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Sports App Development: Grand Slam Market Opportunities and Pitfalls

While everybody talks about Bitcoin and Blockchain the Olympics are coming, so we decided to turn your attention to another hot topic — sport mobile apps. As it is these days, more and more entrepreneurs and investors concentrate on this industry, since the sports apps turned out to be the second fastest […]

Technofeudalism

Is a World of Algorithmic Masters and Servants Really One Worth Wanting? I’ve been thinking a lot about what I’ll call “technnofeudalism” lately. Work run by algorithms, platforms that make people something like neo-servants — chauffeurs, cooks, butlers — performing instant-gratification on-demand two-hour deliveries, jobs that devolve to “gigs”, the spiralling anxiety, rage, and despair, […]

Three Surprising Truths About “Scale”

The concept of “scale” is having a moment. Scale is often cited by leaders in business as the solution to so many problems. Startups need scale. Mature businesses need to scale new lines of business or growth areas. Everyone talks about scale, but few people understand it or implement the […]

Does Launching Cars Into Space Matter When Life’s Falling Apart?

Or, Why New Worlds Don’t Solve the Problems Of Old Ones Warning. You’re going to hate this essay. Really, really abhor it. So skip it if you must. Still, I don’t think it’d be fair not to ask an inconvenient question. Does launching cars into space matter when life expectancy’s falling? […]

Does Launching Cars Into Space Matter When Life’s Falling Apart?

Or, Why New Worlds Don’t Solve the Problems Of Old Ones Warning. You’re going to hate this essay. Really, really abhor it. So skip it if you must. Still, I don’t think it’d be fair not to ask an inconvenient question. Does launching cars into space matter when life expectancy’s falling? […]

How history’s greatest battle helped me build my startup – Part 2

Part 1 | Part 2 How to build your start-up ‘unfair’ advantage This post is part 2 (out of 2). In my previous post (part 1) we came to see how Alexander the Great had used creative thinking in order to beat the mighty Persian Empire and conquered the world against […]

Elon’s Secret Sauce

I did an interview recently where I was asked to deconstruct Elon Musk’s entrepreneurial success. Having known Musk for 17 years, I’ve had the chance to watch his meteoric rise into someone who is arguably the greatest entrepreneur of our age. In this blog, I’ll share what I’ve learned from Musk — lessons […]

Uncovering Buried Treasure: Innovation vs. Culture

© Shutterstock.com Deep in the Guatemalan jungle archeologists have been navigating the thick undergrowth, alert for poisonous snakes, and contending with swarms of killer bees and scorpions. These scientists recently discovered tens of thousands of structures built by the Maya over a millennium ago. To a certain extent, their discovery […]

Innovation, Change, and Technology Strategies for Success as Social Entrepreneurs

How does social change happen? | Social Innovation Blog Series Sarah Sharif (r), Founder and CEO of Experimental Civics based in Austin, Texas and Charlotte van Oostrum (l), freelance consultant and researcher in content strategy, design and management and Community Developer for Offcourse.io based in Rotterdam Area, The Netherlands met each […]