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Archive for October, 2012

This indepth Australian white paper provides very interesting reading. Since Australia is our nearest neighbour and our biggest trading partner, it will provide much food for thought. The paper can be downloaded as separate chapters, if wished. Chapters 2 and 7 may provide most interest. Chapter 2 looks at the future of Asia to 2025 […]

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How companies innovate

From the Rockefeller Foundation a new article which discusses how companies innovate. It is only a short item, but it outlines the three organizational elements necessary for a company to innovate and then follows it up with an outline of three activities which innovative companies carry out. Short and to the point!

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This September 2012 report published by Awareness, a social marketing software company was based on “The Social Economy: Unlocking Value and Productivity through Social Technologies”, the July 2012 by the McKinsey Global Institute. The September report “surveyed 469 marketers from wide varieties of industries, company sizes and levels of social marketing expertise.” The report came […]

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The launch pad : inside Y Combinator, Silicon Valley’s most exclusive school for startups / Randall Stross.“The author…spent the summer of 2011 with the 64 start-ups funded by Y combinator and recorded what happens. It is three month uber intensive (selective 3% of applicants get in) program ending in a marathon Demo Day in front […]

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