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Functional Foods: A Fix to Highlight after National Nutrition Month

Michael Zacka | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
Michael Zacka

Very public efforts to improve health and prevent disease by eating right have also spurred the food and beverage industries to develop promising and innovative products that will help individuals as well as stimulate companies' sales.

We've Won!! Oh Wait, the Game Just Started

Aron Susman | Posted 11.13.2013 | Small Business
Aron Susman

One of the hardest things about building a company is knowing that you are always one fatal mistake away from your excellent idea crashing and burning in a fraction of the time it took to achieve your successes to date.

Redefining Reality: Delivering High Growth in Uncertain Times, Part 2

Michael Zacka | Posted 06.29.2013 | Business
Michael Zacka

Speed. Age. Glocal. Uncertainty. Innovation. I hear business leaders actively talking about these trends as separate entities. But it is clear to me that they are interrelated and must be taken as a whole to sustain profitable growth in this new age.

Redefining Reality and Delivering High Growth in Uncertain Times

Michael Zacka | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business
Michael Zacka

What's clear from the last year in business is that companies that achieve high, or even healthy growth, have the ability to focus, perceive all the options, choose one or several realities with great market appeal, innovate around them and continue to do so persistently.

Demand For High-Skilled Visas Expected To Spike

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Homeland Security Department expects applications for high-skilled immigration visas to outpace the available supply in a matte...

Low Cost Isn't a Strategic Choice -- It's an Operational Necessity and Key to Sustainable Profit Growth

Michael Zacka | Posted 04.14.2013 | Business
Michael Zacka

Taken together -- innovation and the approach of looking at the cost competitiveness through the eyes of a private equity company -- thought leaders at our recent conference gave CEOs an important new perspective to achieve sustainable profit growth.

Innovation Rhetoric Is at an All-time High: Here's How to Turn Theory Into Practice

Michael Zacka | Posted 02.10.2013 | Business
Michael Zacka

It is hard to do -- especially since most think of innovation as seismic change brought about by all those much-heralded, mass-market disruptions dreamed up by boy geniuses and biotech scientists.

Can Selective Immigration Help the Innovation Crisis?

Christopher Newfield | Posted 01.20.2013 | Business
Christopher Newfield

Every element of the country's past success is coming under scrutiny -- the patent process, the higher education system, and the condition of the physical and digital infrastructures, among many others. One perennial target is the bottleneck in U.S. access to the world's technical workforce.

Five Cities That Are Becoming Tech Epicenters

Zach Cutler | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology
Zach Cutler

When it comes to technology, Silicon Valley remains a metonym for the industry as a whole. Small tech startups often open up shop in the area -- if only to make a name for themselves -- and many of America's greatest tech companies and venture capitalists reside there as well.

High Tech Knowledge Brokering

Soren Petersen | Posted 10.29.2012 | Technology
Soren Petersen

How do engineers contribute to concepts through the integration of new technologies and turn inventions into innovative applications satisfying new or existing user needs?

The 10 Tech Companies With The Highest Starting Salaries

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.05.2012 | Business

Parents who punish their kids by taking away their computer privileges may be doing more harm than they know. That's because starting salaries for som...

WATCH: Melissa Mowbray-D'Arbela, A Female Hi-Tech Role Model

Karin Kamp | Posted 05.22.2012 | Women
Karin Kamp

Melissa says to succeed in male-dominated industries like the one's she's worked in -- architecture, law, investment banking, private equity and now science -- you have to be strategic.

Design It Pink? Isn't That Insulting?

Tim Berry | Posted 05.05.2012 | Technology
Tim Berry

For the most part, trying to design tech for women ends up, well-meaning or not, assuming women are dumber than men. Which is a dumb assumption.

High-Tech Resurgence Key to Warding Off Double-Dip Recession

Dean Garfield | Posted 10.12.2011 | Technology
Dean Garfield

Despite recent events, as well as a wave of fear that shows no sign of dissipating anytime soon, one shining light of America's economy is high-tech.

Coming to Terms With the Minority High Tech Employment Gap

David Honig | Posted 09.27.2011 | Technology
David Honig

Though the number of Blacks, Hispanics, and women working in the high tech sector has risen over the last decade, the high tech workforce remains worryingly homogenous.

Alex Wagner

Obama Pushes Innovation to Fix Manufacturing Woes | Alex Wagner | Posted 08.24.2011 | Business

Joking that "one of my responsibilities as commander-in-chief is to keep an eye on robots," President Obama on Friday announced a new public-private s...

Women in Tech: Time to Focus on Solutions

Caroline Simard | Posted 05.27.2011 | Technology
Caroline Simard

I have written extensively on this blog and in other venues about the barriers that women in technology face: unwelcoming cultures, bias and stereotyp...

A Cynic Predicts IT and Media in 2011

Tony Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Tony Greenberg

This year will bring us another batch of rebranded, repackaged technology sold as revolutionary. Which is ok because none of us are ready for true innovation.

Saying High-Tech Is a Meritocracy Doesn't Make it So

Caroline Simard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Caroline Simard

Research shows that women face persistent barriers to retention and advancement in the high tech industry. Is it "all men's fault?" No.

The High-Tech Industry Must Adapt to the Reality of Dual-Career Couples

Caroline Simard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Caroline Simard

Only when issues facing working parents stop being solely framed as a woman's issue will we see workplaces where family is no longer framed as an inconvenience and a barrier to advancement.

Exclusive Video: BlackBerry Funds Viewdle -- Visual Recognition for Video to Launch Soon on Mobile

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.07.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Viewdle, the visual recognition software company with origins in the Soviet military, has received a venture round from the RIM's BlackBerry Fund,...

On the Strategic Use of the F-word: Is Swearing a Currency in High Tech?

Caroline Simard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Caroline Simard

As our research report in collaboration with Stanford University found, corporate America overwhelmingly values being outspoken and assertive, and swearing is nothing more than a reflection of these values.

Immigration Reform is Good Politics

Darrell West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Darrell West

Recent statements by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi about the importance of enacting immigration reform this year h...

Where Will Job Growth Come From? (Or How to Ensure Your Kids Don't Move Back in After College...)

Caroline Simard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Caroline Simard

Let's hope parents, teachers and school counselors provide accurate information to youngsters who are struggling to find their place in today's job market. Our economic future depends on it.

A Manufacturing Manifesto for Mr. Bloom

Gilbert B. Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gilbert B. Kaplan

The ultimate goal must be to bring manufacturing back to a critical mass in this country. One major problem is that all the input suppliers and customers for manufacturers are moving abroad.