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Building a playground for the five skills that makes innovative leaders

In Harvard Business Review, Katherine Graham-Leviss, the founder and president of XBInsight, present the result and analysis of the competency data on nearly 5000 business leaders that the company has collected. The outcome shows that innovative leaders have five skills in common: Manage risk Demonstrate curiosity Lead courageously Seize opportunities Maintain strategic business perspective However, to boost these skills the workplace should work as a creative space with no bureaucratic or other forms of obstacles… Continue reading

Storytelling for Business Part 3: A brand’s memory and future story

“If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Rudyard Kipling wrote.  In this light digital technology gives great prospects to engage in short video-clips, podcasts, articles, other interactive content, social media and games. One excellent example of an inspiring storytelling-campaign is NIKE’s Make it count-campaign . However, like the author Nicholas Denmore writes “Things worth telling – take time”, a brand’s story can with these wise words in mind also… Continue reading

Taking workplace engagement and effectiveness to the next level

How can you make the work environment more effective with interactivity, more human-centric and last but not least … fun? Ok, let’s see, imagine the scene where the staff of a project entering the conference room, the project leader says: “Watson, bring me the last working session.” The computer recognizes and greets the project staff, then retrieves the materials used in the last meeting and displays them on three large screens, and the work can… Continue reading

Entrepreneurship on all levels while integrating in the Digital Age

The term “Industrie 4.0” originates from the high-tech strategy of the German government, which promotes the digitization of manufacturing. The term after the introduction in 2011 rapidly became generally acknowledged and used all over the world. Industrie 4.0 has been followed by SME 4.0 and Teaching 4.0 in Germany, and the terms has gained ground and flourished from a more general active entrepreneurial spirit. A favourable mood that call for an active (and successful) integration of new citizens, a… Continue reading

Design Thinking for Publishing 4.0 – people-centred evolution

eLearningworld Weekly Review Axel Roesler, Associate Professor in Interactive Design at Washington University, writes on BigThink.com: “… the world of innovation is a world in which humans define what is new and accepted and embraced. So, yes, human interaction is essential when we innovate. And, yes, again, 21stcentury innovation has to be people-friendly.” Good design is thereby an evolution of ideas that is improving human interaction where one of the main drivers is technology. Publishing… Continue reading

Content Marketing in a Virtual Reality

eLearningworld Weekly Review In the eLearningworld News we have acknowledged many virtual reality projects within publishing, education, health and development. The seeds to a virtual reality future for all kinds of contents are already growing and where there are content there is also a growing ground for different kinds of marketing innovation. In addition, it is a new field of gold for great storytellers as the technology improves. VR Content Marketing A research report from… Continue reading

Setting the Organisation in a Design Thinking and Learning Mood

eLearningworld Weekly Review The Learning Organisation and Design Thinking are two terms that are drivers of the Culture of Modern Organisations. This is a personalised and at the same time collaborative environment that boosts creativity and the general performance.  The general competence that is required to be successful is craftsmanship since the box that characterised the former century now is replaced with increasing complexity and openness. The open source movement works as a great role… Continue reading

The Return of the Higher Education Republic

eLearningworld Weekly Review During the Renaissance scholars and students were wandering between the growing amount of universities searching for the knowledge and engaging environments of their own choice. As the centuries went by this goal was abandoned in favour of the nations’ demands. Especially from the 19th Century and onwards the main goal was to build a powerful nation state. In this spirit the equation of education during the past two centuries has been that… Continue reading

Most effective LifeLong Learning exercises for Healthy Living

eLearningworld Weekly Review The best medicine to stay healthy longer, keep and even develop cognitive skills and remain active is to keep on learning new things. It does not necessary has to be on traditional academic courses, but to learn a new skill, could be even more effective like learn how to paint, involve in a drama class or learn a new language. Dr. Ipsit Vahia, director of geriatric outpatient services for Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital… Continue reading

Virtual Reality Innovation in the Nordic Countries

eLearningworld Weekly Review Let’s go shopping virtual reality experiences, or feeling more creative? Let’s tell a virtual reality story and publish it to the world. Welcome to the innovative virtual reality world of the Nordic Countries. Virtual Reality Storytelling To create an interactive and full-cover virtual reality experience you have to include all the surroundings. The eyes in the form of camera lenses have to cover 360×360 degrees angle and this goes for the ears… Continue reading