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Veja is suing Primark. To accelerate a regenerative world do this instead.

The creator of Veja, Sebastien Klopp, has announced that he will press legal action against Primark for copying the design of his best selling product, the Veja V 10 trainers. View this post on Instagram It’s not cool to copy. Period. “But knocking off sustainable brands is, I think, a special case. For not only are the copycats profiteering from …

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6+ mainstream companies you wouldn’t suspect of open sourcing their ideas

When people hear that I help others get more power by giving up their ideas, they don’t understand or they don’t believe it at first, and next, they look at me suspiciously. Doing open source sounds stupid in the capitalist society we live in. Maybe developers and geeks can get away with it with their software or hardware. But that’s …

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Could Open Source have saved Kodak?

Kodak. They were great with patents and very profitable photo films. But they invented digital cameras. And they hid their innovation because they made their photo films obsolete and unprofitable. Then came asian manufacturers who flooded the market with cheap digital cameras, destroying their margins. And eventually making them bankrupt. Cheap cameras, gopros, digital Canon’s, smartphones had all become the …

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How Font Awesome became the most funded software project on Kickstarter

You might not have heard of Font Awesome,  a font and icon toolkit made by Dave Gandy for use with Twitter Bootstrap, but you’ve probably seen their work everywhere on the Internet without even noticing. If you don’t know them, here are some incredible things they’ve achieved: Font Awesome has a 20% market share among those websites which use third-party …

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How Ted Talks went from one to over 2600 events per year in 9 years

Whether you are a fan of TED talks or you find them a bit elitist, with over 1 billion views in 2012 from thousands of speakers, talks available in 116 languages and local events in 179 countries, you can’t deny that they’ve actually spread a lot of inspiring ideas that challenge the status quo. That’s why today I’m going to …

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How Open Source will be everywhere

Remember how Amazon, Uber and Airbnb ran over physical retail, taxis and hotels with no one understanding what was happening to them? If you are in the business of creating technology, designs, processes or education, you’ve got a similar tsunami coming that will force you to rethink your business. And this tsunami is Open Source. Once there is an open source …