Innovation Lessons From the World’s first Rope Free Elevator and a Human Powered Elevator

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Thyssenkrupp unveiled their latest product – Multi. This is the world’s first rope-free elevator that can move both horizontally and vertically. I think this is a breakthrough that is worth celebrating. They claim: Introducing the elevator industry’s holy grail and the end of the 160-year reign of the rope-dependent elevator. MULTI harnesses the power of linear motor technology to move multiple cars in a single shaft both vertically and horizontally! This opens up new possibilities in urban development. You could envisage a time when if you were to move from one building to another, you could take an elevator to […]

PBTO57: Liminal Thinking – Creating change by understanding, shaping, and reframing beliefs with Dave Gray

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/pushingbeyondtheobvious/57_PBTO57__Liminal_Thinking_-_Creating_change_by_understanding_shaping_and_reframing_beliefs_with_Dave_Gray.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS Credits: Opening music credit goes to Riju Mukhopadhyay & Pavan Cherukumilli Who is on the show: In this episode, we host Dave Gray. He is the founder of XPLANE and author of multiple books including Liminal Thinking. Why is he on the show: He is a visual artist and uses agile, iterative techniques like Visual Thinking, Culture Mapping, and Gamestorming to get people engaged and involved in co-creating clear, unique and executable business strategies. His latest book – Liminal Thinking, talks about a core practice for connected leaders in a complex world. […]

Breakthrough Innovations

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Introducing Vycle: Vycle is a human-powered vertical transport system for our expanding cities. It’s a cross between a cycle and an elevator. This enables us to use the concepts of riding a cycle but instead of going forward, we go up. This idea also combines the idea of allowing us to do a little bit of exercise over the course of the day, without having to take time out to exercise from our schedules. There is already a growing body of science that shows that non-intensive and consistent movement through out the day might be much more beneficial than intense workout for […]

Story of the First Digital Camera

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In this short 4 min video, the inventor of digital camera, Steven Sasson shares how the first digital camera that he developed worked. He also shares his insights on how to present a novel idea to an audience, so as to not confuse them. He also shares a very important insight that as inventors and makers of products, we should not forget that there is a lag of time between the time that we concieve or invent something and the time we are able to actually bring it to market. During this time, there are other inventors who are also […]

PBTO56: The Inevitable – Technological Forces that will Shape Our Future with Kevin Kelly

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/pushingbeyondtheobvious/56_PBTO56__The_Inevitable_-_Technological_Forces_that_will_Shape_Our_Future.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS Credits: Opening music credit goes to Riju Mukhopadhyay & Pavan Cherukumilli Who is on the show today: Kevin Kelly is Senior Maverick at Wired magazine. He co-founded Wired in 1993, and served as its Executive Editor for its first seven years. His new book for Viking/Penguin is called The Inevitable, which is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. He is also founding editor and co-publisher of the popular Cool Tools website, which has been reviewing tools daily since 2003. From 1984-1990 Kelly was publisher and editor of the […]