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4 Innovation Lessons from the History of Warfare

4 Innovation Lessons from the History of Warfare

What do the Hydrogen bomb, the Minuteman missile and precision guided weapons all have in common? They all provided crucial financing for technology that we now carry around in our pockets.  It is a curious fact of modern society that civilian life, in large part, is powered by the technology of war. Even today, national security budgets continue to play ...

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A Presidential Call to Action: Reigniting the Spirt of Innovation

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On Tuesday, January 12, 2016, President Barack Obama gave his final State of the Union (“SOTU”) address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.. According to Nielsen TV Ratings estimates, an average audience of 31.3 million people watched the SOTU across 12 television networks; and according to Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings, about 9.8 million people in the U.S. saw one or more of the 2.6 million tweets about the 2016 SOTU.

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Turnbull's Innovation Policy: What's in it for big business?

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Yesterday, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull unveiled his $1.1 billion innovation package to drive an “ideas boom” across this lucky country. For too long, Australia has relied on its abundant natural resources to drive economic prosperity, while our trading partners have been busy nurturing the creativity, technological savvy and innovative capacities of its citizens.

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Confessions of a Business Artist

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I am an artist. There, I’ve said it. This statement may confuse some people who know me, and come as a shock to others. Braden, what do you mean you’re an artist? You’ve got an MBA from London Business School, you’ve led change programs for global organizations, helped companies build their innovation capabilities and cultures, are an expert in digital transformation, and you can’t even draw a straight line without a ruler. What makes you think you’re an artist?

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Could Ukraine Be The Next Silicon Valley?

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Even among the sordid histories of Eastern Europe, Ukraine is particularly tragic. In just the 20th century, it was starved by Stalin, decimated by Hitler, subjected to seventy years of incompetent Soviet rule, looted by its own government and, most recently, invaded by Putin.

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Go East Young Man or Woman

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This week my youngest daughter is going overseas for a month long summer school. When I was her age, I went east to France, she is going east to China. I have no doubts that the 21st Century will be the Asian Century and I encouraged her to go rather than going to Europe, even with a cheap Euro.

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