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  1. Innovation: The Challenge of Time

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    Silicon Valley's relationship with time is perhaps what separates it most from the rest of the world, from what I've seen so far in these trips. The entire system in California is based, for solid economic reasons, on the speed of conception,...

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  2. Outcubator

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    Mumbai-based entrepreneurs Mahesh Murthy  and Vishal Gunda know each other but don't work together. Both are, like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, successful college dropouts, and both now work with startups. To do this, each created what Murthy calls an...

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  3. Innovation in India's cafés

    Starbucks has competition. Café Coffee Day, an Indian chain with 1,300 locations, is on its heels. The coffee is different, but just as good. Its advantage will come from the way it uses tech, which is a bit ironic when you recall that the American...

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  4. Instagram seen from across the globe

    The billion dollars that Facebook paid for Instagram – much of it in stock options – seems like a lot of money to buy a company that isn't even profitable. But one of the reasons for the acquisition of the smartphone photo-sharing app is...

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  5. India's complex market: a medical example

    Docsuggest, launched in January 2010 in Hyderabad (central India) is a startup similar to dozens of others I've met. Not novel enough to justify a tour of the world, except when you look at the advanced metrics. We are in India.The idea is simple:...

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  6. Australia, outsourcing leader?

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    With their country's small population and geographic isolation, Australians are fans of crowdsourcing, which lets them work with millions worldwide. "We're the world leaders. It's our future," says Ross Dawson, co-author, with  Steve Bynghall, of...

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  7. Wokbolic antennas and extralegal strategy

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    Onno Purbo (@onnowpurbo) reuses radio frequencies and other wavelengths to help give the poorest and most poorly served access to the Internet. His favorite method – not really a secret, since it's open source – is a wifi antenna made from a wok,...

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  8. Argentina takes on the U.S. and U.K.

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    The markets are in the north, the talent in the south, and the technology is everywhere. This is the formula that Globant, an Argentinian enterprise-software company, built its strategy on. And it works. Created in 2002 with $5,000 (3,800 Euros), it...

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