The New Gold Rush: Digging for Billions in Emerging Markets

One of the most important events in our modern, economic history, even surpassing the Industrial Revolution in significance, is the rise of emerging markets. Nations that used to be written off as mere consumers of international products if not bilateral foreign aid, are fast maturing, getting empowered and are starting to exercise influence over international trade. […]

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The New Gold Rush: Digging for Billions in Emerging Markets

One of the most important events in our modern, economic history, even surpassing the Industrial Revolution in significance, is the rise of emerging markets. Nations that used to be written off as mere consumers of international products if not bilateral foreign aid, are fast maturing, getting empowered and are starting to exercise influence over international trade. […]

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Procter & Gamble Innovates on Thin Margins in India

In a market of 400 million people, India is one of the targets of major manufacturing corporations in product innovation. Unlike in other nations, the upscale market of India is seen to be a peculiar one as consumers have different preference and needs. Venturing into this demanding market is P&G with its effort to become the premium producer of efficient shaving razors. […]

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Multinationals in India: New Paradigms Business Applies

Up until recently, an international brand would enter an emerging market like India, by taking an existing product and create a stripped down low-cost version for the new market. But not any longer. Traditional business models no longer apply in India. Increasingly, you will see new products developed from the ground up with new business models. The March 2012 McKinsey Quarterly article, “How Multinationals Can Win in India,” predicts that in the next 10 years, 20% of global revenue growth will come from India. For multinationals in India to succeed, they must adopt new business paradigms immediately. So far, multinationals […]

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The Massive Workforce in China & India

The emerging world, long a source of cheap labour, now rivals the rich countries for business innovation, says S.D. Shibulal, CEO of Infosys: In recent years China and India have led the way in becoming the new hubs for growth, innovation and talent. They produce close to 700,000 engineers every year. The availability of such a large pool of talent is the much needed fuel to power the growth of industries across sectors in these countries. This has been complemented by the presence of a large middle-class population (160m in India and 230m in China) with rising disposable incomes. China […]

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Personal Genomics is Changing the Medical Industry

The medical industry is virtually on the verge of a major shift, as a new branch of genomics, known as Personal Genomics, is becoming increasingly popular among both consumers and companies. Though remotely related to traditional population genomics, Personal Genomics is basically an analysis of individual genomes or the mapping of individual DNA. It is done by using some sophisticated bio-informatics tools for pinpointing those diseases, which are closely associated with loci and gene. One of the main reasons to the increased interest among consumers, is the disease risk prediction capability based on genetic markers. […]

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Personal Genomics is Changing the Medical Industry

The medical industry is virtually on the verge of a major shift, as a new branch of genomics, known as Personal Genomics, is becoming increasingly popular among both consumers and companies. Though remotely related to traditional population genomics, Personal Genomics is basically an analysis of individual genomes or the mapping of individual DNA. It is done by using some sophisticated bio-informatics tools for pinpointing those diseases, which are closely associated with loci and gene. One of the main reasons to the increased interest among consumers, is the disease risk prediction capability based on genetic markers. […]

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Trillions: The Future of Information Ecology

The number of Internet devices has already crossed the milestone of 1 billion units, but this achievement seems negligible when compared with its future prospects, which is no longer a distant vision. Trillions, a new video by MAYA Design, aptly shows how computing technology can redefine the future of digital world by crossing the boundary of number or by touching the magical figure: 1 trillion. This simply means the presence of computing technology will become ever more pervasive and powerful and is likely to be followed by a string of new challenges and opportunities. […]

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Biomimicry is Innovation Inspired by Nature

When car manufacturer DaimlerChrysler‘s Research department wanted to develop a new era aerodynamic, safe, comfortable and environmentally compatible car they turned to nature for inspiration. By doing this, the new The Mercedes-Benz Bionic Car has much resemblance with the box fish in terms of shape and body structure. Despite its boxy, cube-shaped body, this tropical fish is in fact outstandingly streamlined and therefore represents an aerodynamic ideal. The result was a 20 percent lower fuel consumption and up to 80 percent lower nitrogen oxide emissions. […]

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Copenhagen Design Week 2009 is all about Sustainable Design

Copenhagen Design Week explores design that matters – ideas, concepts, products and services that will come to play an important role in your professional and personal life. Taking place between August 27th – September 6th, Copenhagen Design Week explores social and environmental design and innovation. Each element of the program explores the positive power of design, inspiring businesses and individuals. […]

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