The Way Forward for Innovation in Australia

Old innovation ecosystem models are broken, it is time to realise the open models based around startups (particularly scalable global product based tech startups) are the key to our future. The above diagram by StartupCommons summarises the change in focus at a macro level, we also need to look at the basics of our cultural … Continue reading The Way Forward for Innovation in Australia

What We Do

For some time now the question 'What do you do?' has been a little bit of a long answer here at Cooper & Co. We have a diverse range of interests but there are key underpinning motives, values and desires about improving our world with a mix of commercial and non-commercial sustainable activities. These are … Continue reading What We Do

SydStart by Cooper & Co.

SydStart Panel Discussion

Cooper & Co are proud to be the founding and long term sponsors of the largest professional tech startup event in Australia - SydStart. This event is something we support because we want to grow the startup ecosystem in Australia and it is undergoing a dramatic growth phase, due in no small part to the hyper … Continue reading SydStart by Cooper & Co.

A useful and potentially important business strategy to keep in mind when making the buy/build/integrate decision. This article was reblogged from one of our founder’s personal blogs.

AnyDex

Most technologists are familiar with the concept of transclusion, but this is not necessarily the case for entrepreneurs.

It is another example of why innovation happens at the intersections of life or business.

  • Cut across traditional boundaries and you will find places, people, products and processes that are often central to where or how new improvements are found.
  • Tech startups founded by one or more geek entrepreneurs would have awareness of transclusion from their technology (usually software) training and naturally apply it to their business design.

Basically, to me (with my geek hat on), transclusion means avoid duplication or reuse existing code or apply use best practice PLUS be open to how these are employed or integrated.

  • Why copy a piece of code from another place when you can refer to it (or call it in at run time or integrate it) and hence benefit in both places if…

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