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Category: Uncategorized

Yu prepared, you learned that you are not getting a Silicon-Valley-Blueprint, but instead many new and fundamental questions, and despite that – or rather because of that – you had a good time in Silicon Valley with a lot of new impressions and inspirations. The time here motivated you with a renewed will of getting …

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Category: Digital, Silicon Valley

Once Germany got obsessed with the digital revolution, one can get easily the impression that an insurmountable force is pounding at European companies. Some industries are already hit more than others. The media industry has been in the middle of an ongoing disruption for years. Other industries are at the crossroads, but may not want …

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Category: Maker

For the 12th time the annual Maker Faire took place in San Mateo, in the heart of Silicon Valley. And like the other years it was extremely inspiring and exhausting at the same time, but in a positive sense. From light installations, music, big-ass battle robots, Steampunk fashion, food workshops, drone fights and fire installations …

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Category: Innovation

Incremental and disruptive innovation are two of the raw distinctions how we categorize innovation. Incremental innovation comes in steps. Examples are the improvement of a production process, or the step-by-step reduction of exhaust emissions in a Diesel engine. Disruptive innovation seems to come in big jumps. Horse carriages that were pushed aside by cars, film …

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Category: Innovation, Visit

Visitors of the innovation capital of the world have different reasons why they come. Most of them come to San Francisco to feel the city and dive into its atmosphere. Those are the tourists. But then there are those visitors, who come, because innovation is a hot topic. Not all of them have the same …

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Category: Robot

Robots dive into every aspect of life and replace humans. Literally. This week I visited the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab and watched a demonstration of a diving robot, which was developed to operated below water surfaces. His task is to help with archeological and scientific research, but also maintain and service under water infrastructure such …

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Category: Design Thinking

Design Thinking is not just something for adults on their search for new ideas to innovate in their companies, but can also be applied by children. Gigi Read, my former SAP-team-colleague has been conducting Design Thinking workshops for kids aged 10 and older for the past two years. What originally started as a short program …

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Category: Co-Working, Organisation, Venture Capital

Shared office and living space provider WeWork has raised another $260 million at an evaluation of $16.9 billion. The total money raised so far is at $690 million. WeWork offers offices, desks and virtual offices in over 200 cities globally. Startups and small businesses use the service, as those need office space but want to …

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