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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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Evelyn Rusli, a co-founder of baby food business Yumi, discusses with Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars the learning curve of starting a business for the first time, which includes becoming an expert in many different departments, from marketing to payroll. You also need to learn protocols and develop systems that can help make things standardized and straightforward.

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With the ITRC 2018 End-of-Year Data Breach Report revealing a 126 percent increase in stolen sensitive personal information, there is a growing population out there worried about all the people intent on hurting them. My recommendation to entrepreneurs is to recognize these concerns as an opportunity to make people’s life better, rather than worry and dodge the risk.

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Bernhard Schroeder

Are people born to be an entrepreneur or can you develop your “building blocks” in the pursuit of becoming an entrepreneur?  Most likely, you can develop them. But learning to be an entrepreneur starts early in life with a high level of curiosity and evolves throughout your early work career. Quite a few of the characteristics that will make you successful in your career will make you successful as an entrepreneur. You absolutely need a growth mindset (meaning you can learn what you need to learn versus being stuck with what you were born with). You also need to be super optimistic and have a high degree of self confidence.

 

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The tight labor market is allowing workers to be more selective, especially if they have skill sets with high demand. But even for existing employees, if another company offers more opportunities, they will jump ship. According to a survey from Instructure, this is the case for the majority of the respondents. If a company is known for investing in employee learning and development, 70% of US employees say they are at least somewhat likely to leave their current employer.

 

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At the IBM think Summit Taipei, the global vice president at IBM told the opening session of the summit that IBM expects to have its first commercialized quantum computers ready to market in about three to five years.

The Era of Quantum Computing is Nearly Upon Us At the IBM think Summit Taipei this week, the director of IBM research in Tokyo and global vice president at IBM, Norishige Morimoto, told the opening session of the summit that IBM expects to commercialize its quantum computers in about three to five years, signaling that the era of quantum computing is fast approaching.

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Defining creativity can be, at once, both obvious and impossibly nuanced. As the lines between marketers and makers continue to blur, creative talents are crossing over into culture in more ways than ever before.

Each year, Adweek celebrates the Creative 100, a roster of gifted professionals who inspire current and future generations not only with their work but also their passion for creativity across advertising, media, art, literature, animation and more.

 

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In the previous century, America’s legacy cities experienced massive population growth, becoming centers of innovation known around the world. This status was then followed by rapid population decline, as a result of a shifting global economy. But even as many American communities struggled to adjust to the changing economic winds, many remain and have become centers of innovation and growth.

 

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Q: How can my firm effectively implement our innovative ideas?

A: Traditionally, strategic-planning processes have been used to revitalize organizations and develop significant innovative directions. Expected outcomes have been large-scale initiatives that are implemented over a number of years. Businesses have found it takes time to integrate these bigger ideas into an operational format. In addition, the rapidly changing information economy means good ideas can run their course very quickly.

 

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If there is one characteristic shared by all successful entrepreneurs, it’s this: they are always learning.

Learning for entrepreneurs is non-negotiable. Charting your own course in life and business means that we must ever evolve to the next best version of ourselves. This happens through continual reading, reflection, and focused action; then a new level of development is reached, and the process begins again.

 

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Ben Angel

There's a scientific reason why you must make your most important decisions first thing in the morning, and in the second season of 60 Seconds to Unstoppable, Entrepreneur Network partner Ben Angel is going to share it with you.

Want to become unstoppable in business and in life? Take this 60-second quiz now to find out what's really holding you back, and be sure to grab a copy of Angel's new book, Unstoppable, today.

 

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Alejandro Cremades

Ready to start the next chapter of your life as an entrepreneur? Here’s how to get started…

Entrepreneurship is highly attractive for many reasons. If it’s time you did something different this could be the best life move you ever make. These are the first steps you’ll want to make.

 

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