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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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Mississippi drivers are most likely to be distracted by their phones while behind the wheel, according to data from Everdrive, a driving safety app that tracks users’ habits on the road.

Louisiana, Alabama, and Georgia follow closely behind, with phone use occurring during more than 40% of users’ trips in those states throughout 2017.

 

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At her home studio, embroidery artist Sarah Benning stitches together one of her pieces. It’s a sun-filled room at this time of the morning. The artist’s finished work spills into the space around her with dozens of circular canvases bubbling up onto the walls. There are also plenty of house plants around.

Image: Contemporary embroidery artist Sarah Benning at her home studio in Keene, New Hampshire. KATHERINE GARROVA

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phoenix, arizona

Arizona’s bioscience industry is adding jobs faster than the nation and the state’s overall private sector, and Arizona’s state universities have boosted their bioscience research funding, spending and tech transfer.

But a familiar challenge — funding for startup bio ventures — remains, after the amount of venture capital raised in the past two years fell sharply, according to the latest report on Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap.

 

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Every business professional and entrepreneur believes they are good communicators, but how do they know? It’s really the perception of the recipients that counts, and poor communicators are almost always poor listeners, so they don’t hear the shortcomings. Warren Buffet once told a class of business students that better communication could boost their value by fifty percent.

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Dane Stangler

This week, thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, and supporters from all over the world will gather in Istanbul for the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC), put on by the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) and local partners. What began in Kansas City in 2009 with support from the Kauffman Foundation has, over 10 years, turned into the leading global event on entrepreneurship. Over the next few days, innumerable connections will be established between far-flung parts of the world, ideas will be exchanged, and, for at least a brief moment, the world will be united in support of entrepreneurship.

 

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In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars interviews Marina Curry, founder of Beautycon Media, who answers questions about entrepreneurship and her experience creating her own business. She starts by breaking down her definition of what an entrepreneur actually is, then speaks about how her experience prepared her to be successful as an entrepreneur and what advice she might have for her younger self.

 

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workers

63% of respondents in a recent CareerBuilder survey said they believe “working nine-to-five” is an outdated concept, and 24% check work emails while spending time with family and friends. Those figures probably won’t surprise anyone with a job in the modern knowledge economy. But while mobile technology has enabled us to work more flexibly, it’s also enabled many of us to work more, period.

 

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Vicki Robin had no idea she’d become a millennial icon.

The 72-year-old coauthor of the 1992 bestseller Your Money or Your Life was recuperating from a hip replacement early last year when a young man she’d met at a sustainability event months prior told her she was popular on a Reddit forum about financial independence.

Image: Author Vicki Robin on a favorite trail near her home in Whidbey Island, Wash., in March Photograph by Ian Allen

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