Cardiac catheterization inspired by horse and literature

Heart patients worldwide owe a lot to Dr. Werner Forssmann. In the late 1920s, the medical community knew little about how to treat heart ailments. Instead, most of what we knew about hearts came from studying cadavers. Forssmann was inspired by a textbook that featured a tube entering the heart

Collaborating to better manage critical assets

From 2011 to 2016 international water research organisations, Australian water utilities and three Australian universities came together to undertake fundamental research in how critical water pipes fail and the conditions leading to failure. It was a interesting project to address problems which mattered to many, managing critical assets in this

Taking cultural competency seriously

One of the most discussed topics in the workplace in this globalized world is diversity. While diversity had many facets- gender, ethnicity, nationality etc, the one area that is usually understated is the appreciation of different cultures. Today,  most of the  large organizations either locally or globally are being made

Potato King who used curiosity to change people minds

In the 1700s, famine in Europe occurred regularly—crops failed and invading armies often stole or burned food. Frederick the Great of Prussia saw in the potato a solution. Highly filling and weather resistant, it was also a difficult crop to steal or destroy. But Prussians wouldn’t have it. Potato eating

Nudge Unit in Australian government drives behaviour change

State of New South Wales, in  Australia have been actively supporting the mission to use behavior science as a key enabler to enable policy decisions and drive positive society change. They are using the principles of behavioral science to tackle interesting problems : 1. Reduce city traffic congestion through flexi

Brazil’s Sport Club Recife innovates organ donation

Brazil’s Sport Club Recife is known for having some of the most passionate fans in Brazil . They are passionate about life too. Even after death. 51,000 Recife fans have signed up to donate their organs after they die (more than the stadium capacity). The club has mobilised their passionate