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    iThrone

    iThrone

    - by Economist.com

    Although it is undeniable that Apple reigns supreme when it comes to making money, it is similarly true that the company is all the more facing even greater expectations. It seems there is no end in sight for the company that has amassed unspeakable amounts of money in a relatively short period of time. But with great success, comes great responsibility – and if the iThrone wants to continue its reign, continuous growth and never-ending improvement are the key words… To read more, click here. Image source

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    Apple’s winning streak

    Apple’s winning streak is soon to end

    - by Economist.com

    The word on the street is all about how Apple will fare next quarter. Apple’s fortunes are dominated by the iPhone, from which it earns around two-thirds of its revenues. But thanks to turmoil in emerging markets, mainly in China where it makes a quarter of its sales, quarterly revenue is expected to fall by about 11% year-on-year… Could this spell the end of Apple’s winning streak? To read more, click here. (Image source)

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    Turning Sewage

    Turning Sewage Into a Refreshing Drink

    - by Bloomberg.com

    To put in plainly, Bloomberg takes us inside the technology that cuts the crap from water. This, being an innovation by Dow Chemicals to save the world from a possible water shortage – because everybody knows that everyone needs clean water – and it’s become more scarce. While sewage has been treated and used for irrigating crops, parks, and golf courses the world over, making it fit for human consumption requires a more rigorous filtration technology. This is the story of how Dow Chemical comes to the rescue by turning sewage into refreshing drinking water. To read more, click here. (Image…

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    Innovative Economies

    These Are the World’s Most Innovative Economies

    - by Bloomberg.com

    Bloomberg reveals the world’s most innovative economies! According to their data, South Korea takes the cherry on top of the index, with Germany and Sweden winning silver and bronze. The U.S lands in 8th place with countries such as Denmark, France and Israel in close succession. What are some of the factors that impact on South Korea being awarded this prestigious position, while the world’s largest economy gets a modest 8th place?  To find out more, click here. (Image source)

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    Disruptive Innovation

    What Is Disruptive Innovation?

    - by HBR.org

    Disruptive innovation has been praised by entrepreneurial and large, well-established organizations alike, including Intel and Salesforce.com. But According to Harvard Business Review, the theory increasingly stands in danger of becoming the victim of its own success. This, being due to the fact that it’s generally misunderstood and its basic tenets frequently misapplied. As it happens, many researchers and writers use the term to describe any situation in which an industry is shaken up. This could become a problem, insofar as the theory’s usefulness will eventually be undermined. This article sheds some much needed light on the correct definition of disruptive innovation. To…

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    Where do ideas come from?

    Where do ideas come from?

    - by ted.com

    TED treats us with an inspiring series of 9 heady talks on the nature of ideas, including the thoughts of Steven Johnson, Elizabeth Gilbert, Derek Sivers and Seth Godin. Have you ever wondered how that metaphorical lightbulb goes off? Is an idea divinely inspired, something like a flash of genius? Where do ideas really come from? This fascinating and revealing series of brainy talks explore the nature of ideas themselves – expounding on the origin of ideas, how they evolve, and how each of us can nurture them to make the most of the limitless potential encapsulated in our brains… To watch these videos,…

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