Germany Is the Silicon Valley of Political Innovation

One of the more significant quotations of last week came from President Donald Trump, when he reportedly described the Germans as “bad, very bad,” referring to their automobile exports. He returned to the theme Tuesday. Another take on Germany, articulated by many economists and technology observers, is that the country has quality manufacturing but hasn’t been very …

America has become so anti-innovation – it’s economic suicide

If you’ve used the internet at any point in the past few weeks, you’ve probably heard of Juicero. Juicero is a San Francisco-based company that sells a $400 juicer. Here’s how it works: you plug in a pre-sold packet of diced fruits and vegetables, and the machine transforms it into juice. But it turns out …

People, not machines, will drive 21st Century innovation

The rise of industry 4.0 is set to transform manufacturing (Pic: Siemens) Whilst smart machinery may outperform humans on many levels, concerns that robots will put us all out of work are unfounded writes Olly Dmitriev, CEO of Vert Rotors. Smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0 is redefining manufacturing but it is the people behind the technology …

Apply Silicon Valley’s disruptive methods to government ?

YOU DON’T NEED to be in government to know how slowly it moves. In business, that kind of inefficiency makes entrepreneurial mouths water. So it’s no surprise that America’s businessman-turned-president wants to speed things up. Now President Trump appears to want to pick up his predecessor’s legacy. Barack Obama more than any other president sought to apply …