What the Acapulco cliff divers can teach you about innovation
I've heard a lot about these Acapulco cliff divers (clavadistas), and will finally get a chance to see them in action this week during a trip to Mexico. I'm willing to bet that there is a lot you can learn about innovation from these brave souls who dive from rocky cliffs to the ocean below. There must be a finely-honed process passed down from generation to generation for avoiding near-certain death on the rocks below. After all, according to Acapulco legend, there has never been a death from cliff-diving!
However, the process of cliff-diving looks so spectacularly scary that many people think it's kinda like magic. Which is the same thing people think about innovation - that it's so scary that only a few people are qualified enough to carry it out. Innovation done properly, though, is something that can be embraced by everyone within the organization.
Which is all a roundabout way of saying that I'll return next week after a quick "business trip" to Acapulco. (At least, that's what I'm telling the IRS next year...)
[image: Acapulco Cliff Diver]
Pfizer's partnerships strengthen their ability to deliver vaccines in developing countries.
- Community healthcare workers face many challenges in their work, including often traveling far distances to see their clients
- Pfizer is helping to drive the UN's sustainable development goals through partnerships.
- Pfizer partnered with AMP and the World Health Organization to develop a training program for healthcare workers.
It's the first time the association hasn't hired a comedian in 16 years.
- The 2018 WHCA ended in controversy after comedian Michelle Wolf made jokes some considered to be offensive.
- The WHCA apologized for Wolf's jokes, though some journalists and many comedians backed the comedian and decried arguments in favor of limiting the types of speech permitted at the event.
- Ron Chernow, who penned a bestselling biography of Alexander Hamilton, will speak at next year's dinner.
A glass of juice has as much sugar, ounce for ounce, as a full-calorie soda. And those vitamins do almost nothing.
Quick: think back to childhood (if you've reached the scary clown you've gone too far). What did your parents or guardians give you to keep you quiet? If you're anything like most parents, it was juice. But here's the thing: juice is bad for you.
A study on flies may hold the key to future addiction treatments.
- A new study suggests that drinking alcohol can affect how memories are stored away as good or bad.
- This may have drastic implications for how addiction is caused and how people recall intoxication.
- The findings may one day lead to a new form of treatment for those suffering from addiction.
SMARTER FASTER trademarks owned by The Big Think, Inc. All rights reserved.