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The Value lies in the Network: The Success of Platform Companies

Many have envied the success of AirBnb, Amazon, Alibaba and other similar platform companies. It is apparent that companies with network based business models are much better at creating value.   According to the authors of this article, many of traditional type businesses can be also successful, harnessing the power of platforms and networks, without having to turn themselves into a Silicon Valley Startup, meaning reinventing their business model.   Continue reading

How Smart Cities affect Startups

Apart from their potential for improving the quality of life of their citizens, which is probably the best reason why they are so popular, Smart Cities can also offer tremendous potential for entrepreneurs and small business owners, especially high tech startups,  which can benefit from several opportunities.

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Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators

Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global InnovatorsThe 5th annual Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators showcasing the world’ s 100 most innovative organizations by analyzing patent and citation data across four main criteria: volume, success, globalization and influence. Top 100’s commitment to innovation and dedication to ongoing R&D are drivers of economic success, not only for them but also for the countries in which they reside Continue reading

The 2015 Global Innovation 1000

The-2015-Global-Innovation-1000In the 2015 Global Innovation 1000 study, Strategy&, PwC’ s strategy consulting business, analyzed the flows of R&D spending among companies and countries worldwide. It found that the geographic footprint of innovation has expanded dramatically in the years since the first study in 2008. The new landscape reflects significant regional shifts, as more companies pursue innovation programs abroad in search of access to top talent and high-growth market. Continue reading

Can Google be the World’s Most Innovative Company?

google_worlds_most_innovative_companyOn his latest article Prof. Bill George from Harvard Business School, at HuffingtonPost.com addresses “The World’s Most Innovative Company’. In the article he presents facts that assist the reader to understand what makes Google so innovative throughout the years and the importance that Google has recognized of developing and hiring innovation leaders. Continue reading