A Tale of Two Quotes
Alistair Brett, International Technology Commercialization Advisor for T2 Venture Creation, from the Innovation Rainforest Blog
The theories of disruptive innovation and agile ecosystems are contrasted in an introduction to the groundbreaking ideas of author Rick Dove. Read more here.
Cheat Sheet: Understanding the Role of Design in Startups
Google Ventures
Five critical design processes give startups a useful way of viewing themselves, their competitors, and the world around them. Read more here.

The Wisdom of Crowds of People Who Don’t Believe in the Wisdom of Crowds
Evolving Economics
A group of people is more likely to arrive at the correct response if you remove those who are supremely confident in their opinions. Read more here.
How To Use Best Practices To Spur Innovation Forward
Using industry “best practices” can backfire, stifling innovation, unless the practices are applied constructively. Read more here.
Is Social Trust a Cultural Trait?
Social Evolution Forum
Trust is essential to human cooperation and development, so it’s critically important to understand whether trust is transmitted socially or learned individually. Read more here.

Welcome to Berlin’s Silicon Allee, Germany’s New Startup Hub
Los Angeles Daily News
A steep climb in funding, a push to attract foreign talent, and attention from industry giants like Google are spurring interest in a hip Berlin neighborhood where coders and hackers congregate. Read more here.

China’s Innovation Advantage
The most populous nation on earth turns from imitation to innovation, bolstered by government support, low-cost engineers and scientists, and the entrepreneurial spirit of the Chinese people. Read more here.

Forget Silicon Valley, Meet Silicon Bali
BBC News
Tech firms are relocating to this low-cost island paradise, realizing the dream of working in a global economy from anywhere in the world. Read more here.

Global Innovation Summit + Week 2015
Learn.  Love.  Build… Together.
February 16-20,2015

Silicon 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
Liquidity Nanotech Corporation, one of Silicon Valley’s top next generation technology startups, has a limited investment window for friends of T2 Venture Creation. The company is targeting a multi-billion dollar market in clean water. It’s a rare opportunity to make profits while saving lives. Visit Liquidity’s crowdfunding website for more information. 

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