After Croatian accession to the EU in July 2013, the goal of achieving good growth rates and sustainable development, as well as reduction in income differences as compared to the EU average, will require overcoming socio-economic challenges, such as building a stable and competitive economy, positive demographic, lower socio-economic differences, a successful environmental policy, promoting… Continue reading Vucedol – New Growth From Ancient Culture
The 3,500 apps available for the Apple Watch show the device’s promise and pitfalls. Frankly speaking no one really needs an Apple Watch, or any kind of smart watch, since there is not much to do with them beyond activity tracking and replicating the alerts you already get on your smartphone. However, that is not… Continue reading Apple Watch Apps
Last Friday I have seen a superb presentation by IDEO on the new Concept Kitchen 2025, a very interesting project prepared with collaboration with IKEA. How will we behave around food in 2025? Ten years in the future, the world will be a very different place. (Read how). What does that mean for us, for… Continue reading Concept Kitchen 2025
The World Economic Forum’s Meta-Council on Emerging Technologies, based on the collaborative expertise of the Forum’s communities, identified the most important recent technological trends. The purpose of doing so is to raise awareness of their potential and contribute to closing the gaps in investment, regulation and public understanding that so often thwart progress. The 2015… Continue reading Top Emerging Technologies of 2015
Jim Yurchenco was a creator of the Original Apple Mouse, which was significant in that it was the first mouse ever used by regular people. I would like to recommend these short video, to discover some great lessons from the masters of Design Thinking.
Last week I have attended an interesting networking event organised by Founders Alliance in Stockholm. Founders Alliance, largely formed by Sweden’s most influential and experienced businessmen, aims to increase opportunities for Swedish entrepreneurs that enable growing and building sustainable companies through access to the necessary resources, inspiration and individuals in the network. Founders Alliance is… Continue reading Business Networking
I am a huge fan of design thinking concept, and as described in one of my previous posts, this increasingly popular trend in business, helps in meeting challenges, solving realistic and complex problems and finding desirable solutions by combining creative and critical thinking that allows information and ideas to be organized, decisions to be made, situations to… Continue reading Change by Design
World Economic Forum published the Outlook on the Global Agenda 2015, which provides a top-of-mind perspective from the Global Knowledge Networks on the challenges and opportunities of the coming 12–18 months. I thought it may be an interesting proposition for some Christmas Holidays reading…Enjoy!
It is almost the end of a year, and a good time to reflect on the achievements of the past year. I have just read a very interesting article in FT Magazine which is a great celebration of the extraordinary women who have made their mark — as leaders, campaigners and fighters — in 2014.… Continue reading Women of 2014
Innovation is a key to the future. To manage innovation companies judge projects on their technical and business merits, on ever stricter criteria. This is a ruthless process, in which many great ideas are generated at first, then nurtured then in many cases… abandoned. Only a limited number of projects finally emerge from the project… Continue reading Open Innovation