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How to blow up the cubicle culture and start gamestorming your creativity

Dave Gray, co-author of "Gamestorming," the 2010 book about collaboration for innovators, says the cubicle layout of your average business office is great for efficiency, but the worst possible design for creativity. In this video, Gray lays out the basics of gamestorming. It's worth a look for anyone hoping to spawn the Next Big Thing.

Splish splash, I was takin’ a jog… on my underwater treadmill [Australian Innovation]

Take your standard fitness centre treadmill. Add water. Lots and lots of water. In unimaginative hands, the result would be a sloshy, slippery mess that only a bucket and mop could cure. But in the hands of the folk at HydroCo, based at Seaford in Victoria, wetness plus walking-in-place equals the Physio 1611, a compact aquatic centre that can go where an Olympic-size pool couldn't hope to fit.

A teenager taught himself how to build a rapping AI using Kanye West lyrics...

A 17-year-old who stresses that he’s growing up on a rural farm in West Virginia away from anything resembling a tech hub, Barrat taught himself how to code and build AI programs using entirely open-source software.

The science of persuasion: 6 key steps to selling water to a well like...

"I sell ice in the winter, I sell fire in hell. I am a hustler baby, I'll sell water to a well," Jay Z...

Space, the final frontier. Has the Higgs boson made warp drives a possibility? [VIDEO]

I have to admit, I'm pleased that the Higgs boson is headline news around the world. Who would have thought that everyone would get so excited about science, about physics? So, why is this really so very cool? Not only is this discovery awesome, but it opens up a whole new world of invention.

What Sesame Street can teach everyone about customer engagement [VIDEO]

I remember the first time I watched Sesame Street. I was eight. We had just installed our first television. I'll point out that I grew...

[email protected]! What if the Nativity played out in the digital age?

How would the story of the Nativity play out if Joseph, Mary and the Three Wise Men had access to email, smartphones, online social media and Internet shopping? A Portuguese web-development company put together a cheeky video Christmas card that offers a early 21st century version of the birth of Jesus.

Will laptops one day be controlled by our eye movements? Tobii hopes so

Even as multitouch screens have become de rigueur for our phone and tablet experience, researchers are pushing hard on dependable, hands-free ways to make our toys work. Swedish company Tobii Technology teamed up recently with Lenovo to demonstrate Windows 7 laptops with eye-control sensors built in.

If you thought Rickrolling was annoying, check out ‘shredding’

Hold onto your sanity folks, because Rickrolling's leading internet meme mantle could soon be usurped. Its evolution has taken the form of an equally annoying practice called Shredding.

The Centre for Selfie Improvement: A cracking good ad from Dell [VIDEO]

I will admit I am not partial to the selfie. In fact, I hate having my photograph taken. I think I have taken maybe three...

When was the moment when you realised you could not work for anyone else?...

It's a common moment in the life of every entrepreneur. After holding down a job or, various jobs, you have a moment of realisation that...

9 things a 9 month-old can teach you about online marketing [VIDEO]

This morning, I sat down with my 9-month old son, Julian, to feed him breakfast. This is one of the jobs allocated to me as a first-time, new father. Remembering the arduous steps required to complete yesterday morning's meal (and the day before that), and contemplating how bizarre it is that I must work so hard to provide him something that will make him stronger and healthier and happier, I began to think about online marketing. Yes, the brain works in mysterious ways. (And I am kind of sleep deprived.)

The art of cramming has become an advertising competition [VIDEO]

Clearly, there is some sort of contest going on here that I've not been privy to. Cramming groups of like-minded people into a mode of transport seems to be what all the kids are into.

Microsoft’s Windows 7 launch party tutorial gets the YouTube treatment

As Kraft's iSnack 2.0 debacle illustrates, companies don't have much room for error these days when it comes to launching a new product. That is especially true if that company's name is Microsoft and that product is Windows 7, the latest iteration of the company's flagship product and the follow-up to the much maligned Windows Vista.

PR flacks beware! Your product campaigns are subject to video review.

Mick and other bloggers weren't impressed with this "spammy" contact, and made that clear. So Publicis Mojo had another crack, sending him a package. Mick deceided to capture his impressions of this second marketing effort by videoing the grand opening in the form of a review.

How to design a logo that really works [VIDEO]

Your logo is not your brand. But, that doesn't mean that your logo is unimportant. It can be vital. In this video, Aaron Draplin explains...

This is either the best, or worst mission statement for a startup you’ll ever...

Whimsical? Unique? Driving innovation? Verge culture? Vooza, the online parody that is the most unbelievable startup, has done it again. This startup may sell your data...

If you’re doing some outdoor marketing, I think you want this guy to be...

Who even knew sign flipping was possible? Is it some new extreme sport that all the kids are into and I'm just so far behind?

We’re no strangers to love. You know the rules and so do I. And...

Admit it. You've been rickrolled, and chances are, you liked it. But, it may have been a while since it happened. Here's a guide to one simple way to reinvigorate an internet meme, and probably kick off a whole new spate of rickrolling.

Ever wondered if you’re making a difference? The truth is, without even trying, everything...

By boiling the kettle to make a cup of coffee, you are changing the universe. How? Pauli's Exclusion Principle means that a change in energy levels in one part of universe, means the rest of the universe must adapt and move to accommodate the change. Energy levels aren't just for the drumming circles in Byron Bay. And yes, this has a lot to do with entrepreneurship.

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5 Ways to get more out of your coffee shop meetings...

Far too much time is wasted in coffee shop meetings. More often than not, the conversation falls off topic, interruptions cause distractions and, before you know it, the meeting is over and you’ve achieved nothing. That’s what Antony Gaddie calls a Coffee and Doughnut meeting. You get a coffee and… zero. He’s the founder of Green Ant Marketing and he shared with us (over coffee) five things that you can do to help you make the most of your coffee shop meetings.

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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