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Where I Think The Bus Should Go: Communities Of Innovation

Mike Caprio 14 Replies

[Author’s Note: TL;DR – This is a really long blog post that outlines a vision for the future of innovation based on nearly a decade of my experiences as a community organizer, and relates some of my feelings about the StartupBus event and the community that arises from it. I hope you’ll give it a […]

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The 7 Deadly Sins That Kill Innovation In Your Organization

Mike Caprio 3 Replies

This Is Not A Religious Screed Let me just get that out of the way right up front. I am not at all a religious person – but I have to say that I feel this metaphor will ring true for many who are even passingly familiar with the so-called tradition of “deadly sins”, which […]

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Self-organization and the StartupBus Community

Mike Caprio 13 Replies

Too Long, Didn’t Read A brief explanation before we dive into a very long longform post; when I first set out to write this, I had two goals: to tell the world more about the StartupBus community, and demonstrate that we’re about so much more than rapidly building startups on a moving bus. to address […]

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Douglas Hofstadter’s Impact On My Life – A Strange Feedback Loop

Mike Caprio 2 Replies

Douglas Hofstadter is one of those people who is known but to a few, yet is celebrated greatly among that small number. He is a professor of cognitive science, and learned in physics and philosophy, but he is a celebrity among computer scientists, primarily due to being the author of the Pulitzer prize-winning book “Gödel, […]

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On Teaching And Inspiration

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Several weeks ago I decided I would try to piggyback on the “codeyear” movement that’s received so much momentum and attention since the start of this year. It’s actually something I’ve wanted to do for some time myself – to teach a really basic workshop for beginners on programming concepts and the principles of computer […]

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