In this edition: harping in the fog, shapeshifting materials, and robotic sidekicks for our heroes fighting the pandemic.
After an extended break, I’m now freshly enthusiastic about sharing insights and ideas that inspire me. I hope you’ll join me on this journey; one of the few journeys we can make right now without needing to leave the room!
It was fantastic to host changemakers from all over Europe at our home. The best way I can think of describing that contagious and inspirational vibe comes from my daughter. She describes this kind of energy as ”waking up in the morning wanting to light up the world, not just the room next door”.
In this edition: foldable mini-microscopes for everyone, a lucky strike against obesity and colouring garments with bacteria
What’s your first association when being asked about the country Colombia? Chances are your answer will include crime and drugs. You might even consider it a potentially dangerous country to visit. Let me prove you wrong!
In this edition: Noah’s ark for human germs, mushrooms save bees (and your blueberries) and why you can soon love gummy bears again.
In this edition: Surgeons practise on your 3D printed organs, AR smart glasses make hearing impaired love theatre again and waste that lets you fly high.
Technological progress has many benefits. It does amazing things for us on an individual level and humanity as a whole. But there often is a flip side. Simply calling it unintended consequences doesn’t cut it (anymore).
In this edition: sharing electricity through solar powered peer-to-peer microgrids, snowflake paint against climate change and city planning improved by sharing bike data.
Investors inherently ask you to “show them the money!”. They want to see evidence that your business is valuable. You should ask that same question too.
In this edition: fishing for junk in space, underwater walls may save Venice from drowning and 3D printing the “augmented human”.
Startups sometimes fail for the same reason as large corporations succeed – their focus on a preconceived business model. But before you can exploit a business model, you need to make sure you’ve got it right.
In this edition: Airplanes made from spider silk, a biotech gamble with mutated mosquitoes and land-based coral farming to rescue our reefs
Success is more than potential. It is the execution of that potential that makes all the difference. Laser-focusing on what matters, on continuous learning and a balanced sense of urgency are the key elements of excellence in execution.