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Think Fast: Solving Frictions

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 8:37 AM
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Solving Customers' Frictions
With Gijs van Wulfen
By Vern Burkhardt
New products and services must solve an existing and relevant friction.
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Campfire Phone Charger
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Enterprise Tomorow
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The future of management strategies, workforce integration and disruptive technologies that inspire rapid innovation and enhance performance and profitability. The future of the enterprise is here and now, but organizations are having trouble realizing the possibilities and implementing the technologies of tomorrow, today.
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So many, backed with so much money and state-of-the-art labs, have worked so hard for so long to develop an efficient and non-polluting engine, but failed miserably, while I as individual on budget $100/month, without any lab or machining facility, created a clean and efficient engine on my own.
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INVENTIONS FOR SALE
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Bio-Mass Gasifier System and Engine
This is a system for efficient conversion of bio-mass waste/ residue into useful inflammable gas i.e. the producer gas. The bio-waste may include agricultural residues, wood chips, straws etc. which in turn can be used to run an engine, stoves and furnace etc.
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If you stop innovating for too long you will end up failing financially.
– Gijs van Wulfen

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