When Magic Is Seen in Twisted Graphene, That’s a Moiré

What do moiré patterns seen in optics, art, photography and color printing have to do with superconducting layers of graphene? Read more...Powered by WPeMatico

Business Pundits Love to Say These 4 Things — None of Them are True

Go to just about any business conference and you will see a pundit on stage. He or she will show some company that failed and explain the silly mistakes that they made, then follow-up with a few basic rules to help you avoid those pitfalls and become super successful. You leave feeling confident, because it... Continue Reading →

Developing Collaborative Leadership Styles

With a new Australian government recently in place, it raises key questions around the impact of collaborative, autocratic or competitive leadership styles. This caused many voters, like myself, to question what leadership style might be best for our country’s future? Is it a leader who runs a presidential style campaign, operating from an “I” or... Continue Reading →

How to Turn a Quantum Computer Into the Ultimate Randomness Generator

Pure, verifiable randomness is hard to come by. Two proposals show how to make quantum computers into randomness factories. Read more...Powered by WPeMatico

Spring Lab: Instilling a Startup Mindset into Large Corporations

1) What is the mission (the reason why, la raison d’être) of Spring Lab, its value proposition, and its main line of services (acceleration devices, learning expeditions, collective intelligence workshop, innov-athons, bootcamp) ? In a highly competitive world with constantly changing ways and growing customer expectations, your company crucially needs to think and innovate to set itself... Continue Reading →

A New Law to Describe Quantum Computing’s Rise?

Neven’s law states that quantum computers are improving at a “doubly exponential” rate. If it holds, quantum supremacy is around the corner. Read more...Powered by WPeMatico

Why is it so hard to do the right thing?

We have a crisis in entrepreneurial character. and doctors are not exempt. Justifiable suspicions of physician entrepreneurs result when the halo is cast over the profession by those who commit fraud, double-deal, or don’t prioritize the patient’s interest above others. They can’t reconcile the ethics of medicine with the ethics of business. The hall of shame adds new members... Continue Reading →

Choosing WHAT to Do

In business you’ve got to do two things: choose what to do and choose how to do it well. I’m not sure which is more important, but I am sure there’s far more written on how to do things well and far less clarity around how to choose what to do. Choosing what to do... Continue Reading →

A 53-Year-Old Network Coloring Conjecture Is Disproved

In just three pages, a Russian mathematician has presented a better way to color certain types of networks than many experts thought possible. Read more...Powered by WPeMatico

How IBM Sees The Future Of Artificial Intelligence

Ever since IBM’s Watson system defeated the best human champions at the game show Jeopardy!, artificial intelligence (AI) has been the buzzword of choice. More than just hype, intelligent systems are revolutionizing fields from medicine and manufacturing to changing fundamental assumptions about how science is done. Yet for all the progress, it appears that we... Continue Reading →

Diverse Talent Drives Innovation: A Collision Conference Interview with Rusul Alrubail

Collision Conference took place in Toronto, Canada May 20-23. It is North America’s fastest growing tech conference, welcoming 25,000+ participants from 125 countries with 45.7% female attendance. I had the opportunity to meet with Collision speaker, Rusul Alrubail, at her Toronto-based Parkdale Centre for Innovation.   Can you tell me a bit more about the Parkdale... Continue Reading →

What it Takes to be a Biomedical or Clinical Entrepreneur

Biomedical or clinical entrepreneurs are not just doctors, scientists and engineers who create businesses. Instead, they are those who pursue opportunity with scarce resources under conditions of uncertainty with the goal of creating user defined value through the deployment of biomedical or clinical innovation. As such they can assume many roles in the value creation... Continue Reading →

Making Marketing Innovation a Growth Lever for Your Business

Many businesses fail to realize that they are not in a single business, but are actually in two. First, they’re in the business of working on products and services that will help solve their clients’ problems and help them achieve their goals today. But that’s only half of the picture. They’re also in the business... Continue Reading →

Bacterial Complexity Revises Ideas About ‘Which Came First?’

Contrary to popular belief, bacteria have organelles too. Scientists are now studying them for insights into how complex cells evolved. Read more...Powered by WPeMatico

Intrapreneurship is for employees, and business units at Deutsche Bahn

Tobias Taut is venture architect at Deutsche Bahn, and an enthusiastic venture builder. What a great title! Managing the intrapreneurship program DB Intrapreneurs, means for Tobias building amazing digital services, and enabling people in their innovation ambitions to create tangible and sustainable value. To boost intrapreneurs projects, Tobias also shares his skills in business modelling, lean startup,... Continue Reading →

Why Your Organizational Innovation Initiative Will Fail

There are many reasons why your startup will fail, but the main ones are 1) you create a product or service no one wants to buy, and 2) you do not have a profitable and VAST business model. Likewise, there are many reasons why your corporate or organizational innovation initiative will fail. Most of the time it’s... Continue Reading →

How Fantasy Becomes Reality

When H.G. Wells was born in 1866, there was no electricity or cars or even indoor plumbing. Still, his active imagination conjured up a world of time machines, space travel and genetic engineering. This was all completely fantasy, but his books foresaw many modern inventions, such as email, lasers and nuclear energy. It’s no accident... Continue Reading →

Do Brains Operate at a Tipping Point? New Clues and Complications

A recent study of various verterbrate brains both advances and challenges the controversial theory that the brain operates at the knife edge between two phases. Read more...Powered by WPeMatico

Intel Has Figured Out How To Compute In 3 Dimensions And It Could Put The Company Back On Top

In 1965, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore published a remarkably prescient paper, which predicted that the number of transistors on a computer chip would double about every two years. For a half century, this process of doubling has proved to be so remarkably consistent that today it is commonly known as Moore’s Law and has driven... Continue Reading →

China and Trump Plan to Kill Innovation from Outer Space

First, let me say that this is not a political article, but instead an article about a potential innovation crisis looming just over the horizon thanks to brinkmanship between China and the United States. Second, let me say this article is not about killer satellites being launched into orbit by the Trump administration or the... Continue Reading →

Becoming Real Innovators

“They are ill discoverers that think there is no land when they can see nothing but sea.” ― Francis Bacon Companies today are eagerly seeking the answer to one essential question. How do we innovate? It’s been observed that 75% of companies say they’re committed to innovation as one of their top priorities [1]. But most... Continue Reading →

The Moonshot to Create the Next Google

Nothing is older than the argument that large companies can’t capitalize on their innovations. Will this be the company that disproves that? Moonshots are always one part flight-of-fancy, one part brilliance, and 98 parts risk. “Eventually you’ll fail to fail.” – X Captain of Moonshots, Astro Teller I grew up in an era of moonshots.... Continue Reading →

Why Your Startup Will Fail

The vast majority of startups will fail and the numbers are even higher in biomedicine due to the numerous risks involved in getting a product or service to patients in a highly regulated industry that involves human subject and clinical trials. Add to that the many barriers to adoption, dissemination, diffusion and implementation and why clinical trial results... Continue Reading →

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