innovation

Prescription: Apprenticeship & Vocational Training Return

Status: Occurring Prescription: Bring back apprenticeships & vocational training there are modern versions of apprenticeship that can help businesses fill sales, medical, and skilled jobs with qualified candidates without a degree. Extend Vocational Options Experts argue (that’s what experts do) that undergrad business degrees are no more than expensive vocational … Prescription: Apprenticeship & Vocational …

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Prescription: Repurpose Housing To Save Dying Cities

Status: Occurring Uncertain Prescription: Repurpose housing can save dying cities “There are many other ways to repurpose excess real estate or abandoned communities. Some have suggested converting them to farms to reduce the need for food stamps or developing them into recreational facilities. One idea in particular intrigued me—giving abandoned … Prescription: Repurpose Housing To …

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Prescription: Eliminate Opaque Pricing Before It Kills Sales

Status: Occurring Prescription: Sell more by killing uncertain pricing (unless you have an inelastic good) “Thousands of businesses – from packaged goods to retail to tech – are losing millions in sales by playing games with hidden pricing. And, they’re inflicting a mild form of psychological torture on customers, sowing … Prescription: Eliminate Opaque Pricing …

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Prescription: Schools and Businesses Should Intertwine to Drive Innovation

Status: Occurring Prescription: Universities and businesses should intertwine “There is a mass-market opportunity for new types of schools that are linked to business and get private funding. These schools will produce more innovators, engineers, and tinkerers who don’t mind getting their hands dirty.” Econovation, 2011, p.147 What Happened Citi Ventures … Prescription: Schools and Businesses …

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