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Here we highlight selected innovation related articles from around the world on a daily basis.  These articles related to innovation and funding for innovative companies, and best practices for innovation based economic development.

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Every new venture that survives the first five years starts to drift away from their entrepreneurial thinking, and assumes they have achieved the path to longevity. In fact, even within Fortune 100 companies, almost 90 percent have encountered growth stalls or flirted with failure, or worse, in the last 50 years. No company can afford to lose the agility, flexibility, and innovation of a startup.

 

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We’ve all dreamt it. Starting up a hustle on the side of your regular 9 to 5. You see a new business thrive and think to yourself: ‘I could do that.’ 

Many people have great ideas but never take the next step (or steps) of turning those ideas into reality. There are plenty of reasons why those steps are never taken, some real, but mostly imagined.

A few years ago, I took the plunge and started my little bit on the side. It hasn’t been easy, but then again, it has not been as impossible as I once imagined. Here are the top five things I wish I knew before starting my side-hustle.

 

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BGN Technologies, the technology transfer company of Ben-Gurion University (BGU) of the Negev, Israel, is introducing the first all-optical “stealth” encryption technology that will be significantly more secure and private for highly-sensitive cloud computing and data center network transmission. Joining us in this special Research Saturday is BGN's Dan Sadot who helped pioneer this technology. - See more at: https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-rs-2020-02-15.html#.dpuf

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The streets of Wuhan, China — the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak — are empty and quiet except for the sound of loudspeakers squawking quarantine instructions to its sheltered-in-place residents. Flights to some Chinese cities have been terminated. A Tokyo, Japan-based travel agency has canceled nearly 20,000 of its Chinese package tours. 

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It's hard to believe the 2010s are over and we're already two months into 2020. The start of a new decade gives us all an opportunity to reflect on where we've been and, more important, plan for what's ahead. As an entrepreneur and avid reader, I've always believed books can have a powerful influence on the way we think about our goals and achievements.

 

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Being a working parent is no easy feat. And when you run your own business, the challenges can be significantly heightened. Children and businesses both require a great deal of care, time and attention in order to grow healthy and successful. This makes prioritising between the two a very difficult job.

So just how do you go about getting these two precious priorities just right?

The answers lie in our list of five tips for balancing parenthood and entrepreneurship.

 

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Cincinnati, Ohio (Tuesday, February 11, 2020) – Speaker, thought leader and CEO of MOFI, Shawn Nason, announced a new adventure in the world of innovation and disruption, with the acquisition of Innovation Excellence, the acknowledged online home of the global innovation community.

Since 2006, founders Braden Kelley, Julie Anixter, Rowan Gibson and Dean DeBiase have grown Innovation Excellence into the popular crowd-sourced innovation platform, with a roster of over 32,000 subscribers and 47,000 connections on LinkedIn.

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Last week—like every other week since the beginning of the novel Coronavirus outbreak—brought multiple, significant updates. Two of the biggest pieces of news from the last week brought some confusion with them. The first was the naming of the virus and the disease it causes. The second was the report of a recent spike in case numbers. Here, we delve into these recent updates, to further explain some of the perplexing details.

 

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In 2016, the distinguished economist Robert Gordon published a landmark tome on the U.S. economy. The Rise and Fall of American Growth looked back admiringly on the explosion in economic output in the decades after the Civil War and lamented the subsequent fizzling out in more recent times. Among contemporary economists, Gordon has become a standard-bearer for those who believe the U.S. economy’s best days are behind it. Now, in the new book Fully Grown, an economics professor at the University of Houston, Dietrich Vollrath, tackles the same issue. But he reaches a very different conclusion. Vollrath believes that the slower economic growth since 2000 should be seen as a badge of honor, and that its main causes are consequences of the economy’s success, not its failure.

 

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Don t Make A Prison Of Entrepreneurship

Like so many other entrepreneurs, I left corporate America to own my life. I wanted to own my day: take yoga at 10 A.M., have long lunches, work with people of my choosing, and not have meetings about nothing. I longed to work in environments that did more to foster my productivity. I wanted to work from home or even from a park. Owning my day, looked like having my own business.

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