THE BIG PICTURE
Harvard Business Review
Recent research suggests that the critical variable influencing one’s scope of attention is not emotional valence (positive vs. negative emotions) but motivational intensity, or how strongly you feel compelled to either approach or avoid something. Read more here.
Big companies should create an ecosystem that encompasses partnerships with different types of entities. Also, they should build a portfolio of engagements that represents the different stages of innovation, from generating ideas to buying a technology to acquiring a company. Read more here.
World Economic Forum
European corporates and start-ups must collaborate more and better on innovation if Europe is to remain internationally competitive. Read more here.
The Next Web
Understanding the way your brain works and regularly training it can help you better exploit your limited creativity reserves and increase them over time. Read more here.
THE LATEST NEWS
Despite a recent slowdown, Mongolia has experienced dramatic economic growth in the 2000s, exceeding global trends. Foreign direct investment, mining, infrastructure spending, and strong fiscal and monetary stimulus measures have driven much of this growth. Read more here.
Chattanooga is building the largest and fastest Internet networks in the Western Hemisphere. It has attracted billions of dollars in new investment and a flock of entrepreneurs to the city. Read more here.
A marriage of academia, private money and entrepreneurial savvy—exemplifies that of Cambridge. What began with the creation of business parks to host enterprising dons and their doctoral students in the 1970s has grown into the most exciting technology cluster in Europe. Read more here.
The Wall Street Journal
The growth rate of new businesses remains stalled, but the share of women-owned firms has climbed. Read more here.