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The Second Economy

The Second Economy | Innovation | Scoop.it

Digitization is creating a second economy that’s vast, automatic, and invisible - thereby bringing the biggest change since the Industrial Revolution. 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, December 21, 2013 12:40 PM

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Something deep is going on with information technology, something that goes well beyond the use of computers, social media, and commerce on the Internet. Business processes that once took place among human beings are now being executed electronically. They are taking place in an unseen domain that is strictly digital. On the surface, this shift doesn’t seem particularly consequential—it’s almost something we take for granted. But I believe it is causing a revolution no less important and dramatic than that of the railroads.


It is quietly creating a second economy, a digital one.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 21, 2013 1:04 PM

This is an interesting article. What does it mean that the second economy is automatic and invisible? We need to be mindful and attentive to our choices.

Cesar Ajuria's curator insight, December 23, 2013 10:47 AM

Not that we didn't see it but putting into perspective....adapt!

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16 of the Best Motivational Speeches of All Time

16 of the Best Motivational Speeches of All Time | Innovation | Scoop.it
Some days you just want to put your feet up, eat buffalo chicken nachos, and watch Netflix -- and not even good Netflix, but some crappy movie that you're only watching because you've given up on being productive and are complicit in filling your brain with dim-witted, mind-numbing entertainment. But hey, sometimes that's what it takes to recharge your batteries. A nice little brain vacation.

Of course, when you've got a deadline looming, or a big presentation coming up, and your coworkers (and/or customers) are depending on you, taking a brain vacation isn't really an option. In such cases, when you can't afford to lollygag, you need to be able to silence your inner couch potato and get your head in the game. You need to be able to dig down deep, find your inner strength, give 110%, and ... look, I'll admit it: Motivational speeches aren't really my thing.

So in lieu of writing you one, I've found 16 of the greatest motivational speeches from across the worlds of business, sports, entertainment, and more. And while the messages vary greatly from speech to speech, they can all help you get in the right frame of mind for tackling your next big challenge.

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Looking for inspiration? Here are 16 superb motivational speeches gathered together by HubSpot. Recommended viewing. 9/10

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, March 26, 2:54 PM

Looking for inspiration? Here are 16 superb motivational speeches gathered together by HubSpot. Recommended viewing. 9/10

BSN's curator insight, March 26, 4:19 PM

Looking for inspiration? Here are 16 superb motivational speeches gathered together by HubSpot. Recommended viewing. 9/10

Antonio Ormachea's curator insight, March 29, 4:34 PM

Looking for inspiration? Here are 16 superb motivational speeches gathered together by HubSpot. Recommended viewing. 9/10

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The 10 Most Important Business Skills in 2020 (Infographic)

The 10 Most Important Business Skills in 2020 (Infographic) | Innovation | Scoop.it
In just six years, the skills you'll be looking for in star employees will be vastly different from those ideal in today's workers. Consider this your crystal ball.

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Rita Avinger, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 6, 2015 8:48 PM

Keeping up with cable tv changes today is good practice for what's to come in recruiting great employees!

Tony Guzman's curator insight, July 7, 2015 9:43 AM

This infographic shares the expected business skills in 2020. Actually, most of these have a general education foundation and are not so different from those expected in 2000 or 2010, in my opinion. Any surprises?

EZIA's curator insight, July 8, 2015 1:07 PM

Times are changing and you need to learn the many skills that will be required in the future to be successful

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What Apple, Lending Club, and AirBnB Know About Collaborating with Customers - blogs.hbr.org (blog)

What Apple, Lending Club, and AirBnB Know About Collaborating with Customers - blogs.hbr.org (blog) | Innovation | Scoop.it
Digital success is all about networks.

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Network of start up platforms is collaborating with businesses and talents.

 

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Simple water splitter produces clean-burning hydrogen fuel 24/7

Simple water splitter produces clean-burning hydrogen fuel 24/7 | Innovation | Scoop.it

Unlike conventional water splitters, the Stanford device uses a single low-cost catalyst to generate hydrogen on one electrode and oxygen on the other 


The researchers believe that the device, described in an open-access study published in Nature Communications, could provide a renewable source of clean-burning hydrogen fuel for transportation and industry. 


“We have developed a low-voltage, single-catalyst water splitter that continuously generates hydrogen and oxygen for more than 200 hours, an exciting world-record performance,” said study co-author Yi Cui, an associate professor of materials science and engineering at Stanford and of photon science at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.



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Low cost and simple technology. Innovation at top level.

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Alin Olariu's curator insight, June 28, 2015 3:43 AM

i think www.fazanul.ro is better than 9gag, what do you think?

SusanMichelle's curator insight, August 8, 2015 11:12 AM

Yes, we should learn how to use hydrogen as a clean fuel...

ben0078's curator insight, August 10, 2015 6:06 AM

Yes, we should learn how to use hydrogen as a clean fuel...

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Fifteen Futuristic Technologies you’ll see in your Lifetime

Fifteen Futuristic Technologies you’ll see in your Lifetime | Innovation | Scoop.it
Fifteen Futuristic Technologies you’ll see in your Lifetime

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New era!!

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Best bits: can co-operatives compete with big business? - The Guardian

Best bits: can co-operatives compete with big business? - The Guardian | Innovation | Scoop.it
Best bits: can co-operatives compete with big business?
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Yes, they can!!

 

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Innovative policy and community engagement keys to renewal - Innovation Trail

Innovative policy and community engagement keys to renewal - Innovation Trail | Innovation | Scoop.it
Innovative policy and community engagement keys to renewal Innovation Trail Two recent interviews by the Innovation Trail served as reminders of how often the 'innovation conversation' is framed in terms of technology and economics, rather than in...
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Social innovation in Detroit!!!

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Nanotechnology may be key to solar energy and energy storage

Nanotechnology may be key to solar energy and energy storage | Innovation | Scoop.it

A new study from the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI has found that nanotechnology will bring significant benefits to the energy sector, especially to energy storage and solar energy. Improved materials efficiency and reduced manufacturing costs are just two of the real economic benefits that nanotechnology already brings these fields and that’s only the beginning. Battery storage capacity could be extended, solar cells could be produced cheaper, and the lifetime of solar cells or batteries for electric cars could be increased, all thanks to continued development of nanotechnology.


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For sure it Will be a role in storage!!

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aanve's curator insight, March 2, 2014 9:36 PM

www.aanve.com

 

mariam tounkara's curator insight, March 3, 2014 1:04 PM

Brèche radicale ! Nos autos seront-elles plus légères ? 

Alexandra Minks's curator insight, March 21, 2015 2:28 AM

As nanotechnology continues to grow, the amount of pre-existing technologies that can be improved by it increases significantly. As described in this article, the use of nanotechnology could result in drastic changes to the way energy is stored and used. It could provide extended battery life as well as larger storage capacities, making it incredibly useful in the ever-expanding technological world.

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8 pro tips for branding success | Branding | Creative Bloq

8 pro tips for branding success | Branding | Creative Bloq | Innovation | Scoop.it
To succeed in design, you need to understand branding, which is why Computer Arts is hosting Impact Conference, a special event dedicated to the art of branding, in London on March 6.
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Understanding branding!!!

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Gravity Battery Concept

Gravity Battery Concept | Innovation | Scoop.it
Explaining the gravity battery concept, with detailed illustrations on storing energy using simply the force of gravity.

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Nice illustrated concept!!

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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, February 11, 2014 4:10 AM

Apparently 20 tons of weight moving 200 meters will store about 10 KW/hours of electrical energy.

Stephanie Martinez's curator insight, February 13, 2014 2:44 PM

it always amazes me on the innovative ideas that the bright minds of today are coming up with. everybody has heard about the alternative energy in solar panels but they take it a step further. addressing the flaw in solar panels and working to improve the storage of energy. the only section i would ask to be elaborated is the cost and installation aspects due to the vagueness of "relatively cheap"

 

Fernando Moittal's curator insight, February 14, 2014 4:53 AM

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Google’s Ray Kurzweil predicts how the world will change

Google’s Ray Kurzweil predicts how the world will change | Innovation | Scoop.it

Ray Kurzweil is sitting in an office in San Francisco’s tallest building overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Over 45 minutes, speaking rapidly in monotone sentences dense with facts and ideas, Google’s director of engineering has outlined a future for the world that would seem incredible, were it not that this man has a 30-year track record of making seemingly bonkers predictions that have proved to be accurate. Among other things, Kurzweil predicted that the internet would become central to our lives when it was still a niche and unreliable network in the Eighties...


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Stay forever young!!!

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Pierre Tran's curator insight, January 21, 2014 1:57 PM

Les prédictions de Ray Kurzweil, jusqu'en 2040. L'apôtre de la singularité nous dévoile qu'en 2029, Google sera en mesure de créer un ordibateur capable de comprendre le langage naturel et les émotions humaines.

Marta Torán's curator insight, January 21, 2014 3:02 PM

Las predicciones de un ingeniero de Google que acostumbra a acertar.

 

Google del Cerebro - que entenderá las emociones y el lenguaje natural.

Coches autodirigidos

Un mundo sin obesidad

Detener el envejecimiento

Ropa que se imprime en casa

 

Y más...

 

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New form of quantum matter: Natural 3D counterpart to graphene discovered

New form of quantum matter: Natural 3D counterpart to graphene discovered | Innovation | Scoop.it

The discovery of what is essentially a 3D version of graphene – the 2D sheets of carbon through which electrons race at many times the speed at which they move through silicon - promises exciting new things to come for the high-tech industry, including much faster transistors and far more compact hard drives.


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Counterpart graphene!!!

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Heml.is - The Beautiful & Secure Messenger

Heml.is - The Beautiful & Secure Messenger | Innovation | Scoop.it
The Beautiful & Secure Messenger

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Beautiful innovation at the right time!! Timing is a topic at product innovation!!!

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A graphene-based sensor that is tunable and highly sensitive

A graphene-based sensor that is tunable and highly sensitive | Innovation | Scoop.it
Many areas of fundamental research are interested in graphene owing to its exceptional characteristics. It is made of one layer of carbon atoms, which makes it light and sturdy, and it is an excellent thermal and electrical conductor. Despite its apparently limitless potential, however, few applications have been demonstrated to date. Scientists at EPFL's Bionanophotonic Systems Laboratory (BIOS) together with researchers from the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO, Spain) have now added anoth

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Good thinking. Nature conform.

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Co-Creation: Finding The Cubed Factor For Customer Experience (CX)

Co-Creation: Finding The Cubed Factor For Customer Experience (CX) | Innovation | Scoop.it

The idea that markets are conversations has been around for at least 15 years. However, few companies really understand or actually benefit from the practice of listening to and engaging with their customers. Rigid structures, inability to react and fear of change create a pause in […]


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Engaging your customer experiences!!

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9 Lessons All Startups Need to Heed

9 Lessons All Startups Need to Heed | Innovation | Scoop.it

"I can’t tell you how to start your startup, but I will share some pieces of advice which I think could help you along the way to avoid the most common pitfalls of running one."


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Growth is alway a team effort!!

 

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Those that work for many years in the field of assisting business owners to establish their businesses and then help them to firstly survive and then thrive, are well placed to see commonality in the errors made by startup founders that stop them from succeeding. A few such consultants willingly share their knowledge in this area and when they do it is worth taking note. You will not go far wrong if you take heed of the advice given here.

SENAME Interactive's curator insight, June 26, 2015 1:08 AM

Startups is like a roller coaster ride, but these tips help to avoid common pitfalls. 

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Fuel-free nanomotor is powered by ultrasound and magnetic fields

Fuel-free nanomotor is powered by ultrasound and magnetic fields | Innovation | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—Nanoscale motors, like their macroscale counterparts, can be built to run on a variety of chemical fuels, such as hydrogen peroxide and others. But unlike macroscale motors, some nanomotors can also run without fuel, instead being powered by either magnetic or acoustic fields. In a new ...

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The power of frequencies and geo form discovered!!

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This giant 3D printer can build 10 prefab homes in under 24 hours - Digital Trends

This giant 3D printer can build 10 prefab homes in under 24 hours - Digital Trends | Innovation | Scoop.it

Add a comment29745210123d printed house 3D printers are building some pretty amazing stuff lately: working speakers, wooden furniture, prosthetic limbs, and even foods like pizza and pasta — but WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co. of Shanghai, China is thinking much, much bigger.Instead of pumping out small plastic parts with a desktop-sized printer, these guys print out prefabricated living structures out of concrete using a massive, building-sized 3D printing machine.Now, to be sure, 3D printing houses isn’t a particularly new thing. Companies have embraced the idea of additive manufacturing since before the term “3D printing” had even entered the popular vernacular. For this reason, it’s not the houses that WinSun creates that are impressive — it’s the blistering pace at which it creates them. Running at full speed, the company’s printer is capable of producing up to ten 650 sq. foot homes in just 24 hours.Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/home/giant-3d-printer-can-build-10-prefab-homes-24-hours/#ixzz2zIzrhwwrFollow us: @digitaltrends on Twitter | digitaltrendsftw on Facebook


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Technology for human kind!!!

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Leading the Charge for Impact Investing—Do You Invest with Impact?

Leading the Charge for Impact Investing—Do You Invest with Impact? | Innovation | Scoop.it

When choosing where to invest, the market has many quantitative approaches to selecting investments. But defining what is socially responsible is not as easy to determine. Investing with impact is a platform that focuses and filters potential investments to result in value aligned returns.

Impact investments -also known as: mission-aligned investing, social impact, value alignment, sustainable investing- aim to solve social or environmental challenges while generating a return for the cause and the investor, contributing to a more sustainable world. 

Returns from investing in socially responsible platforms not only offer a return on investment, but satisfaction that one can truly make a difference.  Take for example Morgan Stanley providing a larger platform for their clients. It is not easy to blaze a trail, but Morgan Stanley has made a commitment that other firms should embrace.  


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What's a good plan for investors of the new time???

 

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Revenue Is This Quarter, Culture Is The Future

Revenue Is This Quarter, Culture Is The Future | Innovation | Scoop.it
RT @kathikruse: Revenue Is This Quarter, Culture Is The Future http://t.co/tKwnAVfR7m via @Ekaterina

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business culture sample written in words!!!

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Energy Futurism and Hawaii Policy | The Energy Collective

Energy Futurism and Hawaii Policy | The Energy Collective | Innovation | Scoop.it
A Social Media Today community ... Oil powers Hawaii's cars, trucks, planes and boats, and generates 72 percent of the state's electricity as well. Importing ...
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This is the way to a sustainable society!!!

 

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The world's largest solar plant just started producing electricity for the power grid

The world's largest solar plant just started producing electricity for the power grid | Innovation | Scoop.it

Take 300,000 computer-controlled mirrors, each 7 feet high and 10 feet wide. Control them with computers to focus the Sun's light to the top of 459-foot towers, where water is turned into steam to power turbines. Bingo: you have the world's biggest solar power plant, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System.

 

The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is now operational and delivering solar electricity to California customers.

 

At full capacity, the facility's trio of 450-foot high towers produces a gross total of 392 megawatts (MW) of solar power, enough electricity to provide 140,000 California homes with clean energy and avoid 400,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year, equal to removing 72,000 vehicles off the road.


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High impact innovation!!!

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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, February 14, 2014 2:59 AM

It takes a while to replace oil as our principal energy source... but they are working on it.

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3D Printing Will Destroy The World Unless it Tackles the Issue of Materiality

3D Printing Will Destroy The World Unless it Tackles the Issue of Materiality | Innovation | Scoop.it

Urgent rethinking is required to avoid the revolutionary potential of 3D printing being lost in a sea of pointless plastic products.


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Bio plastics??

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The UAE should lead the way with organic batteries and a sustainable future - The National

The UAE should lead the way with organic batteries and a sustainable future - The National | Innovation | Scoop.it
The UAE should lead the way with organic batteries and a sustainable future
The National
As Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week begins in the capital, the eyes of the world will be on the UAE to come up with breakthrough ideas for renewable energy.
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Europe Where are you???

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Owens Corning CSO shares the value of a sustainable 'handprint' - GreenBiz.com (blog)

Owens Corning CSO shares the value of a sustainable 'handprint' - GreenBiz.com (blog) | Innovation | Scoop.it
Owens Corning CSO shares the value of a sustainable 'handprint'
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O'Brien-Bernini: Our sustainability team has about 60 people and has expanded considerably in the last few years.
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Say and do sustainable!!!  

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