Washington Post

Washington Post Innovations Articles:
July 18, 2014- How the democratization of funding is changing the venture capital landscape
August 5, 2014 – Democratization of funding, part II: A closer look at a few players shaping the new crowdfunding ecosystem
August 8, 2014 – Enough with these tired, copycat innovations

August 26, 2014 – From batteries to nuclear power and 3D printing, here’s who to keep an eye on





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I recently had the most wonderful compliment from a student regarding ProVoke when he told me: “Wow- Prior to reading ProVoke, I never saw myself as an “entrepreneur,” but rather I viewed myself as an employee! As An entrepreneur now I think of disruption and innovation and I am constantly thinking of ‘what-ifs’ in my daily work… this has been game changing”.

You can see why this brought great joy to me! We are all active stakeholders in the Ecosystem of Disruption…we all have a lot to contribute and a lot to gain by active participation in the ecosystem. Yes, the hundreds of thousands of employees in global enterprises are fantastic innovators and entrepreneurs…they were hired because they were excellent in their respect fields and of course they are entrepreneurs and innovators…Let’s change the game and actively participate to disrupt and innovate together!

To my student I said with a huge smile: “Right on, you got it…You are an amazing entrepreneur and absolutely revitalize the culture and innovate much more deliberately, mindfully and actively!”

About Linda Bernardi

Linda Bernardi is an author, technology provocateur, entrepreneur/ex-CEO, strategist, investor, lecturer and board member. These combined functions enables Linda to have a true global perspective regarding cutting edge innovation around the globe.

Linda’s Brief Bio

  • Author:
    ProVoke, released November 2011, discusses the critical importance of global disruption in order to Innovate.
  • Provocateur and strategist:
    Linda’s technology strategy firm , StraTerra Partners, since 2009 has been engaged with large enterprises and in her role as strategic advisor, Linda advises and works with clients in major changes in innovation strategy and adoption of new innovations.
  • Entrepreneur:
    Linda’s core expertise and passion lies in Cloud Computing, Big Data Analytics and changes brought about the digital/social media. In as such, Linda functions as an entrepreneur in introducing new technologies in these areas to the market. Linda founded and ran her company ConnecTerra Inc in Cambridge, MA. In 2001 which was acquired in 2005, as the leading software company in the RFID arena.
  • Investor:
    In addition to being an angel investor throughout the US, Linda is one of the very few (only female) in the India Angel Network, invests in Asia as well as Europe, hence has real time and unique awareness of innovation stemming from other continents.
  • Board member:
    Linda serves as board chair, member, advisor in a number of tech companies as well as not for profits globally.

 

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Navigating the Cloudy Skies! Blueprints and a GPS are a MUST!
DISRUPT | INNOVATE | LEAD

Today’s cloud computing landscape is extremely messy and complex. With the variety of clouds (private, hybrid and public), global/distributed organizations, multiple IaaS, PaaS and other scenarios, deploying the right cloud environment is extremely complex. The question is how do we navigate these complex environments to not only get cloud computing Read More >

Consequential Disruption
DISRUPT | INNOVATE | LEAD

Why Global Disruption is not enough. We Need to Disrupt MEANINGFULLY! Why? As you know, I have been a strong advocate of disruption leading to innovation from the 1st day of my career post graduate school (Mathematics) at BBN (Bolt Beranek & Newman) in Cambridge. We invented things that did not Read More >

Fantastic: Parallel or Sequential VC and Crowdfunding for
Start-ups and Older Start-ups!
DISRUPT | INNOVATE | LEAD

The article, Crowdfunding Isn't Just for the Little Guys, by Katherine Rosman in the Wall Street Journal recently really sparked great thoughts in my mind. So, in this shorter than usual blog I wanted to share some thoughts with you. Initially, crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo were primarily Read More >

Have the Tech Giants Stopped (Seriously Slowed Down) Meaningful Innovation? And Why?
DISRUPT | INNOVATE | LEAD

For the last 16 months in my blog posts, we have been touching upon the many reasons that disruption and innovation is so complicated in large enterprises, which also include the tech giants.  Michael Malone’s June 2nd article in WSJ titled: An Innovation Slowdown at the Tech Giants, prompted me Read More >

Soccer or Football, Anyone???
DISRUPT | INNOVATE | LEAD

Dear readers and friends, I promise many new blogs being planned as we speak and I will be publishing these in the weeks to come. But for now, it is time to talk about something else. Why? Well, because it is FIFA-season! This is the first year that my family and Read More >

Disruption, Innovation And The Necessity Of Creative/Engaged Collaboration
DISRUPT | INNOVATE | LEAD

The art of disruption and collaborative innovation is a very complex and often sensitive topic. In my line of work (as an innovator and disruptor), I am brought into medium and large enterprises with the explicit mission of breaking things to identify and collaborate on new areas of business. We Read More >

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