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1 November 2018
The image of a gold coin with the bitcoin symbol imprinted on it has become synonymous with everything to do with bitcoin, to the extent that almost everyone around the world uses this type of image when they write about bitcoin. In the event that you are not sure what I’m referring to, glance at...
2 October 2018
Innovation involves exploration, and you need to be aware of what is happening in your industry. In many cases, you can learn a lot from products or services that are already out there. The research will help you find some innovative ideas from other industries which could eventually fit yours. But finding the right trends...
11 September 2018
There is no doubt that innovation has dramatically revolutionized the way we do business and is a key driver of economic growth in our hyper-connected world.  For most companies to stay in the game, they’ve had to rethink their products and services. That said, it is difficult to ignore that although technology is advancing at...
4 September 2018
People whose minds retain information well are referred to as sponges. Instead of retaining water, they are able to retain a large amount of knowledge. Organisations tend to do the same thing; in retaining knowledge. Knowledge Being a Commodity When it comes to hiring people, you find that the majority of individuals in large corporates...
22 August 2018
This post is an analysis and explanation of the problem for Bitcoin to solve. It’s a big problem and a lot of people experience the problem. During my time at Switch, I’ve spent a lot of time working in a Design Thinking and Lean Start-Up fashion. From this, I’ve learnt that you can set yourself...
22 August 2018
There are several retail models that have remained unchanged throughout their existence, banking is most definitely not one of them. Banking has seen significant improvements over its existence, however, the way we interact with banks remains a brick and mortar branch. Will that change with smartphone banking? First National Bank (FNB) and Capitec Bank are...
13 August 2018
I’ve recently attended a workshop on deep and machine learning hosted by Rabbiteer. Not having any formal experience with Machine Learning, I was hoping to get my feet wet with a simple “Hello World” application. Instead, I was introduced to an unforgivably simple way of generating album covers based on year, genre, color scheme etc. with a few...
7 August 2018
On a continent where a huge proportion of the population is “un-banked”, financial innovations are driving increased access to financial services to this traditionally under-served market. Fintech is solving problems that will aid in increasing economic growth, will reduce poverty and will create new market opportunities.  The Context Traditionally, this huge market segment has been slow...
31 July 2018
Creative confidence is the notion that you have big ideas and that you are able to act on them, according to David Kelley (Founder of IDEO). Many successful innovation companies have cross-functional teams that create great ideas, but what really creates great innovation are teams with creative confidence. It does not mean you need to...
26 July 2018
Written by Brett Terespolsky – first published on Bizcommunity 29 May 2018 Being left behind The evolution of the internet has brought about a lot of disruption. From the way we share information to hospitality, there are the obvious big players in the industry that we have all come to know and understand. This piece...

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