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Why the unremarkable success story of Dropbox is just so remarkable

Why the unremarkable success story of Dropbox is just so remarkable | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Back in 2006, I did one of the first magazine covers on the budding Web 2.0 phenomenon -- the infamous BusinessWeek Kevin Rose thumbs up cover. We'd also shot a few with other up and coming hot sho...
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Robots Will Steal Our Jobs, But They’ll Give Us New Ones

Robots Will Steal Our Jobs, But They’ll Give Us New Ones | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
The robots might take our jobs. But they'll also create new ones.
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Crazy Like a Visionary by Roger Kimball, City Journal August 23, 2015

Crazy Like a Visionary by Roger Kimball, City Journal August 23, 2015 | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Elon Musk's remarkable career reminds us that individuals matter.
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Startups Can’t Afford To Ignore Government

Startups Can’t Afford To Ignore Government | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Last week, California threatened Uber with license suspension for failing to comply with state laws. Last month, Santa Monica banned Airbnb vacation..
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Fortune's Change the World list: Companies doing well by doing good

Fortune's Change the World list: Companies doing well by doing good | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
To take on the world’s toughest challenges in a sustainable way, companies are turning to the profit motive. Here, the best meaning of ROI.
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The Future of Work: Who Owns the Robot in Your Future Work Life?

The Future of Work: Who Owns the Robot in Your Future Work Life? | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
The latest entry in a special project in which business and labor leaders, social scientists, technology visionaries, activists, and journalists weigh in on the most consequential changes in the workplace.
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Capitalism at its Best

Capitalism at its Best | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
 Not for the first time, capitalism is under attack.The economic system that won the great ideological battle of the 20th century is facing a renewed challenge in the 21st. You can hear it in the passionate rhetoric of Pope Francis in Bolivia and see it in the crowds cheering socialist Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire. It even made its way to the privileged heights of Aspen this summer, where theNew York Times’ David Brooks reports that columnist Anand Giridharadas accused NGO leaders of praising
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Culture Controversy at Amazon, Decoded

Culture Controversy at Amazon, Decoded | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace in The New York Times claims to document the company’s "experiment in how far it can push white-collar workers to get them to achieve its ever-expanding ambitions."Science House has never received so many messages from clients on a Saturday. Colleagues, clients and friends alike pinged us to ask how the dynamics as described in the article relate to their own corporate cultures. We were planning to submit this report privately
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Permission Slips for Internet Innovation

Permission Slips for Internet Innovation | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
In The Wall Street Journal, Bret Swanson writes about the FCC’s regulatory oversight of Internet innovations.
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Uber and the lawlessness of 'sharing economy' corporates

Uber and the lawlessness of 'sharing economy' corporates | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Companies including Airbnb and Google compare themselves to civil rights heroes, while using their popularity among consumers to nullify federal law
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Nine Links That Explain The New Economy — On Demand — Medium

Nine Links That Explain The New Economy - On Demand - Medium
This week in On Demand
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Nathan Rosenberg and the Innovation System

Nathan Rosenberg and the Innovation System | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Today brought the sad news that Nathan Rosenberg -- one of the finest economic historians of the last fifty years -- passed away. He was 87. I learned economic history from Rosenberg when I was at ...
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The 2015 Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project Report

The 2015 Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project Report | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
The Center for Technology Innovation has prepared the 2015 Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project (FDIP) Report and Scorecard, a comprehensive effort to evaluate access to and usage of affordable financial services across 21 geographically and economically diverse countries.
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The 50 Startups That Launched At Y Combinator Summer 2015 Demo Day 1

The 50 Startups That Launched At Y Combinator Summer 2015 Demo Day 1 | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Hardware took the spotlight at today's Y Combinator Demo Day, reflecting a major shift of the accelerator beyond the cliche mobile app startup. Out of the 50..
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Amazon as an Antidote to Life Inside the High-Technology Bubble

Amazon as an Antidote to Life Inside the High-Technology Bubble | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Everyone’s still talking about the New York Times’s epic investigation into Amazon's work environment. Beyond the mortifying instances of management cruelty, some say Amazon has a problem with people working too hard. Some say it doesn’t.But maybe Amazon’s work ethic by itself isn’t a problem but a solution -- not just for getting books delivered to our door, but for some of the ways that capitalism has gone awry in the 21st century with its bubbles, inequalities and entitlements.Around Silicon
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Radical Idea at the Office: Middle Managers

Radical Idea at the Office: Middle Managers | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
For founders of upstart companies, reinventing management is often a way to prove they can do business differently. But after eliminating middle managers, companies find that things can fall apart without them.
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Beyond the Internet, Innovation Struggles

Beyond the Internet, Innovation Struggles | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Greg Ip’s Capital Account: Google’s reorganization highlights an overlooked reason why productivity is struggling—the transformative and profitable innovations in the Internet, technology and media are glaringly absent in the rest of the economy.
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Disrupting beliefs: A new approach to business-model innovation | McKinsey & Company

Disrupting beliefs: A new approach to business-model innovation | McKinsey & Company | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
In a disruptive age, established business models are under attack. Here’s how incumbent companies can reframe them. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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The Silicon Valley 100 2015: 1-100

The Silicon Valley 100 2015: 1-100 | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
See a scroll-down version of our list of the 100 coolest people in tech, plus inspirational quotes from some of the most well-known people.
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