Tag Archives: Technological innovations

Mitigating Risks in the Innovation Economy

Over the last year, the World Economic Forum project Mitigating Risks in the Innovation Economy has worked to examine how emerging technologies are causing a radical shift in the nature of risks faced by individuals, businesses and society. This information, gathered through research, interviews and roundtable discussions, was used to develop a shared set of …
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Machine, platform, crowd: harnessing our digital future by Andrew McAfee

Overview: From the authors of the best-selling The Second Machine Age, a leader’s guide to success in a rapidly changing economy. We live in strange times. A machine plays the strategy game Go better than any human; upstarts like Apple and Google destroy industry stalwarts such as Nokia; ideas from the crowd are repeatedly more …
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The great convergence: information technology and the new globalization by Richard E. Baldwin

Overview: Between 1820 and 1990, the share of world income going to today’s wealthy nations soared from twenty percent to almost seventy. Since then, that share has plummeted to where it was in 1900. As Richard Baldwin explains, this reversal of fortune reflects a new age of globalization that is drastically different from the old. …
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Smartcuts : how hackers, innovators, and icons accelerate business by Shane Snow

Overview: Entrepreneur and journalist Shane Snow, and cofounder of Contently, analyzes the lives of people and companies that do incredible things in implausibly short time. How do some startups go from zero to billions in mere months? How did Alexander the Great, YouTube tycoon Michelle Phan, and Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon climb to the …
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Top 100 Brilliant Companies for 2015

MindMeld, AnyPerk and Assembly are among the Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 100 Brilliant Companies for 2015. The annual list, which can be found this year in the magazine’s June 2015 issue, spotlights an exclusive group of companies, ideas, and technologies that have turned brilliant ideas into brilliant business solutions. Members of the IESE community can access the report online using Business Source Complete.

The second machine age: work, progress, and prosperity in a time of brilliant technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson.

Overview: A New York Times Bestseller A revolution is under way. In recent years, Google’s autonomous cars have logged thousands of miles on American highways and IBM’s Watson trounced the best human Jeopardy! players. Digital technologies—with hardware, software, and networks at their core—will in the near future diagnose diseases more accurately than doctors can, apply …
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Europe’s Most Innovative Private Companies

Catchoom, a cloud computing firm, Inbenta, a software development outfit and Indisys are the three Spanish companies to feature among the 2013 Red Herring Europe Top 100 Winners. The competition recognizes Europe’s leading private companies and celebrates the impact of the startups’ innovations and technologies across their respective industries. Red Herring’s Top 100 Europe list has become …
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The Science of serendipity: how to unlock the promise of innovation in large organisations by Matt Kigdon. (Chichester, UK : John Willey & Sons, 2012)

Overview Innovation. The word might make you think of Silicon Valley. But innovation isn’t the sole province of start-ups. They didn’t invent it, and they’re not always the ones from which we can best learn. As Matt Kingdon argues in The Science of Serendipity, it’s corporate innovators battling within large, established organisations who are the …
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e-shock 2020: how the digital technology revolution is changing Business and all our lives by Michael De Kare-Silver. (Hampshire, UK : Palgrave-Macmillan, 2011)

Overview What effect have innovations in digital technology had on the way we communicate and work, and what can we expect from the future? Following on from the hugely successful e-Shock, Michael de Kare Silver analyses the developments in digital technology over the past decade, and how they have changed our lives both at home …
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Open services innovation: rethinking your business to grow and compete in a new era by Henry Chesbrough. (San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, 2011)

The father of “open innovation” is back with his most significant book yet. Henry Chesbrough’s acclaimed book Open Innovation described a new paradigm for management in the 21st century. Open Services Innovation offers a new approach that demonstrates how open innovation combined with a services approach to business is an effective and powerful way to …
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