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Newconomy

Newconomy is a weekly column for and about the start-up industry. Its focus is the intersection between new and old economies, and between politics and entrepreneurialism. “Newconomy” is sponsored by “Factory”, Berlin’s new start-up hub.

The Ultimate Playlist

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The start-up experience, compressed into eight songs.

24.05.2013

School's Out

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“Never stop learning.” It’s one of the few mantras that remains unequivocally true.

18.05.2013

When You Really Live in the Valley

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The gloves are off in the start-up industry’s fight for the brightest minds. And a new controversy has erupted between the tech communities in Berlin and Silicon Valley.

19.04.2013

Roadmap for Speed

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In Germany, the state has taken responsibility for increasing broadband coverage throughout the country.

23.03.2013

Meet and Greet in Ireland

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Countries like Ireland already court emerging start-ups. It’s time to craft our own narrative.

01.03.2013

The Catholic Company

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The resignation of the pope illustrates a key lesson for budding businesses: Overzealous internationalization complicates company management.

16.02.2013

A Trip to the South

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Berlin’s start-up scene often felt like one big family. But competition is increasing, and the fight for market share is heating up. The next big thing might be born right before our eyes.

01.02.2013

Journalism of the Commons

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The market for online news journalism has dissipated. It’s time to reconsider journalism as a project of the commons.

25.01.2013

The Next Big Thing

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We’ve heard it for years: the web will change everything. Here’s what will stay – and we can expect for the next big innovation cycle.

20.01.2013

Stand proud, speak out

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A strong character and assertiveness are often praised as good character traits. But just as important is the ability to reflect on one’s arguments.

11.01.2013

Goals, Goals, Goals

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Early January is the time of cluttered desks and busy schedules. But the big picture is important, too: The definition of goals for the coming month, quarter, or year.

05.01.2013

Good Isn't Good Enough

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Companies that remain satisfied with second-best solutions won’t succeed in the long run.

28.12.2012
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