Bill Gates Wants You To See The World This Way

(Warning: Once You Do You Can’t Un-See It) Every so often an image flashes across our collective social consciousness that forever changes how we see the world and ourselves. This is one of them. Every so often something comes along that dramatically alters our perception of the world. These are social memes that are utterly simplistic but yet incredibly profound. ...

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Intrapreneurship is for employees, and business units at Deutsche Bahn

Tobias Taut is venture architect at Deutsche Bahn, and an enthusiastic venture builder. What a great title! Managing the intrapreneurship program DB Intrapreneurs, means for Tobias building amazing digital services, and enabling people in their innovation ambitions to create tangible and sustainable value. To boost intrapreneurs projects, Tobias also shares his skills in business modelling, lean startup, and design thinking. What is ...

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How Fantasy Becomes Reality

When H.G. Wells was born in 1866, there was no electricity or cars or even indoor plumbing. Still, his active imagination conjured up a world of time machines, space travel and genetic engineering. This was all completely fantasy, but his books foresaw many modern inventions, such as email, lasers and nuclear energy. It’s no accident that people who invent the ...

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What does good REALLY look like?

Manchester, 1955. The table tennis club has four tables. Beginners start at Table Four, down on the right. If you win, you move left. At Table One, the winner stays on. Anyone can find a game at the club, but the standard at Table One is high –those players are junior championship contenders: young, fit, serious about their equipment, dressed ...

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Intel Has Figured Out How To Compute In 3 Dimensions And It Could Put The Company Back On Top

In 1965, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore published a remarkably prescient paper, which predicted that the number of transistors on a computer chip would double about every two years. For a half century, this process of doubling has proved to be so remarkably consistent that today it is commonly known as Moore’s Law and has driven the digital revolution. For most ...

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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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Becoming Real Innovators

“They are ill discoverers that think there is no land when they can see nothing but sea.” ― Francis Bacon Companies today are eagerly seeking the answer to one essential question. How do we innovate? It’s been observed that 75% of companies say they’re committed to innovation as one of their top priorities [1]. But most struggle to innovate. To many ...

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The Moonshot to Create the Next Google

Nothing is older than the argument that large companies can’t capitalize on their innovations. Will this be the company that disproves that? Moonshots are always one part flight-of-fancy, one part brilliance, and 98 parts risk. “Eventually you’ll fail to fail.” – X Captain of Moonshots, Astro Teller I grew up in an era of moonshots. Few things in history have ...

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Overcome Customer Concerns – Transfer the Risk

During the economic depression which followed the financial crash of 2009 car sales slumped across America.  Automobile makers tried all sorts of promotions, many featuring big price cuts, but they could not lure buyers onto their forecourts and persuade them to buy.  Rebates and other traditional incentives just were not working.  Hyundai USA took a different approach.  They kept asking ...

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