Reasons an innovation drive might fail

  • failure to distinguish between “getting it” and “getting it done”
  • paying lip service
  • lack of ownership or responsibility
  • lack of relevant metrics
  • fear of failure/risk/ambiguity
  • success (you think you know what your’re doing)
  • perception of innovation as cost vs. investment
  • not being ambitious enough
  • ineffective or incomplete transformation process
  • lack of true support from the top
  • lack of true engagement from rank and file
  • lack of perceived urgency
  • failure to appreciate the time and resources required
  • bureaucracy
  • denial: “we like it the way we have it … let’s just wait and watch … I can understand this without experiencing it … it’s just a Silicon Valley thing, it doesn’t apply here … I’m going to retire soon, don’t have to worry about this stuff…”

— adapted from john kao’s innovation manifesto / perspectives

Second Life

Second Life is a 3-D virtual world entirely built and owned by its residents. Since opening to the public in 2003, it has grown explosively and today is inhabited by over 200,000 people from around the globe. [more]
now the question is, what’s the (future) potential of such development in the internet for education *hmm*
read about second life off will r. ‘s blog post.

Bilingual Approach (BA) to the Teaching of Chinese Language

List of schools piloting approach:
1. Anglo-Chinese School (Junior)
2. Methodist Girls� School (Primary)
3. St Andrew�s Junior School
4. St Michael�s School
5. Fairfield Methodist Primary School
6. Henry Park Primary School
7. Marymount Convent School
8. Montfort Junior School
9. St. Anthony’s Primary School
10. St. Gabriel’s Primary School
11. St. Stephen’s School
[source: MOE Media Centre]

Happy Chinese New Year ?????

today marks the first day of the Chinese New Year?????, wishing all a very healthy and prosperous new year ahead!
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