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The rise and rise of Entrepreneurs

Matthew Griffin

Entrepreneurs have faster and easier access to funding, expert resources, advanced manufacturing and prototyping techniques and rapid routes to market and when you connect billions of people together the next great idea and the means to resource, develop and sell it are merely a click away. Google’s new product initiatives though have helped it increase earnings by $6 billion over the past 5 years but during the same period small start ups have created new markets worth over $1.5

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The death of the 20th Century corporation

Matthew Griffin

While their older rivals were operating Business as Usual Models these Millennials were busy building attractive Platform products and designing new 21 st Century Business Operating Models free from legacy that encouraged people outside their walls to work with them for everyone’s’ advantage but there were additional benefits too.

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How Apple created two giants

Matthew Griffin

About the Author: Recognised in 2013 and 2014 by the public as one of Europe’s leading Emerging Technology and Disruption Strategy advisers Matthew Griffin is an international speaker who works with global Accelerators, Analysts, Entrepreneurs, Investors, Governments and Fortune and FTSE multi nationals to help them reinvent themselves and adapt to new market conditions. __. __. Click & Connect with Matthew: LinkedIn . mgriffin_uk . +44 44 (0) 7957 456194.

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Banks: Too large to fail, easy to Disrupt

Matthew Griffin

Technology is having a democratising effect on Entrepreneurship – it’s lowered the bar to entry and it’s shifted the power away from the corporations and into the hands of the individual. I recently had the privilege of sitting down with a number of London Fintech’s in Canary Wharf and while there was a lot of discussion about how they could get their products and services adopted by the banks talk quickly turned to why they needed to be adopted by a bank at all.

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Have the Banks already been Disrupted?

Matthew Griffin

Their founders are busy scouring the markets, listening to consumers and using agile, low cost 21st Century technologies to design new, easy to adopt financial products and services like Peer to Peer lending, Bitcoin and blockchain virtual currencies, AI driven Wealth Management solutions without the Wealth Management advisors and elegant API driven Personal Financial Management solutions that give consumers new investment choices and more control over their family fortunes.

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The Banks Guide to scouting Fintech

Matthew Griffin

But wait up but are the banks and other industries that scout in this way actually in danger of missing out on valuable new innovative solutions and products? Business Models Disruptive Innovation Entrepreneurship Ideation Innovation Open Innovation Product Developments Start Ups banking blockbusters business strategy cio disruption disruptive innovation fintech

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The secrets behind building a Unicorn

Matthew Griffin

You’ve heard their names and you’re already using their products and in many cases they are now the new market leaders, the companies everyone wants to be or to beat. Development. Over the years I’ve found that there is a common misconception that creative types – innovators and inventors are born and that only a small subset of society are deemed capable of being able to conceive great new products but that’s myth. Stage 2: Development.

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L'affaire Lichtenthaler still not over

Open Innovation

Two years after his first retraction — and six months after his most recent retraction — this week Ulrich Lichtenthaler received his 14th and 15th retractions from Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice. Integrated knowledge exploitation: The complementarity of product development and technology licensing,” Strategic Management Journal, 33 (5): 513-534. x ( Retracted by the authors, editor and publishers, May 2013) Lichtenthaler, Ulrich (2012).

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Two years later, Lichtenthaler count stands at 16

Open Innovation

Just after posting the 14th and 15th retractions of Ulrich Lichtenthaler — in Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice — I received emails from two faithful readers pointing to his 16th retraction, in the Journal of Engineering and Technology Management (JET-M). Integrated knowledge exploitation: The complementarity of product development and technology licensing,” Strategic Management Journal, 33 (5): 513-534.

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The Right Way to Do Lean Research

Boxes and Arrows

Christina has been cross-teaching design to entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship to designers at institutions such as California College for the Arts, General Assembly, Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design, and Stanford. Let’s say you’re building a brand new product. You want to get the opinions of people who might actually use the product, and nobody else. If you’re building a product for astronauts, you almost certainly don’t want to know whether I like the product.

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