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StoreDot: Inside the nanotech that can charge your phone in 30 seconds !

StoreDot: Inside the nanotech that can charge your phone in 30 seconds  ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
If you've ever had just five minutes to charge your smartphone's flat battery and wished it didn't take an hour, help is at hand. An Israeli company is working on a nano-material that could see your mobile fully charged in just seconds.
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Changing the chemical reactions occurring inside the battery should also improve battery life in long run — allowing thousands of charge cycles instead of hundreds today — while still keeping the same weight and form factor ...

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IT Leaders Aren't All Coming From Tech

IT Leaders Aren't All Coming From Tech | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

Today's IT leadership looks a lot different than in years past. Many are climbing the ladder from marketing, sales and other departments. The milestones along the traditional path to IT leadership look a lot like this: Earn a computer science degree, serve an IT internship, take development courses, gain coding experience, obtain certifications and sign up for management training specific to technology !

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Having both technology and sales and marketing experience can help bridge that gap and ensure any technology purchases are beneficial for all aspects of the business --  technology and beyond ...

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To Innovate in a Big Company, Don't Think “Us Against Them”

To Innovate in a Big Company, Don't Think “Us Against Them” | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
Your CEO isn’t Goliath. 

“This seems like pie-in-the-sky wishful thinking. Have you actually seen this done?” - I often hear this question when I visit companies and speak about how to make an innovative idea less terrifying to high level executives. The skepticism is warranted. There are plenty of pundits arguing that big companies need to innovate, and pointing out that it is difficult to do so. Far less often do we hear how it really comes together, especially inside a large organization ! 

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Implementing innovative ideas is an exacting endeavor. But the payoffs can be huge in terms of creating value for the company and personal fulfillment for the employee ...

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Need techniques for a brilliant Resume ?

Need techniques for a brilliant Resume ? | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
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Even HR Department have to be agile and adapt ;()

 

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16 Inventors Who Were Killed By Their Inventions !

16 Inventors Who Were Killed By Their Inventions ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

Innovators who put their own life at risk. Inventions have been boosting economic growth and productivity since the dawn of man.  With the help of Wikipedia, we've compiled a short list of brilliant engineers, scientists, and old-fashioned daredevils who fell victim to their own ideas !

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Unsurprisingly, it is the inventor who is often the early tester of those inventions. And some of those inventions pose deadly risks ...

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Drivers Want Their Cars to Get to Know Them Better !

Drivers Want Their Cars to Get to Know Them Better ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

More than 80% of drivers under 35 think their in-vehicle technology is lacking and not intuitive to their needs, a new survey revealed. Younger drivers want in-car access to their smartphone apps ! Consumers want their vehicles to anticipate their personal technology demands and to provide the same functionality as their mobile devices, according to a survey. Because of the technology gap in vehicles, consumers are more likely to use their smartphones to access apps and information while driving, most commonly the apps  for navigation (54%) and music (44%) ...

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we're going to see is an ecosystem of services because it's very hard to anticipate what all the changes are going to be throughout the life of a vehicle ... Mobile devices need to communicate with the IVI system, and that doesn't always work well, depending on which version of iOS, Android or which device a consumer uses !

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Don’t Lament – Celebrate Your Competitor’s Most Recent Innovation ...

Don’t Lament – Celebrate Your Competitor’s Most Recent Innovation ... | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

Companies increasingly concerned about closing the growth gap are keeping an eye on maintaining a fresh and balanced innovation project portfolio. The resulting hunt for novelty eventually finds them lamenting yet another lost opportunity whenever a competitor brings to market their most recent innovation.

But consider this: Your competitor’s new product or service spells far more reason for celebration than for regret !

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A systematic approach to take advantage of anyone’s novelty

The approach can, and for any real business purpose needs to, be done more thoroughly:

Pick a successful innovation.Extract jobs it helps people get done.Identify those jobs that are associated with high innovation opportunity.“Send” those jobs through the Four Growth Quadrants.Evaluate the resulting opportunities in the light of your capabilities, aspirations and strategy.
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Want to be an artist or designer? New study shows you need rich parents ...

Want to be an artist or designer? New study shows you need rich parents ... | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
A new study by the US Department of Labour has found that people currently in the most creative professions, including Designers, Musicians and Artists, came predominantly from richer parents. The people in these creative professions were by far and away the most likely to be earning significantly less than their parents earned, usually no more than Janitors, Maids or Waiters.
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While it’s important to remember that creativity is a part of almost all businesses and professions, the ‘Creative Professions’ described in this study are predominantly artistic. And interest in the arts has been shown to develop throughout a child’s time at school. Their affinity towards considering a career in the arts will therefore be affected by their access to it, as well as the perception of its value !

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Next gen reversible USB system released !

Next gen reversible USB system released ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

The USB 3.0 Promoter Group has announced the release of its next generation USB Type-C specification, delivering a reversible cable and connector system to the market almost two years after Apple did the same with its proprietary Lightning cable. With the openings for the new connector measuring 8.4mm by 2.6mm, it is not far from the size of the current micro USB 2.0 Type-B connectors — which are found on most non-Apple smartphones. The new cable and connector supports USB 3.1 "SuperSpeed" 10 Gbps data transference and USB power delivery of up to 100 watts, according to the group, which is comprised of HP, Intel, Microsoft, Renesas Electronics, STMicroelectronics, and Texas Instruments ...

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"Interest in the USB Type-C connector has not only been global, but cross-industry as well. Representatives from the PC, mobile, automotive and IoT industries have been knocking down our door anticipating this new standard. This specification is the culmination of an extensive, cooperative effort among industry leaders to standardize the next generation USB connector as a long-lasting, robust solution !

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Fantastically Wrong: The Strange History of Using Organ-Shaped Plants to Treat Disease !

Fantastically Wrong: The Strange History of Using Organ-Shaped Plants to Treat Disease ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

According to the doctrine of signatures, plants and nuts and vegetables that resemble a human body part or organ must be divined by God to treat said limb or organ. Thus should a walnut fix your brain if it gets too wrinkled … or something !

This theological grounding is quite problematic, in the sense that it assumes the universe was created for humankind, then stocked with convenient medicines for the taking, the kind of anthropocentric worldview also manifested in the geocentrism that Copernicus overthrew in the 16th century. There’s also the rather glaring issue of subjectivity: That root may look like a kidney to you, but it sure looks a lot like a liver to me.

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The doctrine of signatures was of course totally undone by a dash of common sense and more rigorous experimental standards as science evolved. So we certainly, certainly, don’t have any business propagating the theory in 2014. Yet it’s happening. Leading people to believe that they can treat depression by eating walnuts because they look like brains is dangerous and irresponsible, just like saying homeopathy can treat, oh I don’t know, anything at all ...

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The Turbine-Powered, Chevy Volt of Airliners Looks Fantastic !

The Turbine-Powered, Chevy Volt of Airliners Looks Fantastic ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

The European airline industry has seen the future of aviation. It's sleek and organic, carries a sextet of turbines, and its powertrain works a lot like the Chevrolet Volt. The European aerospace consortium EADS has recently shown everything from its largest airliner, the Airbus A380, to its latest electric airplane idea, the E-Fan. But tucked inside the company’s huge chalet at the Paris Air Show was a small model where the two concepts meet — in 2050.

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In many ways the E-Thrust concept is an electric deconstruction of current jet engine technology. Unlike the early days of jet aircraft, today’s airliners only get a fraction of their push from jet thrust. Most of the propulsion is provided by the giant fan at the front of the engine, which accelerates air just like a propeller ...

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That Disastrous Car Homer Simpson Designed Was Actually Ahead of Its Time !

That Disastrous Car Homer Simpson Designed Was Actually Ahead of Its Time ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

In The Simpsons episode “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?,” Homer is asked to design a car for the company run by his long-lost brother, and fails so spectacularly he drives him out of business. It’s a brilliant episode because, on top of being hilarious, kind of predicted the automotive future: Some of the features that made Homer’s car so terrible are actually commonplace in 21st century vehicles ...

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But perhaps Homer was simply ahead of his time?

More than 20 years after the episode aired, some of the things he wanted have indeed made their ways into cars, if not exactly as he expected.

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An Ultra-Simple Tourniquet That’s Saving Soldiers’ Lives !

An Ultra-Simple Tourniquet That’s Saving Soldiers’ Lives ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

When you think of surgery, images of calm doctors working on anesthetized patients in pristine operating rooms come to mind. Combat medics face a different reality. They often ply their trade on dusty desert roads, and, when trying to save a soldier’s life, a charred Humvee door sometimes has to suffice for an operating table. Medics across all branches of the armed services are prepared for situations like these. Dr. Sam Scheinberg is a veteran combat surgeon and saved his share of soldiers in Vietnam. As CEO of SAM Medical he commissioned Portland-based design firm Ziba to develop a tourniquet that can help save the lives of wounded soldiers. His only caveat was was that it had to be “brain dead and bomb proof …

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The product has been cleared for use by the FDA and over 1,200 units have been shipped to active battle zones. Just a month after its deployment, the SAM Junctional Tourniquet saved its first life. Military R&D is often used to develop products to kill, but Ziba’s goal as a designer defense contractor is to serve as a lifesaver !

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Five Tech Megatrends that are Changing the Game ...

Five Tech Megatrends that are Changing the Game ... | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
In 10 years, over 40 percent of the Fortune 500 will no longer be around. By 2020, more than three fourths of the S&P 500 will be organizations that we have not heard of yet. Predictions like these are common these days. What if they turn out to be correct? 

The Five Technology Megatrends summarized below are creating winners and losers faster than ever before. Whether you work at a small or mid-sized business or a huge multinational, the discoveries and decisions you make in response to these trends will determine not only future prospects, and quite possibly even survival in the years ahead ... 

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The Five Technology Megatrends will create new winners and take out laggards faster than ever before. The discoveries and innovations you develop in response to these trends could change your game, but only if you seize the day !

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Michael Binzer's curator insight, June 22, 4:02 AM

New times - new ways of organize things too? Or at least time to?

maralma's curator insight, June 22, 12:53 PM

THE FUTURE STARTS NOW!

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Next-Generation Video Surveillance Comes to Maricopa County Sheriff's Office !

Next-Generation Video Surveillance Comes to Maricopa County Sheriff's Office ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office protects one of the country's fastest-growing areas. Video surveillance systems in its jails couldn't keep up with the growth -- or the times. Find out why the department turned to fully integrated security controls and big data storage.
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Improved technology can change the culture of America's jails, Jones says – but only if the best internal technical experts, detention housing and operational experts, and the facility’s employees are involved ...

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Don’t Be the Best, Be the Only One ;()

Don’t Be the Best, Be the Only One ;() | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

Many corporates make all types of efforts, usually PR and advertising, to flaunt their not-so-new product or service to create the impression that they are innovators. Many of these products may end being adopted, but they are usually categorized as “good enough” by customers, so customers will jump ship if a better alternative exists.

Throughout its history Apple has understood what other corporates have not: The customer doesn’t care is you are innovative, he/she cares if you make his/her life better. Period. Apple, hits that on the nail !

 

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Every business is successful exactly to the extent that it does something others cannot. Apple does what others cannot: it makes products matter to people because it makes people better off.

What can you do that others cannot? That’s how you lead the pack!

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Recycling old batteries into solar cells

Recycling old batteries into solar cells | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

Proposal could divert a dangerous waste stream while producing low-cost photovoltaics.This could be a classic win-win solution: A system proposed by researchers at MIT recycles materials from discarded car batteries — a potential source of lead pollution — into new, long-lasting solar panels that provide emissions-free power !

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Today, 90 percent of the lead recovered from the recycling of old batteries is used to produce new batteries, but over time the market for new lead-acid batteries is likely to decline, potentially leaving a large stockpile of lead with no obvious application !

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Booming Electric Car Sales Have Become A Problem In Norway !

Booming Electric Car Sales Have Become A Problem In Norway ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

It's become a problem," said Erik Haugstad, a bus driver in the Oslo region who complains about the numerous electric cars clogging bus lanes, which they have the right to use in Norway. The cars are also exempt from urban toll payments or fees at public parking spaces, where they can recharge batteries without cost. But above all, they are exempt from Norway's sky high sales taxes and VAT !

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The commitment is important, because 48 percent of electric car owners say their main reason for buying them was to save money.

According to a survey by the Norwegian Electric Vehicle Association, only 27 percent said it was for environmental reasons and 12 percent to gain time in their rides ...

A kind of Paradox since Electric cars already represent 85 percent of traffic in bus lanes during rush hour !

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One of History’s Most Beautiful Cars May Also Be the Most Innovative!

One of History’s Most Beautiful Cars May Also Be the Most Innovative! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

Sixty years after its debut, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing remains one of the most beautiful cars ever made. Even when you paint it beige and cover its seats in shriek-inducing red and green plaid, it’s gorgeous. But more importantly—at least in the annals of automotive history—the car was packed with innovative tech like a slanted inline six-cylinder engine, fuel injection, a lightweight frame, and those glorious doors ...

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The original SL 300s were a pain to maintain and a bit quirky on the handling side, but they sparked quite the line of offspring. The latest is the 2015 SLS AMG GT, a $220k gullwing-ed beast with a 6.3-liter V8 that rockets the car from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds. If you’ve got one, hold onto it—it could cross the auction block for a lot more money after another 60 years ;()

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I am quite sure this will be a well liked post!

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The Greatest Idea Campaign Ever Run !

The Greatest Idea Campaign Ever Run ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

After a victorious battle with the French at Gibraltar, Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell and his men set sail for England. Like hundreds of ships before them, they misguided their longitude, and headed straight for the Scilly Isles. The flagship of the fleet, the Association, crashed into the Isles first, sinking within a few minutes. Three more ships crashed before they had any chance to react. Two thousand men perished. This was a familiar scene for the seafaring men of the fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth centuries.

The problem was clear – not knowing the precise distance east or west of the home port. The problem of longitude was a giant one – the cost of losing so many ships, and so many men was devastating to a seafaring nation. But to solve it required a true breakthrough innovation, a technology of the like which had never been seen before !

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It was 300 years ago this year that the Longitude Act was created, yet idea campaigns haven’t changed all that much – the basic good practices still apply. Today however, we are able to go broader and do so with greater speed, thanks to online platforms. But are we taking full advantage of this tremendous capability? Are you looking at your greatest challenges, and asking your audience to try and solve them? If not, why not, and if not now, when?

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How to Find your Unique Innovation Mindset !

How to Find your Unique Innovation Mindset ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

What makes certain people and certain companies truly innovative? Is it a process? Is it natural ability? Learned behavior and practice, practice, practice? It's most likely all of the above. And undoubtedly, as companies like Ideo with design thinking or Google with their Google X Innovation Lab, there is a cultural element that drives people and employees to utilize all of those qualities in an environment that is unequivocally accepting an open to this kind of production !

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The biggest takeaway? There’s no such thing as the right-brain being the “creative” or “innovative” part of the brain. Creativity is driven by the dynamic interaction of a person’s brain; developing innovative ideas is a complex process that involves different neural networks and thinking patterns ...

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How to Generate Leads From 4 Top Social Networks !

How to Generate Leads From 4 Top Social Networks ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
The largest platforms in social media continue to make it easier for brands to generate leads. Some of the most effective methods are also the easiest to deploy. Here’s five ways marketers are generating leads on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
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Most users turn to social media sites for entertainment and information, but for digital marketers social engagements represent a dynamic way to generate leads. Fostering leads, or potential customers, in social media is not as clear-cut or obvious as email, TV or print marketing, but there is enough history and background now to follow and replicate what is already working !

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The Dark Side of Technology !

The Dark Side of Technology ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

The Forces at Work - Digital technologies are coming together into global technology infrastructures that straddle the globe and reach an ever expanding portion of the population. In economic terms, these infrastructures systematically and substantially reduce barriers to entry and barriers to movement on a global scale. They make it far easier for any of us to reach anyone else around the world and to offer our goods and services wherever they might be needed. So, whatever position you have achieved today, watch out. There’s that person or company that you never heard of who is putting together a plan to take your customer away from you !

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And the power and scope of impact of these technologies is amplified by their interaction with each other and their ability to accelerate the performance improvement of an expanding array of other technologies, ranging from genomics to nanotechnology. Singularity University has led the way in exploring these technology advances and interactions and a recent working paper that I co-authored suggests that the biggest risk is to continue to view these technologies in isolated siloes ...

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MFAs & MBAs – the Perfect Business Marriage?

MFAs & MBAs – the Perfect Business Marriage? | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

This sweet science would bring the two universes together: the scientific process taught in schools that offer a Master of Business Administration degree and the creative process taught in Master of Fine Arts degree programs.

Reason and intuition feeding each other so that humans can have a better existence—and after all, isn’t that why companies should exist? To make life better? What is the real value of business !

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By offsetting the second Age of Reason with the humanizing skills of the MFA, we can enter a new era of human-centric living. Smart companies are catching on. The others will go the way of the dinosaur ...

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To Resolve a Conflict, First Decide: Is It Hot or Cold?

To Resolve a Conflict, First Decide: Is It Hot or Cold? | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

As a leader, you’re going to face conflict. It comes with the territory. But before you try to deal with a conflict, you first need to stop and ask yourself the following question:

Is it hot or cold?

To help you answer this vital question, consider these two definitions:

Hot conflict is when one or more parties are highly emotional and doing one or more of the following: speaking loudly or shouting; being physically aggressive, wild or threatening; using language that is incendiary; appearing out of control and potentially explosive.

Cold conflict is when one or more parties seem to be suppressing emotions, or actually appear “unemotional,” and are doing one or more of the following: muttering under their breath or pursing their lips; being physically withdrawn or controlled; turning away or otherwise deflecting contact; remaining silent or speaking in a tone that is passively aggressive; appearing shut down or somehow frozen ... 

 

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Keep in mind that your ability to navigate conflict is one of the primary ways that you reveal your character as a leader. The best time to learn is when conflict is neither too hot nor too cold. By learning to control the temperature, you make it much more likely that you’ll be well positioned to deal creatively with the next conflict that’s inevitably coming your way ! Then change the Temperature ;()

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Bootstrapping To The Stars !

Bootstrapping To The Stars ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
XCOR proves that you don't have to be a billionaire to break into the space tourism industry. Some clever lease-financing skills will do. 

Construction on XCOR’s Lynx rocket plane is almost finished (in a hangar right next door to where Branson is building Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo). The company aims to begin test flights later this year. Give that stage 6 to 18 months before the Lynx will be ready to take passengers ...

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Having more money doesn’t necessarily speed up the solution to your fundamental technical challenges.” That leads to the other question he gets a lot: Are you going to beat Virgin into space?

“I’m not sure anybody ever believes the answer, but the truth is, I don’t think about it, and I don’t care. We’re in a race with physics and economics. Not with the neighbors !

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