Rainforest Rev: The San Diego Ecosystem and Deadly Decision-making


San Diego Startup Week: T2 Venture Creation’s Greg Horowitt
33 Voices (video)
An interview with T2 Venture Creation’s Chief Evangelist & Co-Founder Greg Horowitt about the San Diego startup ecosystem, the theory of The Rainforest, and the joys of surfing in the morning. See more here.

How Groups Make Great Decisions
Stanford Social Innovation Review
Decision-making in organizations too often relies on brainstorming and conflict, instead of a carefully orchestrated process that emphasizes consensus and inclusion. Read more here.
How Innovation and the ‘Reimagined’ Classroom Will Change Learning
The global “Reimagine Education” competition looks for the most innovative ideas, approaches, tools and solutions to delivering education inside and outside the classroom. Read more here.

The Mind Does Not Belong in a Cubicle
The Atlantic
Use of the term “innovation ecosystem” to describe supportive startup environments seems especially apt in light of new research demonstrating that natural settings spur our brains to be more effective and creative. Read more here.

What Silicon Valley’s Diversity Reports Say About the Tech Workforce
The Wall Street Journal (blogs)
Maybe it’s no surprise that whites and Asians make up the bulk of Silicon Valley’s tech workforce, but the numbers reported recently by Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn, Hewlett-Packard and Intel reveal an even more lopsided homogeneity than expected. Read more here.
Enhancing Europe’s Competitiveness: Fostering Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurship in Europe  
World Economic Forum
What’s wrong with Europe’s startup ecosystem? A new analysis of the region’s lagging innovation capabilities looks at the challenges and solutions needed to bolster support for the continent’s risk-taking entrepreneurs. Read more here.

California Dreaming: London’s Hi-tech Aspirations
BBC News
London Technology Week is shining a light on the UK capital city’s thriving tech ecosystem. Should you believe the hype? Read more here.

Australia’s Unregulated Tech Incubator Scene Could Be Doing More Harm Than Good
The Sydney Morning Herald
Aussie startups struggle coming out of the nation’s incubators, faced with a lack of native risk capital and start-up skills that puts them at a distinct disadvantage. Read more here.

Global Innovation Summit + Week 2015
Learn.  Love.  Build… Together.
February 16-20,2015Silicon Valley, California
50% early bird discount —
last day is August 31! Plus highly discounted rates for students, startups, nonprofits, universities, and governments.
Liquidity Nanotech Corporation
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