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This edition of selected articles charts a variety of angles on topics of entrepreneurialism and innovation.  Equally valuable could be a couple of pieces that might inspire a hidden innovator, creative thinker, entrepreneur or a bleeding heart to start the next week differently.

Accept the Burden of Uncertainty

Perhaps uncertainty is no longer something that entrepreneurs have to contend with.  I often make a point that we live in an age of ‘expectation of change’ which is akin to uncertainty.  Counterintuitively perhaps, we need to do as Scott Belsky suggests, accept it and become more comfortable with it. Scott is acknowledged as one of the most creative thinkers in business and is well known as the co-founder and Head of Behance.

20 Inspiring Startups Aiming to Improve the World

Very little can be said here besides “awesomely inspiring”. Monty Munford from Mashable lists them all.

America Falls Behind in Creating Rich Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurialism and the USA generally go hand in hand, and in this sense have been the envy of the world for a very long time. However, Robert Frank from CNBC wonders if America has ‘lost its mojo’. The infographic below tells an intriguing story.

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What We Should Be Talking About When We Talk About Innovation

This is a point worth noting for all who are grappling with the idea that innovation is often a very expensive and long process.  This piece also shows that innovation can, in fact, be ‘nuanced’ and bespoke.  Kaihan Krippendorff, an innovation expert and author of Outthink the Competition, shares what he uncovered in an interview with John Flynn, the CEO and founder of Fleet Advantage. FULL ARTICLE

Go on, volunteer; it could be good for you

Another in a long line of consistent studies shows the major benefits (health in particular) of volunteering. This recent study comes from the University of Exeter Medical School.  The research, led by Dr Suzanne Richards, was supported by the National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care in the South West Peninsula (NIHR PenCLAHRC). I recommend checking out thousands of volunteering opportunities on LINKKI (a national service managed by Volunteering Qld).

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