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Business Techonomy Events

Scott Cook on Scientific Experimentation in Business

In this video from the "Revolutions in Progress" session at Techonomy 2011, in Tucson, Ariz., Scott Cook, Founder and Chairman of Intuit, tells two stories about how scientific experimentation helped institutions find innovative solutions to complex problems. First, he describes how junior-level staff at his company created a text-message notification system for farmers in India to alert them about crop prices in nearby markets. Senior management initially doubted the tool's viability, but it went on to significantly improve the livelihood of over 400,000 Indian farmers. Second, he profiles the Chinese city of Shenzhen, where in the 1980s government officials allowed local markets, instead of communist government regulations, to dictate economic growth, providing a successful model for the rest of China.   More

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Miles Beckett of EQAL on Breaking the Rules

In this short talk from Techonomy 2011 in Tuscon, Ariz., Miles Beckett, CEO of EQAL, talks about how he took charge of his life by quitting medicine to do what he really loves. After years of medical training and practice, Beckett realized that in order to be happy, he needed to embrace his creativity. He launched the webisode series Lonelygirl15 in 2006, and went on to create EQAL, a media company that manages brands and celebrities.   More

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Jack Dorsey on How Square and Twitter are Similar

In this video from the "21st Century Individuals vs. 20th Century Organizations" session at Techonomy 2011 in Tucson, Ariz., Techonomy founder David Kirkpatrick asks Jack Dorsey about the similarities, and differences, between his two companies, Twitter and Square. Both are utilities, says Dorsey, and both are defined by the user.   More

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Sprint’s Dan Hesse on Why Consumers Still Don’t Dictate Product Development

In this session from Techonomy 2011 in Tuscon, Ariz., Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint Nextel Corporation, argues that even though consumers now play a big roll in improving customer service via social networks, they still don't dictate new product development.   More