Konnect Communications’ Europe Partner, SCube, launches FinTech 101 e-learning site for UK-based Innovate Finance.
“In order for us to truly create and contribute to the world, we have to be able to connect countless dots, to cross-pollinate ideas from a wealth of disciplines, to combine and recombine these pieces and build new castles.” – Maria Popova
“We did a lot of things that seemed crazy at the time. Many of those crazy things now have over a billion users, like Google Maps, YouTube, Chrome, and Android. And we haven’t stopped there. We are still trying to do things other people think are crazy but we are super excited about. We’ve long believed that over time companies tend to get comfortable doing the same thing, just making incremental changes. But in the technology industry, where revolutionary ideas drive the next big growth areas, you need to be a bit uncomfortable to stay relevant.” – Larry Page
“The best brands are built on ideals. Having an inspirational reason for being impacts brand equity and purchase intent.” – Jim Stengel
We are clearly in the era of mobile devices, mobile applications, and social media. In instances where organizations are able to successfully combine all three of these elements in an innovative way, there is a huge opportunity to change human behaviour. The most recent company to successfully accomplish this is Periscope, the latest emerging trend in the world of social media.
“The details are details. They make the product. The connectioms, the connections, the connections. It will be, in the end, these details that give the product its life.” – Charles Eames
Silicon Valley is home to some of the largest technology corporations in the world. However, it has equally embraced the start-up world, tech and otherwise, as is evident by the thousands of new companies that are launched in the area every year. The region has become the focal point for innovation and has re-written the rules of U.S. capitalism and its impact on the global economy. The culture of Silicon Valley has made the “idea” – the concept of what may transpire – the core of its purpose.
“Connecting with people, getting things done – that’s what makes the travel worthwhile.” – Tim Finchem
“Chance favors the connected mind.” – Steven Johnson