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Think Different: Innovate

Written by October 11, 2013

Innovation Unleashed

At Spokeo, we believe in innovation. Innovative thinking fuels our new products and the evolution of our company. We also believe in being an active participant in our community  because in order for a community to grow, all voices need to be a part of the discussion.

In an effort to bring Pasadena’s various tech voices together, Pasadena Monthly Magazine hosted an event called Innovation Summit Unleashed and Spokeo was proud to participate as one of several sponsors. Various leaders from technology, science, and design came together to share thoughts and insights from their professional experience. I appreciated the opportunity to hear some great advice from respected leaders like Bill Gross, CEO of Idealab, George Whitesides, CEO and President of Virgin Galactic, Patricia Moore, Industrial Designer, and Mike Jones, Former CEO of MySpace.

I thought I’d share a few words of wisdom:

“The more “disruptive” an idea is the better. A disruptive innovation will improve a product or service in ways the market didn’t expect. Small ideas will work just as well as bigger ideas.”–Bill Gross

Patricia Moore

“Design with inclusion in mind.”–Patricia Moore

“I want more people to experience the ‘overview effect’ which is what astronauts feel when they see the earth from orbit. The overview effect is a profound thing that gives them a different view of problems.”– George Whitesides

“It’s ok to fail, as long as you have the stomach to start again.”– Mike Jones

To read more about this event, here is a write up from a local news site. Be sure to check out our Facebook page where we shared updates from the event.  We also tweeted out key quotes (@spokeo) or you can see what others thought by searching #ISP2013 on Twitter.


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Director of Public Relations & Community Initiatives

Vanessa joined Spokeo in 2012 and oversees all social media, media relations and community relations efforts for Spokeo. She is especially passionate about Spokeo programs focused on search and reunion and promoting STEM careers for women and children. During her free time, she enjoys writing, DIY home decor and crafts, and eating dessert!

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