i.Think: Great minds think alike

Innovative thinkers have many traits and abilities in common, thanks to equal parts education, inspiration, and plenty of practice. Innovative thinkers:

  • are empowered to think outside their academic or experiential silos
  • are intensely collaborative, empathetic, and can make things real in the world
  • understand that human and business needs drive innovation
  • see relationships and connections that are vital to understanding the big picture
  • are prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world

Read it and leap

  • The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, Malcolm Gladwell, 2002
  • Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, Malcolm Gladwell, 2007
  • A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future, Daniel Pink, 2006
  • The Art of Innovation: Lessons in Creativity from IDEO, America’s Leading Design Firm, Tom Kelley, 2001