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The City As A Platform
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The City As A Platform

Cities and regions have an abundance of options for marking themselves out as innovative. The problem is, most of their ...

Harvesting Abundance in the Sharing Economy
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Harvesting Abundance in the Sharing Economy

The amateurs are coming! Are you ready? Over time, we have seen transitions in how goods and services are supplied to bu...

The Future of Education and Getting More From a Thesis
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The Future of Education and Getting More From a Thesis

One of the questions that nagged on me during the nights was what I was giving back to society. Mind you, at the time I ...

Corporate foresight: a tool to sustain innovation
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Corporate foresight: a tool to sustain innovation

Hindsight, foresight, flash foresight, sensing systems, future thinking, chocolate futurists, open future approach, peri...

Bitcoin - the big disruptive innovation in finance
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Bitcoin - the big disruptive innovation in finance

As some of you might know, I have been a banker for many years. I still have a natural interest in financial systems, so...

Cashless business models and the potential for modern barter
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Cashless business models and the potential for modern barter

April showers bring May flowers / That is what they say but if you are a business owner in Europe, the showers and flowe...

Hacking, data mining, algorithms, and other avenues for innovation
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Hacking, data mining, algorithms, and other avenues for innovation

Earlier this year The Economist analyzed a trend dubbed the onrushing wave – or the wave of technological progress expec...

Organizational ambidexterity – a glimpse at the state-of-the-art
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Organizational ambidexterity – a glimpse at the state-of-the-art

In an older post from February I argued that creativity had become a prevailing buzzword in the business literature and ...

The ecosystem era - Apple, Google and AllTheWeb
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The ecosystem era - Apple, Google and AllTheWeb

Innovation ecosystems are emerging as a topic of discussion in academic circles. I want to place them in context. For su...

Privacy is the new black: the emerging trend that is disrupting the internet
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Privacy is the new black: the emerging trend that is disrupting the internet

Openness is over. Being closed or private is the new black. A shame for advertisers, really. And you may think this tren...

Will online education change the learning landscapes of tomorrow?
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Will online education change the learning landscapes of tomorrow?

  Virtual learning environments might sound like a thing of the recent past, but specific methodologies and tools (e.g. ...

What do Formation Flights and Innovation Ecosystems Have in Common?
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What do Formation Flights and Innovation Ecosystems Have in Common?

Upwash exploitation and downwash avoidance by flap phasing in ibis formation flight is not your typical innovation read....