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Independent to cease as print edition - BBC News

Independent to cease as print edition - BBC News | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
The Independent and Independent on Sunday newspapers are to cease print editions in March, leaving an online-only edition, their owner says.
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I am delighted that Purpose, which I introduced in the management literature in 2006, is now in the headlines.

I am delighted that Purpose, which I introduced in the management literature in 2006, is now in the headlines. | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
The article below contains some very good points; social responsibility can be good by itself. However, Purpose goes beyond CSR. It is about doing good while doing well and requires a Purpose led
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Post Paris, we need a new conversation around fiduciary duty

Post Paris, we need a new conversation around fiduciary duty | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
At the recent climate conference in Paris, agreement was reached on a range of actions needed to avoid dangerous climate change. Whilst this was a positive outcome, it is just a start. To keep warming
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Must-read article - 'fiduciary duty' mindset applies beyond climate change action to any form of new/innovative structure/product/approach.

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Nothing Remains: David Bowie's Vision of Love

Nothing Remains: David Bowie's Vision of Love | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
At the core of Bowie’s music and his apparent negativity is a profound yearning for connection and, most of all, for love.
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The five biggest challenges businesses will face over the next 20 years

The five biggest challenges businesses will face over the next 20 years | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Businesses need to be preparing themselves for several megatrends that will cause great economic upheaval in the next two decades, according to a principal scientist at the CSIRO. While farmers and primary producers have seen first-hand the damaging effects of climate change, this is just the tip of the iceberg according to Dr Stefan Hajkowicz, head of strategy and foresight at the CSIRO.

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The best futurists ever: how Buckminster Fuller anticipated today's challenges over 50 years ago -

The best futurists ever: how Buckminster Fuller anticipated today's challenges over 50 years ago - | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
By Ross Dawson When I’m asked who my favorite futurists are, usually the first person who springs to mind is Buckminster Fuller. He was an extraordinary inventor, a true visionary who had a massive impact on how we think, and was way ahead of his time. You can discover more about his work from the …
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Is the Writer’s Only Responsibility to His Art?

Is the Writer’s Only Responsibility to His Art? | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Each week in Bookends, two writers take on questions about the world of books. Faulkner said, “The writer’s only responsibility is to his art.” This week, Zoë Heller and Francine Prose discuss the obligations of artists.

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Adelaide's happiness under microscope in world-first study - InDaily

Adelaide's happiness under microscope in world-first study - InDaily | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
The happiness and wellbeing of Adelaide's city workers, residents and business owners will be tested in a groundbreaking study later this year.
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Renaissance Florence Was a Better Model for Innovation than Silicon Valley Is

Renaissance Florence Was a Better Model for Innovation than Silicon Valley Is | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Urban planners the world over yearn to replicate the success of Silicon Valley: witness Thames Valley (England) and Silicon Oasis (Dubai), to name just two of these attempts. Invariably, these well-intentioned efforts fail for the simple reason that they’re trying to replicate the wrong model. Silicon Valley is too new, too now, to glean lessons from. 

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Google’s AI just cracked the game that supposedly no computer could beat

Google’s AI just cracked the game that supposedly no computer could beat | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Computers have slowly started to encroach on activities we previously believed only the brilliantly sophisticated human brain could handle. IBM's Deep Blue supercomputer beat Grand Master Garry Kasparov at chess in 1997, and in 2011 IBM's Watson beat former human winners at the quiz game Jeopardy. But the ancient board game Go has long been one of the major...
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The 50 Best Places in the World to Hunt for Funds, if you sincerely want to bag a Billionaire to bankroll your New Venture:

The 50 Best Places in the World to Hunt for Funds, if you sincerely want to bag a Billionaire to bankroll your New Venture: | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
           When you have your venture all ready to go, and all you lack is the backing, you go where the money is.              Best is to fund your venture with sales.              If that does not
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Landmark study measures healthy dose of the arts

Landmark study measures healthy dose of the arts | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
You know you should have half an hour’s exercise five times a week to be physically fit. But how much arts activity do you need to be mentally healthy? A world-first study has found the answer.
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How to be a venture capitalist - CityMag

How to be a venture capitalist - CityMag | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Shane Cheek – a venture capitalist specialising in software start-ups – is a rare breed in Adelaide. 
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Tools Don’t Equal Skills – Innovation Requires Learning

Tools Don’t Equal Skills – Innovation Requires Learning | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
People often use tools as a substitute for the underlying skills that you need to be good at something. This is a mistake. To innovate, we have to invest in learning the core innovation skills.
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Lessons in Creativity from Star Wars The Force Awakens

A creative director behind Star Wars discusses how he jumps from blank page to galaxy-sized idea.
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The Most Entertaining Video on Japan's History You Will See

The Most Entertaining Video on Japan's History You Will See | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
A wildly entertaining and informative history lesson by Bill Wurtz
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Via Sarah Catherine Firth - fun to watch!

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Global fintech giant Spotcap secures $50 million investment as it looks to expand presence in Australia

Global fintech giant Spotcap secures $50 million investment as it looks to expand presence in Australia | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Managing director in Australia Lachlan Heussler says the investment lends credibility to online lending and fintechs in Australia.
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Celebrating the "Pleasures of Poetry" at MIT

Celebrating the "Pleasures of Poetry" at MIT | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
In its 20th season at MIT, a popular poetry series provides the MIT community with new voices and verbal harmonies — and a window into MIT's varied poetry offerings.
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Bots are here, they’re learning — and in 2016, they might eat the web

Bots are here, they’re learning — and in 2016, they might eat the web | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
The first bot I ever befriended went by the name of GooglyMinotaur. The Minotaur appeared in 2001 to promote Amnesiac, the latest album from Radiohead, which was and still is my favorite band. I...
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Google’s locksmith problem and the perils of crowdsourcing

Google’s locksmith problem and the perils of crowdsourcing | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Google's continued disinterest in local search continues to hurt honest business and consumers while telling us much about crowdsourcing's weaknesses and those
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Should You Give Up on Your New Dream?

Should You Give Up on Your New Dream? | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
How to know if it’s time to fold ’em.
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2016: The year to build an innovative partnership ecosystem

2016: The year to build an innovative partnership ecosystem | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Like many people, each holiday season I set aside time to think about New Year’s resolutions – both personal and professional. As usual, the personal resolutions this year revolved around the standard
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How to make your content stand out from the crowd

How to make your content stand out from the crowd | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
You have to do everything in your power to interrupt people and get their attention long enough to stop, take notice and engage with your content
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Practical tips from Dionne Lew.

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Fast Lane: Australian small businesses lagging behind Asian neighbours when it comes to innovation

Fast Lane: Australian small businesses lagging behind Asian neighbours when it comes to innovation | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
The proportion of Australian small businesses that say they will introduce an innovative product, service or process in the next 12 months is just 5%.
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How blockchain tech could change the way we do business - BBC News

How blockchain tech could change the way we do business - BBC News | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Blockchain, the technology underpinning digital currency Bitcoin, is causing a stir around the world. But why and how does it work?
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