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Why do so few people major in computer science? | Dan Wang

Why do so few people major in computer science? | Dan Wang | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
The number of people who majored in computer science in the US isn't much higher in 2015 than in 2005. Why do so few students major in computer science?
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Compress to impress

One of the funniest and most implausible things in movies is the grand
speech by the general, usually the film's protagonist, in front of
thousands of soldiers in the moments just before a critical battle.
Examples abound, and the punch lines lodge in the memory, from Henry V ("We
band
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Blitzcapital — sometimes crazy, sometimes essential to great technology businesses

Blitzcapital — sometimes crazy, sometimes essential to great technology businesses | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Tim O'Reilly wrote a great response to the most recent episode of Masters of Scale, “The Money Episode”. Tim's LinkedIn Influencer post, “Some
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Simple math is why Elon Musk’s companies keep doing what others don’t even consider possible

Simple math is why Elon Musk’s companies keep doing what others don’t even consider possible | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Physicist Richard Feynman returned over and over to an idea that drove his groundbreaking discoveries. His approach was documented by his Caltech colleague David Goodstein in the book Feynman's Lost Lecture about physics classes Feynman taught in the 1960s: Once, I said to him, "Dick, explain to me, so that I can understand it, why spin one-half particles obey Fermi-Dira
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Maintainers make the world go round - PROJECT M

Maintainers make the world go round - PROJECT M | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Innovation is an overrated ideology, say historians of technology. Maintenance means more to most peoples’ lives
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False Alarmism: Technological Disruption and the U.S. Labor Market, 1850–2015

False Alarmism: Technological Disruption and the U.S. Labor Market, 1850–2015 | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Contrary to popular perceptions, the labor market is not experiencing unprecedented technological disruption. In fact, occupational churn in the United States is at a historic low. It is time stop worrying and start accelerating productivity with more technological innovation.
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El super clasico: trade and technology duke it out at CUNY

El super clasico: trade and technology duke it out at CUNY | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
G raduate Center CUNY organized yesterday (April 26) a star-studded discussion of the effects of trade on US jobs and wages. Th
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Second Machine Age or Fifth Technological Revolution? (Part 3) – Beyond the Technological Revolution

Second Machine Age or Fifth Technological Revolution? (Part 3) – Beyond the Technological Revolution | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
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Meet the Brilliant Young Hackers Who’ll Soon Shape the World

Meet the Brilliant Young Hackers Who’ll Soon Shape the World | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
They are young but not selfish. Brilliant but not dorky. Engaged but not political. The current class of college-age hackers will shape our future.
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Learning to Love Intelligent Machines

Learning to Love Intelligent Machines | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Twenty years after famously losing to Deep Blue, chess champion Garry Kasparov says that it’s time to embrace AI and its liberating potential.
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Drawing lessons from the “ Bezos Way” – Monday Note

Drawing lessons from the “ Bezos Way” – Monday Note | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Whatever we think of its founder and CEO, Amazon remains a remarkable example of great management. Since its 1994 start, the company enjoyed steady growth, relentlessly conquering new markets and…
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From Scaling Impact to Impact at Scale (SSIR)

From Scaling Impact to Impact at Scale (SSIR) | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
As nonprofits, NGOs, and funders increasingly seek innovative ways to address the total need around critical issues, new challenges, questions, and opportunities arise.
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Michal Kosinski: Can We Out Evolve Artificial Intelligence?

Michal Kosinski: Can We Out Evolve Artificial Intelligence? | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
The human mind will outsmart AI in the end, says Michal Kosinski in the final piece of a three part series.
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Why Artificial Intelligence Owes You an Explanation

Why Artificial Intelligence Owes You an Explanation | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
The emerging “right to an explanation” movement is focused on providing consumers with personalized, easy to understand algorithmic transparency.
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Robots Will Save the Economy

Robots Will Save the Economy | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
The problem today is too little technology. Physical industries haven’t kept up.
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Steve Blank Innovation, Change and the Rest of Your Life

I gave the Alumni Day talk at U.C. Santa Cruz and had a few things to say about innovation. ---- Even though I live just up the coast, I’ve never had the opportunity to start a talk by saying “Go Banana Slugs.” I’m honored for the opportunity to speak here today. We’re standing 15 air…
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The gig economy’s cash management issue

The gig economy’s cash management issue | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Who collects the cash makes a heck of a lot of difference when it comes to employee/contractor status.
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Jack Ma Sees Decades of Pain as Internet Upends Old Economy

Jack Ma Sees Decades of Pain as Internet Upends Old Economy | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Chairman Jack Ma said society should prepare for decades of pain as the internet disrupts the economy.
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Next List 2017: 20 Tech Visionaries You Should Have Heard of by Now

Next List 2017: 20 Tech Visionaries You Should Have Heard of by Now | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
You might not recognize their names—they're too busy working to court the spotlight—but you'll soon hear about them a lot. They represent what's next.
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Creativity will be the source of our next industrial revolution, not machines

Creativity will be the source of our next industrial revolution, not machines | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
Growth in the first industrial revolution was driven by engineering, the second through electricity and production lines, and the third by technology and information. The modern economies that will undergo a fourth industrial revolution will not be those that worship machines, but those that support human creativity. When we understand how people think an
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A Dozen Ways “Virality” Can be Misused and Misunderstood

A Dozen Ways “Virality” Can be Misused and Misunderstood | The Innovation Economy | Scoop.it
  1. “The most important thing that we did [at Facebook’s] was I teased out virality and said you cannot do it. Don't talk about it. Don't touch it. I don't want you to give me any product plans that revolve around this idea of virality. I don’t want to hear it.”  Chamath Palihapitiya. I…
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