Economies of diversity

In business you hear a lot about economies of scale — the idea that if you produce or consume a lot of something you can expect it to be cheaper per unit. But I’ve been wondering recently about whether there’s a different kind of benefit you can get from deliberately trying to create diversity in a group. […]

Only connect — making networks useful

I’ve generally tried to live by the adage of “always learn from people who are better than you” and yesterday we helped launch the Accelerator AssemblyÂ — a network for EU tech accelerator programmes which we’ll be co-ordinating along with our friends at Seedcamp, Techstars, Seed-DB, Nesta, Startup Weekend and Howtoweb. It shows how much accelerators have […]