Category: Technology

Biotech, Business Angels, Entrepreneur's Briefcase, Global View, Innovation & Strategic, Investment, Perspective, ...

Startup death spiral? Surely not! 

Maybe it’s just something that nobody wanted to talk about. Large organisations had, over the years, paid countless professors to study the shortcomings of large organisations, leaving the trials and tribulations of the startup unstudied, waiting for Steve Blank to one day notice something shockingly consistent about the way most startups spin out of control

Global View, Innovation & Strategic, Marketing, Startups, Technology, The Americas, Web & Consumer Tech...

Thousands of lean startup devotees bravely endure shaky YouTube video 

Yes, it’s Eric Ries classic ‘Minimum Viable Product’ presentation. It’s so absorbing that you soon stop noticing the jitters. Oh, and no, you can’t even cheat by just listening to it. There are slides. And if you saw it in 2009 but you did nothing about it, shame on you, it’s time to watch it again.

Global View, Innovation & Strategic, Life itself, Marketing, Technology, The Americas, Web & Consumer Tech...

Marketers target our invisible connective tissue, offline and online 

We’re leaving trails behind us, both offline and online, inside and outside social media, that we don’t notice, but marketers do, and they’re using them to spot our closest friends, betting that they’ll share our tastes and would probably buy what we bought if they were approached.

Business Angels, Entrepreneur's Briefcase, Global View, Innovation & Strategic, Investment, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Startups, ...

Angels teach Venture Capitalists how to accelerate startups 

The new breed of angels: as much ‘startup coentrepreneurs’ as they are investors. Executive control, once obligatory, now seen as a liability, is being replaced with new brands of investor offerings which minimise dilution and instead creatively collaborate to facilitate leanness and opportunistic market agility. VCs are keenly studying this new wizardry

Academia, Biotech, Europe, Global View, Green Tech, Innovation & Strategic, Technology, ...

The most inspiring introduction to Open Science. Ever. 

The video never went viral, probably because it has an unexplained ‘interlude’ after 42 minutes 57 seconds which makes it seem to end at a random point. This bizarre showstopping moment didn’t deter your intrepid iij innovation hunters (it actually resumes after about a minute of onscreen weirdness) from recognizing a gem and it certainly shouldn’t stop you watching it

Academia, Biotech, Europe, Global View, Innovation & Strategic, Technology, The Americas, ...

Choosing Tech Careers: Biotech vs. Consumer Tech 

Most of the consumer technologies of 20 years ago seem ludicrously primitive today, whereas, for many diseases, current biotech leaves us almost as powerless to prevent the suffering and death of millions today as we were generations ago. However, it still offers the tantalising prospect of unlocking nature’s technology, and potentially rendering all our diseases and current consumer tech obsolete

Innovation & Strategic, Marketing, Technology, Web & Consumer Tech

Does the idea of “turning everything into a game” just sound silly to you? 

Then you may be behind the times. Your business might soon be someone else’s football and you may become nothing more than their pawn. Just because business is only just starting to realise that turning everything into a game can work, doesn’t mean that you can afford to just sit back and wait for the results