At last! A new video introduction to nanotech
We know, we’ve kept you waiting. The last video intro to nanotech that iij posted was from a lecture given in 2008. This much more up to date talk was given just a few months ago: it was worth the wait
When social innovation is a matter of life and death
But does it scale? What if scalability, instead of being assessed in terms of ‘financial growth potential’, has to be measured in terms of ‘social impact’?
The apps creators are on fire
So many ideas, all coming at you at once. Don’t expect these people to pour anything onto the flames but gasoline. iPad (and tablet) apps from a content creation perspective
Preventing socially unacceptable disruption: the impact of startups on local culture
We’re all being asked to consider environmental impact these days, but is ‘cultural impact’ also something that startups should be expected to care about?
Financiers pay the ultimate price in socially-funded horror
This impressive panel investigates radical funding ideas for new projects. Included is the possibility that it might be possible to dispense with ‘investors’ altogether, in some cases with amusingly ‘horrific’ alternatives
Major study shows that most research is wrong
Question. Where would you expect to find an article with the title: “Why Most Published Research Findings Are False”? Answer. On a US government website that publishes research findings.
Is there a real difference between Transmedia Marketing and Integrated Marketing?
If the essence of Integrated Marketing of was “message consistency” across platforms, then in Transmedia Marketing they’re saying it will be all about “storytelling and conversation” which is supposed to need a whole new approach
Will tomorrow’s aspiring startup staff need to sharpen their elbows?
Power has become a dirty word in a culture which favours cooperation over competition, so will this leave future recruits imagining that they’ll be able to avoid office politics by joining a startup?
Charisma failure = innovator failure?
Problem: many brilliant innovators wouldn’t recognise their own shortcomings in the charm department even if … (insert painfully humiliating scenario) Solution? Get ready for the Science (or Zen?) of Charisma
Education, prepare to meet thy maker
If you’d kept an eye on this man over the years, you’d have had an inside track on many things, long before they became important. Now he’s turning his mind to the future of education
Awesome innovation, so why doesn’t anyone buy into it?
The psychology behind ‘communicating new ideas’ is something that whizzes straight over the heads of most innovators, whose ideas then whiz straight over the heads of almost everyone else
Turning university science breakthroughs into businesses
A superb panel video from Princeton covers just about everything: Angels, Venture Capital, Intellectual Property as well as the academic, engineering and technology licensing perspectives
Everything we thought we knew about privacy needs rethinking
Could health authorities force us to publish every detail of our daily activities by insisting we all carry smartphones with monitoring apps revealing not just how long we slept, but where?
Urgent briefing requirement: Stem cells and regenerative medicine
These issues are constantly in the news: the media never gives you enough background, but this video does that job and a great deal more
Can a budget airline out-innovate the full price squadron?
Will spoilt holidays and disrupted travel become a thing of the past? easyJet hopes its new technology will allow travellers to keep on flying, despite eruptions like the one earlier this year