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Why I’m not buying a Smart Watch yet. Hint: Kickstarter has it all wrong

The first cars looked like steamboats on four wheels, mini-steam-powered trains or horseless carriages. It took several iterations (and decades) to leave the ‘old model’ behind. Today, another new product category is emerging: the Smart Watch. Don’t get confused by the rise of Kickstarter Smart Watches however, following the Pebble success story. Although the name ‘Smart Watch’ might imply differently,...

52 tools for any company to innovate like a startup

To celebrate 2014 we’ve handpicked a new collection to help large companies become more entrepreneurial. See what works for your organization. There are 52 weeks ahead of you! Go forward P.S: You can download this deck as a PDF: Thanks for sharing! Go to Source Tags: Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurship, Technology_Internet ...

How do consumers create markets? The case of the minimoto

Consumers have the power to do more than just respond to products that companies put on the market; they can actually change and develop new markets, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. “Firm-centric models of market development view consumers as relatively passive, downstream actors, whose agency and ability to affect a market are limited to decision making in a realm of choices...

Spotted… Fake Crowdfunding Campaigns.

I was already a huge fan of Crowdsourcing since the concept went mainstream in 2009. It’s a great way to reach a big audience, get market traction, … before investing into a new idea yourself. Recently I’ve the feeling the crowdfunding concept has been challenged more than ever. As it looks really “easy” to make money with, several non-innovative people are interested in the concept too. Let me give...

15 Business Models to copy + PDF Download with all cases

People that follow us know that we’re very open to share ideas and inspiration. In our latest slide deck we’ve visualised 15 remarkable business model examples from innovative companies. If you want, you can download all examples as PDF. We’ve looked at different industries: Health, banking & finance, travel, consumer goods, Telecom and so on. If you found other inspiring examples, feel free to share...

Run your body as a business (give us your feedback on this new corporate venture)

Would you ever keep track of your sexual activity or would you like to know how high the chances are you will get cancer? For those interested, the first parameter can be monitored via apps like Kinsey Reporter. The second via DNA analysis services like 23andme.com. For most people both data points are out of their comfort zone. While many people don’t actively track different data points of their body today,...

What every Start-up can learn from an empty bar in Antwerp.

Since a couple of months a new bar opened up behind our office in Antwerp. In essence this a startup, a new venture in the restaurant business. Unfortunately seats remain empty. There is no lack of entrepreneurship though. Almost every day I see the barkeeper/owner trying new things to change the tide… but without success. Many startups (regardless of the industry) make the same mistakes. Let me give you an...