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Startups, Crowdfunding, Content & Curing Cancer Podcast Interview with @Curagami Founder Marty Smith

Startups, Crowdfunding, Content & Curing Cancer Podcast Interview with @Curagami Founder Marty Smith | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Martin (Marty) Smith talks to Get Social Health about the radical change in his life when he heard the words cancer and his name in the same sentence. Here is what Marty's done since his cancer diagnosis:


* Rode a bicycle across America (Martin's Ride To Cure Cancer).

* Founded CureCancerStarter.org one of first crowdfunding cancer research platforms.

* Founded Curagami, marketing tools to help content marketers and online merchants create community.

* Founded Tech Cures Cancer Fund at UNC Lineberger Cancer Center.

Wide ranging interview with  an entrepreneur and cancer survivor whose life is dedicate to helping and giving back.

Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

I'm blessed with amazing friends who help, help and hep some more. Marty

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Blue Prism Issues $130M In Stock Via TechCrunch 

Blue Prism Issues $130M In Stock Via TechCrunch  | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it
Just this morning robotic process automation (RPA) firm, Blue Prism, announced enhancements to its platform. A little later the company, which went public on the London Stock Exchange in 2016, announced it was raising £100 million (approximately $130 million) by issuing new stock. The announcement …
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Everyday Things That Are Tired Of Your Crap (smile)

Everyday Things That Are Tired Of Your Crap (smile) | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

We tend to complain about things all the time, but what if it was the other way around? Illustrator Teo Zirinis shows us that your stuff has had enough of your crap and has plenty to complain about too. So you better give them a break!

Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Funny reminder we take everything for granted these days. What if the shoes were worn by those things we don't think about but can't live without? What if the machines could tell us how they really feel? Gives Internet of Things a new meaning. 

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Why real creativity is based on knowledge | Tim Leunig 

Educationalist and historian Tim Leunig takes on Sir Ken Robinson, with a witty and erudite riposte to the famous claim that schools are killing creativity

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, December 18, 2018 3:49 PM
Thanks @massimo facchinetti menschy as always my friend :). M
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, December 18, 2018 3:51 PM
Thanks, @Ana Cristina Pratas getting back at it after a long hiatus. Martin
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Innovate Or Die In Money Too - Why Financial Industry Must Plan for the Next 50 Years Not Just Next 5 via HBR1

Innovate Or Die In Money Too - Why Financial Industry Must Plan for the Next 50 Years Not Just Next 5 via HBR1 | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

Innovate or Die In Money Too

Loved this HBR intro:

"Despite rapid innovations in data processing and machine learning, many businesses have yet to make the leap from the Industrial Age to the information age, and the gap between technological and organizational progress is widening. Closing this gap requires much more than short-term fixes, like adopting new technologies. Businesses need to organize around long-term strategies for growth and partnership in a sustainable way. The consequences for not doing so can be dire.

 

Eastman Kodak is the textbook case for failing to prioritize an innovation agenda; business schools around the world study the ramifications of the company’s ill-fated decision to ignore the digital photography market until it was too late. It’s far from the only case of a failure to embrace a more digital approach; the larger shift to digital is changing the way every industry operates. Some industries, like photography and media, were impacted earlier. Others, like financial services, are only now experiencing this change in earnest. The common thread in each instance is that a failure to recognize signals and prioritize innovation over short-term profits before it’s too late can have existential ramifications and cause negative ripples throughout broader capital markets."

If That doesn't scare the pants off you then we don't know what will. Money and finance are under pressure and it's innovating or die time. Money, as we've known it, is already dead man walking. 

Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

HBR article shares many places startups are and will be changing finance and money. 

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Kickstarter Redux -Best of The Crowdfunded

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Kickstarter Redux


Some of the most inventive projects in kickstarter history.

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great review of most popular crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter. 

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Bad Ideas Rock!  A Lesson Every Startup Should Learn

Bad Ideas Rock!  A Lesson Every Startup Should Learn | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

How Bad Ideas Become Good Ideas

Haunting, miserable and heartbreaking failure is nothing anyone every thinks will happen to them. Yet, failure is a necessary step says this Inc process post every startup should read.

Inc's focus is on how bad ideas impact design, but truths shared, far from self-evident, are good to learn. Bad things become good things by recognition and listening. Bad design becomes a good design by tweaking, testing, and more listening.  

Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Haunting miserable failure is a necessary condition of good design. For every charmed life capable of creating winning design from the jump there are thousands that must fail first. The "Charmed" are clearly exceptions to the rule as this Inc post shares. 

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Internet Of Things Is Disrupting Marketing Attribution, & Marketing ROI Will Never Be The Same

Internet Of Things Is Disrupting Marketing Attribution, & Marketing ROI Will Never Be The Same | Startup Revolution | Scoop.it

IOT As Disruption
Marketing attribution has been a mess for years and, as this Forbes post shares, it is about to get worse thanks to the Internet of Things (IOT). Not hard to see why either. 

More than just a gizillion URLs running around headless and in the middle of an e-commerce merchant's funnel potentially hurts, biut the everyone looks at everything differently thing is a killer. Any marketer who has changed, even slightly, their product listings knows how hard patching old and new data together can become. Now imagine that data quilt when metrics from different paths are encrypted differently. 

Going to be a FORTUNE to be made in knitting all this junk together and filtering out the noise. Startups are you listening?


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