The decentralized, public Ledger that was created to serve as the foundation for Bitcoin has evolved and proven its viability for other industries. As a result, the Blockchain Technology has got into its Growth phase, and a wide range of organizations and start-ups are exploring how to utilize its numerous benefits for their advantage.
One of the largest tech conferences around is CES. Traditionally, the Las Vegas event provides tech enthusiasts with a glimpse into the future, what should they expect to see from the industry’s incumbents and start-ups in the future. As always, this year’s event was no exception with some amazing gizmos, gadgets and innovations.
In this post I will do my best to summarize the top innovations from there!
In this year’s holiday season, based on some of the technology blogs and magazines, the best gift out there isAmazon Echo. Having such a digital assistant is definitely very cool and ease your life tremendously. Therefore, I’ve decided to check for myself and you all what other digital assistants, besides Amazon Echo’s Alexa, are there?
As innovation lovers, we always like to describe innovation as a great, positive and helpful thing. However, as Clayton Christensen describes in his famous article “The Innovator’s Dilemma“, a lot of companies, oftentimes incumbents, experience in their industries, innovation has a negative, darker side as well. This side can damage these incumbents and wipe them away. Exactly on this topic, Dr. Ankush Chopra, has written his book The Dark Side of Innovation.
On this week’s post I would like to share with you a great theory that I have read this week about Increasing returns and the new world of business. The theory, that complements Christensen’s Innovation Dilemma, try to describe how today’s business world operates and how the new technology companies such as Uber manage to overcome some of the incumbents in their industries.
As you all probably noticed, one of the biggest business ideas in 2015 is wearable technology. The smart wristband trend is taking over and in a recent market evaluation that I’ve read both Fitbit and Jawbone (the current market leaders in the trends) were valued at more than $3B. This means that we are far beyond the innovators and early adopters adoption, and that we are the heart of the S-Curve of Innovation growth phase which I find fascinating, especially since this market didn’t exist 5 years ago!
Choosing a 3D printer is a mess due to the many parameters that are involved in it. These usually include: print quality, failure rate, build quality, reliability, ease-of-use, customer service, software and running expenses. Exactly because of that and as the 3D printing industry is growing in a fast rate, I decided to create a list that include the top 3D printers out there.
One of the major problems that result in large corporations’ failure to grow and develop itself is the lens through which these companies look at their environments. Oftentimes, as mentioned in the Innovator’s Dilemma post, companies believe they would be successful if they will continue to use the same capabilities and serve the same markets as they have done traditionally. However, that is exactly the reason that these companies will eventually fail. To explain this phenomenon and offer a practical solution Theodore Levitt, one of the most influential business thinkers of his time, defined the term Marketing Myopia.
After I have graduated from my MBA, my mom asked me what can she give me as a present. As an avid surfer, snowboarder and runner and hiker I knew that an action camera will serve me well but then I have encountered a problem, that is famous by the jam studies, I was paralyzed by the many choices I could choose from.
Living in New York is great. Beyond all the tasty food and amazing culture, the entrepreneurial scene is alive and kicking. As a result, if you are interested, you can actually meet new entrepreneurs and start-ups on a daily basis. Therefore, since I have moved to the city about two months ago, I decided to make an effort and participate in these events whenever I can.
At one of these events, I discovered Prooffix, a proofreading marketplace that enables its users to improve their written documents by connecting them to proofreaders who were vetted by the company in advance (this is considered one of the company’s value propositions in comparison to its competitors).