Competitive Mimicry

Many of us are used to the idea of mimicry as a ways to formulate new ideas.  Biomimicry is a popular form of mimicry many seem to know about; as the Biomimicry Institute defines it, “an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies.”  However there is another form of mimicry we often see, which is vilified due to outliers to the rule; which is what I like to call Competitive Mimicry. Competitive

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The Beauty of Mesh Networks

Lately, I’ve been thinking about Mesh Networks and their potential to unlock innovative solutions through the decentralized network they create and represent.  There are various use applications of mesh networks that entrepreneurs and startups have made into digital products. One of the first products that received it’s fifteen minutes of fame was Firechat, which in September 2014 was used by protestors in Hong Kong’s “umbrella movement”. The app let users send messages to one another without cellular data or a wifi internet connection, relying

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Innovation & Education

I recently had a chance to do some work sessions for the UAE Telecommunications and Regulation Authority (TRA) regarding technology trends and disruptive innovation that are likely to make us re think our entire education curriculum. Some of the research presented was based off the extensive work previously done with my involvement with Honeybird while other was a summarized collection of the latest education trends I’ve been reviewing and been tracking for some time. The TRA, in partnership with the Ministry of Education and

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UAE Finland Delegation

I was planning to regularly write down my thoughts in more comprehensive long format writing, but lately, I’ve been swamped with what happened in November/December during and following my chance to be part of the UAE Ministry of Economy’s Delegation to Finland. Was honored to be chosen to be part of the UAE Delegation to Finland to explore innovation and investment opportunities.  Anyways, the outcome, there are some interesting developments in the works for 2017 so overall it’s been productive,

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I write a blog here, deliver presentations on the subject of 'future impact of innovation', host workshops for local talent, consult & advise startups and entrepreneurs, serve on the board of multiple startups, launch ideas into startups and sometimes gift them to other talented people to execute.

This blog is a space to share my thoughts about future trends and consolidate the latest news I find interesting to share. Alternatively my Facebook page has the same objective.

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