Publications

The Dark Side of Innovative Teams

Posted by on Jul 31, 2012 in July | 2 comments

Interdisciplinary teams have for a long time been considered ideal for creativity and innovation. Pull the engineer, the business guy, the “artsy” kid, and the humanities student, and all of the sudden they will start to come up with the most creative ideas. Nothing wrong with that, but having worked with that array of students, and currently working with a similar broad spectrum of people in my internship, I’ve come to realize that putting these groups of people in the same room may very well temper innovation if not handled...

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Disrupting Tree-Textbooks in Higher Education

Posted by on Jun 9, 2012 in June | 7 comments

Disrupting Tree-Textbooks in Higher Education

The publishing industry for textbooks in higher education appears to be the long forgotten child of media innovation: the same old business model has been around for decades while the world around it transforms. Some startups like Chegg and Kno have sought to disrupt this model by introducing e-book technology and attempting to provide lower-cost models for the textbook industry, but their efforts have not yet paid off.  We found through our research that technology and lower prices alone will not bring this disruption to our classrooms....

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