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Saul Kaplan
Works at Business Innovation Factory
Attended University of Rhode Island, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Lives in Rhode Island
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Not every day the +Business Innovation Factory  is mentioned in a White House press release! +100Kin10  STEM Partnership rocks.  
WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama will host the 2015 White House Science Fair today to celebrate the student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions from across the country.
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I can't believe I wrote this!  Raise The Minimum Wage: It's Innovation Policy 
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Trust Is Overrated. How often do we let trust issues get in the way of collaborating? 
How many things don’t we try due to trust issues?
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The "overrated" part, or mischievous part in my lexicon, is that trust is often spoken of as an assessment, a feeling a point of view, rather than a declaration. A declaration of trust as a necessary condition for collaboration not a precondition to decide to collaborate or not.
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Please stop declaring that your opinions are your own. Inform us when they aren't.
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+Saul Kaplan And it they aren't your own, it should have quotes and attrbution. 
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Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men. Martin Luther King Jr. #MLK
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Spiritual powers needed now for ourselves and positive energies
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The scary thing is, "we" (self-organized purposeful networks) can actually change the world.
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+Saul Kaplan That's what I call 'hope" 
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Think like a proton (stay positive). Act like an electron (hang out at the edge).
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...and random collisions can really change you!

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If consultants borrow your watch to tell you what time it is, imagine what they will do for you now by borrowing your iWatch!
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Communities credibly positioned as a business model hub, rather than trying to be a tech hub like everyone else, will win.
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Too many think business is only aligned with profit. 
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Has Personalized Medicine Finally Arrived?  Getting below the buzzwords of patient-centered-care. 
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Start More Stuff. Entrepreneurship has never been easier. 
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Don't look now but the first six BIF2015 storytellers are posted. Let the inspiration continue. 
Co-Founder. Epic Magazine; Contributing Editor, Wired. Joshua Davis loves an adventure,armwrestling, bullfighting, sumo, sauna and backward running. Not to mention, the book he wrote Spare Parts, a chronicle of a small robotics team that has been made into a movie releasing in 2015.
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Founder and Chief Catalyst
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  • Business Innovation Factory
    Founder and Chief Catalyst, present
  • Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, Accenture, Arthur D. Little, Eli Lilly
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Rhode Island
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Massachusetts - New York, Indiana, Massachusetts, Rhode Island
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Author, The Business Model Innovation Factory
Introduction

My mission is to enable collaborative innovation. My goal is to contribute to a more prosperous national and global economy by catalyzing business model innovation and system transformation in health care, education, energy, and entrepreneurship.

I am an innovation junkie who lives in the grey areas between functions, disciplines, and sectors. I believe that the important opportunities to create value will be found in the grey areas and realized by continual experimentation that celebrates random collisions among the unusual suspects.

Education
  • University of Rhode Island, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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