Innovation

Ni Hao Regulation, So Long Crowdfunding!

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A special guest article from my co-author Randal Moss. The People’s Bank of China just put a full force strangle hold on innovation and with its bone crushing grip on nontraditional funding mechanisms it is choking off the lifeblood out of a potential major growth engine. Even worse, it’s actions are creating a chilling effect on the entire start-up/garage-brew culture.  culture ...

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What is your Data Driven Journey?

“It’s hard to balance that urge to just dogpile the latest thing when you’re feeling like there’s a land grab or gold rush about to happen all around you and that you might get left behind. But in the end quality wins out. Everyone will be better off if there’s laser focus on building great…products that are meaningfully differentiated.” — ...

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Hire Math Men. Not Mad Men.

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As you know I’ve joined Clearhead. Clearhead is the leading digital optimization startup in North America. We provide AB testing, personalization, and web analytics services to nearly 40+ digital teams across North America and Western Europe.  Clearhead is based in Austin and has nearly 50 professionals organized into these six practices: Executive Consultants, Optimization Directors, UX Design, Development, Analytics, and ...

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How do you fight disruption? Or should you just give up?

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In our new book IGNITE, my co-author and I spend some time on classic models of innovation in the United States. One such story on innovation we tell is about Thomas Edison and the lightbulb. We all know this classic story of invention, but what’s interesting is if we turn the lens to the idea of the disruption this actually ...

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