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Dragging small traditional businesses into the startup innovation ecosystem 

Small traditional businesses? They’re already ‘inside’ the startup world, aren’t they? No. They typically know nothing about such things as Lean Startup, Startup Weekend or Y Combinator, and even when they do, they think it has nothing to do with them. Are they right?

Business Angels, Education, Global View, Innovation & Strategic, Investment, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Startups, ...

Should the UK government convert student debt into startup equity? 

If much higher-than-expected numbers of students join the ranks of the long-term unemployed, most student loans are going to remain unpaid indefinitely. Is the risk of student unemployment higher than the risk of failure for a startup accelerator-boosted founder?

Education, Europe, Global View, Innovation & Strategic, Life itself, Perspective, Technology, ...

Three quarters of a billion educationally deprived early learners worldwide: unacceptable, maybe unnecessary 

Educational miracle worker Sugata Mitra doesn’t take on small challenges. His original breath-taking discoveries overturned everything we knew about early self-teaching. He’s back with enough equally shocking, more recent findings to justify you watching for fifty minutes.

Academia, Global View, Innovation & Strategic, Investment, Technology, UK, Web & Consumer Tech...

Agile methodology applied to non-technology: success shock! 

Arts authorities caught publicly admitting to experimenting with ditching the ‘waterfall ‘ approach (where committees endlessly prepare vast unread(able) reports before anyone even considers trying anything new) only to discover that they can get strategic projects done quickly and well after all. Gasp!

Academia, Design, Education, Global View, Innovation & Strategic, Life itself, Perspective, ...

Dyslexia and a PhD 

Die-hard sceptics still regarding it as little more than a convenient excuse for a lack of interest in or dedication to study may be surprised by this video, which reflects impressive academic achievement in a discipline which simultaneously challenges, derives value from and provides support for the cognitive distinctiveness that dyslexia represents

Biotech, Europe, Global View, Innovation & Strategic, Nanotech, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Startups, ...

Where does 3D entertainment end and the rest of 3D innovation begin? 

How do you draw the line between entertainment and non-entertainment uses? Who drives the innovation? Does industry get its inspiration from cinema and gaming, or is the entertainment business merely exploiting the technological advances made by the manufacturing industry?