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Computational propaganda: another dark corner of the net

Sir Tim Berners-Lee has all the reason to be proud of his life’s crown achievement: the World Wide Web. But he is not. In a series of interviews last fall, Berners-Lee complained that the internet today isn’t what he imagined … Continue reading

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Innovation and inequality

High-tech innovation has been a powerful driver of the U.S. economy – and as such can take full credit for the country’s prosperity since World War II. Yet, as a recent report by the Brookings Institution suggests, it has also … Continue reading

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Are We Heading For Crowdsourced VR Health Care?

Every now and then you see a headline just like the one overhead, indicating that virtual reality is moving into some unexpected new industry or enterprise. It can all be a little bit dizzying, even if you’ve been following VR … Continue reading

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Applying open innovation tools to business model innovation

Recently, I proposed a “map” of existing open innovation tools based on the identity of open innovation partner(s) and the mode of interaction between them. Three large “baskets” were included: co-creation (known partners, two-way interaction), crowdsourcing (unknown partners, two-way interaction) … Continue reading

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Voter Education

Forbes published a list of the most and least educated states in the U.S. (based on the attainment of degrees and the quality of the education). When looking at the specific state names on the list, I felt that I … Continue reading

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Don’t eliminate email. Charge for it.

In a recent Harvard Business Review piece, Cal Newport proposes to eliminate email. Newport argues that email creates what he calls an “unstructured workflow” that reduces corporate planning and decision making to overcommunication. Newport further asserts that the unstructured flow … Continue reading

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The Art of Killing (a Project)

(This post first appeared on the Front End of Innovation Blog) As innovation becomes an increasingly popular topic in business literature, social media and public discussions, it also turns into a powerful magnet for clichés. One of the most used, if … Continue reading

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