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Peter Drucker on the Seven Sources of Systematic Innovation

When Peter Drucker died, his obituaries were so laudatory I thought that I really should become familiar with his work.  So I’ve been reading through some of his major books.  It’s striking how well-written and timeless they are. I just finished his classic “Innovation and Entrepreneurship“.  For my purposes in working with funds to identify...

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Jobs for the autistic/creating a new business

I recently learned about an entrepreneur with a very clever business model: Thorkil Sonne, founder of Danish software testing company Specialisterne.  The 55-person firm’s clients include CSC, Microsoft, and Oracle. Specialisterne claims to be the world’s first company focused on leveraging the unique talents of people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).  Sonne started the company...

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Web 3.0: Where Are We Headed?

I enjoyed speaking at the recent Web 2.0 New York conference.  I have posted an expanded version of my slide deck on “Web 3.0: Where Are We Headed?”  My thanks to Sutithi Chakraborty for her help in researching this topic....

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Springwise Features New Business Ideas from Around the World

Via Scott Allen: One of the few e-mail newsletters I read from top to bottom every month is Springwise, which features hot new business ideas from around the world. These may be local/regional businesses that can be duplicated in your area, or just an early player in a new market segment that is still wide...

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Creativity techniques and tools for problem solving

Creativity techniques and tools for problem solving: “Below are listed a number of creativity techniques to help with creative thinking/brainstorming. Like most tools, these creativity techniques all have their good and bad points. I like to think of these creativity techniques as tools in a toolbox in much the same way as my toolbox at...

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where to find an idea for your next great company

I speak with many people who are looking for ideas for a great company to start. As Amar Bhide (a professor of mine) observed: ideas are easy, execution is hard. For good ideas for startups , see Why Not? and/or Halfbakery....

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