innovation

September 25, 2017

The Dandelion Question

Posted originally on Leading with Questions. Reposted with kind permission from Bob Tiede. It all started with a dandelion in an alley in Calgary. A weed in the wrong place, it became the impetus for discovery that may eliminate much petroleum-based pollution.  The wonder is in the question that led to innovation. Most of us might merely pluck such an offending plant.  Some might plot a means to permanently eliminate such occurrences.  Kelcie Miller-Anderson, 15 at the time, simply wondered: “How it is that dandelions thrive where other plants do not?” Starting with her reframed question, Kelcie, now 22 and in […]