It's usually with a whimper rather than a 'big bang' that a new branch of any science is born - and even those involved usually struggle to pinpoint the precise moment.
Ask most business owners which media opportunities they consider most valuable and they'll probably say the ones that reach their potential customers.
Like many founders, Adam Twidell is very proud of the story of how he came to set up PrivateFly, an online marketplace for private jet hire. He went into business after a decade in the RAF flying military missions, followed by a stint as a pilot for NetJets.
Following on from my post about the concept of innovation as something you do, and not just something you say, I came across an example of what I would consider innovation in action, courtesy of a newly launched digital music distribution/promotion service called Music2Text.
In a recent article (“Competing in a digital world”) on the McKinsey website, authors Sarrazin and Sikes identify four lessons that they believe business in general could and should learn from the software industry. It’s an interesting perspective, and indicative of the pervasive role that software is playing in value creation across a growing range of businesses and industries.
The other day I was at a Mercedes dealership. Unfortunately my wife was hit head on in December by a woman who lost control of her car. It was time to get a new car and my wife’s requirements were the safest thing on the road and as many air bags as possible
Much media comment about the general state of the country and the economy tends to be negative. In recent weeks we have noticed a series of new data releases that show that some things are going right. So, as an antidote to the view that everything is getting worse, here are twelve items of good news for the UK.
The internet is a treasure trove of incredible empowerment. In April last year, I read about a boy, whose brother was working as a sweeper on India’s trains, who got lost and separated from his mother in 1986, when he was five. He found her. A quarter of a century later. Using Google Earth.
Great News for the CEOs of large companies! There are entrepreneurs out there working on solving the problems that you face running your FTSE 100 business, or your medium-sized enterprise of 1000 employees, or your multinational. You have scale, distribution, reach, audience, established brand and reputation: you are a highway.