Category Archives: Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The simple 2 step process that makes Elon Musk smarter than everyone else

Elon Musk is a modern-day polymath. He has expert knowledge on four separate fields: degrees in Physics and Economics and is self-taught in aerospace and automotive engineering. From this knowledge he has built four multibillion companies: SpaceX, Tesla Inc., SolarCity and the non-profit OpenAI. Pretty amazing, right? If you’re like me, you’re probably wondering how…

Here’s the brutal truth about why being confident is a bad thing

Every now and then we come across counter-intuitive ideas that become perfectly logical once you consider them from a different perspective. The statement that “being confident is a bad thing” is one of them. On the face of it, it seems like bad advice. Of course we should strive to be confident. Yet the academic researchers…

These three firms own corporate America

A fundamental change is underway in stock market investing, and the spin-off effects are poised to dramatically impact corporate America. In the past, individuals and large institutions mostly invested in actively managed mutual funds, such as Fidelity, in which fund managers pick stocks with the aim of beating the market. But since the financial crisis…

Ideapod’s Submission for the 2030 Strategic Plan for the Australian Innovation, Science and Research System

1. Executive Summary Australian-founded tech start-up Ideapod welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the development of Australia’s 2030 Innovation Strategy (Strategy). We envisage the Strategy will guide government’s investment in the System[1], and help Australia transition from an economy heavily reliant on resources, domestic business and primary industries to an economy fuelled by ideas, the…