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Innovation covers much, we need to open our thinking to explore all its possibilities in approach, geography, activity or challenge. I will keep 'grabbing' those that seem interesting to explore and reflect upon- seeking the value
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High-tech memo to Europe: innovate or stagnate in the digital economy - Deutsche Welle

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High-tech memo to Europe: innovate or stagnate in the digital economy
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A continent facing the challenge of rebuilding after World War Two felt the need to pool its resources to feed its machines and build up its industry.
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The Opportunities—and Risks—in the MOOC Business Model - Wall Street Journal

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The Opportunities—and Risks—in the MOOC Business Model
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MOOCs enable professors to spread their knowledge to vastly larger audiences, requiring fewer faculty than the traditional model.
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The Silent CEO Addiction Killing Productivity And Talent Development - Forbes

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The Silent CEO Addiction Killing Productivity And Talent Development
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As a CEO, you should NEVER hire a consulting firm for strategy or innovation work. It's not their job – it's yours.
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Identify Valuable Business Opportunities with the Consumer Trend Canvas

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Robin Good's curator insight, October 17, 2013 2:45 AM


Trendwatching.com, a web magazine devoted to analyze, research and report about upcoming consumer trends, has released the Consumer Trend Canvas (inspired by Alex Osterwalder's).


The free CTC has been designed for anyone interested in looking deeper into the innovation and business opportunities available by looking into the specific traits of new consumer trends.


The Consumer Trend Canvas per se is nothing else but a printable PDF framework that contains instructions, tips and examples as well as a full-page structured canvas that help you analyze any possible consumer trend.


"An easy-to-follow framework that will help you not only unpack and understand any consumer trend, but also help you apply it to launch successful consumer-facing innovations of your own."


More info: http://www.trendwatching.com/trends/consumertrendcanvas/ 


Consumer Trend Canvas: http://www.trendwatching.com/trends/pdf/2013-10%20CONSUMER%20TREND%20CANVAS.pdf 




Alessandro Rea's curator insight, October 17, 2013 5:06 AM
CONSUMER TREND CANVAS:

An easy-to-follow framework that will help you not only unpack andunderstand any consumer trend, but also help you apply it to launchsuccessful consumer-facing innovations of your own.

 

 

How & when to use the CONSUMER TREND CANVAS:Download your blank Consumer Trend CanvasTake the trend that you are interested in exploring further (either from us, or elsewhere!).As you analyze the trend, fill out the left hand side of the canvas (‘Understand’) with insights, data and examples. Then use the ‘Apply’ section on the right hand side to capture your ideas.Keep on circling back to re-examine how the segments relate to each other. Insights in one segment may highlight other elements of the trend and help you uncover truly novel concepts.Also, try using it to structure an innovation session with your team or a client. Then enjoy that ‘a-ha!’ moment as people both understand what a trend is all about, and how to make the most of it ;)

 

Read More: http://www.trendwatching.com/trends/consumertrendcanvas

Elías Manuel Sánchez Castañeda's curator insight, November 17, 2013 2:44 PM

A significant percentage of working-age Mexicans (PEA: economically active population) have no chance of finding a job as an employee, so it needs to develop the ability to use tools for self-employed or start a business. A useful tool is the Business Model Canvas, which allows a review sheet nine key concepts that has any business, and develop knowledge and actions that increase the likelihood that the company move forward.

Un porcentaje importante de los mexicanos en edad de trabajar (PEA: Población Económicamente Activa) no tendrá oportunidad de encontrar un trabajo como empleado, por lo que necesita desarrollar la habilidad de utilizar herramientas para auto-emplearse o para iniciar un negocio propio. Una herramienta útil es el Model Business Canvas, que nos permite en una hoja repasar nueve conceptos clave que tiene cualquier negocio, y desarrollar conocimientos y acciones que incrementan la probabilidad de que la empresa siga adelante.

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Taking an axe to EU red tape will free firms to drive growth and create jobs - Telegraph.co.uk

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Taking an axe to EU red tape will free firms to drive growth and create jobs
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21st Century Innovation - Huffington Post

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21st Century Innovation Huffington Post The more we learn about how the brain grows, adapts, changes and -- on the other extreme -- falls into patterns of thinking, the more we see that a leader's most important job is creating environments for...
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Business Is About Innovation, So Why Do We Teach It In The Same Old Way? - Forbes

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Business Is About Innovation, So Why Do We Teach It In The Same Old Way?
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If universities truly want to fulfill their missions, they need to do it through a multitude of ways, and MOOCs are one way to spread knowledge.
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Why Crowdsourcing is the Next Cloud Computing - Wired

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Why Crowdsourcing is the Next Cloud Computing Wired Crowdsourcing innovation challenges not only enables you to tap into a diversity that you don't possess (and never will since you can't hire all the potentially beneficial perspectives and...
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US universities make big bets on startups - Phys.Org

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US universities make big bets on startups
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Hundreds of US colleges and universities have created incubators, aiming to provide a different kind of educational experience, and a chance for a successful company.
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Two Years After Steve Jobs' Death, Is Apple a Different Company? - TIME

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Diary Of An Under 30 CEO: Building A Culture Of Innovation - Ventures Africa

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Diary Of An Under 30 CEO: Building A Culture Of Innovation Ventures Africa TechZim believes that it is setting the platform for start-ups to succeed because technology entrepreneurs are key economic growth and job creation stakeholders, and there...
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The journey begins: Why the time is right to be an entrepreneur ...

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The realization that startups are not just small versions of big companies (and that they therefore need different approaches from traditional business education) has turned traditional entrepreneurship education on its head in the past five years.
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World Bank Report Highlights the Role of High-growth Firms for Innovation and ... - World Bank Group

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World Bank Report Highlights the Role of High-growth Firms for Innovation and Job Creation in Armenia.
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Will You Navigate the Future with Clear Innovation Skills? - Innovation Excellence (blog)

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Will You Navigate the Future with Clear Innovation Skills?
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I wrote in a past post about Learning to absorb new Knowledge for Innovation and the ability to understand Absorptive Capacity and how it works.
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Jobs; the True Innovator - PaGalGuY.com

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Jobs; the True Innovator
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Starting from the name 'Apple', it's logo, the products and ultimately Jobs' working style; everything was innovative, something out of the blue, unpredictable in nature.
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Going for it: Young entrepreneurs have little to lose - News & Observer

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Going for it: Young entrepreneurs have little to lose
News & Observer
No spouses, no kids, no personal stuff they really need to acquire, no futures beyond their own to consider - nobody depending on them not to fail.
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Nick Webb: The five most innovative business budget measures we've seen - Irish Independent

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#IIF13 Panel 3 – Sowing the seeds of creativity and innovation (videos) - Siliconrepublic.com

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#IIF13 Panel 3 – Sowing the seeds of creativity and innovation (videos)
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“Innovation is about making things happen. We think of it as making ventures happen.
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Why Aren't Companies Getting Graduates With the Skills They Need? - Wall Street Journal

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Why Aren't Companies Getting Graduates With the Skills They Need?
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Rosabeth Moss Kanter (@RosabethKanter) holds the Ernest L.
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Entrepreneurial governments make for innovative economies - The Globe and Mail

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Entrepreneurial governments make for innovative economies The Globe and Mail On the other hand, progressives tend to stress the role of the state as a needed regulator of economic activity, as a Keynesian backstop to stable growth, and as a vehicle...
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What is Social Impact? - The Stanford Daily

What is Social Impact?
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The vast majority of the jobs offered for consideration at the career fair were not aiming to address the extreme dysfunction that we as a nation were experiencing on that same Tuesday.
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LG Flexible Display Production Looks to Knock Apple, Samsung from Innovation - Guardian Express

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LG Flexible Display Production Looks to Knock Apple, Samsung from Innovation
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The technology is still under creation and testing, the largest Android manufacturer stated.
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10 Innovations Poised to Change Sustainable Industries - Mashable

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10 Innovations Poised to Change Sustainable Industries
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Design helps businesses grow: Action plan to promote design ...

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In order to fully exploit the design's potential to boost innovation, growth and job creation, the European Commission presented today an action plan to promote the use of design in innovation.
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Sustainability Is The Mother Of Invention: An Interview With Jamie Bainbridge - Forbes

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Sustainability Is The Mother Of Invention: An Interview With Jamie Bainbridge Forbes Bainbridge: The Sustainable Apparel Coalition's working groups, ranging from chemicals management to durable water repellency, created a series of indices for...
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