iTRANSFORM™ launches bEVCurrent
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What is bEVCurrent? bEVCurrent provides relevant information on the 6 Transformations that are bringing seismic changes to the global auto industry.   Change is occurring at such a rapid rate, … Read More

Value Innovations launches iTRANSFORM™
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iTRANSFORM will focus on transformation of global businesses The launch of iTRANSFORM was stimulated by the work of a 12-person team of Value Innovation experts studying the global automotive industry.  … Read More

Byton SUV Electric Vehicle takes CES2018 by storm
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  Byton’s global introduction proceeded as planned at the Mandalay Bay Hotel on January 7 at 3:00pm local time.  The event lasted 48 minutes and was very well attended. Byton … Read More

Byton launching its SUV EV at CES 2018
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Byton will unveil its new SUV Electric Vehicle on January 7. 2018 at 3:00pm PST The unveiling will be at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Level … Read More

Value Innovations’ Team sends You Best Wishes for 2018
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Thank You from Our Value Innovations’ Team 2017 was a great year – the Value Innovations’ team has had great experiences with customers and partners. And we learned. We learned: … Read More

Bobcat EMEA selects Value Innovation Process
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Setting the Stage: Bobcat EMEA had been aware of Value Innovations Inc.’s Value Innovation Process and Dick Lee’s and the Vi team‘s work for some time.  We used Blue Ocean methodology … Read More

Six Transformation Axes affecting the US Auto Industry
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What is a Transformation Axis? A Transformation Axis defines the current and future end states of a major change.  The end state is known but how and when we reach … Read More

Tony Seba predicts the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) will be obsolete by 2030 – Update
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We first published this Blog on the ICE in January, 2016.  It’s been on our “Most Read” list ever since. Most of the content has stood the test of time, … Read More

Transformation of The Auto Industry – Setting The Stage
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A seismic shift is occurring in the global auto industry driven by Six Transformation Axes (disruptions). 120 years ago, there was One Transformation Axis in play:  The horse and buggy … Read More

Upcoming Podcasts: 1st video – Identifying Your Most Important Customer
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Business Leaders Podcast… …is a forum designed for Colorado-based CEOs to share WHY their companies do WHAT they do, exchange their ideas and network. In a 3 hour session Business … Read More

Millennials are frustrated with Large Companies
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Millennials Are you frustrated with your company?  Do you have a sense of Purpose, are you having an Impact? Are you the CEO of a company committed to innovation? Are … Read More

Seasons Greetings and Best Wishes for an Exciting & Successful 2017
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Tesla Motors has had an incredible year.  The Model S P100D is now one of the fastest cars on the planet – 0-60mph in just 2.4seconds.  Hope you find one … Read More

Visualizing The Future – Part III
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If you are viewing this blog and missed the first two parts of this three part series, take a loot at Part I and Part II first. A. AUTO DEALER … Read More

Visualizing The Future – Part II
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WHAT WE LEARNED IN PART I If you missed Part I, check it out at AT THE CENTER OF OUR CASE STUDY: LARGE US AUTO DEALERS If there is a … Read More

Visualizing The Future – Part I
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          INTRODUCTION What is, and when do you use, Scenario Planning? – You’ve experienced too many costly surprises in the past – Your organization does not … Read More

15 Forms of Innovation
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At least 15 different forms of innovation are being practiced today Most subject matter experts agree the word “innovation” is overused and misunderstood.  We are in large part responsible for … Read More

Unilever to acquire Dollar Shave Club for $1B. What does this mean for P&G?
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Unilever paid 5x sales for Dollar Shave club.  Why? Dollar Shave Club (DSC) brings two keys to Unilever: 1.  The opportunity to compete with P&G and Schick in the global razor/razor blade … Read More

100 Years of Electric Delivery Vans & Trucks
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Are there Electric Powered Trucks today? Yes.  Tesla  Motors paved the way by capturing the attention of consumers in North America and Europe.  June 22, was the fourth anniversary of … Read More

Donald Trump is mostly right! California does not have a water problem.
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Donald Trump has declared ” California does not have a drought.” The average rainfall in Los Angeles, CA is 14″, plenty to meet demand.  But when rainfall falls to 4″ … Read More

Will this young woman disrupt air travel across the Atlantic?
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Norwegian Air International planning $69 trans Atlantic flights Is the “Real Reason US airlines should be terrified of a European startup you’ve never heard of?” Benjamin Zhang, Business Insider, shared … Read More

Comparing Three Affordable Electric Vehicles
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The Chevy Bolt, Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model 3 In this blog, we compare the exterior and interior designs, performance, range, and price of the first three affordable electric vehicles.  … Read More

Value Innovation Executed Excellently/Brilliantly
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Tesla’s Vision: Elon Musk’s ultimate vision for Tesla Motors is to deliver zero tailpipe emission vehicles to consumers who generate electricity 100% “Off Grid”. Christine and Sam Simonetta live the … Read More

Is Your Company negotiating The Innovation Gap successfully?
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Do you remember your last visit to London traveling in the Tube with your Oyster Card? Every time you stopped at a station you heard the recording. “Mind The Gap” … Read More

Tony Seba predicts the Internal Combustion Engine will be obsolete by 2030 – Why? What are the implications?
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The Internal Combustion Engine (diesel and gasoline) has been the workhorse of transportation since 1910 Here’s a photo of the 5th Avenue Easter Parade taken in NYC in 1913. This … Read More

Seasons Greetings and Best Wishes for a Great 2016
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2015 has been a very exciting year for the Value Innovations’ team. Thank you. To all our clients, friends and members of our networks we wish you happy holidays and … Read More

Innovations For The World – BgVF – Nov. 12-14, 2015 – Value Innovations’ CEO, Dick Lee, Keynotes on Nov 12
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Over 500 attendees expected: BgVF 2015 has 37 Partners/Sponsors: There are many blue chip companies who are sponsoring the 4th BgVF.  Here are some examples: Dick Lee will be the … Read More

The 2015 “Top 10” Airlines in the World: None from Central Europe or North America
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Asian Airlines dominate – Qantas Airways back Melanie Lieberman of Travel and Liesure published her “Top 10” List and suggests we may be returning to the golden age of air … Read More

Urban Farming moving into the Home – Grove Labs Vision “A farm in every kitchen”
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Grove’s Smart Aquaponic Garden allows consumers to grow food in their home, year round The food is natural, organic and sustainably grown.  How long will it take before you harvest … Read More

2015 is The Year of the Unicorns & Mark Zuckerberg is New Establishment’s 2015 King
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Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter wrote, “At 31, Mark Zuckerberg facebook’s chairman and CEO, stands out as something of an elder statesman,” in his October editor’s letter.  “He is far … Read More

Helping reduce Obesity: A Value Curve Template for Healthier Food and Drink
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2.1 Billion of the world’s population is overweight or obese This is 2.5X the number of people that are undernourished.  Obesity is responsible for 5% of deaths worldwide: Our Weekly … Read More

Fast Company’s “The world’s 50 Most Innovative Companies”
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Here’s a sneak peak at their “Top 20”: Warby Parker Apple Alibaba Google Instagram Color of Change HBO Virgin America Indigo Slack Houzz Catapult Inventure Line Wework Gilead Sciences Tesla … Read More

Tesla products influencing the design of SpaceX’s Space Capsules
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SpaceX in competition with Russia for NASA’s business Pavithra Mohan, Assistant Editor, Fast Company Digital, in her article, “Take a Look inside SpaceX’s Spiffy New Space Capsule” Fast Feed, September … Read More

Value Innovations predicts Dyson’s new humidifier will be a huge hit in the US.
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New addition to the Dyson product line designed for the US winter Sir James Dyson has a history of developing many prototypes and testing them before he settles on the … Read More

MIT Technology Review’s “50 Smartest Companies” in 2015
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Last week we shared Forbes’ “Most Innovative Companies in 2015”, this week it’s MIT Technology Review’s “Smartest Companies in 2015.” MIT Technology Review’s “Top 10”:  Tesla Motors  Xiaomi  Illumina  Alibaba … Read More

Forbes’ 2015 List of the World’s 100 Most Innovative Companies
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Tesla Motors is #1 Here are the Forbes “Top 10”  Tesla Motors, 84.8% (Innovation Premium – see below) 2.  Salesforce.com, 77.8% 3.   Alexion Pharmaceuticals, 72.5% 4.  Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, 72.1% 5.  … Read More

August 14: The US Embassy reopens in Havana – airbnb has great B&Bs for you!
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 WSJ Editor, Glen Hall; Photo courtesy Pablo Martinez Monisavais/Press Pool How airbnb, a Value Innovation company, launched in Cuba (basically an all cash economy, with essentially no internet or credit … Read More

The UAE announces its National Innovation Week. Congratulations! Your Commitment is Unprecedented in Innovation History
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We are pleased to share this Gulf News article published August 5, 2015: “Dubai: As part of the UAE’s National Innovation Strategy launched in October last year by His Highness … Read More

Things have gone horribly wrong at P&G. Why? It has completely lost its Innovation Mojo!
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The Myths about P&G strengths: P&G is not a marketing company.  Its strengths are not Brand Management or Product Management.  P&G’s roots go back to R&D, technology and innovation, started … Read More

New Roadside Noise Barriers Generate Electricity on Cloudy Days
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Old Generation Noise Barriers: Courtesy:  Jarba/Wikimedia Common For the last 40 years we’ve driven past Roadside Noise Barriers constructed out of cinder block, concrete, steel or wood.  They did the … Read More

New Model to overcome homelessness in NY is Working
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Overall Goal: Turn the homeless, mentally challenged and drug addicts into productive members of society. The Old Model focused on drug rehab and other support tasks.  The New Model, adopted … Read More

We’ve analyzed “Keys to Success” learned by 3 Ice Cream Startups and developed a “Check list” for you
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This great photo taken by Sydney Bensimon. Jane Porter, in her July 10 article in Fast Company wrote, “Artisanal ice cream is everywhere, with craft ice cream makers launching food … Read More

Sneakers made from plastic waste
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Adidas working with Parley For The Oceans to recover plastic from the Ocean The new shoes are the first to come out of Adidas’ recent partnership with Parley for the … Read More

Dollar Shave Club (DSC) is shaving operating income at Gillette
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Is P&G concerned? Should they be? Until 2012, Gillette and Schick advanced the traditional one or two blade razor models to three, four, five, and even six-blade varieties, and the … Read More

Value Innovation can address, and identify solutions to, California’s Water Problem
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Water Water Everywhere, but NOT in CA? – Yes It is!: CA Is Sitting On The Solution To Its Drought Problem Terry Tamminen, CoExist, Fast Company, May 1, 2015, wrote … Read More

Consumer Reports: 10 things you didn’t know about the Tesla Model P85D S – Truly Amazing!
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Our original Tesla S Sedan Value Curve (compared to the BMW 7 Series) Here’s a reminder of the dramatic difference in value delivered to the owner by the S Sedan. … Read More

Do you know who your Most Important Customer is?
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Most B2B businesses assume their Most Important Customer is their direct customer and they are dead wrong.  This Weekly Blast explains why and shows how you can identify your Most … Read More

Will eBike sales increase dramatically? There are signs they will and get commuters out of cars
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The Karmic Koben eBike Priced at $1,337 and featuring a NexGen battery that is expected to last much longer than conventional batteries because you can replace cells, this may convince … Read More

Innovation UAE will incorporate the Arab Innovation Summit – September 6-8, 2015 in Abu Dhabi
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Are you planning on attending?: The following has been excerpted from the Innovation UAE website: Innovation UAE will incorporate the Arab Innovation Summit, to be held under the patronage of … Read More

The first 4 Worst Predictions from the Past
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 Value Innovation focuses on uncovering, unmet needs of Most Important Customers I. e., Solving problems, not ideas or predictions.  But it’s fun to take a look back at some of … Read More

CEO Job Description in the form of a Value Curve
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We started with a question: Could we analyze transcripts from ten, unstructured Fortune 500 CEO interviews and generate a meaningful CEO Job Description? The answer is “Yes.” …and we could … Read More

FAA grants approval to Amazon to test its Delivery Drones
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Amazon approved to start testing on April, 8, 2015 Amazon’s original request was dated July 9, 2014, so the approval process took nine months.  This delay forced Amazon to set … Read More

Nautilus is on a role – Stock price up 7x since January, 2012
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A 14 minute workout on the Bowflex MAX Trainer is all you need Bowflex MAX Trainer, introduced in January, 2014 has been a huge success. Nautilus direct sales in 2014 … Read More

Is Goldman Sachs turning bullish on Tesla Motors?
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According to Goldman, challengers have, for the most part, fallen woefully short of the Tesla S Sedan Goldman Sachs has generated a chart that looks at purchase price and driving … Read More

Value Innovators take note: “In the race of excellence, there is no finish line”
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We are building a new reality for our people, a new future for our children, and a new model of development ~Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum “My own country (the … Read More

Fortune’s 2015 “Top 10 World’s Most Admired Companies”
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Fortune’s 9 Keys used to establish Reputation: 1.  Innovation 2.  People Management 3.  Use of Corporate Assets 4.  Social Responsibility 5.  Management Quality 6.  Financial Soundness 7.  Long Term Investment … Read More

Museum of the Future to open in Dubai in 2017- A key piece of the UAE’s Innovation Plans
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The Museum’s Motto:  “See the Future, Create the Future” His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai announced on … Read More

7 Lessons In Creativity From The Movie “The Imitation Game” – Are they useful to Value Innovators?
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Photos are shots taken from the movie directed by Morten Tyldum: The Weinstein Company Pictures The movie “The Imitation Game” is based on a true story. It depicts how the … Read More

Are you convinced the UAE is committed to Innovation?
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We are absolutely!  We are “All In.” The Prime Minister of Dubai: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, said, “The initiative should be seen as an … Read More

What kind of company is Amazon?
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Is Amazon a Value Innovation Company?: It has many of the hallmarks: Jeff Bezos founded the company July 5, 1994 and remains the CEO today. The vision and strategy have … Read More

GM, Ford & Chrysler – Now: Tesla, Google & Apple?
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Google has their Antonomous EV: Here’s a quick look; and Google has followers: Source:  Google Chrome Apple is hiring to develop their EV: See who they have hired from the … Read More

The UAE plans to be The Most Innovative Nation by 2021
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On October 19, 2014, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, launched a new strategy to make the UAE one of the world’s … Read More

Ripped Links – Reinventing Golf with the Value Innovation Process®
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Is golf boring? 80 million millemials (18-35 year olds) think so.  Ripped Links has a vision, strategy and plans to make golf much more exciting. Have there been other Stodgy … Read More

Tesla Supercharger Stations in 2015
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Tesla continues to take the myth, “Don’t have the range” out of EVs. In Europe: Tesla’s Superchargers have now powered more than 30M km driven and saved 3M liters of … Read More

The Innovators’ Club – A 1 minute video
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Arrow Electronics, a B2B, Value Added Distributor of electronic products headquartered in the greater Denver area in CO produced 12 videos in 1Q, 2014 to fill advertizing spots during TV … Read More

“6 Keys” to Enable an Innovation Culture
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We have been looking at the effects of company culture and stakeholder behavior on an organization’s ability to innovate since 1999.  The work was carried out from 1999-2006 by representatives … Read More

Most People are Clueless about Tesla: The 4 Things I learned driving a Tesla S
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How/Why are they Clueless? Based on the most frequent questions my wife and I are asked, here are the “Top 3” things people do not know: 1.  Who makes the … Read More

Chevy Bolt & the Tesla Model 3 will be in direct competition
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“GM thinks its 200-mile Bolt can beat Musk’s Model 3”: According to Steve Levine, contributor to Quartz, the Chevrolet Bolt will be a pure EV with a 200 mile range.  … Read More

Richard Waters of the Financial Times shares his thoughts on the 2015 CES in Las Vegas
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The next big hope:  The Internet of things as the “Tech world feels its way through the dark in internet of things” This is going take time to frame but … Read More

Fuel Cell Powered Car (0-60mph, <3 sec) OKd for road testing in Germany
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The Quant e-SportsLimousine: An article posted on the Sustainable Mobility website on December 12, 2014 shared that this car has just been approved by TV SUD for testing on roads … Read More

The Festival of Lessons and Carols
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At 3:00pm on Christmas Eve, the BBC broadcasts the Festival of Lessons and Carols from Kings College, Cambridge. Sixty years ago, the broadcast was just heard in the UK.  Today, … Read More

On the Third Day of Christmas we developed the Value Curve
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Step 3 of the Value Innovation Process(R) calls for us/you to generate “As Is” and “Best in Class” Value Curves with Metrics.  On the third day of Christmas we generated … Read More

On the Second Day of Christmas we developed a Value Web
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The Second Step of the Value Innovation Process(R) calls for defining the Value Chain or Value Web and identifying the Most Important Customer. When we looked at Christmas, we found … Read More

Happy Holidays from the Value Innovations’ Team
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Thank You and Happy Holidays We very much appreciate your support and business in 2014. All the Value Innovations’ Team Members and Partners in Europe, Asia and The United States … Read More

Fast Company’s “The World’s Most Innovative Companies – 2014”
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Fast Company’s approach: ….to identifying the most innovative companies is dramatically different  from PriceWtarehouseCoopers and Boston Consulting Group.  Fast Company describe it as their annual guide to businesses that matter … Read More

Our/Your reaction to BCG’s report, “The Most Innovative Companies – Breaking Through is Hard to do”
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BCG’s “Top 10” Most Innovative Companies: 1.  Apple 2.  Google 3.  Samsung 4.  Microsoft 5.  IBM 6.  Amazon 7.  Tesla Motors 8.  Toyota Motors 9.  Facebook 10.  Sony What’s Our … Read More

2015 Global Entrepreneurship Index
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Take a look at all the details.  You’ll need to login. Is Entrepreneurship the same as innovation? No, but there are clear links between the two. The difference for us … Read More

Is Tesla A NexGen Energy Company (generation, storage and transmission [delivery])?
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DoubleLine Funds’ Jeff Gundlach just spoke with CNBC’s Sara Eisen, and in a wide-ranging interview, included, Tesla. Back in July, Gundlach said: “If I was Elon Musk, I might go … Read More

The all new Value Innovations’ website is now live
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Our new website is now live: http://www.valueinnovations.com  It’s still a Work In Progress, but there’s much more relevant, and up to date, content. With its WordPress platform it’s very easy … Read More

Levis’ Stadium taking sports viewing to a whole new level
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Picture from Jennifer Elias’s article on Fast Company, “Five Ways the 49ers new stadium will change the game, September 15, 2014 Levi’s Stadium, the new $1.2 billion home of the … Read More

Facebook goes over 1 billion video views/day – Next Value Innovation Workshop is Oct 23-24 in Denver
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Facebook video views grew 50% from May to July, 2014, averaging 1 billion views/day in June.  This is still far behind YouTube who claimed 4 billion views/day in 2012. They … Read More

Do “Technology Drivers” win over “Need Seekers”?
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“The MIT Curse Strikes Again: Lilliputian Systems file for bankruptcy,” Michael Kanellos, Forbes, August 21, 2014: http://onforb.es/1CjjS4k This article shares other examples of companies spun out from MIT that have … Read More

London now the world capital of crowdfunding
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London has overtaken New York City and San Francisco to become the world capital of crowdfunding”. – Jason Hesse, Forbes contributor (read full article) Just over 250,000 crowdfunding campaigns have been … Read More

Man Carrying Drone – Learn More at our Aug 28-29 or Oct 23-24 Workshops in Denver, CO
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Malloy Aeronautics is planning on putting man onto a drone. This UK company recently demonstrated its Mini Hoverbike which flies at 45mph. This first version is 1/3 the size of … Read More