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90% Of Startups Fail: Here's What You Need To Know About The 10%

As an entrepreneur, I know about failure. I’ve made mistakes, pretty stupid ones. At the same time, though, I’ve been fortunate enough to succeed a few times, too.<p>Along the way, I’ve been able to understand some of the lesser-known reasons that some startups fail, and more importantly why a few …

Entrepreneurship

5 Characteristics Of An Innovation

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A Testable Idea Is Better than a Good Idea

The most irritating innovation insight I’ve had seems paradoxical, but it’s true: good ideas are bad for innovators. Honest.<p>At first, I didn’t believe it either. What could be bad about good ideas? Then, in my work with organizations and executive education students, I started paying even closer …

Seven Signs That Your Innovation Program is at Risk of Failure

After working with a wide variety of companies I have (unfortunately) seen plenty of examples of failed innovation programs. Over time I have begun …

How con artists trick your mind

Scammers play sophisticated psychological tricks to fool their marks, says Colin Barras, and that means anyone can be vulnerable unless they know what to look for.<p>None of us likes being scammed, and David Modic is no different. But it’s not the fact that scammers try to trick us into handing over …

How We Redesigned Our Product in Less Than a Week

<i>Bastiaan Janmaat and Mike Dorsey are co-founders of DataFox, a predictive intelligence company reinventing the way investors, analysts, and business development professionals research and track technology companies.</i><p>Time is often the scarcest resource for a startup. When you’re building a complex …

3-Point Plan for Balancing Your Innovation Portfolio

One lament I often hear when I advise large company executives on the need to “Think Big” is that their biggest innovation challenge is not thinking big—it is thinking too much.<p>Purportedly great ideas come from the front lines where the organization interacts with products and customers. They come …

Seeing Your Innovating Future Across Different Horizons

Why are you closing?<p>It hides the content It looks like an ad I trust only original links<p>Link shared by<p>Links by @Paul Hobcraft<p>Paul4innovating's …

The mathematics of discovering new things

Here’s your cool math for the day: a model showing that when one new thing happens, more will follow.<p>It seems like common sense. If you listen to a new artist on your online music engine for the first time, you’ll likely become aware of many other songs by that artist that you’ve never heard …

BadUSB – Hacked USB Drive to Black Hat 2014 - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

You probably have a handful of USB drives around your computer, they are useful and ubiquitous. After reading this article and watching the video …

Breakthrough Innovations Are Not Predictable

GE integrates iBeacons in new LED lighting fixtures rolling out in Walmart & other retailers

Up until now most retailers have been deploying Apple’s iBeacon technology by purchasing small standalone Bluetooth beacons or using iPad terminals that act as beacons. Now, GE is introducing its next-generation LED light fixture that packs in a combo Bluetooth LE/Visual Light Communication chip …

Customer Orientation Effects on Innovation | Integrative Innovation

There is a lot of dicussion around how customer orientation effects innovation. The most extreme assertion is to “ignore the customer” in order to …

5 industries that iBeacon will disrupt

In mid-2013, Apple introduced a new technology called iBeacon that enabled iOS-powered phones and tablets to communicate with nearby devices through Bluetooth Smart technology.<p>iBeacon allows mobile apps (running on both iOS and Android devices) to listen for signals from “beacons” broadcasting from …

An astounding $38B in mobile revenue — and 164 other data points from Mary Meeker's gigantic Internet report

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Internet analyst Mary Meeker has just released her latest report on the past year’s Internet trends, and it is juicy.<p>A few highlights of this slideshow:<p>Internet user numbers are growing very slowly (less than 10 percent year-to-year), but the fastest growth is in …

How can we trust the internet of things?

The internet of things (IoT) promises us a world of intelligent fridges that automatically order groceries from the supermarket, smartwatches that …

Beyond the Grocery Smart Cart, the iBeacon Beckons

Despite e-commerce’s surge, some 90 percent of what people buy still comes out of brick-and-mortar stores. And when it comes to consumer-packaged …

The 7 Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs

“The cure for Apple is not cost-cutting; the cure for Apple is to innovate its way out of its current predicament.” Steve Jobs made that bold statement when he returned to Apple after a 12-year absence. Apple was close to bankruptcy. We all know what happened next. Steve Jobs launched one …

Designing Sound Effects To Gently Warn Pedestrians Of Silent Vehicles

Sound stylings for electric cars<p><i>Above: Acoustic engineers tested alert sounds for EVs against more common street sounds like a “big truck” or a common automobile (“Mitsu 1156 rpm”), to learn which were most effective and audible without being irritating. Credit: Quartz/Delta</i><p>We rely heavily upon our …

Electric Vehicles

Add ultracapacitors to the list of devices that could benefit from graphene

George Washington University researchers reported Tuesday that they have created an ultracapacitor that is both high performance and inexpensive to …

What Are "Smart" Credit Cards, and Why Are They Coming to America?

It only took the theft of 40 million Target customer credit card details to spur Congress into finally joining the rest of the world in abandoning …

These new mobile wallet apps will make it easier, not harder, for hackers to hijack your payment card

As a payment security expert, I get a lot of questions from people about new payment technologies. Are merchants likely to accept them? How secure are they? A couple of recent startups in this space, Loop and Coin, have been generating quite a few of those questions, and my review of them shows …

Meet Coin, a startup creating a universal credit card

As the contactless payments technologies from Google Wallet(s goo) to Isis flounder, critics point to what now seems rather obvious: Silicon Valley …