Category: The Economy

Brain Gain

Brain drain or brain gain? In the 21st Century, it makes all the difference which side of the line your community is on. Communities suffering brain drain lose their talented young people to places where the lights are brighter and opportunities are thicker on the ground. The community’s future goes with them. The loss is… Continue reading

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Downsides of Downsizing

In Stikkee Situations we’ll try to take a humorous look at a lot of different serious business topics. In this episode we poke fun at the wonderful world of downsizing. Employees hate workforce reductions (aka downsizing), but some CEOs (even in profitable companies)… Continue reading

Posted in Culture & Values, Industry, Leadership, Management, Strategy, The Economy, culture | 6 Comments
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Studies estimate that for every $1 the U.S. government spends on NASA, the economy is boosted by $7-$14. That means that with NASA’s current budget of $17.6 billion, the U.S. economy will get an injection of anywhere from $123.2 billion to $246.4 billion.
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Too Busy To Innovate

SMEs are helplessly squeezed between tech start-ups and global corporations in this battle. SMEs should start their innovation engines, imagine their exciting futures and capitalise on these new disruptive technologies. The alternative is to become collateral damage in the crossfire between the faster and the mightier. Continue reading

Posted in Build Capability, Digital, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Leadership, Management, Quotes, Strategy, Technology, The Economy | 1 Comment

This may shock many free market believers, but it is becoming evident in country after country, the global free market system is not serving the best interests of the largest number of people. In Adam Smith’s day labor was valuable, in classical economic theory, it is the labor put in that creates value, but we live in a world where more and more machines are doing the work. Continue reading

Posted in Culture & Values, Customers, Innovation Perspectives, Social Innovation, Technology, The Economy | 8 Comments
Making Makers

The Maker movement is steadily gaining steam and some cities are looking to help it grow and thrive, seeing it as an opportunity to inspire artists and entrepreneurs. One such city is Edmonton, which lies in the Alberta province of Canada, and its program in their public library system to provide maker spaces staffed with library employees and equipped with 3D printers, computers with Apple’s Garage Band and Adobe’s Creative Suite, and more. Continue reading

Posted in Design, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, The Economy | 5 Comments

Could defining jobs differently potentially take a big bite out of unemployment? The answer to that may actually lie in the crowd. Continue reading

Posted in Consumer Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation, The Economy | 2 Comments