This week, I came across theGlobal Innovation Index, (GII) a study from Cornell, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organisation that ranks economies in terms of their levels of innovation. Imagine my surprise when I noticed that the UK is currently in third place, ahead of the USA and other innovation darlings such as Finland and Singapore.
One of the many reasons for the increased prevalence of these 'zombie' applications is that they never appear in any official app store charts. These are daily charts, published by the likes of Apple and other app store providers to demonstrate popularity of apps based on specific criteria.
Whilst there are 1001 reasons to Google's current success, a key constant that has precluded any form of even temporary demise is their ability to actualise impossibilities through ignoring the plausibility of ideas.
Passengers and freight can be shot through tubes at almost the speed of sound, essentially using magnets and fans to fire transport capsules through an underground system, floating on a cushion of air.
"How many carbohydrates in a can of Coke?" someone asks. "Depends whether it's Diet Coke, regular Coke, or Coke Zero" another responds. Apart from...
In the first two parts of this India Independence Day series, I explained how India shaped our philosophy, gave us modern numerals and instituted pre-Athenian democracy...this instalment will cover five further notable Indian contributions that were well ahead of their time.
Employing some 85,000 people and with sales in excess of £11 billion, the packaging industry is a vital UK business sector and without modern packagi...
After reading part 1 of this blog you will understand that I am an advocate of innovation being a habit in your business. You'll also know I'm into failing - lots. Being innovative means coming up with ideas that, in the first instance, will fail.
You wake up and decide to print out a million of pieces of paper with your face on the front. You've been very clever and made it so that these pieces of paper cannot be forged because the quality of the image is so remarkably high. You try selling these pieces of paper to other people in return for real money. Low and behold, people start to buy your paper off you and trade it amongst themselves. You are pretty pleased with yourself.
London's Tech City, which is in the EC1V postcode, has become the UK hub for new start-up businesses. Recently released figures have shown that more than 15,000 new businesses were created in the area in the past year, which was higher than any other area within the UK.
As India prepares to celebrate its 67th Independence Day next month, this blog post, the first in a new series about an India that many of us know little about, lists the first four of fifteen ground-breaking contributions that India has made to the lives that all of us lead today in Britain, and around the world.