As part of my work with the Connected Learning Research Network, since the end of 2013 I researched creative entrepreneurship and innovation among youth in the city of Austin. From 2013 to 2015 I conducted ethnographic fieldwork following two communities/networks/hubs who actively are channeled the creative flow of energy in a city that keeps growing and attracts lots of youngsters from all over the U.S. As a result of the ethnographic research with the local hip hop scene of the Austin Mic Exchange and the indie game designers of the Juegos Rancheros collective, I have started to create a growing list of innovation principles that could be useful for all of us interested in creativity, play, learning, and youth-driven entrepreneurship in contemporary knowledge societies, new economies, and networked communication environments. You can follow more updates on this research project at the Doing Innovation website.
5. Risk and failure and resilience
15. Community building
22. Entrepreneurial mindset