September is the New January

September marks a new beginning for many people (back-to-school or not). It’s a lot like January.   People are returning from their vacations. People are wondering why every year seems to go by faster. People are planning ahead and setting goals. People are more motivated than usual.   But most importantly, this “September feeling” is just one example of a […]

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How “Outsiders” Drive Innovation

Sometimes the most remarkable innovations come from “outsiders.” Why do people who aren’t experts in a given field sometimes have the greatest ideas? There are two potential reasons. Outsiders might bring knowledge and expertise from a different field. Outsiders might pay more attention to details that the experts take for granted.   Hang on. Recent research suggests that only one of […]

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Groundhog Day 2017: Long Winter Ahead?

February 2, 2017. Sunrise in Punxsutawney, PA. The big prediction is in. Punxsutawney Phil—the star of the most popular annual Groundhog Day event—saw his own shadow. According to tradition, this means that there will be 6 more weeks of Winter.   But what do we really know? How likely is this prediction? As a much newer annual tradition, the Cangrade […]

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