Not surprising, since phones have become our primary gateway to the digital world and the action center of our digital identity.

Reshared post from +CNET

This study focused on the damage phones may be doing to our attentiveness and general well-being.

Phones ruining our attentiveness, says study – CNET
Technically Incorrect: A new survey reveals that the Apocalypse may be upon us. Or, at least, the Aphoneocalypse. It found that one in 10 people say they check their phones during sex.

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Cliff on February 12th, 2016
By +Lisa Boucher & +Cliff Pavlovic, Ph.D.

"In Canada, we currently have a number of entrepreneurs and dedicated inventors who do not have access to sufficient start-up capital, thus stifling innovation and economic growth. By analyzing global trends over the last few years, crowdfunding has been shown to make a huge impact in entrepreneurial and even business needs."

"An overview of the state of global crowdfunding shows that it is growing and has the ability to impact multiple industries. As for the current situation of crowdfunding in Canada, it is nascent with potential for growth. Now the role it can play in economic development is important, especially for entrepreneurship: a sector that had the most crowdfunding volume worldwide, nearly US$7 billion (in 2014)."

Read more here: http://ow.ly/Ydzoc

#canada #innovation #economy #crowdfunding #entrepreneurship

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White Paper: Harmonizing Crowdfunding within Canada | Momentum Crowdfunding
(Following is the abstract of the paper; below the abstract is the link to download the full document). A paradigm shift in the financial industry: Harmonizing Crowdfunding within Canada. By Lisa Boucher and Cliff Pavlovic, Ph.D. In Canada, we currently have a number of entrepreneurs and …

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Cliff on February 12th, 2016
Mr. Branson's answer to the question: “Your very own definition of love and great relationship would be…?”

By +Richard Branson: http://ow.ly/Ygnkw

My definition of love

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Cliff on January 28th, 2016
"[…] incumbent managers have a short term incentive to ignore the challenge [of disruptive innovation] — making best use of their existing infrastructure. Taxi companies tried to leverage regulation to preserve the value of their medallions and drivers. Nokia tried frivolously to protect its closed ecosystem and preserve employment for their thousands of Symbian focused staff members. And you can be certain that Merck, Pfizer, and Roche have strong incentives to make the best use of their high-end R&D functions before embracing the radically different path that 23andMe might take."

"And over the long term, each of these short-term decisions could lead to failure."

"With information at the core of most modern disruptions, there are new opportunities to attack industries from different angles. Uber built a platform in a fragmented limo market that let it come into transportation and logistics more broadly. Netflix captured your eyeballs through streaming video and used the data it had to blow up the content production process. Google mapped the world, and then took its understanding of traffic patterns and street layouts to build autonomous cars."

From Harvard Business Review: http://ow.ly/XDTCX

How Big Data Is Changing Disruptive Innovation
Disruption is no longer just coming from the low end.

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Cliff on January 18th, 2016
"The incentives that govern the actions of financial sector employees tend to reward speculation, rather than long-term wealth creation."

From +The Economist: http://ow.ly/XeRLh

Finance and economics: What’s wrong with finance | The Economist

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