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Leonardo Da Vinci Made Money As A Defense Contractor And Other Quotes From the Institute of Design Innovate Now! Conference

Posted by: Bruce Nussbaum on May 25, 2009

Just finished the great innovation summit conference at the IIT Institute of Design in Chicago. Patrick Whitney did it again, with a day full of insights and provocations at one of the most important Design Thinking grad schools.

Chicago is a rare city that gets innovation
. The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce supported the conference.

Here are some quotes that I took away with me:

The World Is Becoming a City—Jeb Brugmann.

Cities Used to be a Jurisdiction. Now Cities are Dense Networks of Interraction. Jeb Brugmann.

Buildings are the Biggest Polluters in Cities. They Account for 70% of CO2 in Chicago. Gordon Gill.

Greenhouse gas emissions per household are much less in cities than in Suburbs. Gordon Gill.

A 20% Savings Comes From Just Being Aware of Energy Use. Gordon Gill.

Positive Energy Buildings are Being Built. MASPAR headuarters in UAE. ??

The New Indian Administration Faces 3 Challenges: Disparity of income; Demography (555 billion Indians under the age of 25); Development. Sam Petroda.

The US Model is not Sustainable. Sam Petroda.

$40,000 per year for a US degree means a 1 to 20/30 teacher/student ratio. I think we can do it cheaper with a 1 to 1,000 teacher/student ratio using IT. Sam Petroda.

Leonardo Da Vinci Made Money as a Defense Contractor. Larry Keeley.

Innovation is an Act of Choice. It Needs Leadership. Larry Keeley.

Innovation is About Discipline, Not Creativity. Larry Keeley.

The Nano is one of the few examples of Bottom of the Pyramid thinking that is really working. Larry Keeley.

SAP Manages Apple’s iTunes Store. Larry Keeley.

Reader Comments

Dan Lewis

May 27, 2009 1:32 PM

Who new India's population was that big!


July 13, 2009 2:56 AM

i found it hard to read. sorry


July 28, 2009 11:50 PM

not the most scintillating group of quotes i've come across

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