AMPlify: Sidestep and Twist – Why innovation fails

Why are Amex and Visa popular when Diners Club was first to market with the credit card? How did Apple manage to corner an overwhelming share of the portable mp3-player business when the RIO, Nomad, and IXI came first? And whatever happened to Excite anyway? James Gardner (General Manager at Spigit and a thought leader on innovation) believes he knows the answer. He suggests businesses that focus primarily on breakthrough discoveries feeding new... Read More

AMPlify: Lending and the Social Graph

Facebook's mapping of its social connections Earlier today AMPlify (a thought-leadership conference currently underway in Sydney) hosted Venessa Miemis to discuss the future of money and the position of Facebook credits as an emergent global virtual currency. During her enlightening session, Vanessa briefly touched on the topic of leveraging the Social Graph to help build more reliable and meaningful credit scores. This is not the first time I’ve... Read More

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