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Is that too much MKT ... kills the MKT ?

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No doubts - This is the new Marcom's language of 21th century  ;(#)

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What’s So Great About Oscar?

What’s So Great About Oscar? | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
As I was looking for a new health insurance policy recently, I started searching for Obamacare, and the result in the first position came up with something called Oscar. I have vaguely remembered seeing the name somewhere… ah! An ad on NYC subway! I clicked through to fill out a form of about 10 questions that, to my great surprise..
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As Oscar continues rolling out to more states, Health Insurance industry beware: you are being disrupted! 

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Germany's vision for Industrie 4.0: The revolution will be digitised !

Germany's vision for Industrie 4.0: The revolution will be digitised ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

Industrie 4.0 is the German vision for the future of manufacturing, one where smart factories use information and communications technologies to digitise their processes and reap huge benefits in the form of improved quality, lower costs, and increased efficiency.

Industrie 4.0 is a favourite theme for chancellor Angela Merkel who brings it up in almost every speech about business or the economy. Most recently, she urged all of Europe to embrace Industrie 4.0 when addressing the World Economic Forum in Davos in January.

The German government is investing €200m to spur Industrie 4.0 research across government, academia, and business. It's a similar effort to the US-based Industrial Internet project which involves companies such as AT&T, General Electric, and Intel !

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Industrie 4.0 has become a favorite theme for the country, with Siemens among automation's chief cheerleaders ... 

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This Is What a Computer Sees When It Watches The Matrix !

This Is What a Computer Sees When It Watches The Matrix ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

When we think about machine vision, we usually think about it in a human context. We build systems that can recognize faces in our photographs or count the number of cars in a traffic jam. Rare is the computer that’s watching on its own terms. That got artist Ben Grosser wondering: Why not let a computer watch something for its own sake? What would that even look like? To find out, he programmed an artificially intelligent viewer and sent it to the movies ! 

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The computer's eyes, perhaps even better than our own, register the broad shifts in cinema ... 

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Are You Looking in the Right Place for Innovators?

Are You Looking in the Right Place for Innovators? | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

Many people confuse innovation with technological innovation. If you conflate the two you run two big risks – you won’t be looking for the right people and you won’t be looking in the right place. Why? You’re more likely to assume innovators will be young as the new generation will be more technologically savvy. Second you’ll probably miss numerous opportunities to innovate because you won’t recognize breakthroughs as innovations and you won’t see how they might apply to what you’re doing !

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Innovators are people who can imagine and bring into existence what has not previously existed. So where are you going to find them and should you be looking for a particular age demographic?

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Debunking Disruptive Innovation – Why Disruptive Innovation is NOT a Strategy !

Debunking Disruptive Innovation – Why Disruptive Innovation is NOT a Strategy ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
Disruptive innovation has become business' biggest paradigm. Harvard's Clayton Christensen coined the term and the New Yorker's Jill Lapore recently tore it down. While many companies scramble to create disruptive innovation strategies, the problem is that it isn't a linear process or methodology. No single strategy or theory (even the theory of disruptive innovation itself) has captured how it really works or how to do it.
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Whether you agree or disagree with all this, what matters is that the disruptive innovation movement has created a big problem for business.

Here’s the issue:  Disruptive innovation isn’t how innovation works in the real world when you’re in the process of doing it – only in retrospect by storytellers ...

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Free wi-fi? Mesh networking? Bins that talk? Porto project shows it's a load of garbage !

Free wi-fi? Mesh networking? Bins that talk? Porto project shows it's a load of garbage ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
Every now and then, a company comes out with an idea that looks very simple at first, but that could turn out to have huge implications.

That could well be the case with an experiment running in the Portugese city of Porto, where a startup called Veniam has been working together with the local government to turn buses, taxis, garbage trucks, and other vehicles into moving wi-fi hotspots.

Almost all of the buses belonging to the public fleet of the SCTP (Sociedade de Transportes Colectivos do Porto), the mass transportation authority of the city, have already been equipped in the past months with Veniam's technology, which consists of a small device, a box called the Net Rider, and software which optimizes the flow of data from one node to the other and from there to internet infrastucture ...

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But the idea of an 'Internet of Moving Things', which provides free connectivity to citizens, could also prove appealing in many areas of the developing world, where there's an enormous desire for internet access, and people don't have the resources to pay for very expensive cellular data plans !

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Canonical ushers Ubuntu into the Internet of Things!

Canonical ushers Ubuntu into the Internet of Things! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

The biggest change in the new iteration called “Snappy Ubuntu Core for Smart Devices” is a container-based updating mechanism called Snappy that draws on the lessons the company learned from its work on Ubuntu Phone. The framework handles changes to applications and the kernel similarly to how relational databases execute transactions, guaranteeing that an operation either completes as intended or aborts with no impact on the system ... 

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 Canonical boasts that several early adopters are already finding success with the software, including the Open Source Robotis Foundation and Ninja Blocks, the buzzed-about smart home startup ...

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Is Your Smart Meter Compromising Your Home Security?

Is Your Smart Meter Compromising Your Home Security? | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

The following infographic, created by Jones Oil, reveals the energy consumption problem; breaking down how smart meters really work and how hackers can break into them. Find out about the four main vulnerabilities they possess, as well as how security investigators are working to make them more secure all across the globe !

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The best way to prevent security hacks is to think like a security hacker, so let’s crawl inside the minds of these ingenious thieves. Find out what we can do to make smart meters more secure, so they can do just what they were meant to do in the first place – to save energy ... 

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The Syndrome Syndrome !

The Syndrome Syndrome ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
Here's a fun test for you: If you can read the rest of this paragraph without logging onto Facebook, tweeting, or thinking about crop circles, there's a good chance you do not have ADD, ADHD, or any other recently-identified medical condition. That's the good news.
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BYHFSWAYTWSMLBBIAITHYSYACTHTLFSKOTOEWARLNEBATBOHND: (Blaming Your Husband For Snoring When Actually You, the Wife, Snore Much Louder, But Because It’s Almost Impossible to Hear Yourself Snoring, You Are Constantly Telling Him to Look for Some Kind of Treatment Or Else Wear a Ridiculous Looking, Nostril-Expanding Bandaid Across the Bridge of His Nose Dysfunction.) 

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Disruptive Innovation Theory Revisited: Christensen, Hatkoff & Kula !

Disruptive Innovation Theory Revisited: Christensen, Hatkoff & Kula ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

Dr. Joseph Lister was greatly inspired by the work of Louis Pasteur. Carbolic acid was the main ingredient in Lister’s new antiseptic techniques and the statistical results were nothing short of astounding.

Perhaps it was on the limb-strewn battlefields during the Franco-Prussian War in the 1870's that one disruptive innovation gained great favor with a whole generation of adherents. Young doctors on the front lines readily embraced Dr. Joseph Lister's new and rather simple technique for combat triage using anti-septic surgery for life-saving amputations and skin piercing compound bone fractures. Previously almost any large incision resulted in death from infection caused by unsanitary conditions ... 

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Disruptive innovations are simpler, cheaper, more, accessible products or services, often created by “two guys in a garage. ”  Yet these inferior products and services seemingly decimate an industry leader who keeps on making very profitable, perfectly good products better and better, outstripping the needs and pocketbooks of already well-served consumers ! 

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Not So Fast Innovation !

Not So Fast Innovation ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

In a previous posting I relayed the story of a ship captain who counter-intuitively sped up when approaching an obstacle to increase his chances of successfully avoiding that obstacle.  In that example, a newly-built mega-cruise ship was utilizing the squat effect to lower its profile in the water so it could pass under a bridge with very little room for clearance.  A recent article about traffic flow suggests that the opposite may be true for drivers of cars….going faster in heavier traffic results in everyone going slower in the overall flow ... 

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The best way for a group of drivers to drive through a freeway that is increasingly congested, is to “keep a steady slower speed, avoid unnecessary lane changes, which induce braking, and lengthen gaps between vehicles to allow for adjustments !

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Need a break for Xmas?

Need a break for Xmas? | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
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The Cloud is always the Good Answer ;() 

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DNA: The Ultimate Hard Drive !

DNA: The Ultimate Hard Drive ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

When it comes to storing information, hard drives don’t hold a candle to DNA. Our genetic code packs billions of gigabytes into a single gram. A mere milligram of the molecule could encode the complete text of every book in the Library of Congress and have plenty of room to spare. All of this has been mostly theoretical — until now. In a new study, researchers stored an entire genetics textbook in less than a picogram of DNA — one trillionth of a gram — an advance that could revolutionize our ability to save data ... 

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Researchers have stored an entire genetics textbook in less than a picogram of DNA, or one trillionth of a gram . It's an advance that could revolutionize our ability to save data ;()

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Bridging Psychological Distance

Bridging Psychological Distance | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

Managers face challenges related to social, temporal, spatial, and experiential distance every day. They can overcome those challenges by understanding the common thread that links them and learning to either adjust the distance or substitute one type for another.

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Four types of gaps—social, temporal, spatial, and experiential—separate us from our goals !

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Handwriting Isn’t Dead—Smart Pens and Styluses Are Saving It

Handwriting Isn’t Dead—Smart Pens and Styluses Are Saving It | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

Keyboards and touch screens may have turned our once-fine penmanship into a sloppy mess, but reports of the death of handwriting are premature. I can prove it: I wrote this entire column by hand. Not once did I place my hands on my laptop, tablet or phone’s keyboard. Yet every word I scribbled was almost instantly transmitted to those devices. Yes, the very technology that has put pen and paper on life support is now trying to save it. Styluses, which used to be no match for our pudgy fingers, now work and feel more like real pens. And smart pens—ones that write on real paper—sync with our devices and the cloud better than ever !

There’s even a hybrid product that combines both of those modern writing methods into one crazy package: Hewlett-Packard ’s brand new Pro Slate tablet with its magical Duet Pen ;() 

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New connected pens and improved styluses make your handwritten notes available on all your devices. Joanna Stern tries out the leading implements ... 

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The Crowdsourced Company Building Elon's Hyperloop Is Going Public !

The Crowdsourced Company Building Elon's Hyperloop Is Going Public ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

The Hyperloop, a revolutionary transit system that would shoot pods full of people around the country in above-ground tubes at 800 mph, was proposed by Musk in 2013. That timing lined up with the beta launch of JumpStartFund, a startup that combines elements of crowdfunding and crowd-sourcing to take ambitious ideas and move them toward reality. So JumpStartFund created Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc.

 

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The direct public offering is planned for the third quarter of 2015, and the $100 million will be put toward developing a usable prototype !

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Data Analytics: Are We There Yet?

Data Analytics: Are We There Yet? | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

 Remember what travel was like before GPS? You could usually manage if you were traveling along familiar roads, but go on a long trip and it could get exciting. Which exit were we looking for? Had we passed the red barn? Did the gas station attendant say to turn after three lights or four? And let’s not forget the kids in the back seat asking, “When will we get there?” Okay, that part hasn’t changed, although the good news is that they can usually see the GPS screen too and answer their own questions ... 

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Organizational data analytics is a journey, not a destination !

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Agile Change is Coming !

Agile Change is Coming ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
How fast is your organization capable of changing to continue to remain relevant and successful in the marketplace? The world is changing at an accelerating pace as new technologies are discovered, developed, released and adopted by consumers faster than ever before. At the same time companies are rising to global scale faster and large, successful companies are disappearing faster too.
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Manifesto for Agile Software Development

Through this work we have come to value:

Individuals and interactions over processes and toolsWorking software over comprehensive documentationCustomer collaboration over contract negotiationResponding to change over following a plan

 

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Triumph of the Innovation Economy !

Triumph of the Innovation Economy ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
We’ve heard so much about innovation in recent years that some misguided folks already view it as nothing more than a management fad. This series of articles aims to put that notion to rest. Join me on an epic journey through history, from the dawn of civilization until today, to prove conclusively that innovation is – and always has been – the fundamental driver of human progress.
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If the ancient peoples of Mesopotamia – the “Cradle of Civilization” – laid the original foundation for human progress through innovation, how was this foundation used and improved upon by the societies that followed them? Find out in the next article in this series ... 

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How the U.S. Mint Made Its First-Ever Domed Coin !

How the U.S. Mint Made Its First-Ever Domed Coin ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

Later this month, the U.S. Mint will release a coin unlike any it’s ever made. Instead of being flat, it is shaped something like a bowl, with a convex surface that calls to mind a ball. A baseball, to be precise.

The design, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, bears the image of a baseball on one side. The obverse side, as it’s officially known, shows a baseball glove, gently curving inward. It’s a clever marriage of form and content, with the convex and concave sides lending the ball and the mitt a measure of three-dimensional realism !

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This was like a moonshot for us, It stretched the bounds of everything we knew about coin development; "says Stephen C. Antonucci, manager of digital development for the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia. " ... 

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Electric Airplanes Are the Future of Pilot Training !

Electric Airplanes Are the Future of Pilot Training ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

Walk into a flight school today and you’ll probably take your first training flight in an aging airplane that’s noisy, expensive, and burns leaded fuel. But the race is on to change that, with electric trainers that are clean, vibration-free, and cheap to operate.

Electric aviation has been in experimental development for years, but now a US startup, European aerospace giant Airbus, and a Chinese aviation manufacturer are among those who believe electric airplanes are ready for the mainstream. If they make it happen, it could get a lot cheaper—and more pleasant—to learn to fly !

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Bye hopes to be the first to market in the US with an electric-powered training aircraft fully certified by the FAA, in 2017 or sooner. He’s not the only one in the race ... 

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Un matheux vous souhaite une bonne année 11111011111 ? C'est normal

Un matheux vous souhaite une bonne année 11111011111 ? C'est normal | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

BEAU. En ce début d'année, les gens de bonne composition se présentent leurs vœux. Les adeptes de calculs y ajoutent une interrogation mathématique : comment décortiquer la nouvelle année en élégantes formules mathématiques ? Par élégante, comprenez par exemple le nombre palindrome 11111011111 (5 "un" à la droite et à la gauche du "zéro") qui vaut 2015 en écriture binaire, où chaque "1" correspond à une puissance de 2. Le "zéro" du milieu justifiant d'ailleurs que pour la perfection mathématique il faudra attendre 2047, "The Real Year", comme l'explique Alexandre Moatti !

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Ce nombre palindrome vaut en effet 2015 en numérotation binaire : une "belle écriture" citée par Alexandre Moatti dans sa nouvelle note de blog "de quoi 2015 est-il le nombre

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Travelers Will Soon Walk Under a Lake to Catch Flights in Toronto !

Travelers Will Soon Walk Under a Lake to Catch Flights in Toronto ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
Sure, a 90-second ferry ride is a fun way to access an airport, but Toronto has a better suggestion: walking. This spring, Billy Bishop Airport, on an island in Lake Ontario, will inaugurate an $82.5 million, 800-foot pedestrian tunnel—the world's first walkable underwater airport link.
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Eighty years later, the tunnel is finally operational. It opens amid a dramatic 25-year transformation of Toronto's 2,000-acre Inner Harbor, from postindustrial badlands into a transit-centric community served by light rail and one totally walkable airport !

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This Year Santa Really Knows !

This Year Santa Really Knows ! | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it
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Even Santa uses Big Data to drive Elastic Gifts Delivery Requests ;() 

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The project that wants to bring an open source, print-at-home connected car to a road near you | ZDNet

The project that wants to bring an open source, print-at-home connected car to a road near you | ZDNet | Management - Innovation -Technology and beyond | Scoop.it

If cars are indeed set to become "smartphones on wheels", able to connect to the internet and each other, there are a few things we need to settle first. What kind of operating system will they run on, for example, and will they use proprietary or open source applications? Will upgrades to the car's underlying system happen as seamlessly as mobile OS updates do today, or will you have to call out a mechanic?

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A Chinese-Italian startup is bringing a new vision of tech-savvy vehicles to the road with openness at its heart ... 

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