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Startup School: How to Turn Ideas Into Big Business

Stephanie Betts, founder & creative director at Josephine Home and Doug Richard, founder at School For Startups, talk with Guy Johnson about what it takes to turn an idea into a successful business and grow it around the world. They speak on Bloomberg Television’s “The Pulse.”

Ideas Apple Bought, Borrowed And Just Took (Some Say Stole) – Infographic

Apple is the largest and most successful technology company in the world’s history, but how did it arrive at that lofty perch? Did it create all the ideas folded into its shiny gadgets, or did it beg, borrow and steal them?

Of course, the answer is a little of both. That’s the point of this infographic from BestMastersPrograms.org, which used a variety of sources to arrive at this extensive collection of stats, illustrations and information about Apple and its explosively popular product line.

Steve Jobs liked to brag about how Apple has “always been shameless about stealing great ideas,” but the Cupertino company didn’t just lift all of its product ideas, did it? After you’ve traced every Apple product back to its humble origins, consider the possibility that Apple’s obsessive attention to detail wasn’t copied from many other companies.

For instance, who was Apple copying when it created its elegant, easy-to-open packaging? Which company was first to create a truly smooth-scrolling touchscreen? And taken to its extreme, we’re not aware of any tech manufacturer that ever created a video extolling the virtues of its product’s “chamfered edges.”

SEE ALSO: Everything You Need to Know About Apple’s New Products

What do you think? Let us know in the comments if you think the examples in the infographic are off-base or right on the money. Of course, this infographic leaves out all of Apple’s original creations. Which products or characteristics do you think Apple can claim sole responsibility for?

Source: Mashable.com, Infographic courtesy BestMastersPrograms.org


Are We Brainstorming The Wrong Way? – Infographic

In open-plan advertising offices, conference rooms, and design firms everywhere, employees are being encouraged to gather together and reach inside their noggins to pull out the most original and creative ideas for good brainstorming sessions.

Turns out, decades of psychology research have shown that traditional brainstorming may not be the best way to innovate. On the contrary, collaborating in such ways yields less quality ideas than working in solitude and later meeting to share. Find out the effectiveness of brainstorming in this infographic created with Mavenlink.

Source: Columnfive, mavenlink

How To Generate Good Ideas – Videographic


How are good ideas generated? They aren’t simply lying around like seashells on a beach waiting for us to pick them up nor are they so random. Good ideas are the result of the focused action that takes place in our brains. With a bit of stretching the laws of physics and a lot of imagination, we set out to craft a story about how all those bits and pieces that pass through our brains can become good ideas.

Source: Visual.ly, columnfivemedia

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