I’ve been cruising around the web for information about trends for 2011 (so you don’t have to) and here’s what I’ve found that interests me. This is essentially a summary of what a few trend watchers, researchers and consultants are saying. I’ve given credits and links after each set (i.e. these are not mine but I have done an edit on some). McKinsey 1. Distributed Co-creation moves Mainstream 2. Making the Network Organization 3.
December 9th, 2012 Wall Planter Italian company Benetti Stone has decided to bring a bit of the outdoors in with their MOSSframe idea. They take natural stabilized lichen and contain it in a white lacquered frame that comes in seven different sizes for your walls. The collection requires zero maintenance due to the fact that it’s treated. So you get a little bit of nature…
April 2010 The best way to come up with startup ideas is to ask yourself the question: what do you wish someone would make for you? There are two types of startup ideas: those that grow organically out of your own life, and those that you decide, from afar, are going to be necessary to some class of users other than you. Apple was the first type.
In 2010, New York City took the world by surprise, unleashing a flood of start-ups and funding power, giving Silicon Valley a run for its money, literally. Start-ups like Gilt Groupe and Etsy have already proved their potential to attract mass markets outside of the tech community. Meanwhile Meetup , Tumblr and Foursquare have created numerous connections within the tech community, spawning so many opportunities for entrepreneurs, engineers and tech enthusiasts to create and grow new business ideas that could very well turn into their own multi-million dollar enterprises. 1.
When you hear Silicon Valley discuss the European startup scene it’s often negatively. Some say that the investors aren’t brave enough, some say the entrepreneurs aren’t bold enough. Whether there’s any truth in these accusations or not, the fact is that there are startups across Europe that are brimming with original ideas and creativity.