Francesca Di Lisa

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Start-Up Slowdown

Americans like to think of their country as a cradle of innovation. After all, the United States has produced many of the world’s finest …

Intuit’s CEO on Building a Design-Driven Company

Timothy Archibald<p>When Scott Cook cofounded Intuit, in 1983, many other companies were already offering software to help people track their finances. In fact, at least 46 similar products launched before Quicken, the product Cook created, which is why we sometimes joke about how instead of having …

Workers on tap

IN THE early 20th century Henry Ford combined moving assembly lines with mass labour to make building cars much cheaper and quicker—thus turning the …

Perspectives from The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)

This startup wants to pay you to fly with strangers’ stuff in your luggage

Fast-growing startups Uber and Airbnb have turned idle drivers and apartment owners into on-demand chauffeurs and hoteliers. Now a new company wants to apply the peer-to-peer “sharing economy” formula to the age-old courier industry.<p>Indianapolis-based Carry, which launched yesterday, is a new take …

Startups

This 3D printed plastic dress flows like fabric

Gallery: This 3D printed plastic dress flows like fabric<p>Gallery: This 3D printed plastic dress flows like fabric<p>+ 3<p>+ 2<p>+ 1<p>The design studio Nervous …

Check Out These Smart Kitchen Gadgets Of The Future

The “Internet of Things” has entered the kitchen space. Everything from an app to turn on your coffee maker to a pan that monitors heat on your iPhone to cook the perfect steak is so close we can (almost literally) taste it. Here are some of the top tech gadgets making their way to our cookery in …

European business schools consolidate at home but expand abroad | Financial Times

The past year for European business schools has been a tale of two economies. Economic stagnation at home has resulted in consolidation, while …

What Evernote and Uber deals mean for the future of media

<i>Thanks to digital, news publishers thought they could build a direct relationship with their customers. Recent deals signal the opposite.</i><p><b>Two recent deals between media and technology companies struck me as a new trend in the distribution of news.</b> One involves the personal note management service …

Capitalism Needs Design Thinking

<i>Tim Brown and Roger Martin have been talking to each other about design thinking since 2002, and their influence on each other’s thinking has helped to shape the way the discipline has been practiced in the business world since. This is an edited excerpt of their most recent conversation, moderated</i> …

The rise of China’s entrepreneurial spirit | Financial Times

In the cold basement of an office block in northwest Beijing, a group of would-be entrepreneurs huddle around a computer screen, poring over their …

Elements of a Business Plan

There are seven major sections of a business plan, and each one is a complex document. Read this selection from our business plan tutorial to fully understand these components.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Now that you understand why you need a business plan and …

Small Business

Dieci app anti-spreco in attesa della firma del Protocollo di Milano

How marketers will win: Six marketing visionaries describe how in five years marketing will be transformed

<b>Seth Godin:</b> Nobody's in charge of everyone. Even the CEO. Influence is way more important than authority.<p>The first half of the answer is that you …

Marketing

An Open Source Approach to Design

Guest post by Stylus Fashion: Could fashion brands learn from the Makers movement and its open-source approach to design?

Happiness? There’s an app for that

Today we launch the Happy for Life app, offering you a chance to increase your happiness with some simple daily actions.<p>Every day for the next three months we’ll suggest three things for you to do, ranging from “Tell someone you love them” to “Plant a tree”, “Go for a swim”, “Cancel an appointment” …

Video ad spending is on a tear — here are the most important trends shaping the industry

Video ads provide a level of visual and narrative richness that nearly equals television, while offering all the advantages of digital, including advanced targeting, tracking, and increasingly, automated buying of video ad units.<p>In a new report from BI Intelligence we explore the key drivers of the …

Tutto sull’equity crowdfunding in Italia in un’infografica

L'infografica con le 11 piattaforme per l'equity crowdfunding in Italia, e il piano del Mise per il suo rilancio.<p><b>“Le prime campagne di equity</b> …