Tag Archives: China

China and Trump Plan to Kill Innovation from Outer Space

First, let me say that this is not a political article, but instead an article about a potential innovation crisis looming just over the horizon thanks to brinkmanship between China and the United States. Second, let me say this article is not about killer satellites being launched into orbit by the Trump administration or the People’s Republic of China. Instead ...

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Innovation with Marco Polo

I spent a great deal of time in 2018 traveling across the world in search of innovation insights.  In countries ranging from Colombia to China to Azerbaijan to Bosnia-Hercegovina, I found examples of cases where modern and ancient civilizations applied creative thinking to solve problems.  I presented these insights to the readers of Innovation Excellence in a series of articles ...

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China the Leaders of Innovation in 2018

China has become amongst the top 20 innovative economies for the first time, whilst the US has dropped 2 places according to the Global Innovation Index of 2018. What’s going on? The Rankings China rose from 22nd to 17th place whilst the US rankings dropped from 4th to 6th place. This represents a breakthrough for the Chinese economy, which has ...

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Innovation in China – Part II – Shanghai, Tongli, and Beijing

This is the second article in a two-part series addressing innovation in China.  The first part addressed the archaeological treasure trove of the city of Xi’an and its surroundings.  This article focuses on the better-known cities of Shanghai – China’s financial capital – and Beijing – China’s political capital.  While both cities contain a wealth of modern innovation in terms ...

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Why Winning a Trade War Can Lose the U.S. Battle over Innovation

For years, American companies have complained that foreign competitors, the Japanese in the past, and more recently, the Chinese, were stealing, borrowing, and copying intellectual properties. These complaints against copycats that foreign theft of American trade secrets runs up an estimated cost of “between $225 billion and $600 billion annually,” according to the United States Trade Representative, is not entirely ...

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Inside Alibaba – Jack Ma’s Digital Innovation Factory

Jack Ma of Alibaba

Artificial intelligence. Augmented reality. Facial recognition. Connected “internet” vehicles. Global virtual marketplaces. App-based digital payment systems. Pharmaceutical e-commerce. Humanoid robots. Giant vending machines for cars. This is not just the magical stuff of today’s digital-driven, transformation economy. It’s a snapshot of the cutting-edge innovation work currently underway at one of the world’s most exciting and admired companies: the Chinese tech ...

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Innovation the Chinese Way: Francois Jullien Weighs In

François Jullien is a brilliant French philosopher, professor at Paris Diderot University, and heading the chair for Alterity: he likes to take one step back, immersing himself in a different culture, and then come back to his initial matter. That’s what he did with China, adopting Chinese point of view before coming back to Europe, identifying gaps, and questioning back European way of thinking, raising the ‘unconsidered’, what is not currently being thought over. He just published...

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Technology is leading the shift of market research – a look at The Store-Checkers

“Technology is eating the world” as the famous motto says in the Silicon Valley. It turns out that it is also eating the market research and consulting world. In the last few years, this industry has experienced phenomenal growth and change in terms of how researches are conducted. In the past, paper and pencil ruled and the research process was long and laborious for both the supplier and the client.

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Einsteins from Anywhere

An estimated 250 million children around the world cannot read, write, or demonstrate basic arithmetic skills. Many of these children are in developing countries without regular access to quality schools or teachers. While programs exist to build schools and train teachers, traditional models of education are not able to scale fast enough to meet demand. We simply cannot build enough schools or train enough teachers to meet the need.

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