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Alphabet, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook are Monopolies: So What?

By Tom Koulopoulos / June 23, 2019 /

The need to support a free market by breaking up large companies that stifle innovation and competition is well established, but is it still valid? We’ve reached an economic precipice in building the future of technology; one that is striking chords of terror in many. Namely, that so much of our overall economic health is…

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Why iPhone X’s Face Recognition Failed

By Tom Koulopoulos / January 23, 2019 /

(Hint: It Was Supposed To) The unveiling of iPhone X hit one major glitch. How Apple recovered and handled it is a master class for all presenters. The iPhone unveiling in late 2017 was nothing short of epic. Perhaps the most impressive part of every Apple announcement of this sort is the degree which Apple…

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Four Things You Can Learn From the Retail Genius Behind the Apple Store

By Tom Koulopoulos / October 28, 2018 /

Four immutable lessons on how to create a brand that blows away the competition and keeps customers for life. I’ll confess at the very outset that I’ve been an Apple groupie for longer than I care to admit. My first personal computer was a Mac. And through all of Apple’s ups and downs, and a…

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How to Go From Idea to Inception, with Golden Krishna

By Will Sherlin / October 3, 2018 /

The Innovation Engine is a podcast series that discusses innovation through the lenses of corporate leadership, company culture, and emerging trends and technologies. The podcast features bi-weekly interviews with best-selling authors, C-Level executives, and innovation experts from around the world. It is available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Spotify, and SoundCloud. Golden Krishna of Google shares tips…

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One Thing Steve Jobs Did at Apple That Will Instantly Improve Your Productivity

By Tom Koulopoulos / April 19, 2018 /

Distraction is always the enemy. Here’s one simple technique to maintain focus on what’s really important. Busy Work So, if we are going to talk about productivity we need to get one thing straight from the outset; busy does not equate to productive. Try this experiment; go around for a day and ask colleagues, “So,…

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Designing Workspaces To Solve Problems

By Greg Satell / April 11, 2018 /

Apple’s new campus, Apple Park opened to both adulation and criticism. The Los Angeles Times’ architecture critic, upon seeing the original design, called it a “retrograde cocoon.” USA Today pointed out that opening up a glitzy new headquarters is often a signal of impending decline. Wired isn’t sure if it’s insanely great or just insane.…

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Here’s Why Your Innovation Strategy Will Fail

By Greg Satell / February 23, 2018 /

A decade ago, Apple looked unbeatable. It’s launch of the iPhone completely revolutionized mobile phones and made good on Steve Jobs’ vision of creating a hub of devices that connected people to technology. What’s more, he did it with just a fraction of the research budget of other tech giants. Yet now Apple seems stagnant.…

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Are you crazy enough to think you can change the world?

By Charles Wiles / February 22, 2018 /

Back in 1997 some of you reading this were not even born, but Steve Jobs had just returned to Apple. It was 12 years since he had been fired from the company he had created with Steve Wozniak in 1976. At that point, one of the greatest marketing campaigns in the history of technology was…

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A Patient’s Perspective on Healthcare Innovation

By Matthew E May / December 31, 2017 /

The Healthcare Innovation Amazon and Apple Should Focus On It is no secret that Amazon has a secret artificial intelligence healthcare project called 1492. Amazon is making several strategic moves into the healthcare vertical, including hiring machine learning experts, investing in healthcare startups, and sponsoring hackathon-type innovation challenges with six-digit prizes for killer apps that…

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3-Point Strategy for Drawing People In

By Matthew E May / December 17, 2017 /

Aristotle maintained that “all men by nature desire to know.” He was referring to human curiosity. Samuel Johnson called curiosity “the first passion and last.” Why? Because curiosity seeks what is different, without regard for whether or not it’s of benefit. Tell someone not to do something, and it creates an instant temptation to do…

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