Francisco Saavedra

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San Francisco government infrastructure operating on 100% renewable energy

click to enlarge<p>City departments collectively failed to reduce greenhouse gases by their 2012 target, yet the shortcoming had nothing to do with …

Renewable Energy

How Reframing A Problem Unlocks Innovation

Taking a different perspective can lead to stunning breakthroughs in any industry, writes Tina Seelig in InGenius.<p><i>Editors’ note: The following is an adapted excerpt of InGenius (Harper One) by Tina Seelig.</i><p>What is the sum of 5 plus 5?”<p>“What two numbers add up to 10?”<p>The first question has only one …

Innovation Starts With Sensing Future Possibilities

Truly innovative companies have foresight into how behaviors will change in the near future, and aren’t so worried about the hot technologies of the moment.<p>In 2007, a team of MIT professors decided to bet on an impossibility. These were the days when “mobile” still meant “I’m speaking to you but my …

Cracking The Code Of Innovation

Innovation doesn’t come easily to most large companies. Yet some big players in nearly every industry are able to turn out one successful new product after another.<p>Take consumer goods. Unilever, already a leader in the category, launched more than 10 times as many new products in 2012 as it did a …

A lesson from Nikola Tesla: Entrepreneurship isn’t about the money

<i>Dorrian Porter is founder of Northern Imagination.</i><p>On January 1, 1999, I immigrated to Silicon Valley from Canada to work as a corporate attorney for Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. I watched in amazement as 400 companies went public that year (about a quarter of them through my law firm), and in …

Three Differences Between Managers and Leaders

A young manager accosted me the other day. “I’ve been reading all about leadership, have implemented several ideas, and think I’m doing a good job at leading my team. How will I know when I’ve crossed over from being a manager to a leader?” he wanted to know.<p>I didn’t have a ready answer and it’s a …

The 5 Fastest Ways to Go Out of Business

Many entrepreneurs dream of starting their own business for a very long time. They plan and save their money for years and finally make it happen. …

Small Business

57 Startup Lessons I've Learned The Hard Way

<b>Editors Note:</b> This is a guest post by Slava Akhmechet, founder of RethinkDB. You can follow him on Twitter here.<p>There are already very good lists of startup lessons written by really talented, experienced people (here and here). I’d like to add another one. I learned these lessons the hard way in …