Archive for August, 2011

Everything Is a Remix is a documentary about the process of creativity. The filmmaker, Kirby Ferguson, explains progress as activities which involve copying, transforming, and combining.
I prefer to use the word “imitate” rather than “copy” because imitation implies adding to or subtracting from the original whereas copying means duplicating it.
I was at a Hekovnik workshop for startups where I was inspired by the Great Spirit of creativity. We draw and show our ideas through Business Model Canvases. I’ve found out that a lot of ideas were transformed from business models that already existed but became something new by combining.
We can imitate, transform, and combine business models into different innovative ones that offer a far more comprehensive view to a much wider audience.
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Cidade da Copa, 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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Brazil will host the 2014 Soccer FIFA World Cup. When any country hosts a world cup, it’s never just about the game; it’s also a great opportunity for businesses to enhance their profits. Sebrae (Service Brazil for Small and Micro Companies) conducted a survey to investigate opportunities for small enterprises in the service industry. Service companies can combine business models with the World Cup when this event takes place in twelve Brazilian host cities: Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Cuiaba, Natal, Recife, Belo Horizonte, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Salvador, Porto Alegre, Manaus; and Sao Paulo. The survey showed that the 2014 Soccer World Cup will have considerable influence on the growth of agribusiness (132 opportunities,) construction (128,) retail (122,) production linked to tourism (117,) wood and furniture (106,) information technology (105,) clothing (65,) tourism (98,) and services (56.)
Sebrae will invest eighty million dollars in business model combining in order to maximize the potential for an optimum outcome.  All of Brazil is in love with soccer, and so I believe that the 2014 FIFA World Cup is sure to be a huge success, both in sport and in business.
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