Posts tagged Strategy
Understanding the future of innovation

In this blog post, I would like to share my observations and ideas for debate about inter-connected ecosystems. Now there are new opportunities emerging for startups to use these principles for themselves, or digitally enable other existing players.

Overall, my assumption is that companies today need a ‘functional innovation’ strategy. This can help them predict the evolution of user functions, and stretch core capabilitiesat the same time, making a highly effective and powerful way to meet emerging consumer experience trends.

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Can incubators and accelerators help tackle youth unemployment?

This article discusses how the model of incubators and accelerators could be applied to a different set of players, to solve a different problem: unemployment among the young. Since moving back to Italy, I have seen how relevant the problem of unemployment is to young people: today it stands, shockingly, at over 40 percent. If we engage, we can help young people to expand their potential within the new digital economy, instead of being left behind by it.

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How can the Internet of Things (IoT) boost our happiness?

In Socratic dialogue you start from simple questions and listen carefully to each other, and together you craft analyses and answers. The dialogue is very concrete, avoiding abstract academic knowledge and creating practical intelligent ways to improve our lives and communities. We find wisdom in the detail. It is the art of listening: listening to the other but also listening to ourselves. What are our real needs and desires?...

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Can we quantify the “Value of Wellness?

The wellness problems we are facing are vital and fundamental to the survival of our society. Wellness is becoming a key economic driver across global economies as health care bills continue to mount driven by increasingly extreme lifestyles (sedentary or over-active) led by the vast majority. As the population ages, the risk of a "wellness time bomb" crippling our society, damaging businesses and ruining countless lives becomes ever more real. Technology and data have begun to play a role in helping niche groups to understand isolated activities and the universal language of calories and joules remains the mot widely understood lever for change.

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Are we ready for acceleration?

Validation, validation, validation
Validation: It’s a concept we all get at the beginning of a startup, but one that it takes much longer to master. The fact is that when you are working at your first Minimum Viable Product, you are often so excited and so confident that tend to look for every signal to support your feelings and discard anything does not. Big mistake.

if you accelerate in a broken car you are likely to have an accident. But if a car is strongly engineered from the start, it might just win the race. I hope Nuwe is ready be pushed into the future at high speed.

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Will wearables really become jewellery?

It looks to me clearly as if wearables are now opening up into becoming jewellery items. But I believe we’ll see a focus on fashion rather than simply jewellery in the narrow sense.

With the Internet of Things as a complementary trend, we should expect the things we use daily to ‘come to life’ and either collect important data about us or help us achieve things more effectively and efficiently. Wearables actually manage to help in both ways: they can either be health and wellness trackers or payment and security tools that use your heart beat to login and authorise transactions. It sounds futuristic but it’s happening.

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