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These caught our eye this week in the world of ideas, inventions, and breaking trends. We think they’re too good not to share. Know Your Japanese Emoticons. Pay with your face. Some folks took NYC taxi cabs to Utah. Good reminder to always pack an extra pair of socks when you leave for work! Shimizu Read…

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As technology accelerates our lives, many of us feel an urgent need to slow down. One seductive solution: A secular sabbath. Pico Iyer makes the case, in this meditative excerpt from his new TED Book, The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere The idea of going nowhere is, as mentioned, as universal as the Read…

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Welcome to The Memo, ROI’s weekly round-up of ideas, inventions, and breaking trends that caught our eye. Use them to break the ice at your next business meeting. We think they’re too good not to share. Read…

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Jeremy Heimans is an activist on a mission. As the cofounder and CEO of Purpose, Heimans harnesses the power of new social and economics models to build world-changing movements. And as the cofounder of GetUp and Avaaz, Heimans is well-versed in the art of movement-building. At the TEDSalon in Berlin this past summer, Heimans gave a Read…

TED@State Street, London, 2014

From anti-jargon campaigns to how Gen X and Gen Y can collaborate, TED@StateStreet highlighted ideas to inspire leaders at every level. This TED Institute event, held in London on November 18, showcased speakers from both inside and outside the financial services company. Throughout, the focus was on innovative thinking in work culture. Below, interim Ideas Read…

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Somewhere near Stanford, an introvert cringes every time the idea comes up of sitting in a roomful of colleagues, drawing half-baked ideas on Post-it notes, and then pasting them to the wall for all to see. Read…

On October 21st, 2014, BCG partnered with TED for a dynamic TED Institute, themed “Ahead of the Curve.” Here, TED.com Editor Emily McManus rounds up a few key highlights from the event. Read…