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Can tech fix Seattle? Facebook, Twitter and others join new innovation council amid debate over group’s role | GeekWire
Tech titans and startups are joining forces to identify ways technology can help address some of Seattle’s most pressing problems. Two UW researchers, Anind Dey (dean of the Information School) and Vikram Jandhyala (vice president for innovation strategy), are on the advisory council.
Jandhyala.Vikram  Dey.Anind  GeekWire  regl  !UWitM  2018  Information.School  innovation  GIX 
54 minutes ago by uwnews
Can a Big Law Private Equity Practice Play Matchmaker? | The American Lawyer
ike the fact that a law firm represents a lot of private equity funds looking for companies to buy, while also representing a lot of companies looking to be sold. If only the firm knew what dots to connect.
That’s the puzzle that Holland & Knight’s private equity practice leader David Barkus was trying to solve when he hired Keith Ferry, a former private equity lawyer, last year to be director of business development at the Am Law 100 firm, which saw its gross revenue hit nearly $848.2 million in 2017.

Plenty, if not most, private equity lawyers have introduced clients to companies worth acquiring. “Sourcing” deals for private equity clients is one of the most tried and true ways of getting new business in the competitive, but ultra-profitable, practice. Private equity firms will usually hire a lawyer to handle a deal that the lawyer sourced.
Still, playing matchmaker is far from easy: Just ask investment bankers.

But within the past year, Holland & Knight’s Ferry has developed a database that the firm claims has led to 400 introductions between its private equity and corporate clients. Some of those introductions came through a program that Holland & Knight has branded HK Deal Flow, and which have led to deals closing or parties signing letters of intent, meaning a deal is forthcoming.

It is a welcome development for private equity firms that are itching to spend record levels of capital. The first six months of 2018 saw a record level of private equity deals, valued globally at $271 billion by Mergermarket, which tracks transactions.
subsidiaries  innovation  clients 
yesterday by JordanFurlong
RBF Africa Outcomes Report
Under the theme 'Transforming Africa’s development through innovation, youth and technology', the Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development, co-organised with the United Nations Development Programme, brought nearly 400 delegates together in Johannesburg, to share recommendations and collaborative approaches to some of Africa’s most pressing development issues.
africa  southafrica  tech  innovation  reports 
yesterday by SbcmAlumni
3 Ways A.I. and AR Will Transform Your Company |
The greatest ideas hardly ever come from using 20% time away from work. They hardly ever come from the innovation lab. They come from busy people who had ideas while doing their day job, stayed late, and tried things without getting permission. They don't come from companies who drive innovation. They don't come from companies who celebrate innovation. But they come from companies who allow their people to try new things and fail without consequences. They come from companies that have the right climate for employees to be creative. They come from people who do those things that allow them to generate great ideas. 
innovation  google 
yesterday by bwiese
How to Hire Real Innovators (Not Fakers) |
To stock your company with innovators, you have to know what roles they play.
Innovation  hiring  inc 
2 days ago by jorgebarba
Nesta | The Innovation Foundation
Nesta is an innovation foundation. We back new ideas to tackle the big challenges of our time.
ideas  research  innovation 
2 days ago by Aoterra
The Law Firm Disrupted: Outside Ownership of a Law Firm Alert! |
Silicon Valley startup Atrium Legal Technology Services Inc. receiving $65 million in funding from some big-name investors. Plink asked what I thought about Atrium, and I had to be honest: I’d been on vacation most of last week and since returning had been too tied up with other deadlines to look at the news.

So here is the news if you’ve not read about it already: Atrium, in the span of about a year, has provided flat-fee legal advice to 250 startups that collectively have raised more than $500 million. It has hired about 115 people. The company is half law firm, half software developer; the software developed being used by the law firm to automate simple tasks. Got it? O.K.

The $65 million investment is exciting. For a number of reasons. For one, it’s about $30 million shy of the annual gross revenue of the No. 200 firm on The American Lawyer’s annual Second Hundred list.

But most germane to Big Law, in my mind, is that it’s another way to get outside money into a law firm, which I’ve been writing about a lot lately. I continue to believe outside investors are one of the most effective ways to overcome barriers to innovation inherent in the partnership model. Mostly because they allow law firms to think long term.

After reading about Atrium, I find myself asking: Why can’t other law firms do this?
clementi  innovation  startup 
2 days ago by JordanFurlong
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innovation  design  from twitter
3 days ago by bjp2aol
Why Curiosity Matters
New research shows that curiosity is vital to an organization’s performance—as are the particular ways in which people are curious and the experiences they are exposed to. This package examines how leaders can nurture curiosity throughout their organizations and ensure that it translates to success.
business  creativity  Curiosity  hbr  Innovation 
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innovation  creativity  technology  from twitter_favs
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tourism  urban  innovation  Seoul  from twitter
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