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Idaho’s Exploding Latino Population
According to census data compiled by the Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs, the Hispanic population in Idaho is growing faster than the general population. Hispanics are Idaho’s largest minority group, and they’re become an increasingly integrated part of life in Idaho.
This is an exciting reality of the exploding growth of the Latino market in the United States. Idaho’s growing Hispanic population has even more meaning for me as I’ve spent a significant amount of my life in Idaho.
Every time I visit Idaho, I am reminded of the beauty and opportunity that exists a plenty in the Gem State. It’s no secret that the number of Hispanics in Idaho is increasing. You see it when you visit the mall. It’s clear as day with the increase in business activity targeted at the Hispanic market and those with an affinity for Latin culture.
Brands and individuals seeking a unique opportunity for growth need look no further than the state of Idaho and its growing Latino population.
No business plan has ever survived first contact with customers.
Disruptive Possibilities Require a Change in Mindset
Innovation is a buzzword, and for good reason. The ability to identify, explore, and capitalize on changing trends requires an open approach where curiosity is rewarded and encouraged.
A recent perusing of the 50 Disruptive Companies in 2013 by the MIT Technology Review offers up the usual suspects:
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But what really stands out in this list of innovators is the fact that several of the companies identified arise from the Internet & Digital Media sector. Now, this doesn’t come as a surprise with the likes of Facebook, Path, and Pinterest being named among those who made the list. Instead, the more remarkable item of note is the fact that Coursera made the list.
Making college courses available free online and developing ways to adjust them to students’ individual needs.
Innovation in education requires a disruptive approach where constraints are tossed aside and both students and teachers alike are rewarded for their creativity, open-solutions, and collaborative participation. The only constraint should be the barriers of a sandbox like environment where bold possibilities are both rewarded and encouraged in a transparent environment.
The field of education is fertile for real game-changing solutions that enhance today’s learning experience.
Nobody has a monopoly on good ideas.
Build something today.
Disruption in the Newsroom
The newspaper industry is on the cusp of some very innovative directional shifts. How they embrace digital and the proliferation of content is paramount. Here’s a blurb from an excellent post on the subject of disruptive innovation in journalism.
“Creating an innovative newsroom environment means looking within the existing value network and beyond traditional business models to discover new experiences for audiences, then realigning your resources, processes and priorities to embrace these disruptions.”