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Design Thinking empowers Learning Organisations

“The greatest scientists are artists as well.” Albert Einstein said, and in addition, many great artists are also scientists, like Leonardo Da Vinci. In exploring a new project, scientific or artistic, both sides of the brain are required, logical thinking and artistic creativity are not opposites. But prerequisites to design …

Government challenging universities on a climate competition

The Norwegian government wants to further activate the universities on the issue of climate change. As it now is launching a climate competition with a focus on the universities’ climate impact. As well as what they do to decrease their environmental footprints. But also to increase the amount of research …

Learning skills – Human Brainpower versus Artificial Intelligence

Learning to speak a new language brings health benefits and in addition. We could be predisposed to speak more than one language, new research suggests. In this spirit, multilingualism has shown to have social, psychological and lifestyle advantages as well as direct health benefits like faster recovery from a stroke …

New business models in the publishing industry

Researchers from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität in Erlangen-Nürnberg have developed ten proposals to provide publishers with inspiration to concepts for new business models. “The key element of publishing 4.0 is the customer-driven approach.” Jörn Fahsel Jörn Fahsel is a doctoral candidate at Institute of Book Studies (E-publishing and Digital Markets) and a member …

Blockchain technology to impact the creative industry and education

The blockchain technology buzzing is everywhere via investors, entrepreneurs, even politicians and in higher education. As Harvard Business Review has termed it a foundational technology. Where global market forecasts show the prospects of extraordinary growth. The buzzword on everybody’s lips. It is very likely to turn into one of the …

Gamification empowers talent management and learning

“Every single social and global issue of our day is a business opportunity in disguise.” Peter Drucker To find these opportunities is crucial for the development of businesses. This requires business intelligence, knowledge creation, operational excellence and talent management. However, the organisation’s quest for excellence concerns not only new opportunities …