Category Archives: Economics

Innovators, What is Your Strategy if the Market Crashes?

Obviously the stock market, and more importantly, the economy in general has a big impact on innovation.   But whether or not it makes sense from a long term vision, investment in innovation is often one of the first places to get hit when money gets tight.  We have all got somewhat used to a ...

6 Game-Changing Forces Driving a New Era of Entrepreneurship and Opportunity

There’s a raging debate about the future of small business. On one side is a mountain of data that indicates entrepreneurship is slowing. On the other side is the rising sentiment that it’s easier than ever to start a new business, whether you’re a 13-year-old sneaker-head or a 65-year-old consultant. Part of the problem is ...

6 Game-Changing Forces Driving a New Era of Entrepreneurship and Opportunity

There’s a raging debate about the future of small business. On one side is a mountain of data that indicates entrepreneurship is slowing. On the other side is the rising sentiment that it’s easier than ever to start a new business, whether you’re a 13-year-old sneaker-head or a 65-year-old consultant. Part of the problem is ...

Report Tracks Progress In Building Digital Economies

There are precious few countries on earth that aren’t trying to develop innovative, digital economies, but a recent report from Tufts University highlights the varying progress made towards that goal around the world. For instance, Singapore, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, the United Arab Emirates, Estonia (more here), Hong Kong, Japan, and Israel are identified ...

Confessions of a Business Artist

Confessions of a Business ArtistI am an artist. There, I’ve said it. This statement may confuse some people who know me, and come as a shock to others. Braden, what do you mean you’re an artist? You’ve got an MBA from London Business School, you’ve led change programs for global organizations, helped companies build their innovation capabilities and cultures, are an expert in digital transformation, and you can’t even draw a straight line without a ruler. What makes you think you’re an artist? Continue reading