Discovering The Obvious: New ways to solve age old problems
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Incredible floating city of the future

Incredible floating city of the future | Discovering The Obvious: New ways to solve age old problems | Scoop.it
The Floating City, designed by British and Asian architects, will features its own roadways, dock, and even farms, making it completely self-sufficient.
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Consumers Will Pay $5 for an App That Respects Their Privacy

Consumers Will Pay $5 for an App That Respects Their Privacy | Discovering The Obvious: New ways to solve age old problems | Scoop.it
A new report finds that people are weary of the hidden costs of free. 
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Outlook 2014: Platforms are Eating the World

Outlook 2014: Platforms are Eating the World | Discovering The Obvious: New ways to solve age old problems | Scoop.it

1. Platforms will displace high cost gatekeepers with meritocratic crowds. 

2. Platforms will aggregate disconnected players in fragmented industries.

3. Platforms will unlock new value from spare resources and user-generated content.

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We used to live in a world where commerce flowed linearly. Firms added value to products, shipped them out and sold them to consumers. Producers and consumers held very distinct roles. Value was created upstream and flowed downstream.

Now, market upstarts are displacing market leaders faster than ever before as entire industries transform. We are in the midst of a seismic shift in business models, powered by the Internet and a generation of connected users.

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Bits and Barbarism

Bits and Barbarism | Discovering The Obvious: New ways to solve age old problems | Scoop.it
From real gold to virtual gold, we’re digging our way back to the 17th century.
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But don’t let the fancy trappings fool you!

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improve your learning from A to Z

improve your learning from A to Z | Discovering The Obvious: New ways to solve age old problems | Scoop.it
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Improve Your Learning From A to Z:

A – Be Accountable. B – Believe in yourself. C- Connect the dots. D- Deconstruct new skills. E- Engage with others. F- Focused practice. G- Get started. H- Hypothesize, test, and adjust. I- Use your Imagination. J- Find Joy in learning. K- Personal Knowledge Management. L- Listen more. M- Make space. N- Build a network. O- Observe. P- Find a passion. Q- Question assumptions. R- Rest. S- Use Spaced repetition. T- Tinker with things. U- Unlearn and relearn. V- Be Vulnerable. W- Be Willing to fail. X- eXercise regularly. Y- Yield. Z- Zigzag.

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Why Are Hundreds of Harvard Students Studying Ancient Chinese Philosophy?

Why Are Hundreds of Harvard Students Studying Ancient Chinese Philosophy? | Discovering The Obvious: New ways to solve age old problems | Scoop.it
The professor who teaches Classical Chinese Ethical and Political Theory claims, "This course will change your life."
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Innovation Excellence | Entering the Zone of Innovation Uncertainty

Innovation Excellence | Entering the Zone of Innovation Uncertainty | Discovering The Obvious: New ways to solve age old problems | Scoop.it
The problem for management is any discussion of the future enters the ‘zone of uncertainty’ and this ability to often ‘read the tea leaves’ can very much determine the future health and direction of the organization.
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Let's build a semantic web by creating a Wikipedia for relevancy

Let's build a semantic web by creating a Wikipedia for relevancy | Discovering The Obvious: New ways to solve age old problems | Scoop.it
The relevancy-defining, edge-weighting algorithms of Google’s Knowledge Graph, Facebook’s Open Graph and Gravity’s Interest Ontology are closely guarded company secrets.
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To Foster Your Creativity, Don't Learn To Code; Learn To Paint

To Foster Your Creativity, Don't Learn To Code; Learn To Paint | Discovering The Obvious: New ways to solve age old problems | Scoop.it
The best way to foster innovation and creativity is to study and seriously practice the arts.
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Smart grid and the 3rd Industrial Revolution

Smart Grid & 3Rd Industrial Revolution
China Announces an $82 Billion Plan to Establish a
. . . Third Industrial Revolution Energy Internet Across the Country.
Liu Zhenya, Chairman of the Chinese State Grid Corporation,
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Facebook's So Uncool, But It’s Morphing Into a Different Beast - The Epoch Times

Facebook's So Uncool, But It’s Morphing Into a Different Beast - The Epoch Times | Discovering The Obvious: New ways to solve age old problems | Scoop.it
This year marked the start of what looks likely to be a sustained decline of Facebook.
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Four new contenders for Facebook's crown have emerged: Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and WhatsApp.

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Big Data and the Role of Intuition

Big Data and the Role of Intuition | Discovering The Obvious: New ways to solve age old problems | Scoop.it
Even the most analytics-obsessed organizations have a hunch there is more to great strategic decisions.
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Why Cognition-as-a-Service is the next operating system battlefield

Why Cognition-as-a-Service is the next operating system battlefield | Discovering The Obvious: New ways to solve age old problems | Scoop.it
Competition between CaaS platforms will enable smarter and more helpful products, from our phones to our homes.
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Alex Payne — Bitcoin, Magical Thinking, and Political Ideology

The online writing of Alex Payne
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