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Plato, tech giants, and start-ups have a secret recipe in common

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If I asked you, what you think, ancient Greek philosophy and modern innovation practice have in common, you would probably answer not a lot, if anything. But you would be surprised. The most successful methodologies applied...
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Discriminate against curiosity, not age

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Here is what I suggest for 2021. Let your organization recruit for curiosity. Let your organization recruit for good questions. Within innovation let your organization consider junior and senior profiles with the quality of...
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Three fundamentals for a fulfilled life

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In 2020, I was part of a monthly class hosted by Business Mastery Club, an initiative sponsored by The Plenipotent Company. During one particular online class tagged Answers for your Business, one of the...
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2020’s Regulatory Impacts & Our Innovation and Regulation Wishlist for 2021

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Joann Barefoot of Alliance for Innovative Regulation and Jason Henrichs of Alloy Labs Alliance join Dara Tarkowski to discuss innovation and regulation in 2020 and 2021. The top takeaway of 2020 was the acceleration...
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Optimism is a double edge sword

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Let’s agree, there is a thin line between reality and hallucination. To be an entrepreneur, you need to be delusional, and small lies are essential to progress in an environment that lacks hard evidence. Sometimes...
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Marketing’s New Dynamite: Korean Pop Group BTS Leads The Way

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When it comes to digital marketing and communication the eminently powerful guidelines are:  Engage & Involve. For all the right reasons. Consider 20th-century marketing and communication. When people wanted to buy whatever ware or...
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Digital leaders want to build the best experience

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Turbulent times call for leadership. That especially applies in a digital world with constant change and transformation. Solo entrepreneurs and big businesses try to outmaneuver each other online to gain any slight advantage. Rachel Miller,...
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Early-stage is not about speed

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I’ve long been wanting to write about speed. I am developing my 4th startup in solo mode, and I cannot go fast :-). Is it an issue? A common perception is that speed is what...
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The whole is more of the sum of its parts. How to grow big...

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A circular data economy creates a corporate advantage for the entire ecosystem. What to consider when acquiring or divesting, no matter the asset (a company, a patent, or training for yourself)? As a result of...
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Innovation in Nature: a life history strategy approach to change your business

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It’s time to ask nature how to keep pace with the change. Amplified by the pandemic, the digital dare is creating new winners and losers as we speak. From reimagining our lives to reassessing...
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DeFi Is Booming, But There Are Caveats To This Killer DApp

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Cryptocurrency may have found a killer DApp, in DeFi (Decentralized Finance). It has opened up the cryptocurrency space with a total valuation locked at $8.11B in early September 2020, with a high of $9.605B (source: DeFi...
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The three essential traits of successful innovators

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“If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.”  - Peter F. Drucker In the past, it was through great commanders’ examples that leadership principles were implicitly described and taught. “Innovation” was...
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Innovation farm and a pioneer’s spirit: all organization (and you) need to still have...

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“Chief Digital Officer”, “Chief Transformation Officer” are new executive roles that organizations are currently injecting in their CxOs Level, smelling opportunities behind digital innovations. There is a catch though, and most of them will...
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How Congress Blindly Sees the Future of Tech Companies

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Technology Disruption will decimate Congress piece by piece The Congress of the United States of America called 4 CEOs of big tech companies to perform a circus on national TV. Jeff Bezos from Amazon. Tim Cook from Apple....
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An essential GTM change strategies in the Post pandemic economy

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Companies are re-writing their Go-to-market strategies heading towards the new economic era The COVID-19 has opened up for conducting the business in a new unimaginable ways. This pandemic has even forced the higher management to...
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Yes We Can! The SBIR and STTR Grants for American Small Business

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Does economic development rule the people, or serve the people? In the 1980’s when Burton A Weisbrod first published The NonProfit Economy, he wrote that the US economy was composed of three sectors, public, private, and...
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How Working From Home Increased My Productivity

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Stories of success, anguish and the internal state of affairs from a “self-proclaimed” productive human Working from home really brought out the best in me, it made me more productive. Because working from home gave...
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Does the Present Pandemic stimulate Industry 4.0?

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Yes, says the global leaders…a silver lining in this global struggle. The present global pandemic has wreaked havoc on all spheres of mankind and at the same time giving an opportunity to the global business...
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8 questions about the digital transformation investors should get answers from every CEO

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Hardly anything is as exciting as business. One of the most attractive aspects is certainly investing in young start-ups or established companies that are heading for new, digital horizons. It is not only an...
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Generation Z on Future Tech, Work, Food, Fashion and More

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As a professor in Future Forecasting & Innovation with positions in China (Shanghai), Spain (Barcelona) and the Netherlands (several universities) during the last decade, my consistent ambition is to make my students more creative,...