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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. 

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 – LTV Metrics

Many times when you are browsing startup literature you will see the term LTV (Lifetime Value), reflecting the long-term value a customer brings in relation to the cost to acquire that user. But LTV i…
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Innovation+ > Vision

There is vision and then there are visionaries.  Not all of us are visionaries, but to make innovation work we all need some vision.  Where is the market going? What does the future look lik…
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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. 

Challenger Banks and the New Economy

Challenger Banks (aka NeoBanks) are on the rise. Their growth has been spurred by consumer frustration with the old guard – stemming from the ’08 financial crisis – and a massive war…
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Business Model Canvas – N26

#Fintech N26.com Quick Pitch – N26 is ‘the Mobile Bank,’ one of the world’s top challenger banks based out of Germany, offering the ability to open a bank account in ‘8 m…
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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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Bitcoin

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

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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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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Housing

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

Business Model Canvas – Houzz

#Housing #Design Houzz There is no place like home. And nobody knows that better than Houzz. The world’s leading platform for home remodeling and design has built a marketplace that connects ren…
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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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