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Ben Wienlick

Ben Wienlick
Ben Weinlick, MA is the founder of Think Jar Collective. Ben is always looking at how he can help diverse disciplines and domains to collide because often it is through that, that powerful insights and relevant innovations can emerge.

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CommuniTEA Infusion Project

Posted by Ben Wienlick on December 19, 2016

The CommuniTEA Infusion experience is essentially a mobile tea house that comes to a neighbourhood street and creates a kind of town square where people can come together, get to know each other better and strengthen connections. One reason this is important in our fast paced society today, is that fewer persons are connected in meaningful ways with community. If however the gathering place comes right to your door, there is a greater chance for meaningful exchange to take place.

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The Paradox of Tools and the Innovation Culture

Posted by Ben Wienlick on December 8, 2016

So, there’s this “thing” I’ve noticed when organizations want to bolster innovation. Whether it’s the public sector, non-profits or private businesses, when organizations set out on a path to get better at innovation, there’s this weird thing hanging around in the conversations about how to foster innovation. The “thing” is a hope that there is a secret tool for innovation or formula their employees could learn and when trained in it, innovation will automatically gush forth. I understand the “thing” and I hoped for a silver bullet as well when I started my research into what fosters relevant innovation in organizations.

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