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Recycling Innovation

Recycling Innovation Huffington Post It seems that innovation today is often confused with ideation, with the expectation that throwing smarter, younger ideas (and their associated interns) at an expensive problem will somehow make the costs of...
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The Goliath Syndrome

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Why big companies get slayed by startups

Via Kyle Tibbitts
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Right on target. Why larger corps lose to startups when it comes to innovation and ability to adapt.

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Amar Bhat's curator insight, June 2, 2014 4:03 PM

This scenario was described very well some years back by Clayton Christensen in his book "The Innovator's Dilemma".  Its well-founded that large companies get trapped by the need to generate incremental improvements in their product line because of their previous investments. That leaves an opportunity for an upstart/startup to come in with a disruptive technology and take away significant market share. 

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Why Facebook And Twitter Are Not Most Innovative Companies

Why Facebook And Twitter Are Not Most Innovative Companies | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
2012 MISSION FACEBOOK Reignite revenue growth, particularly via mobile; after May 18, appease Wall Street TWITTER Make enough money to start justifying its $11 billion valuation WORST MOMENT FACEBOOK Proudly touting that CEO Mark Zuckerberg...
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This does actually hold a good piece of advice for any startup facing success and growth.

Making money is cool, indeed. But not at the expense of the product and of te customer experience. Especially as customers do easily switch and are not bound to any product nowadays.

The focus has to remain on users. And for a cool product/company, to remain cool as well.

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Why the Next Steve Jobs Will Come from Africa

Why the Next Steve Jobs Will Come from Africa | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Africa is at a techno-cultural turning point that will prove to be as pivotal there as the Industrial Revolution was for Europe.
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Silicon Valley Isn't Innovative, It's Iterative: Four Proof Points

Silicon Valley Isn't Innovative, It's Iterative: Four Proof Points | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
By Vinnie Lauria, Golden Gate Ventures The Silicon Valley stereotype is one of rugged American individualism and Darwinian survival: the brilliant inventor who risks it all to build a billion dollar company from a parent’s garage or a college dorm room. Outside-the-box thinking and self-reliance are viewed as fundamental to the [...]
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