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August 19th, 2014 at 11:21 am

Why America’s economy stinks: Because business owners are greedier than ever

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The is growth of the U.S. economy still so slow and weak? One reason is that average American consumers account for the vast majority of the spending in the economy and they are still strapped.

 

 

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August 18th, 2014 at 10:38 am

In the future everyone will be an entrepreneur

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Companies will get rid of the traditional worker and replace them with entrepreneurs.

There are many theories and studies that shred light on the future state of the American job market, like futurist Thomas Frey, who in 2012 predicted that two billion jobs would disappear by 2030. Whether or not you agree with this statement, what is true is that change is inevitable. (Infographic)

 

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August 18th, 2014 at 10:23 am

Establishing the Central Bank of Bitcoin

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Futurist Thomas Frey: The year is 2024. It seemed like a piece of nostalgia to open a new bank account and get a free toaster, but this wasn’t any ordinary toaster, and it certainly wasn’t any ordinary bank. The new Internet of Things Toaster was one of the coolest gadgets of all times, and the Global Bank of Bitcoin was a charter member of Bitcoin’s new Central Bank based in Luxembourg.

 

 

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August 13th, 2014 at 8:23 am

The decline of startups and America’s aging economy: Study

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“Can Google ever be beat?”  That question was really less about Google and more about the potential of startups to disrupt the largest companies in our economy. Do we have the talent and capital needed for these companies to grow and compete against mature companies?

 

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August 11th, 2014 at 12:04 pm

Top 10 innovation predictions for the world in 2025

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What if these predictions were become realities in 10 years?

Foresight is the human capacity to think ahead, consider and respond to future eventualities. This is usually an unconscious individual thinking process. But in a fast changing environment it is essential for your organization once in a while to broaden it’s perspective, look ahead and consider new paths for the future.

 

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August 4th, 2014 at 11:40 am

It’s not too late to start something on the internet

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The internet is still at the beginning of its beginning.

It would have been awesome to have been an entrepreneur in 1985 when almost any dot com name you wanted was available. All words; short ones, cool ones. All you had to do was ask. It didn’t even cost anything to claim. This grand opportunity was true for years.

 

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July 28th, 2014 at 7:19 am

Home Depot starts selling MakerBot 3D printers

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3D printed nuts and bolts from a MakerBot.

Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement chain, announced the start of a pilot program to sell MakerBots. They are described by the manufacturer as a type of professional-grade 3-D printing machine and will be in a dozen stores following a three-month period of online-only sales. (Video)

 

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July 23rd, 2014 at 9:28 am

The future impact of the Internet of Things can’t be underestimated

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Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot new buzzword. Its purpose and definition are grossly misunderstood. When some people hear the term IoT they immediately associate it with a refrigerator reminding us to order milk or our Fitbit wearable device tweeting how we just ran 4 miles. Neither of those uses are very compelling to most of us which makes it hard to fathom how experts can predict that by 2020 there will be greater than a one trillion dollar market that vendors will be trying to claim a piece of.

 

 

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July 18th, 2014 at 9:40 am

Two-thirds of all televised Shark Tank deals fall apart

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Shark Tank

Monday was the first of three open calls for contestants on ABC’s Shark Tank, the investing reality show in which entrepreneurs make live pitches for funding before a panel of angel investors. Shark Tank is entering its sixth season, the show attracts more than 7 million viewers each week, placing it among the 10 most popular adult reality shows on television, even though it airs on sleepy Fridays.

 

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July 8th, 2014 at 9:30 am

Disruption is a byproduct of entrepreneurship, not a business model

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The two most cited disruptive business ventures are AirBnB and Uber.

Today’s “disruptors,” and those who write about them, are doing a disservice by using the word as a synonym for, or add-on to, entrepreneur. By doing so, they are missing some key points.

 

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