The Economy

The Politics of Innovation

An investigation into the role of politics in innovation. At the Bassetti Foundation for Responsible Innovation we have long been debating the links between innovation and politics. Last year the Foundation successfully lobbied for a change to the Statute of the Region of Lombardy in Italy so that local government would work to promote responsible innovation, in the belief that innovation excellence is by definition responsible innovation.

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The Semantic Economy

the new web darlings, Instagram andPinterest, have built communities of millions of people in a matter of months, not years and they have done it with a staff that can fit in my living room (which, I might add, is not that big).What’s amazing is that we have come to take things like these in stride. Such events have become not exactly the rule, but not the exception either. In short...

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Innovation Provocateur

The questions we turn our attention to can have a profound impact on innovation. Think of questions as the parents of answers: they will serve as a creative catalyst for innovation. Immersing your team for an entire day in a chunky question could set them free from the shackles of conventional thinking and take them down the path of creating something altogether novel. Here are some big questions to consider:

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The Crowdfunding Conundrum

The House of Representatives recently voted in favor 407-17 of legislation that would allow non-accredited investors to make equity investments in privately held, small startup companies. Is this a boon for startup liquidity or might it introduce unforeseen complications?

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Innovation & Public Policy – What CEOs Want

On January 13, the Brookings Institution will gather the CEOs of leading U.S. businesses for a day-long series of panels addressing job creation, economic competitiveness, and innovations in technology. The program will include state and federal experts who will discuss strategies reaching from local innovation to global competition, and address ideas for reducing the budget deficit without undermining strategies to revitalize the economy.

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Every 60 Seconds Amazing Things Happen on the Internet

I found a couple of great infographics over on BusinessInsider that you'll find below. They highlight some truly astounding activity numbers from what happens in the world of technology and on the Internet. Did you know that in a single minute there are over 168 million emails are sent? That's just one example of the mind blowing online activity that takes place every sixty seconds. Here are some of the other amazing things that happen in 60 seconds (click to enlarge):

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