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This Atlas is an access way to many doorways in the dialogues of knowledge. Without a reference for further knowledge we may stagnate, but with a portal to more we have the ability to further grow and learn.

Ideas are the kernels that change the world. Ideas may begin with individuals and yet for them to succeed they need a life dependent on others. Just as the world is composed of co-dependences and interconnectedness we may at times feel like we are standing alone, but in actuality we are woven together in a timeless web.

Here are some kernels from the spider web of knowledge in the fields of creativity, invention, and ideas.


Analogy as a Communications Tool
ANALOGY AS A TOOL FOR COMMUNICATING ABOUT INNOVATION, International Journal of Innovation & Technology Management, Vol. 3, No. 1 (3/2006). by Cynthia Sifonis, Adrian Chernoff, & Kevin Kolpasky

ABSTRACT: Many techniques have been developed to enhance innovative thinking within a company. However, many innovations never make it through the development process due to the difficulty inherent in communicating new ideas to others. This article discusses the obstacles to innovation that occur during the development process and how these obstacles can be overcome through the use of analogy. Described is an empirically derived seven-step process for constructing suitable analogies for communicating about innovations. The use of the seven-step processes to develop an analogy to communicate about an automotive "step-rim" innovation developed by General Motors and the lessons learned during the development of the analogy are also discussed.

The Eclectic Curiosity Interviews: Q&A with Adrian Chernoff

Informative Blogs

Innovation Engine

Brian Jepson’s Weblog

Innovation Thinkers

Interesting Links

MUZZ.com: A Website Honoring Amazing Individuals

World Changing: Building a Better Future

Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

BMW’s “Clever” Three Wheeled Vehicle Concept

17 Ways to Tie Shoelaces

Computer Animated Music

Internet Traffic Report

Car Design News

Design Management Institute

Free Book Download: The Sources of Innovation by Eric Von Hippel

Free Book Download: Democratizing Innovation- by Eric Von Hippel

His Stage, the Street; His Rapier, a Peeler

Interesting Video Links

Ted Conference Talks

Sony Bravia Commercial

Tango: knockoff of Bravia Commercial

Guinness Commercial

Think Different

Mac Ads

Hy-Wire Video Clip: Top Gear GM Hy-Wire

Biomechatronics with MIT Professor Hugh Herr

The Human Brain: Featuring David Eagleman

BioHistory Files: New Television Documentary

Randy Pausch: Last Lecture of Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

World’s Smallest Car Video on Top Gear

Interesting PDF Links

MIT’s Urban Mobility based on the Reinvention of the AUTOmobility at GM

Reinventing the Wheel at MIT based on GM’s Re-invention of the Automobile

Great Movies on Innovation Documentaries and Innovation Journeys

Impressionable Books: Ayn Rand, Eji Yoshikawa, Dan Millman, and Robert Greene



Eiji Yoshikawa


48 Laws of Power

Robert Greene


Atlas = Connectivity

GM Autonomy