Dr. John Psarouthakis, s the Executive Editor. www.BusinessThinker.com. Founder and Managing Director, www.jpmcenter.com
Transitioning from “the American Century” to a new era of globalization and soaring, technology-driven productivity has presented the United States with a monumental set of challenges in both the public and private sectors. Perhaps the most surprising challenge has turned out to be a lack of fundamental understanding, across all facets of public discourse and debate, regarding the upheaval at hand.
This book addresses the void by clarifying for policymakers, technologists, scientists, students, and adult citizens from wage-earner to nascent entrepreneur to CEO just how much is at stake, and how very near we are to reaching a sort of socioeconomic critical mass.
After sorting our new-era needs into four vectors—(1) a need for new emphasis on scientific/technological education (and a just-in-time interface with industry), (2) a need to retain value-added manufacturing in the U.S., (3) a need to sustain our edge in technology innovation (a vital resource that tends to move wherever associated manufacturing moves), and (4) the need to excel in all these vectors on a globally integrated basis, with no reluctance to interact in a world economy.
Tom Hale is an American technology executive. He is the current Chief Operating Officer of HomeAway
Maps are one of those things you can lose yourself in for hours. Since their humble origins as scribbles in the sand thousands of millennia ago, maps have been useful companions during the development of human culture and society. Now, in an age of seemingly endless information, maps are more abundant, advanced and fascinating than ever before.
Here are some of the most interesting maps we could find; hopefully, they will leave you looking at our little “pale blue dot” with a fresh perspectiive.
A New Perspective Of Africa
You’d be forgiven for thinking the continent of Africa is about the same size as North America. This image, created by graphics designer Kai Krause, actually shows you can fit China, India, the United States, Japan and the majority of European countries into the landmass of Africa.
To read the entire original article and see the other maps go to:
Dr.Peter H. Diamandis is a Greek American engineer, physician, and entrepreneur best known for being the founder and chairman of the X PRIZE Foundation, the co-founder and chairman of Singularity University and the co-author of the New York Times bestseller Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think.
I often say that businesses must disrupt themselves (before someone else does) to survive.
The fact of the matter is: very few companies have actually successfully disrupted themselves.
Instead, most successful companies “disrupt adjacencies”: they leverage their existing assets to expand into new, high growth markets. They actually disrupt someone else!
Let’s start with a few disruption examples.
FACEBOOK Disrupts SMS MESSAGING: Facebook decided to disrupt SMS messaging with the launch of Messenger. Because Facebook is a platform, they have been able to garner 700M monthly active users globally – driving a projected 38% decline in Telco SMS revenue in North America by 2017.
TESLA Disrupts ENERGY STORAGE: Tesla, an electric car company, is disrupting energy storage with the Tesla Powerwall. They used the technology developed for their cars to branch into this new ($19 billion) market.
GOOGLE disrupts MOBILE PHONES: Google is an Internet search company, but in 2008, Google got into the phone/hardware business, shipping Android and beginning the disruption of mobile operating systems. Android currently commands an astounding 82.8% market share.