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  • Open policies are laws, rules and courses of action that facilitate the creation, use or improvement of openly licensed content.

  • Wicked Problems
  • The 2013 OECD report (link is external) on entrepreneurial ecosystems and growth oriented entrepreneurship makes the distinction between traditional policies with a focus on individuals and geographic clusters, and growth-orientated policies with a focus on networks of entrepreneurs and temporary clusters
  • This represents a shift from hierarchies and distinct organisations towards networked components in an ecosystem who work together to solve our complex problems. It requires us to shift from working in organisations where people build knowledge and become more empowered in collaborative local groups, towards networked communities where the collaborative groups are looking to network beyond their local boundaries to include multiple perspectives in order to solve complex problems. These Networked Communities are sometimes described as emerging Horizontal Connections to allude to the fact that we are shifting away from hierarchical structures that can be rigid and that often don’t allow for genuine equitable cross-pollination of ideas and solutions.

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  • the Automation of Knowledge Work ranks pretty high in terms of future economic impact.
  • Efficiency is an inevitable impact of AI, and just the latest chapter in mankind’s on-going mission to remove the repetitive heavy-lifting tasks from the average worker.
  • What has become clear in recent times is that this is much more likely to manifest itself by slowly changing people’s jobs rather than destroying them.

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May 25, 16

"Being a new parent and faced with a barrage of information can be overwhelming, but one Palmerston North paediatrician has taken steps to make it easier. 

A specialised app, tailored to the needs of parents with children at the neonatal unit in Palmerston North Hospital, was officially launched on Wednesday morning. 

Called Babble, the app was the brainchild of MidCentral District Health Board paediatrician Dr Nathalie de Vries, who was given a highly commended award at the DHB's annual innovation competition at the end of last year. "

  • Being a new parent and faced with a barrage of information can be overwhelming, but one Palmerston North paediatrician has taken steps to make it easier. 

    A specialised app, tailored to the needs of parents with children at the neonatal unit in Palmerston North Hospital, was officially launched on Wednesday morning. 

    Called Babble, the app was the brainchild of MidCentral District Health Board paediatrician Dr Nathalie de Vries, who was given a highly commended award at the DHB's annual innovation competition at the end of last year. 

  • Visual thinking is a way to organize your thoughts and improve your ability to think and communicate. It’s a great way to convey complex or potentially confusing information.
  • It’s also about using tools — like pen and paper, index cards and software tools — to externalize your internal thinking processes, making them more clear, explicit and actionable.

  • “You don’t start a startup to be rich,” he writes.

     

    “You do it because it’s an avenue for a normal person like yourself to take a turn at being wildly creative.

     

    “Money is good, but it’s not the reason to do anything”

  • “When you first are working on an idea, choose the technology that you know in order to get to an MVP or prototype,” he says.

     

    “Once you start to see some traction and a good product fit, then you really have to start looking at technology that can scale with you and scale with your company.

  • Both TAG and Betswaps were successful on the day because they had the basic ingredients to succeed: A compelling offering, good business acumen and a passion for their venture.

     

    It’s important to stick to your guns and have a clear plan when negotiating – always have a bottom-line, middle and walkaway point. Otherwise you might give up too much equity and live to regret it

  • I pulled the plug on Backpack because I wasn’t doing it for myself anymore.
  • I didn’t even know what I was selling anymore.
  • My time was being spent developing B2B relationships that I hated working on and trying to deliver value to stakeholders that I share zero empathy with.

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  • What is it connected to? Try it on yourself. What people, ideas, experiences, and connections shape who you are? Are the ties that define the company where you work the right ones?
  • But now what matters is: What can you pull on? What ways do you have to spread an idea, a business insight, a product? What you’re connected to decides how strong you are. It marks your vulnerabilities as well: Connect to a company or a market that is fragile, insecure or backwards and you inherit all their vulnerabilities. Once you make a leap to seeing the world this way, nothing looks the same.
  • “What connections are at play here?”

  • “The U.S. health system is moving to the practice of precision medicine because the current model of healthcare is unsustainable. This creates a significant opportunity for both Orion Health and Cognizant to bring innovative solutions to the market.”
May 22, 16

"Education frequently takes place under the guidance of educators, but the trend of learners educating themselves is on a continuous upward movement. The reasons may include freedom to choose, no fear of questions being asked, learning at one's own pace and place, absorbing at one's own capacity and much more. The self-learning trend has been empowered by cutting edge educational technology innovation."

  • Education frequently takes place under the guidance of educators, but the trend of learners educating themselves is on a continuous upward movement. The reasons may include freedom to choose, no fear of questions being asked, learning at one's own pace and place, absorbing at one's own capacity and much more. The self-learning trend has been empowered by cutting edge educational technology innovation.

  • I've used this technique with a couple of clients. After we've discovered the main customer pain points, and create a list of all processes that might impact on those pain points, I get a large piece of paper, and write the processes in one column on the left, and the pain points in one column on the right.

  • ACID”: Algorithm, Cloud, IoT, and Data.
  • Sirosh said that the manual management of business processes will become “antiquated” as technology starts managing this at scale. “Everything at scale in this world will be managed by algorithms and data,” he said. Sirosh added that there’s a need for effective platforms for managing these algorithmic businesses. He also talked about the importance of programming languages like “R.”
  • While growing up in India, Sirosh said he would buy cloth by the yard and have a tailor measure his body size. He’d then receive fitted clothes a few weeks later. Today, he noted how this isn’t common because the mass manufacturing of clothing has become so automated and cheap.

     

    “Analytics and data science today are like tailoring 40 years ago … it takes a long time and a tremendous amount of effort,” he said. “… A big part of the future of machine learning is going to be like clothing today. When the effort to build and deploy machine learning models becomes a lot less — when you can ‘mass manufacture’ it — then the data to do that becomes widely available in the cloud. We’re going to have a cloud platform that’s like a department store.”

     

    Sirosh said that as the effort to build and deploy machine learning models becomes easier, we’ll have huge app store-like marketplaces — to his analogy, “department stores” — for APIs and applications that can be used to build software to help automate more processes.

  • With social media platforms emerging as the most important tools for internet marketers, the concept of an article, image, or video going “viral” has become the Holy Grail for retailers and their advertising departments. Unfortunately for creative agencies, there is no formula to ensure that your content spreads across the Internet like wildfire. Many marketers feel as if their work is like running experiments in a Petri dish: checking to see what results in growth and what does not. However, it isn’t just luck that determines whose advertisements get shared and whose get ignored; there are a few techniques that will increase the likelihood that your promotions catch on with a wide collection of users.

  • The point is not to develop well roundedness, nor is it to develop expertise in a new area. The point is to get in the habit of expanding your perspective and expanding your life. It’s to practice constantly engaging in anything that that forces you away from the constraints that come from living as a singular, authentic self. You’re opening yourself up to living life as a series of breaks: breaks from your true feelings, your true interests, your true strengths.

     

    The end result of all of this? As you cultivate your ability to break from yourself, you will continue to grow and change. As you cultivate your goodness, it slowly becomes second nature and radiates outward. Your kindness, rooted in the mundane and everyday, extends from the family and friends around you to town, region, nation, world. 

  • The point is not to develop well roundedness, nor is it to develop expertise in a new area. The point is to get in the habit of expanding your perspective and expanding your life. It’s to practice constantly engaging in anything that that forces you away from the constraints that come from living as a singular, authentic self. You’re opening yourself up to living life as a series of breaks: breaks from your true feelings, your true interests, your true strengths.
  • As you cultivate your ability to break from yourself, you will continue to grow and change. As you cultivate your goodness, it slowly becomes second nature and radiates outward. Your kindness, rooted in the mundane and everyday, extends from the family and friends around you to town, region, nation, world. 
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