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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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Innovation consulting can be a lonely place for a woman to play, especially in a conventional, male-oriented, and competitive marketplace like Melbourne is today. Making networking a key way of enhancing my intellectual, emotional and social capital, consciousness and creativity.  Involving going out of my way to meet people with different business and life experiences, backgrounds and perspectives. Reflecting on my years of experience networking in a variety of diverse groups, communities, and associations, I realized that it’s one of the key ways people can experience the interplay between innovation, creativity, and consciousness, that emerges new ideas. That allowed me to explore and discover unknown territories, with people in similar and competing fields, with different and diverse worldviews, and levels of creativity and consciousness.

 

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Felena Hanson

As entrepreneurs, we’ve all been asked at one point if we will provide our services free of charge. This usually comes at the request of a nonprofit organization or another entrepreneur in the name of “exposure.” They'll often make promises about establishing key connections and the possibility of future business. So how do you decide when to say no? The first step in working for exposure without being exposed is to set clear boundaries, and here are four keys to doing just that.

 

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Twenty years ago, in 1999, Amazon was a 5-year-old kindergartner startup navigating the early ecommerce market.

But that didn't stop CEO Jeff Bezos from dreaming big. At the time, Amazon had just started to expand its offerings beyond books. But Bezos was already painting outlandish visions of his customer-first website becoming the one-stop marketplace for everything.

Image: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. AP Photo/Beth A. Keiser

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Here are six invaluable pieces of wisdom and advice about the role of innovation in healthcare that executives from hospitals and health systems across the country have shared with Becker's Hospital Review this year:

Chris Coburn, chief innovation officer, Partners HealthCare System (Boston): "Innovation is not one breakthrough. Rather innovation is an expression of the organization's priorities and capabilities and realized through the creative actions of our gifted employees — hundreds of our Harvard faculty and administrative leaders. The job of our team is to help enable and then commercially act on this expression."

 

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Most entrepreneurs struggle with many startup founders quandaries in building their business, and these key dilemmas are probably the biggest source of pain and failure for the entrepreneur lifestyle. People may jump into the lifestyle to be their own boss, achieve great wealth, start a new trend, or all the above. The dilemma is that these goals are usually mutually exclusive.

 

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asia

For years, Western observers and media have been talking about the rise of Asia in terms of its massive future potential. But the time has come for the rest of the world to update its thinking—because the future arrived even faster than expected.

 

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rotterdam

Rotterdam has made it to the final round of the competition between European cities to become the Innovation Capital of Europe. The organization announced this last week.

The competition was launched by the European Commission with the aim of stimulating innovation in European cities. An annual sum of 1 million euros has been earmarked to reward the winner. The five cities with the highest scores behind the winner will receive a reward of €100,000.

 

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Living in or near a big city comes with perks, like great entertainment options, shopping centers, and career opportunities.

But just how much will you have to fork over in living expenses to call one of these areas home?

Depending on where you live, the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the country's top metro areas can be less than $720 a month or higher than $2,500 a month.

 

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From necessities like paper towels and groceries to a new television or furniture, you can find almost anything you need for your home on Amazon. What few may realize, however, is that that the online retailer not only sells household accessories, but actual homes, too.

For example, you can purchase this expandable container house for just $23,800 on Amazon, plus $1,000 in shipping costs — a fraction of the $227,700 median price for a house in the United States, according to Zillow.

Image: WZH Group

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