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What Visionary Companies Do Differently

What Visionary Companies Do Differently | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Visionary companies do not only try to see into the future – they create the future. The history of innovation is scattered with examples of misjudgments regarding the dynamics of new technology.


Less than two years before Polaroid’s bankruptcy, Morgan Stanley made the following statement: “We are upgrading Polaroid to Outperform from Neutral based on the company’s new product performance…

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Vimeo 'On Demand' Takes on Film Industry

Vimeo 'On Demand' Takes on Film Industry | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Vimeo 'On Demand' Takes on Film Industry - consumers and filmmakers now have alternatives to traditional theatrical film releases.

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Professional, high quality, educational on the net. Is not easy to find in Internet.

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Busted: three myths about being an entrepreneur blown wide open

Busted: three myths about being an entrepreneur blown wide open | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

These days, especially in the tech scene, it seems that innovation is the fountain from which all entrepreneurs must be blessed. It has become quite important to the industry and that is not a bad thing. However one has to wonder if the need to be innovative is hurting entrepreneurial endeavours that could be described as just plain business opportunities.


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One Idea Changes Everything

One Idea Changes Everything | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

GoFundMe, a popular crowdfunding site, went through several iterations before it found its niche helping individuals rally around personal causes.

 

Everything changed when ...

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The internet of you: How wireless medical implants will change medicine

The internet of you: How wireless medical implants will change medicine | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

In the future, patients and doctors will monitor health with data collected constantly inside the body and beamed directly to their mobile device or computer.

 

The amazing thing ...

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The Moment of Truth for Cars That Talk to Each Other

The Moment of Truth for Cars That Talk to Each Other | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

The phrase “vehicle-to-vehicle communications” might currently mean little more than a few choice words hurled through an open car window. In a few years, however, it could be synonymous with technology that makes driving safer, less polluting, and certainly less antagonistic.

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6 tips for taking your business online

6 tips for taking your business online | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

The growth in internet users is having a significant impact on businesses, and for entrepreneurs looking to start their own business, the opportunities are compelling. This is especially true for small to medium enterprises that are looking to expand their value by entering the ecommerce space.

 

The capital layout for selling online has been reduced dramatically with the introduction of payment gateways that offer startups and SMEs the ability to accept online payments.

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Lessons from Israel: how the country became the Startup Nation

Lessons from Israel: how the country became the Startup Nation | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Dubbed as the Startup Nation, Israel outweighs the United States in venture capital investment per person, totaling US$170 per person compared to US$70 per person in the US. Not too bad for a country that was established 65 years ago.

 

so what's the secret ...

 

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With $15 Million In Funding, What’s Next For The Team Behind Paper?

With $15 Million In Funding, What’s Next For The Team Behind Paper? | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

It was never destined to be just another iPad app. Paper, by FiftyThree, was built from the psychological remnants of Microsoft’s beloved, canceled Courier project. Its watershed UI turned the iPad into a creative (rather than a consumptive) device for the first time. And the public loved it, downloading the app 8 million times.

 

Now, with newly announced $15 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz (including Highline Ventures, Thrive Capital, SV Angels, and Jack Dorsey), FiftyThree is going to expand beyond the app.

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Coolest Sneaker Ever - Super Lightweight & Made From Tyvek

Coolest Sneaker Ever - Super Lightweight & Made From Tyvek | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Trying to tear Tyvek is like attempting to rip a phone book in half--it simply can’t be done. The synthetic material--discovered, developed, and trademarked by DuPont in 1955--is uncannily strong and incredibly durable, which is why it’s used for weatherproofing homes and mailing envelopes.

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10 Startups Marissa Mayer Bought Before Tumblr

10 Startups Marissa Mayer Bought Before Tumblr | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it
With a price tag of $1.1 billion, Tumblr Inc. ranks as Yahoo Inc.’s (Nasdaq:YHOO) fourth biggest acquisition, behind the $5.7 billion purchase of Mark Cuban’s Broadcast.com in 1999, the $3.6 billion transaction for Web-hosting pioneer Geocities, also in 1999, and the $1.6 billion deal for Overture in 2003.
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How Open Innovation Increases Consumer Value

How Open Innovation Increases Consumer Value | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

What to break some rules ...


Today’s most innovative companies recognize that it is not unique technology or features alone that drive winning innovations, but the value and impact that those innovations contribute to their customers. Just as marketers must now engage in intimate social media conversations with consumers, R&D must utilize new methods & processes, operating closer to their end user than ever before.


By leveraging Open Innovation throughout each phase of the development process enterprises can ensure that their output is relevant and authentic, thereby de-risking projects and increasing the likelihood of market success. 


 

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Most comprehensive guide to the SA startup landscape ever!

Most comprehensive guide to the SA startup landscape ever! | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

You have just arrived on South Africa’s startup scene, you’re lost and not sure where to start, or what to do next. You have inherited millions and you’re looking to invest through an Angel Network and its safety in numbers.

 

Your company is great but your growth strategy is a bit lacking.

Don’t worry, there are places, people, organisations and events to look to for advice and information. We have scoured South Africa’s entrepreneurial landscape and hand-picked some of the top players to get you started.

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Leap Motion's 'Touchless' Tech Future

Leap Motion's 'Touchless' Tech Future | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

[VIDEO] Better than Iron Man technology. Michael Buckwald, Leap Motion CEO, explains how the next big tech advance is likely to include a device that allows users to communicate with their computers without using a mouse, keyboard or touch pad.

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33 Startups That Died Reveal Why They Failed

33 Startups That Died Reveal Why They Failed | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Founders reveal the mistakes they made and why their startups didn't survive.

 

We all love a good entrepreneurial success story – entrepreneur as protagonist overcomes obstacles and builds a thriving, successful company (and become wealthy while doing so).  We want to hear about, learn from and even replicate what they’ve done.

 

This is where the real learning begins ...


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Building a School in the Cloud

Educational researcher Sugata Mitra is the winner of the 2013 TED Prize. His wish: Build a School in the Cloud, where children can explore and learn from one another -- using resources and mentoring from the cloud. 

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How To Decide What Ideas To Prototype

How To Decide What Ideas To Prototype | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

It’s awesome to have a lot of ideas. It’s a great feeling. But I’ve got bad news: You can’t build and test everything. And even if you could, it wouldn’t be very useful, because you’d have too much information to sift through. So you’ve got tough decisions to make: Which solutions will you pursue and which will you put on ice?


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Innovation & Growth — Avoiding the 'Detroit Syndrome'

Innovation & Growth — Avoiding the 'Detroit Syndrome' | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

In the last 50 years, Detroit has lost more than 50 percent of its population. It's in free-fall, about to go bankrupt. Why? It lost its entrepreneurial mojo.

 

What most people don't know is ....

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The First Step In A Design Challenge: Build Team Understanding

The First Step In A Design Challenge: Build Team Understanding | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

We use the exercises below to get a ton of information on the table and quickly build understanding. You can do them in any order you want--and even omit the ones you don’t find valuable. 


During the exercises, everyone in the sprint should be jotting down questions on sticky notes. We use the “how might we” format to capture opportunities that might be interesting to explore. For example, “How might we build trust?” or “How might we figure out the user’s style?”

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Google Ventures, The 6 Ingredients You Need To Run A Design Sprint

Google Ventures, The 6 Ingredients You Need To Run A Design Sprint | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

At the Google Ventures Design Studio, we have a five-day process for taking a product or feature from design through prototyping and testing. We call it a product design sprint. This is the second in a series of seven posts on running your own design sprint.

 

Now that you know what design sprints are good for, you’ll need a few important ingredients to make yours successful. Start with a big, important problem; pitch it to your team; and schedule a user study before you even start. Get the right people and the right supplies in a room and you’re on your way to a successful design sprint.

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An ecosystem in turmoil: inside South Africa's startup problems

An ecosystem in turmoil: inside South Africa's startup problems | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

When you think about the number of tech communities popping up everywhere, the question no one seems to ask is whether or not the ecosystem they are in is sustainable.


When you think about it scientifically, in a marine ecosystem, if one link is missing the entire ecosystem suffers.

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Never Seen Before: Steve Jobs Video

Never Seen Before: Steve Jobs Video | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

All the work I have done in my life will be obsolete by the time I’m 50…You’re building up a mountain, and you get to contribute your little layer of sedimentary rock--to make the mountain that much higher.


But no one on the surface, unless they have X-ray vision, will see your sediment. It’ll be appreciated by that rare geologist. But, nah, it’s not like the Renaissance at all. It’s very different. Very different.

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The Case of Vestas Wind Systems and Peter Drucker’s Five Deadly Sins of Business

The Case of Vestas Wind Systems and Peter Drucker’s Five Deadly Sins of Business | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

The Nordic countries have a high number of start-up companies but are struggling with scaling their entrepreneurs, start-ups and innovations to global large-scale operations and companies. Yet, one Nordic company namely Denmark’s Vestas Wind Systems managed to become world-beater within the global wind turbine industry.

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Google Is Trying To Give The Entire World Internet Access With High-Flying Balloons

Google Is Trying To Give The Entire World Internet Access With High-Flying Balloons | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

How do you deliver Internet access to the entire planet? Google revealed this month that global Internet access is one of the "moonshot" programs the company is working on at the Google[x] lab, which is also working on self-driving car technology.


Project Loon’s goal is to build a ring of solar-powered, high-pressure balloons that hover 12.5 miles above the ground--twice as high as airplanes fly. The balloons deliver Internet access (at 3G-like speeds) on open-frequency radio bands. Anyone on the ground who’s in a building equipped with a special antenna can log on.

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green internet and green power

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15 Pearls of Wisdom From the Legendary David Ogilvy

15 Pearls of Wisdom From the Legendary David Ogilvy | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Let's face it -- it's really easy to have Shiny Object Syndrome in marketing today. With such a rapidly changing industry, we're always trying to stay up on the latest and greatest. "New tools! New social networks! New audiences! Gotta try them all!"


But sometimes, it's helpful to step back and remember that some marketing advice is timeless. Tools change, methodologies develop, but there are some core marketing truths that can stand the test of time. And sometimes, one person can be the source of a ton of timeless marketing advice.

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