The Signal #38: how to start an innovation cluster?

From our January 20th newsletter. (Want to read them in real-time?  Please sign up!) ** We often show this diagram in presentations when talking about how Silicon Valley functions. Credit where credit is due: we developed this based on AnnaLee Saxenian’s Regional Advantage, which compared Silicon Valley and Boston / Route 128. Silicon Valley is already a functioning ecosystem. […]

The Signal #23: Competitive Advantage

We’ve been lax in posting our newsletter to this website. Below is #23, on immigration and competitive advantage. ** Friends, The story of business is the story of the search for competitive advantage, preferably sustainable competitive advantage. To Michael Porter, competitive advantage meant either cost advantage or differentiation. Morningstar talks about economic moats. These refer […]

The Signal #19: FujiFilm, social graph integrity, and peripatetic paneling

Reposted from our newsletter. ** Friends, Leapin’ lizards!  A month has passed from our last epistle.  (Didn’t read it? Don’t worry, we’ll wait.)  With fall has come good news. We have started work for FujiFilm’s Open Innovation Hub in Santa Clara.  Open Innovation Hub is a showcase for core technologies developed by FujiFilm, and the company is now […]