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Cliff Kolence
Works at Emerson Process Management
Attended University of California, Berkeley
Lives in Round Rock, TX
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Innovation most often, it seems, comes from combining existing elements.  Combinations can be between items within the same “conceptual category” such as iPhone and Laptop combined to iPad  or two disparate conceptual-categories such as Pet and Rock, or Shower and Radio.   Here is a link to some good illustrations of both.  The Nintendo Toaster and guitar urinal illustrate one, the Post-it table and brew cave lean toward mixing similar categories, more like a variation on an existing theme.  Many thanks to Brian Frame and his new bride for compiling these and other cool innovations.
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Interesting and very true! thanks for sharing!
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Collaborative, energetic conversations for brainstorming can be difficult for me to facilitate for more than 5 or 10 minutes. It is difficult helping people feel comfortable sharing their ideas, and feel free to express ideas where they may feel judged.  I found this video to have some  good, easily applicable, techniques that are helpful for an analytic-nerd like myself.  I hope it is helpful to you also. 
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Brainstorming is an activity of the mind and therefore can be taught, nurtured, developed.  Here are some of my initial thoughts; I would love to read yours. 
Brainstorming with Your Mother The old adage “necessity is the Mother of invention” is both quaint and points to an underlying truth that can be applied in general. Brainstorming (Wikipedia) is t...
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Innovation: To begin or introduce (something new) for or as if for the first time, to renew, make new.
 
People are creative, problem solvers, creatures of innovation.  The act of innovation sparks joy in our beings.  Innovation changes the course of humanity.
 
A person can learn the craft of being an engineer, cook, musician, speaker, etc. However, it is rare to find teaching on how to help people become more creative, innovative in their craft.  Regardless of the specific craft or endeavor, there are innovative qualities within the human spirit that can be strengthened, nurtured, expanded, fostered, and magnified.

To those out there whose passion it is to innovate, what practical and pragmatic ways have you found to increase your ability to innovate well, and to teach others?

Thanks, Cliff
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This tutorial is too complicated and full of tech-talk for the everyday person.  I am going to use GoToMeeting to tutor some High School kids.  They may understand this video but it may freak out the parents.
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+GoToMeeting The video is a good except it is way too fast.  It would be great if it was re-recorded and covered the same material but with the narrator taking a few more pauses, both in his speech and before the video moves onto the next screen shot.  Say extend it from 5:34 duration to  6:00
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Here is a cool "instrument", the "Reactable"  Without any comment one way or another about the music itself, the idea of the visual control of frequency, beat, distortion, etc on a "touch surface" tickles a creative harmony.
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This is a life-long, tried-and-true tool that I have used for successful innovation.  I hope it brings you great success in whatever field you apply it to.
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I am looking for your thoughts on innovation that was born from the combination of ideas.  click through below:
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  • Emerson Process Management
    Proposal Manager, present
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I grew up in Palo Alto California.  My dad Ken Kolence was a Computer Scientist, my mom Virginia is a highly artistic painter.  I have four daughters; Christine, Celia, Catie, and Amy.  I became a Christian at age 33 and it has radically changed my life.
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