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5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Beat Procrastination

A raft of psychological studies have looked into why we put things off and how to stop. Here are the top takeaways.

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Comedy club charges customers per laugh

Comedy club charges customers per laugh | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Spain's Teatreneu has trialed a system that uses facial recognition to track audience responses and charges them according to how much they enjoyed the show.

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Former Google CEO: Here's How to Build a $300 Billion Company [slides]

Former Google CEO: Here's How to Build a $300 Billion Company [slides] | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

To be successful in the technology-driven internet age, a company has to attract 'smart creative' employees and then create an environment where they can thrive.

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20 year old builds drone empire

How a 20-year-old kid from Mexico co-founded the largest drone manufacturer in America with a man he met online.

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PlexiDrone: Making Aerial Photography a Breeze!

PlexiDrone: Making Aerial Photography a Breeze! | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Ultra-Portable. Snap-together in 1 Minute. Capture Stunning Aerial Film & Photos with Ease!

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Make Your Own Silicon Valley

Make Your Own Silicon Valley | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

SEATTLE – California may be the world’s largest and best-known technology hub, but it is not alone in fostering innovative startups. In fact, such firms are emerging – almost unnoticed – everywhere, from Asian megalopolises like Singapore and Shanghai to small European cities like Espoo in Finland and Dwingeloo in the Netherlands. 


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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, October 7, 2014 7:58 AM

This is what makes this valid, startup hubs all over the world.

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The 11 Rules of Highly Profitable Companies

The 11 Rules of Highly Profitable Companies | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

How do you generate the most profit with the least effort? How do you maximize margins without sacrificing quality? 

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This Woman's Revolutionary Idea Made Her A Billionaire — And Could Change Medicine

This Woman's Revolutionary Idea Made Her A Billionaire — And Could Change Medicine | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

She created an amazing blood test that can be done without a doctor and is incredibly cheap. The new testing methods developed by Holmes' startup Theranos, that lone drop can now yield a ton of information.

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, October 5, 2014 8:23 AM

Great idea and lots of work: 10 years.

malek's curator insight, October 5, 2014 12:53 PM

The "Steve Jobs"  of blood analysis innovation.A woman, entrepreneur and youngest Forbes 400 self-made billionaire. 

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Artificial intelligence designer creates company branding for $50

Artificial intelligence designer creates company branding for $50 | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Tailor uses natural language processing to help business automatically generate stylish and personalized branding that fits their company.

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Israel Has Emerged as an R&D Alternative to Silicon Valley

Israel Has Emerged as an R&D Alternative to Silicon Valley | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

The nation's tech prowess and entrepreneurial vigor has attracted many of the worlds largest corporations but startups are welcome, too.

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5 Gandhi Quotes to Inspire Taking on Your Mission

5 Gandhi Quotes to Inspire Taking on Your Mission | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Entrepreneurs know that the biggest battles you’ll wage are the ones in your head. While some people might talk a good game of courage from the sidelines, entrepreneurs know the uneasiness and excitement that can pervade their thoughts.

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How the tech elite teach Stanford students to build billion-dollar companies [Video]

How the tech elite teach Stanford students to build billion-dollar companies [Video] | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Stanford is offering a class in startups taught by some of the most successful tech founders in the valley. Here are some gems from the opening lecture.

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7 Risks Every Entrepreneur Must Take

7 Risks Every Entrepreneur Must Take | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

To start and support your own business, you’ll have to put your career, personal finances and even your mental health at stake.

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10 Powerful Practices From 10 Highly Respected People

10 Powerful Practices From 10 Highly Respected People | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Money and success are honorable goals but respect is more valuable than either and dependent upon neither.

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Top 15 Business Books Recommended by Today's Top Entrepreneurs

Top 15 Business Books Recommended by Today's Top Entrepreneurs | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

We’ve asked over 350 of today’s top entrepreneurs “What business book would you recommend to Fire Nation?

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The 20 most valuable brands in the world

The 20 most valuable brands in the world | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Apple is the world's most valuable brand in 2014, according to Interbrand's annual rankings.

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6 Extraordinary Lessons in Business from self-made Billionaires

6 Extraordinary Lessons in Business from self-made Billionaires | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

There are a few things Bill Gates, J.K. Rowling, Mark Cuban and other business tycoons want you to know.


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6 Extraordinary Lessons in Business from self-made Billionaires. #business #tips

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Program finds flexible roles that let recruits travel the globe while they work

Program finds flexible roles that let recruits travel the globe while they work | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Remote Year helps jobseekers find a flexible position while traveling the world with other remote workers.

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The 7 Most Useful Smart Home Devices

The 7 Most Useful Smart Home Devices | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

In the home of the future, refrigerators tweet and coffee pots let you know when grandma missed her morning cup. But people willing to pay a price can already live in this sci-fi reality.

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3 Student Startups That Are Going the Distance

3 Student Startups That Are Going the Distance | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

They've all managed to make the tricky jump from great idea to great company.

Anyone who has made it through college knows that ideas are cheap. Every conversation in the of the population was as prepared as [we were] to start a business, and he ended by saying he hoped we would try. That was very inspiring. This is not just an idea for me. I feel passionate about it."

 

 


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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, October 4, 2014 10:25 AM

Three examples of great ideas with the right follow through.

Shawn Nason, Executive Director, Xavier Center for Innovation's curator insight, October 5, 2014 9:20 PM

These are great stories about student start-ups. I look forward to the day when we are writing about Xavier's student start-ups. 

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RADINN ELECTRIC WAKEBOARD

RADINN ELECTRIC WAKEBOARD | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Swedish company Radinn has developed an electric-powered wakeboard that eliminates the need for a motor boat to be towed along with! The lightweight carbon fiber Radinn Wakeboard is controlled by a wireless remote and is powered by a silent and effic

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App makes voice calls more like emails

App makes voice calls more like emails | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Talko brings together live chats and voice messaging with multimedia attachments to help teams organize more quickly.

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To Excel You Must Learn These 6 Crucial Lessons That School Can Never Teach

To Excel You Must Learn These 6 Crucial Lessons That School Can Never Teach | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Be proud of yourself for continuing your education past traditional schooling. Learning, studying and investing in yourself doesn’t stop when you become successful, that’s when it really starts. The sooner you learn that all the skills you need to learn to thrive will occur after you leave the confines of educational conformity, the sooner you will succeed. Here are six game-changing ideas that you can’t learn in the classroom.

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Richard Branson Hates Public Speaking — Here's How He Gets Over It

Richard Branson Hates Public Speaking — Here's How He Gets Over It | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

VIDEO: In his new book "The Virgin Way," the British billionaire reveals that he loathes speaking in public.

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