be interested in learning how to accomplish innovation by stealth? Many people ask us, “how do I achieve innovation in my organization if I am not the leader?” There are a number of tactics and strategies that can be used, from changing feedback mechanisms to helping transform conflict into open debate, but before we get into all that fun stuff, we’d like to hear from you.


    • What is your situation?
    • Are your ideas getting shot down?
    • Is the work environment just not supportive to creativity?
    • Maybe it’s the way some managers prioritize.

    If you’d like to share your situation, or one that you believe is common, that will help us tailor the workshop, comment below.  Also if you hate the idea, say so.


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    Posted: 3 years ago
  2. July 28th - Imagining the Perfect Virtual Learning Environment


    Innovation in Education


    Innovation Bound is hosting a Think Tank Event!  Join Educators, Students, and Innovators in imagining the perfect virtual learning environment. Professional facilitators will push our imaginations to their limits and beyond in an effort to create truly original ideas and valuable thought leadership.  Join to learn, network, and make an impact!


    • Thought Leadership (New ideas that drive change) - Cultivate your creative capacity and learn to generate truly original ideas!
    • Networking (Making new friends)  - Meet professionals passionate about the future of education, and meet individuals innovating in education today!
    • A Real-World Challenge (This is not a simulation) - The amount of online courses being taught today are growing fast.  Help influence the way they change!

    The workshop is open, free and everyone is welcome.  Educators, Students, Administrators, and Mobile/Web Technologists stand to gain the most from the workshop, and add real value to the creative process.



    *Disclaimer:  The workshop will be filmed and photographed.  By attending, you are consenting to any use of the footage and photos which may include you.


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    Posted: 3 years ago
  3. Wed Evening, 6:55pm…
     “Izaz!”
     “Hahaha, Costa!”
     “It has been so long,” I say.
     “Yes it has,” Izaz replies.
     Izaz and I were returning to AIESEC as alumni to train new members in sales and innovation respectively.  AIESEC was many years ago, but the vibe in the room filled our nostalgic hearts.  AIESEC is a global internship exchange organization that was founded after World War II with the mission of creating cultural understanding.  In 1948 the first exchanges took place, even between France and Germany.
     “Joseph!” Izaz and I both say to our old friend as he walks into the seminar hall.
     “Oh wow, it’s been so long,” he says and gives us both a hug and a handshake.
     The organization continues to develop leaders and promote exchange today (2011).  Joseph, Izaz and I had the pleasure of being part of that legacy, and the honor of passing our knowledge on to the new member of AIESEC at Baruch College.
Twenty minutes later…
     “Ooo, Tweet ‘Go Abroad’ in different languages!”
     “Post fliers in the halls.”
     “Post fliers in classrooms.”
     “Oh! Do country-specific dances, but spontaneously like flash mobs.”
     I’m facilitating a training session for the AIESEC members on Creative Thinking.  The group has been tasked with generating ideas on how they might market their internship exchange programs.  I’m impressed at how quickly they generate and build on one another’s ideas.  My young participants are quickly catching on to the guidelines and techniques I’ve given them.  They’re blazing through their simulation.
     At some point their momentum slows and the group comes to a pause.
     “Hmm…what would Obama do?” I prompt.
     “Oh! Speeches!” one girl yells.
     “From members who return from exchange,” another adds.
     They quickly ramp back up to full speed, and within the twenty minute simulation they generate a hundred ideas!  The ideas are diverse, a good amount are novel, and quite a few are very elaborate.  The members explain to me that they normally generate less ideas, and not often with this much originality.
Social Innovation
    AIESEC is an amazing organization that is creating valuable social change around the world.  As technology changes and as HR departments acclimate to a global market for talent, AIESEC, as an international exchange organization, will face tremendous challenges.  Innovation is the key to surviving and furthermore establishing thought leadership for AIESEC, and for many other social enterprises and organizations.

    Wed Evening, 6:55pm…

         “Izaz!”

         “Hahaha, Costa!”

         “It has been so long,” I say.

         “Yes it has,” Izaz replies.

         Izaz and I were returning to AIESEC as alumni to train new members in sales and innovation respectively.  AIESEC was many years ago, but the vibe in the room filled our nostalgic hearts.  AIESEC is a global internship exchange organization that was founded after World War II with the mission of creating cultural understanding.  In 1948 the first exchanges took place, even between France and Germany.

         “Joseph!” Izaz and I both say to our old friend as he walks into the seminar hall.

         “Oh wow, it’s been so long,” he says and gives us both a hug and a handshake.

         The organization continues to develop leaders and promote exchange today (2011).  Joseph, Izaz and I had the pleasure of being part of that legacy, and the honor of passing our knowledge on to the new member of AIESEC at Baruch College.

    Twenty minutes later…

         “Ooo, Tweet ‘Go Abroad’ in different languages!”

         “Post fliers in the halls.”

         “Post fliers in classrooms.”

         “Oh! Do country-specific dances, but spontaneously like flash mobs.”

         I’m facilitating a training session for the AIESEC members on Creative Thinking.  The group has been tasked with generating ideas on how they might market their internship exchange programs.  I’m impressed at how quickly they generate and build on one another’s ideas.  My young participants are quickly catching on to the guidelines and techniques I’ve given them.  They’re blazing through their simulation.

         At some point their momentum slows and the group comes to a pause.

         “Hmm…what would Obama do?” I prompt.

         “Oh! Speeches!” one girl yells.

         “From members who return from exchange,” another adds.

         They quickly ramp back up to full speed, and within the twenty minute simulation they generate a hundred ideas!  The ideas are diverse, a good amount are novel, and quite a few are very elaborate.  The members explain to me that they normally generate less ideas, and not often with this much originality.

    Social Innovation

        AIESEC is an amazing organization that is creating valuable social change around the world.  As technology changes and as HR departments acclimate to a global market for talent, AIESEC, as an international exchange organization, will face tremendous challenges.  Innovation is the key to surviving and furthermore establishing thought leadership for AIESEC, and for many other social enterprises and organizations.


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    Posted: 3 years ago
  4. June 23 - 24: The Art of Innovation Comes to NYC

    Innovation Bound is proud to announce that it will be offering a 2-day workshop of “The Art of Innovation”.


      Participants of this workshop report:
    • Becoming more innovative leaders
    • Gaining the ability to assess the innovation capacity of organizations
    • Attaining an actionable understanding of innovation



    Chris Santis, Senior Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers:


    “A workshop very different from our “normal” courses. I particularly liked the comprehensive approach to such a complex subject and the excellent presentation.”

    Diana Bing, Former Director, Enterprise Learning, IBM:


    “The Art of Innovation is fun. It’s engaging. It uses significantly different modes of interaction. It is self-reflective. It shifted my perspective of myself and others. Everybody can be creative and innovative“

    Joseph S. Nadan, Ph.D, Professor,
    Management of Technology and Business Innovation, NYU:


    “I’ve never seen in any other workshop that I’ve ever attended (and I’ve been to a lot of them) the quality and the quantity of materials and the support that comes to the people that eventually get certified as leaders.”

    Brad Stackhouse, CEO, Stackhouse Garber Associates:


    “The value of the workshop is its systemic approach, the way it gives you real insights into what’s going on inside your organization… I was amazed at how involved the people became in the process and how deeply they took it on board.”


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    Posted: 3 years ago