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French Initiative Can Boost Standing as Innovation Leader

Gary Shapiro | Posted 11.11.2014 | Technology
Gary Shapiro

Home to the second largest economy in the EU and the fifth largest economy in the world, France is increasingly a bright light for the tech industry in Europe. But more can be done to propel France as a long-term world innovation leader.

How the Innovation Economy Will Revitalize the Motor City's Future

Gary Shapiro | Posted 04.23.2014 | Detroit
Gary Shapiro

Detroit's bankruptcy blueprint is a sobering reminder that the city still faces some challenging times. But Detroit Week offers a refreshing glimpse into the innovation that's already turning things around for the Motor City.

Why Goals Work in Business and in Pleasure

Gary Shapiro | Posted 02.17.2014 | Business
Gary Shapiro

It's a well-established principle: work comes before play. Those of us who live by this mantra know that an earned pleasure feels better than a guilty...

Remember Your Favorite Small Business This Holiday Season

Gary Shapiro | Posted 01.29.2014 | Small Business
Gary Shapiro

The men and women who launch these businesses are examples of entrepreneurship and models of the American dream. Their innovations make our neighborhoods better places to live and strengthen our economy. Remember them and shop local on November 30 -- and throughout the year.

Innovation: The One Thing Health Insurers Must Do to Cut Costs Now

Gary Shapiro | Posted 12.08.2013 | Business
Gary Shapiro

With hard research that shows requiring co-pays cuts down on vital drug use, why don't insurance companies start selecting certain drugs and exams they will pay 100 percent reimbursement?

Risk Is Rewarding in Business and Politics

Gary Shapiro | Posted 03.19.2013 | Business
Gary Shapiro

Taking risks does not mean being reckless or random. It means exploring options, assessing likelihoods, and making rational decisions.