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Seven Steps to Build Your Experimental Capability - The Discipline of Innovation

Seven Steps to Build Your Experimental Capability - The Discipline of Innovation | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Experimenting is a core innovation skill.  It helps you find ideas that work, it’s a great way to select ideas, and it is an important part of building an innovation culture.

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Google X project aims to describe a healthy human, to make disease prevention easier

Google X project aims to describe a healthy human, to make disease prevention easier | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

The Baseline Study is a collaboration between the Google X “moonshot” organization and various clinical and academic partners.

 

The work should fit in well with the health-monitoring aspects of Google’s wearable efforts.


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A Broken Place: The Spectacular Failure Of The Startup That Was Going To Change The World

A Broken Place: The Spectacular Failure Of The Startup That Was Going To Change The World | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

With almost $1billion in funding and ambitions to replace petroleum-based cars with a network of cheap electrics, Shai Agassis Better Place was...

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interesting article, but lets not forget the wise words on Roosevelt -- "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. "

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How Apple and Google plan to reinvent health care

How Apple and Google plan to reinvent health care | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Mike Dittenber had always wanted to go skydiving. There was only one problem: “At my heaviest I clocked in around 330 pounds,” says Dittenber, a technical writer from Michigan. “That’s above the weight restriction for a tandem jump.” During a doctor’s visit last spring, he got some more bad news.


“I had delayed getting a physical for a while, but eventually I had to. Turned out I was borderline diabetic and right on the cusp of hypertension.” His doctor warned him that if he didn’t get his weight under control quickly he would need to begin taking medication. “It was a wake-up call.”

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15 Signs You're an Entrepreneur

15 Signs You're an Entrepreneur | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

"One of my favorite TV shows growing up was MacGyver," confides Tony Hsieh, CEO of Las Vegas-based Zappos, "because he never had exactly the resources he needed but would somehow figure out how to make everything work out."

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Technology-based mobile health takes off in developing counties

Technology-based mobile health takes off in developing counties | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Accessible healthcare solutions that use just a mobile phone are being used simultaneously by patients in both developing and developed markets


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Silicon Valley venture investments continue to set records

Silicon Valley venture investments continue to set records | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Venture capital firms in the valley invested $7.1 billion in private tech firms and startups in the second quarter this year, a 45 percent increase over the first quarter -- which, until now, had been the largest fundraising quarter since 2000, according to The MoneyTree Report, a quarterly report released Friday by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association based on data from Thomson Reuters.

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MIT Invents A Shapeshifting Display You Can Reach Through And Touch

The Tangible Media Group at MIT's Media Lab has unveiled a futuristic display made of atoms, not pixels.

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Innovative ways of raising capital for SMEs

Innovative ways of raising capital for SMEs | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Raising capital doesn’t have to be a puzzle. We have outlined some easy steps for targeting potential investors and securing the capital your business needs to thrive


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2 Risky Pivots You Probably Haven't Heard About

2 Risky Pivots You Probably Haven't Heard About | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Steve Jobs once famously said, “people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.” But if recent tech history is any indication, the very opposite may be true. Pivoting based on what your customers want can often drive explosive growth.

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Your Idea Can Change 'Everything'

Your Idea Can Change 'Everything' | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

We believe everyone is born with one big idea – a true life’s purpose.  The challenge for most people is discovering their idea and turning it into reality. What is your life’s purpose ... your big idea?

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A Netflix for Legos – Building a Startup Brick by Brick

A Netflix for Legos – Building a Startup Brick by Brick | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Pley plans to build its business one brick at a time. Instead of offering a range of categories, like dolls or action figures, the company is growing its membership base exclusively with Legos—which could help sidestep having to follow trends in an industry where kids are notoriously fickle. 

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Fold-away golf kit lets players carry their clubs in a backpack

Fold-away golf kit lets players carry their clubs in a backpack | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

DV8 Sports is aiming to revolutionize the standard club by breaking it down into more portable parts — fitting a 14-club set into a backpack.

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Future Of Wearable Tech

The Future of Wearable Tech report in collaboration with iQ by intel identifies 10 trends and three major themes that point to the evolving form and function of wearable devices and their influence on the way we live, work and socialize. In our Connected Intimacy theme, we explore how wearables are revolutionizing the way we communicate information about ourselves and maintain relationships over any distance.

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Want Your Business to Grow? Help Your Employees Succeed.

Want Your Business to Grow? Help Your Employees Succeed. | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

We’ve all heard the saying that "a team is only as strong as its weakest link," but the number of business leaders choosing to ignore this sentiment is staggering, as they are more concerned with their own development and less so with their employees. Not a smart move.

 

Investing time in your employees and giving them the tools they need to develop is incredibly important for output quality, morale and retention.

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This is a great look at leadership and the roll you play as a mentor

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10 reasons it's never been a better time to be a startup entrepreneur

10 reasons it's never been a better time to be a startup entrepreneur | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

here is additional encouraging news for aspiring entrepreneurs on many fronts, just in case you are thinking about joining the existing ranks.

Since the recent recession, and at least partially sparked by it, I’m seeing a real resurgence of entrepreneurial spirit, and more startup activity than ever before. 


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dan's curator insight, December 26, 2013 10:35 AM

Why Not Start Now Then!

Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, December 29, 2013 5:57 PM

Entrepreneurs/Startups are the engine of the economy. Be part of it. Create your own business, be your own boss. It's never been easier, so many tools, so much information...

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I wholeheartedly agree, and adding to that, I think now is a great time to start something small. To work for yourself, in any niche you choose and to make something of it. It doesn't have to be a high-tech, VC funded startup, it can just be your "thing." If there was ever a time to do it, it's now.

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The Top 10 Most Innovative Countries in the World

The Top 10 Most Innovative Countries in the World | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

For the fourth year in a row, Switzerland has been named the most innovative country in the world, according to the newest version of a report published by Cornell University, the World Intellectual Property Organization and graduate school INSEAD. The report has been coming out annually since 2007.

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Hacking Kickstarter: How to Raise $100,000 in 10 Days

Hacking Kickstarter: How to Raise $100,000 in 10 Days | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Mike Del Ponte co-founded Soma, which raised more than $100,000 on Kickstarter using virtual assistants and free apps. I first met Mike Del Ponte two years ago when he was running marketing at BranchOut, a startup I advise.

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After Many Strikeouts, a $44 Million Home Run

After Many Strikeouts, a $44 Million Home Run | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Apoorva Mehta’s company, the grocery delivery service Instacart, just raised $44 million and is expanding rapidly. Instacart, a same-day grocery delivery service, just hit a home run. Dubbed 'the Uber of grocery delivery,' Mehta’s company has been extensively profiled in The New York Times

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Toronto Man Crowdfunds Mystery Product, and Yes, People Have Almost Funded It

Toronto Man Crowdfunds Mystery Product, and Yes, People Have Almost Funded It | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

A 22-year-old Toronto man has nearly hit his funding target for a new product on Crowdtilt. What the product actually is remains a mystery to all who have

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London's top 100 up and coming startups at Elevator Pitch first round

London's top 100 up and coming startups at Elevator Pitch first round | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

The fourth series of the Elevator Pitch got off to a flying start yesterday as startups presented their companies at Campus London.

Applicants had 30 seconds to pitch to the camera.


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How coconut water became the new "it" drink

How coconut water became the new "it" drink | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

[video] How coconut water became the new "it" drink on Yahoo Finance. Yahoo Finance's Jeff Macke interviews Vita CoCo founder and CEO Michael Kirban.

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Google Smart Contact Lens Focuses On Healthcare Billions

Google Smart Contact Lens Focuses On Healthcare Billions | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Google is developing a smart contact lens, with pharmaceutical giant Novartis, to help patients manage diabetes - in one of a number of moves focused squarely on the billions of dollars of total potential revenue in the digital healthcare market.

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You won't believe how much these Silicon Valley interns are earning

You won't believe how much these Silicon Valley interns are earning | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Silicon Valley's green horn high school interns are raking in a lot more dough than the average San Franciscan.

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How to Evaluate Your Startup Like a VC

How to Evaluate Your Startup Like a VC | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

When you build a startup, the most important thing to understand is how venture capital firms evaluate companies. That is the litmus test for any business. After all, they're the pros. They’ve been doing this for decades. And they know what they’re doing better than you do, that’s for sure.

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Zappos just abolished bosses. Inside tech's latest management craze.

Zappos just abolished bosses. Inside tech's latest management craze. | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

The shoe retailing giant Zappos is in the process of adopting holacracy, a management philosophy that replaces conventional hierarchy with governance by committees.

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