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Want to be happy? Be grateful

The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude.

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From $2M to $2B in 18 Months: What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Oculus VR

From $2M to $2B in 18 Months: What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Oculus VR | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

BY: Peter Diamandis --- As I'm sure you've already read, Facebook recently acquired Oculus Virtual Reality for $2 billion. This is one of the more striking examples of exponential growth as of late, and hits on many of the lessons we're learning about at the Abundance 360 Summit.

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The Truth About Google X: An Exclusive Look Behind The Secretive Lab's Closed Doors

The Truth About Google X: An Exclusive Look Behind The Secretive Lab's Closed Doors | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Space elevators, teleportation, hoverboards, and driverless cars: The top-secret Google X innovation lab opens up about what it does--and how it

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The Intelligence Community Crowdsources Ideas. Maybe You Should Too

The Intelligence Community Crowdsources Ideas. Maybe You Should Too | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

U.S. intelligence groups are finding that crowdsourcing can provide remarkably accurate predictions. Learn from them to create your own secret weapon.


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Enormous potential in Crowdsourcing. We need to take a closer look.

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Toronto Tool Library Turns One

Toronto Tool Library Turns One | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Toronto Tool Library had much to celebrate on the night of its one-year anniversary. When its co-founders Ryan Dyment and Lawrence Alvarez came up with the idea of creating a lending library for tools people would otherwise have to buy or rent, they couldn’t have predicted the outpouring of support from the community.

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3 Innovation Triggers: Fear, Fantasy & Frustration

3 Innovation Triggers: Fear, Fantasy & Frustration | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

To innovate, we need three things: a great idea, that creates value for people, made real. If we only have two out of the three, then we have an innovation trigger: fear, fantasy or frustration.

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Microsoft out-innovates Apple & Google

Microsoft out-innovates Apple & Google | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Microsoft has become more innovative and can take advantage not only of current and upcoming customer trends, but has set its strategy for long-term growth.

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Kauffman Founders School

Kauffman Founders School | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Kauffman Founders School. An online educational resource dedicated to entrepreneurship. Through lectures and a rich curriculum, we'll give you the skills and tools to build your idea into something big.

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One of the best online resources for entrepreneurs 

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45% of US Workforce will Be Replaced

45% of US Workforce will Be Replaced | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

An Oxford study said over the next 20 years, 45 percent of America’s workforce will be replaced by computerized automation. That should either scare you or make it an incredible opportunity.

 

Today’s times are comparable to the Industrial Revolution, we’ve seen this before, and it’s about to happen again.

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Site gets travel experts bidding to deliver package holidays for tourists

Site gets travel experts bidding to deliver package holidays for tourists | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

The internet is a great tool for researching the many different holiday options available to travelers, but it can be easy to spend hours trawling different sites and not get any closer to booking.


We’ve recently seen a number of apps that do the legwork for holiday planning, such as Hitlist — which offers up destination ideas based on users’ interests. Now, Netherlands-based Voyando lets experts compete to provide personalized travel tips for holidaymakers.

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How do you find inspiration for great ideas? The Geniuses Explain

How do you find inspiration for great ideas? The Geniuses Explain | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Personally, very simply, the idea that you should always do different things. You cannot be part of the pack because what’s the point. So distinction is important, it forces you to think doubly hard. 

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A Guide To The Latest In Advanced Vehicle Technology

A Guide To The Latest In Advanced Vehicle Technology | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Since the days of Henry Ford and the Model T, cars have always captured the American imagination. For a time, bigger was better and gas-guzzling behemoths like Hummers were all the rage. But times have changed.

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5 Excuses That Shouldn't Stop You From Bringing Your Ideas to Life

5 Excuses That Shouldn't Stop You From Bringing Your Ideas to Life | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

I’ve heard every excuse in the book from my students about why they’re unable to turn their ideas into reality. But the only way to succeed at becoming an entrepreneur is to have the courage to take that first, small step.

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World's Smallest 3D-Printing Pen Is Coming to Kickstarter

World's Smallest 3D-Printing Pen Is Coming to Kickstarter | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Humans are accustomed to drawing in the air. We gesture with our hands when talking and will try to illustrate charade secrets by "drawing" objects in space. 

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Explaining The Heroes Journey

What trials unite not only Harry Potter or Frodo Baggins but many of literature's most interesting heroes? And what do ordinary people have in common with these literary heroes? Matthew Winkler takes us step-by-step through the crucial events that make or break a hero.

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Disruptive entrepreneurs: An interview with Eric Ries

Digital technology has enabled the creation of new industries and upended many more. In this video interview with McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) partner Mic...

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45 degree PIN-DOWN - Foot Pedal for Tent Pin Setting

45 degree PIN-DOWN - Foot Pedal for Tent Pin Setting | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Hammering pins into the ground for pitching the tent is a big hassle during camping. It can be difficult and dangerous. ’45 degree PIN-DOWN’ allows you to drive tent pins into the ground without the needing hammer. It uses a foot pedal and one’s whole body weight to make the task easier, safer, and more efficient. The pedal, which doubles up as the pin case, drives the light weight Titanium pins downward at a 45-degree angle.

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[Video] An Inkjet Printer That Rolls Free

[Video] An Inkjet Printer That Rolls Free | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

3D printers may be getting all the hype right now, but an Israeli hardware startup called Zuta Labs wants to inject some particles of excitement back into 2D printing — by turning the standard 2D printer box into a mobile robot that rolls across paper free-style, dropping ink like a road-surface marker inks white lines.

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Improve Your Personal Innovation Skills

Improve Your Personal Innovation Skills | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Here's this week's collection of great links. The organising theme this time is how to become more personally creative and innovative.

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Americans Launching Businesses [Infographic]

Americans Launching Businesses [Infographic] | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

U.S. entrepreneurial activity has declined for the last three years, but the percentage of entrepreneurs who are launching businesses out of necessity has increased

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Startups: The Lean Method [Video]

Founders who seek early contact with customers gain insights into customer needs that are invaluable in the vital development stages of a startup. 

 

Great Resource for Entrepreneurs (Online Education)

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5 Ways to Get PR for Your Startup Without Spending a Pretty Penny

5 Ways to Get PR for Your Startup Without Spending a Pretty Penny | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Often PR can be a costly service, something that isn't conducive to a startup. But with a little creativity and hustle, it can be done on a dime.

 


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Invaluable information. Publicity never comes cheap. Startups need to get the attention to get funding, and more...

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How GE Plans to Act Like a Startup and Crowdsource Breakthrough Ideas

How GE Plans to Act Like a Startup and Crowdsource Breakthrough Ideas | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

GE calls its new focus on crowdsourcing “accessing the global brain." GE knew the part needed to be 3-D printed. Problem was, the engineers didn’t have the time or, frankly, the know-how to significantly reduce the weight using advanced manufacturing.


“Our engineering knew this problem was there, but based on our focus and priorities we were never able to really get around to it,” Liguori explains. “So we asked them, what are some problems you know we’ve been needing to solve but just haven’t been able to get to?”

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Micro $299 3D Printer Passes $2M On Kickstarter In 3 Days

Micro $299 3D Printer Passes $2M On Kickstarter In 3 Days | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

The consumer-focused, low-cost Micro 3D printer that’s currently raising money on Kickstarter to get its prototype to market, has pushed passed the $2 million mark in pledged crowdfunds — just three days after the campaign kicked off.

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Making Affordable Robotic Humanoids and Hands

Making Affordable Robotic Humanoids and Hands | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Efforts to build robot hands and humanoids more cheaply could make them affordable enough for businesses and even homes.

 

The Atlas humanoid robot, unveiled last year by Boston Dynamics, a company later acquired by Google, is a marvel. 

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Unleash Your Inner Innovator

IDEO’s Tom and David Kelley on building and acting on our creativity

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