This session from Techonomy Detroit focuses on how entrepreneurs develop the resources to finance, design, build, and distribute products, and how this this can ultimately lead to the creation of viable businesses and jobs.
" The Triple Revolution " was an open memorandum sent to U.S.
I love manifestos. I love the certainty of them, the optimism of writing out your aspirations as faits accomplis, the boldness of life plans deeply rooted in personal values. I’ve been collecting them for a while in a file called Badass Manifestos, and I’ve decided to start sharing them periodically as inspiration, reminders of what we can do when we simply decide to.
Systems, Complexity & Sustainability
Future of Health
Saroo flipped through the album.
There’s a fascinating connection between the social network and where the human brain is going.
Some members of our latest list of young innovators from around the world have developed consumer Web services you might have used, such as Spotify or Dropbox. Others are making more fundamental breakthroughs that have yet to be commercialized, such as more efficient engines or improvements in optical communications. And a few are blazing trails in fields that didn’t exist before, like pop-up fabrication of tiny machines, or cameras that can see around corners.
Eric Topol M.D., director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute and author of The Creative Destruction of Medicine , describes what’s next in the continuing saga of technology-based industry disruption as the great inflection of medicine .
I think it was about three years ago that I first came across the Shift Index ; I’d been reading about it in the blogosphere for a while, somewhat idly, my natural curiosity aroused; John Hagel , John Seely Brown and Lang Davison had begun to share their findings in public, and I’d found them intriguing. [I'd already become a big fan; I'd come across JSB via The Social Life Of Information a decade earlier, and met the two Johns a number of times while they were working on The Only Sustainable Edge , particularly when they shared some of their learnings at an early Supernova . [Shout-out to Kevin Werbach: We need more Supernovas!]. Fittingly it was at a later Supernova (2009) when I had the chance to spend time with John Hagel, both on stage and off, and I began to understand the sheer enormity of what they’d been working on. The Big Shift is a monumental idea, which then spawned the Shift Index , which in turn gave rise to The Power of Pull .
What Makes This Important For EMC Imagine you had to compete in an industry where (a) new innovations became commoditized almost overnight, (b) you were up against literally billions of dollars of external venture capital and corporate R&D, and (c) there were many thousands of very smart people outside of your company spending every waking hour trying to beat you at your own game. That's the world EMC lives in. Making matters even more challenging at larger companies is that success at scale tends to stifle many forms of innovation: the natural organizational tendency is to invest time in getting better at what made you successful in the past vs. investing in potentially new, disruptive and controversial innovations.
I hope you can make it! Sydney will be the site of the launch of a global series of crowdsourcing workshops over coming months in Sydney, Amsterdam, Cologne, London, Paris, Brussels, New York, San Francisco and other cities. I am very excited about the workshops, the material we’ll cover, and what we’ll learn during the workshops to help create the forthcoming Second Edition of Getting Results From Crowds .
Future of Work
April USA trip
Editor’s note: Legendary investor Vinod Khosla is the founder of Khosla Ventures . You can follow him on Twitter at @vkhosla . All Khosla Ventures investments, as well as ventures related to Vinod Khosla, are italicized.
The afternoon of May 6, 2010 was among the strangest in economic history. Starting at 2:42 p.m. EDT, the Dow Jones stock index fell 600 points in just 6 minutes.
Now I know what you're thinking, and no, you can't steal this photo to use as your new dating website profile pic. It just wouldn't be fair to Neil. This is a video (well, audio with some graphics on top) of famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson sharing what he thinks is the most astounding fact about the universe . SPOILER (for real this time): that we're made up of the very same atoms that exploded out of super-massive stars billions of years ago and that the universe is in each of us . "You're full of shit!" Yes, I'm 99% doodoo but normal people are made up atoms from long-gone stars.
Comms & marketing
i 6 Votes [A delineation of the "Marxhouse" from Hewett ] [Karl Marx describes what will be interpreted as the base/infrastructure-superstructure model in The German Ideology and the Preface to A Critique of Political Economy , which Antonio Gramsci and Louis Althusser develop further in the Prison Notebooks and “ Ideology and Ideological State Apparatus ,” respectively.] The base-superstructure model is a theoretical framework that charts the different parts of society, how the elements interact, and how they form a coherent social structure. It is a tool that has been used by Marxists to schematize the shape that society takes at a particular time (hence it is a historical model).
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