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February 07, 2009


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Jana Görs

hello drew,

that reminds me on a course i supported as a student-coach at my university.

every term there is a course called "idea engineering" at the university of magdeburg (germany). the final exam for the student-teams is to build their own idea factory. with this idea factory the team should solve an ideation task. it's quite a lot of fun to take a look at the results (idea factory design AND ideas). :)

i took a look at your wikinnovation. i like the results!



Jana, thanks for sharing this. I like this concept. It makes me think about a very good paper in innovation by Roger Smith who says, "Could the invention of the methods of innovation be the greatest invention of the 20th century?" I think so.

Thanks for reading the blog!

Jana Görs

It's an interesting quote. Our former president Roman Herzog (Germany) said in a famous speech (I translated the quote in english for you), "The ability of innovation will determine our destiny."

Have a sunny day!

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