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Innovation+

There is more to innovation than typically meets the eye.  Exponential and non-linear in nature, innovations arise when a complex set of factors come together to expose an entirely new market opportunity. 

Snippets on Innovations

Short posts about key principles that underpin innovation. 

Innovation+ > Timing

Timing is everything.  Often times you will hear people say ‘I had that idea 5 years before …’ And that’s the kicker.  Many of us will have ideas, many times before t…
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How Innovations Arise

Could it be true that innovations are not random but actually predictable? That’s what a new mathematical study earlier this year by Vittorio Loreto and co. at the University of Rome concluded. …
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Innovation+ > Talent

We are in a war for talent.  And this war is exacerbated by massive generational differences that lead to large gaps in experience, expectations, and outlook towards the future.  Much has be…
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Innovation+ > Culture

What is culture?  Some say it is the set of beliefs that permeate an organization without any words being spoken.  Nowadays, nearly everyone is calling their culture innovative. &n…
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Innovation+ > Focus

Most of the mindset we have around Innovation is shaped by the Media.  Seeing movies like ‘The Social Network,’ watching TV Shows like ‘Dragon’s Den,’ and reading ab…
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Innovation Markets

Examples of markets where innovation is happening at a blistering pace. 

Fintech

Fintech looks ready to run-up the S-Curve and hit the global mainstream in the years ahead, taking on traditional banks head-on. 

Business Model Innovation: ClearBanc

Is ‘Financing (for) the New Economy’ finally here? According to Clearbanc, the answer is yes. Backed by @chamath and Social Capital, who has shed light on the fact that ~40% of VC dollars …
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Business Model Canvas – Revolut

#Fintech Revolut.com Quick Pitch – Revolut is a digital, branchless challenger bank based in the UK that offers frictionless low-fee banking and free intra-currency transfers for both consumers …
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Bitcoin

Over the course of the last decade, almost nothing has been a more polarizing innovation in the world than Bitcoin. 

Cryptocurrency: The Bitcoin Standard

Money is the information and measurement system of an economy, and sound money is what allows trade, investment, and entrepreneurship to proceed on a solid basis, whereas unsound money throws these pr…
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Business Model Canvas – Bitcoin

#FinancialServices Bitcoin.org Quick Pitch – Bitcoin is an innovation, an architecture for digital money and commerce that doesn’t rely on any central authorities to run. It’s a stat…
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Bitcoin – Data

2019 has been an epic year in Cryptocurrency history, dominated by another rise in Bitcoin price. But as we close in on the end of Q3, and the price hovers around $10K USD, the question is how it will…
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Housing

Real estate is one of the last major sectors on the verge of being fully transformed by technology.  Buckle up!

Business Model Canvas – CoLiving

#Housing What is Coliving? Quick Pitch – Coliving is a more communal way of living, where costs and space are shared in such a way that residents feel an enhanced quality of life and a greater s…
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The Next-Generation Workforce

The Millennials (those born between 1980 and 1996) and Generation Z (those born between 1997 and today) will comprise 50% of the global workforce by 2020 and 70% by 2025. Given the profound difference…
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Business Model Canvas – SpotAHome

#Housing SpotAHome.com Quick Pitch – SpotAHome is an online mid-term rental platform where tenants can rent rooms in European cities from abroad without having to view the room. SpotAHome’…
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