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Why Scaling Innovation Is More About Discipline Than Disruption

Why Scaling Innovation Is More About Discipline Than Disruption Again and again, we hear company founders complain in utter frustration that the larger they grow, the less they accomplish. “We built our first product in three weeks; now we can’t ship a new feature in three months,” they might say. As startups become scaleups, they struggle…
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Why Scaling Innovation Is More About Discipline Than Disruption

Why Scaling Innovation Is More About Discipline Than Disruption Again and again, we hear company founders complain in utter frustration that the larger they grow, the less they accomplish. “We built our first product in three weeks; now we can’t ship a new feature in three months,” they might say. As startups become scaleups, they struggle…
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Elon Musk’s Boring Company to Build 150 mph Chicago Loop to O’Hare

Elon Musk’s Boring Company to Build 150 mph Chicago Loop to O’Hare What’s the best way to get to and from the airport? The subway is cheap, but it means hauling your luggage around and sitting there through all the stops that aren’t yours. Cabs and ride services get you straight there, but they’re more…
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An Innovator’s City Guide to Amsterdam, the Netherlands

An Innovator’s City Guide to Amsterdam, the Netherlands Amsterdam is a perfect innovation hub, as well as a great launchpad into the Dutch and European markets. Although small in size, Amsterdam has it all: a creative and stable business environment, a diverse talent pool and entrepreneurial mindset, and a perfect city to live in, with…
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The Power of Unsafe Thinking to Bring Bold, World-Changing Ideas to Life

The Power of Unsafe Thinking to Bring Bold, World-Changing Ideas to Life Jonah Sachs is a storyteller, entrepreneur, and “unsafe thinker.” Sachs is the founder and former CEO of Free Range studios, a pioneering creative firm that helped create some of the first viral marketing campaigns around social issues, such as the “The Story of…
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An Innovator’s City Guide to Cairo, Egypt

An Innovator’s City Guide to Cairo, Egypt One of Egypt’s major assets in addition to its central location between Africa, Europe, and Asia is Cairo’s huge pool of youth and talent. The city has become a hub for tech leaders and aspiring entrepreneurs and has experienced strong growth in mobile and web-based industries. The startup…
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3 Major Shifts Are About to Transform Manufacturing as We Know It

3 Major Shifts Are About to Transform Manufacturing as We Know It We are on the verge of transforming one of society’s most fundamental building blocks: manufacturing. As new technologies enable manufacturers to customize everything, these same agents are quickly turning consumers into inventors. Following the agricultural revolution some 5,000 years ago, humanity made a huge breakthrough that allowed…
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An Innovator’s City Guide to São Paulo, Brazil

An Innovator’s City Guide to São Paulo, Brazil The tenth-largest city in the world and the largest in the Americas, São Paulo is a unique place. Its size, diversity, and energy outweigh its traffic and concrete jungle. Here you can spend months visiting museums, theaters, concerts, restaurants, and parks without running out of things to…
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An Innovator’s City Guide to Tallinn, Estonia

An Innovator’s City Guide to Tallinn, Estonia Tallinn is the capital of Estonia, a country that has emerged over the last 20 years as one of the most advanced digital societies in the world. The birthplace of Skype, it has earned the nickname e-Estonia because of its vibrant tech ecosystem. When visiting Tallinn, make sure…
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Stephen Hawking: Martin Rees Looks Back on Colleague’s Spectacular Success Against All Odds

Stephen Hawking: Martin Rees Looks Back on Colleague’s Spectacular Success Against All Odds Soon after I enrolled as a graduate student at Cambridge University in 1964, I encountered a fellow student, two years ahead of me in his studies, who was unsteady on his feet and spoke with great difficulty. This was Stephen Hawking. He…
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