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Staying on the City Growth Treadmill

The city can be viewed as a treadmill of businesses all running at the right pace to remain in their position. City leaders need to develop a clear image of their current portfolio of businesses on this treadmill to identify the strategies they need to drive to ensure the continued growth of the region. Whilst there is no single action a city leader can take to keep the business moving, they have a critical role in understanding the subtle interconnection between these businesses to identify the interventions at their disposal that have most likelihood of success. A guest post by Rashik Parmar, MBE, IBM-UK Lead Cloud Advisor.

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The Coller School of Management Inaugurated at Tel-Aviv University

Jeremy Coller, founder of the Coller Institute of Venture, has donated $50 million to the Tel-Aviv University School of Management. The incredibly generous donation was allocated for research and development, study programs and teaching. On May 19, 2016, the new Coller School of Management was inaugurated in a ceremony attended by Coller and his family, TAU leadership, faculty members and the CIV team.

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A Key Management Lesson from the 19th Century

来自十九世纪关于公司管理的重要一课 Charles Babbage had been working for years on his vision of a mechanical programmable computer, the “Analytical Engine”. Being a mathematical genius, he nevertheless did not understand the need to relinquish the management reins to his apprentice, Ada Lovelace - and failed miserably. The transfer of power from the founders to a capable CEO was, apparently, an issue in Victorian England - and still is today. A guest post on the history of venture by Nathan Zeldes, CIV Research Affiliate.

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Understanding the Past to Invent the Future

理解历史,创造未来 In his recent monograph on the history of Silicon Valley, Leslie Berlin, a Stanford historian, defines the factors that made the Valley world’s biggest hub of venture and innovation - Technology, Culture and Money are, according to Berlin, the three elephants upon which the Valley’s unique ecosystem stands; and a disruption of this unique ecosystem by local factors, such as expensive housing and growing inequalities, may eventually bring its demise.

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If You Can’t Beat Them…

假如你无法击败他们…… The market constantly introduces innovation in the urban space, especially when it comes to tourism. The immediate response of cities facing the rising objection of hotels, cab companies and restaurants is to fight such innovations. But what if instead of battling in the courts and trying to ban new economic change, a city would actually embrace and encourage these initiatives? 

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