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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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Inside a $1 Billion Real Estate Company Operating Entirely in VR

Inside a $1 Billion Real Estate Company Operating Entirely in VR Born during the aftermath of the financial meltdown a decade ago, a publicly-traded real estate brokerage called eXp Realty is establishing itself as one of the brightest rising companies in its industry—and one of the most creative users of digital technology today. By several…
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Laws of Flight: As Drones Take Off, Regulation Lags

Laws of Flight: As Drones Take Off, Regulation Lags In 2014, a drone got tangled in the power lines outside a South Carolina prison carrying a small payload of marijuana and a cellphone. Police arrested a man in a nearby campsite who’d been running this smuggling operation using radio-controlled drones. A year later, a civilian-operated…
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The Biggest New Laws to Regulate Tech Giants—and Why They Matter

The Biggest New Laws to Regulate Tech Giants—and Why They Matter The world’s first stop sign appeared in Michigan around 1915, decades after the first privately owned passenger car came into being. Ever since, laws and regulations have piled up concerning everything from insurance requirements to vehicle safety, road safety, and driver education. Such is…
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How ‘Cultural Evolution’ Can Give Us the Tools to Build Global-Scale Resilience

How ‘Cultural Evolution’ Can Give Us the Tools to Build Global-Scale Resilience There’s an unsettling premise at the heart of Joe Brewer’s life’s work. Brewer is a change strategist dedicated to ensuring a thriving global civilization exists 100 years from now—and he believes this is becoming less likely every year. There’s rising instability in our…
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Unleashing Some of the Most Ambitious Women on the Planet

Unleashing Some of the Most Ambitious Women on the Planet At Singularity University, we are unleashing a generation of women who are smashing through barriers and starting some of the most ambitious technology companies on the planet. Singularity University was founded in 2008 to empower leaders to use exponential technologies to solve our world’s biggest…
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Why Startups Must Break the Failure Fetish and Focus on What Works

Why Startups Must Break the Failure Fetish and Focus on What Works There is something curious going on in startup land: From learning to accept failure as part of the creative process we seem to have gone into overdrive and fetishized failure as something which is worthy of pursuit in and of itself. From FailCon…
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