Ideatrotter: Disruptive 2.0 Intelligence

How To Turn Corporations Into Innovation Machines

The corporate graveyard fills up quickly these days. Blackberry, Newsweek, Kodak, Blockbuster, Dell…once storied brands now routinely sell for a fraction of their heyday value. Steve Blank, four-time entrepreneur and author of The Four Steps To The Epiphany, argues that companies should get used to the churn.“Companies in the 21st century are facing continuous disruption,” he says. “The 20th century rules don’t apply anymore.”

#video #innovation #business model #strategy

Why Bitcoin’s Future Is Bright

The digital currency Bitcoin is one of the hottest things to hit the tech world since the invention of the mobile app. This year, major investors have poured cash into Bitcoin startups, and the mainstream media finally began paying attention.

But its future is uncertain. Governments around the world are beginning to grapple with the implications of a decentralized currency. New regulations are being handed down that will change how some Bitcoin companies do business. And yet the total value of the Bitcoin market is still trending upward. There will never be more than 21 million bitcoins in existence, which means that demand alone will determine the currency’s value.

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Stem Cell Guru Talks Innovation in Treating Disease

"One of the most powerful demonstrated capabilities of our company has been to look at innovation as a way to change the paradigm in the treatment of serious diseases," says Bob Hariri, founder and CEO of Celgene Cellular Therapeutics.

#video #innovation #Health Care #medicine #entrepreneur

IoE is Helping Nice Realize its Plan to Become a Smart City

The city of Nice aspires to be at the forefront of innovation. The Internet of Everything is helping Nice realize its plan to become a smart city through the Connected Boulevard and more. Featuring Mayor Christian Estrosi and Director General Anne Boquet.

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Scientists are trying to build a human heart

Scientists have already had success growing tracheas, bladders, and body parts like noses on scaffolds using stem cells. Why not try to develop something more complex, like a heart or lungs? Dr. Harald Ott is a surgeon and researcher at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital who has been working on this very question.

He has championed a technique called whole organ decellularization, which involves removing the cells from a healthy donor organ and then adding stem cells from the patient needing the transplant back onto the “natural scaffold.” Doctors wouldn’t have to be concerned about the patient’s body rejecting this tissue-engineered organ — you’re starting with a guaranteed immunological match.

#video #Health Care #science #innovation

Innovation through Open Standards

David Lindquist, CTO, IBM Cloud & Smarter Infrastructure discusses how the adoption of open standards helps customers avoid vendor lock-in and fosters innovation in their businesses.

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A 40-year plan for energy

In this intimate talk filmed at TED’s offices, energy innovator Amory Lovins shows how to get the US off oil and coal by 2050, $5 trillion cheaper, with no Act of Congress, led by business for profit. The key is integrating all four energy-using sectors—and four kinds of innovation.

#video #energy #future #innovation #oil
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Why Bitcoin Is Here To Stay

Don’t bet on the decentralized currency Bitcoin as a retirement investment, says Mercatus Center policy analyst Jerry Brito, but go long on it as the payment system of the future. Reason’s Nick Gillespie talks with Brito, the editor of the new anthology Copyright Unbalanced, about Bitcoin bubbles and why governments are so afraid of this virtual payment system.

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Plastic Bottles go Solar in Philippines

In the Philippines’ urban slums, families are unable to afford electricity and often have no access to the grid anyway. But Filipino actor Illac Diaz is looking to change that. With his organization My Shelter Foundation, he’s come up with an innovative idea: turning empty plastic bottles into lamps.

#video #global #energy #solar #innovation
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Volvo takes safety to pedestrians with exterior airbags

Swedish car-maker Volvo has turned its attention to pedestrians by installing the first airbags for those outside the car. The new technology was first unveiled at last year’s Geneva Motor Show but has been integrated into the Volvo V40 model, now on sale in a number of countries. 

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