I was asked to contribute to a crowdsourced book about the future, looking to predict the world in 2020. While it doesn’t seem that far away, I took the liberty of virtually ‘closing my eyes’ to imagine how Media, Context and Education would change in 6 years time.
One can clearly see a close and compelling partnership between Britain and Israel, specifically in business and trade, where both countries recognising their partner’s strengths, seek to use it to encourage and enhance their own potential.
Harvard Professor Yochai Benkler has a radical premise: cooperation triumphs over self-interest. In a lecture this month in Tel Aviv, he called for cooperation and community as a tool to fundamentally transform business.
Corporate accelerators are a recent phenomenon, both in Israel and globally. Microsoft selected Israel last year to launch its very first accelerator program. The company takes no equity, with the emphasis on business and technical mentoring.
Francois Hollande, President of France, led a delegation this week of 260 senior French executives and government officials to Israel for the 2nd annual France-Israel Innovation Day. The objective was to connect French companies with innovative Israeli startups.
The recent regulatory changes of Obamacare create opportunities and challenges for mHealth and eHealth startups that are worth considering. This post covers the massive changes that are about to take place in the industry and 66 Israeli startups operating in the mhealth space.
Folks in Silicon Valley seem to have been indoctrinated in the “Think big” mentality fully – and it’s contagious.
I’ve spent the past couple of weeks working with my American colleagues in New York and San Francisco and meeting our global partners. If there’s one thing I could say is a stark difference between European entrepreneurs and Silicon Valley ones, is this 10X, or “moonshot” thinking.
Next month, one of the leading European operators is expected to announce a dedicated, Israel-focused venture capital fund. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to innovation clusters, some telcos are getting a better ROI from Israel than others.
Bloomberg’s World Healthcare Efficiency Index, released last month, makes for very interesting reading. Among 48 countries worldwide, the US ranked 46th. The top four (Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and Israel), emphasize the role of Government in the efficiency of healthcare.
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