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Lorna Ross Speaks about Designing for Consequence

Posted on April 15th, 2014 by Linda Lee Cooper


Lorna Ross Speaking at Fjord Kitchen talks

                            Lorna Ross, Director of Design at Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation spoke at Fjord Kitchen Madrid "Glimpse into the Future of Health" in January of this year.  Ross opened up the doors of Mayo Clinic, one of the world’s most respected medical institutions, founded 150 years ago, and the first to incorporate a design team at the heart of its innovation activity.  


Edited: 04/15/2014 @ 6:26pm

Love What You Do

Posted on April 14th, 2014 by center_for_innovation

The good news is that more than ever, value accrues to those that show up, those that make a difference, those that do work that matters. Seth Godin

We love what we do here at the Center for Innovation, and finding this quote from Seth Godin was perfect for this week! Show up, make a difference, and do work that matters. Three amazing key insights to get value out of what you endeavor to do each day. Let this inspire you this week, and share with us what you are doing to make a difference in your work!

A quick thank you to

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From Power to Passions to Purpose

Posted on April 10th, 2014 by center_for_innovation

Article Written by Guest Blogger: Nolan Meyer

In a talk given at the Mayo Clinic’s 2009 Transform symposium entitled "Entrepreneurs and the Evolution of Wealth: From Power to Passions to Purpose," Mr. Jim Hodge discussed how the evolution of philanthropy is proceeding alongside the evolution of health care in an ever-changing modern world. Philanthropy is a major aspect contributing to the continuation of the Mayo Clinic’s excellence in its Three Shields: Clinical Practice, Research, and Education. According to Mr. Hodge, philanthropy has three noteworthy aspects when considering its potential in the context of modern medicine: power, passion, and purpose.

At the time of this talk, Jim had been in the field of philanthropy [...]

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Health Care Through a Student’s Experience

Posted on April 8th, 2014 by Admin

Alexandra Post


Guest Post Written By Alexandra, a University of Chicago student.


Hi! My name is Alexandra, and I am a first-year undergrad at the University of Chicago, studying Biology and Public Policy on a pre-medical career track. During my Spring Break this year, I got the opportunity to come to the Center for Innovation (CFI) for a week-long “externship” – a fusion of an internship and a shadowing experience. As a pre-medical student, I was thrilled to be coming to the Mayo Clinic, but I had no idea of the type of work that CFI was doing.

However, [...]

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A Lesson From Fear

Posted on April 7th, 2014 by Admin

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt

"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt

We hope you find this motivational today, as we did! If you like it, give it a click and download!

Future of Health Care on “Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo”

Posted on April 4th, 2014 by Admin

On Wednesday, John Noseworthy, M.D., President and CEO of Mayo Clinic, discussed the future of health care on "Opening Bell With Maria Bartiromo” along with Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president of American Action Former and former Congressional Budget Office director. Dr. Noseworthy explained how we are facing a time of unprecedented change in the health care system and that we are just beginning to take our first steps in this long journey. Mayo Clinic is taking the lead in this journey by focusing on the following three goals:


  • Providing the safest, highest quality patient care by modernizing the health care delivery system and using cutting-edge technology such as telemedicine.
  • Expanding our reach and sharing [...]

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Post It Note Production Halted, Innovation Declines

Posted on April 1st, 2014 by Admin

The Smiles of Yesteryear's Innovation

The collective despair of designers, innovators and entrepreneurs around the world could be heard this morning, as reports of the halt of production of Post It notes was announced by manufacturers of the innovation staple. Citing declining profit in the product, and too small of a niche market, factories producing the square solution to innovation needs will be halting production effective immediately.

"It's as if someone has thrown my future in the shredder, and left me to pick up the pieces," said one employee at the Center for Innovation.

Drastic measures have been taken to ensure that innovation doesn't come to a grinding halt. Rationing of Post It [...]

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Your Monday Wallpaper is Here!

Posted on March 31st, 2014 by Admin

Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. - Jack Welch

Have a fantastic week this week everyone!

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