Which actor in the economy is most responsible for making radical innovation happen? Mariana Mazzucato, a professor of economics at the University of Sussex, comes up with a surprising answer: the state.
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It seems counter-intuitive to believe but it’s true, for even smart people make stupid mistakes – the future of cyber security is smarter than humans.
As an entrepreneur you need a mobile app that is better designed, better built and better delivered than every other app available. From the first mobile app in 2008 to the millions available today, what we browse in app stores and download to our devices are results of years of development by other app entrepreneurs, who continue to define and refine their unique selling propositions (USPs).
Humanity is close to destroying itself – so say scientists and business leaders alike. However, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has a few tips in mind for how we can prevent ourselves from becoming the all-star cast of the Terminator series.
As Criteo’s recent "State of Mobile Commerce" report demonstrated, mobile is an increasingly vital channel for retailers to connect with consumers.
British retailer John Lewis has revealed the five tech startups to be taken under its wing as part of its 12-week JLAB accelerator programme, with services of interest to the company including machine learning, the smart home, coding and more.
The use of both mobile and cloud applications has become increasingly common in the workplace. Where once applications were firmly in the realm of the consumer, the collaboration, flexibility and productivity boost on offer means businesses have adopted them wholeheartedly. But with great benefit, also comes great risk.
Uber, Airbnb and Netflix are tired and overused sources of inspiration when it comes to business transformation. But what so many organisations fail to understand is how successful business transformation is born.
Watchfinder co-founder Lloyd Amsdon is of the belief that success is about recognising an opportunity when it knocks on your door – and given that the company had a record-breaking year in 2015 with an annual turnover of £55.5m, we’d say he’s done exactly that.
Innovation is a subject of much debate, though so often fails to deliver. However, dealt with in the right way, innovation could mean the difference between an average and outstanding company performance.
Even Inspector Gadget would find a use for SunTech UK’s all-in-one invention, the eFOLDi, which is designed to support everyone from those with disabilities to people heading to festivals and everyone in-between. Who needs the Transformers?
Inspiration can be found in a wide variety of places – indeed, the shower is often said to be one of them. But for entrepreneur Toby McCartney, he found the motivation he needed to develop a problem-solving business when attending his young daughter’s school assembly.