27 July 2014

Digital strategy (video)

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Digital strategy | McKinsey & Company: "...digital is fundamentally shifting the competitive landscape in many sectors. It allows new entrants to come from unexpected places. We’re seeing banks get into the travel business in some countries. We’re seeing travel agents get into the insurance business. We’re seeing retailers go into the media business. So your competitor set is not what it used to be. One thing that digital allows is what I call “plug and play dynamics”—meaning that companies can attack specific areas of the value chain rather than having to own the whole thing. This is because digital allows different services to be stitched together more quickly and cheaply...."

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20 July 2014

American Startup Dream, Moving Downtown

Where the American Startup Dream is Moving: Downtown: ".... The rise of innovation districts aligns with these disruptive dynamics and represents a clear path forward for cities and metropolitan areas.  Local decision makers—elected officials and heads of companies, universities and community colleges, philanthropies, and business chambers—would be wise to steward these emerging districts.  Global companies and financial institutions would be smart to invest in them.  States and federal government should support and accelerate them.  The result: a step toward building stronger, more sustainable and more inclusive metropolitan economies in the early decades of this young century." (emphasis added -- read more at link above)

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13 July 2014

Google Ventures, Rich Miner, Android Growth (video)

The Verge: "One of the founders of Android, Rich Miner, is now a general partner at Google Ventures, the massive company's investment arm. We caught up with him at Mobile World Congress to see what's new and what matters in the world of mobile." (Published on Mar 6, 2014)

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06 July 2014

Fireside chat with Google co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin with Vinod Khosla (video)

Fireside chat with Google co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin with Vinod Khosla

Video above -- Fireside chat with Google co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin with Vinod Khosla

At the annual KV CEO Summit, both Larry Page and Sergey Brin sat down to discuss a wide range of topics including why computers today are still pretty bad, their partnership over the last 16 years, the future of Google, government 2.0 and how machine learning and technology will shape our future of abundance.

The full transcript is here

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