Fellow academics, watch this and weep

Lessons on Innovation from Joi Ito and Reid Hoffman

You MUST watch this video of Joi Ito and Reid Hoffman, which has very important lessons about innovation for academia. Publish or perish? Or deploy or die? Scientific knowledge leading to impact? Or impact leading to scientific knowledge? It’s long, but it’s fantastic. See tweets of highights below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJy_FP0SSQI#t=2403
https://twitter.com/joyclee/status/478393362899562497

Wouldn’t this be a dream?

https://twitter.com/joyclee/status/478396901381779456

The methodology of how they conduct their work.

https://twitter.com/joyclee/status/478399445185204224
https://twitter.com/joyclee/status/478407465961132032

At the MIT Media Lab:

https://twitter.com/joyclee/status/478408879831670785
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Great motto:

https://twitter.com/joyclee/status/478409626363256832

The world has changed in terms of opportunity and how innovation occurs:

https://twitter.com/joyclee/status/478410819936350208

Everyone talks about interdisciplinary work, but…

https://twitter.com/joyclee/status/478412871232020480

if you are collaborating with a colleague who also submits NIH grants for a living, that’s not innovation

https://twitter.com/joyclee/status/478413231308816384

A Call to Action:

https://twitter.com/joyclee/status/478414227124662272

Interesting comment about the d.School

https://twitter.com/joyclee/status/478415010922639361

According to Joi Ito, this is innovation:

https://twitter.com/joyclee/status/478415149494046721
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Fellow academics; we need to wake up and reassess output and “productivity”

https://twitter.com/joyclee/status/478416248330403840
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Yup, I agree with the below:

https://twitter.com/joyclee/status/478418039356936194

What does our academic system reward? Grades, Degrees, Test Scores, and Individual over Group contributions

https://twitter.com/joyclee/status/478419797965680641
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This is the sad state of academia.

https://twitter.com/joyclee/status/478421539285512192
https://twitter.com/joyclee/status/478422040911691777

His thoughts on MOOCs - what a fascinating idea:

https://twitter.com/joyclee/status/478422804191133698

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