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Technological Innovation

Change: A CEO's Job In The 21st Century

Brian Kennell | Posted 09.11.2014 | Business
Brian Kennell

Pioneering companies proactively embrace change--not on a reactionary basis or simply as inevitability, but as an opportunity to challenge the status quo and achieve greater success.

We May Have Found Your New Coldplay

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 08.28.2014 | Entertainment

Each week, the HuffPost Entertainment team will compile and share some of our favorite tracks discovered across the web, whether they are brand new tu...

Rebuilding American Manufacturing Powerhouse

Sridhar Kota | Posted 09.10.2014 | Technology
Sridhar Kota

Over the past few decades, we've learned the hard way that once manufacturing is gone, engineering know-how quickly follows, and then later on innovation and our national security suffers the consequences. That's a place that America has never been before.

Gross Domestic Problem: Don't Shoot the Measurement

Brian Czech | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Brian Czech

As our economy exceeds the capacity of the planet to sustain us and future generations, we need to monitor the size of our economy more closely than ever. And there is no better measurement of the size of our economy than GDP.

Yagana Shah

11 Ways Technology Has Changed Since We Were Kids | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.10.2014 | Fifty

"When I was your age..." you say, beginning long-winded stories of your childhood of hard-knocks. You walked four miles to school in the bitter cold a...

3 Myths Americans Still Believe About Innovation

Steve Currall | Posted 05.27.2014 | Business
Steve Currall

From the perspective of technology breakthroughs -- and the industries and good jobs that often result from them -- the 20th century can fairly be called the American Century. But the outlook for the 21st century is far less clear.

The Innovation Enigma

Joseph E. Stiglitz | Posted 05.11.2014 | World
Joseph E. Stiglitz

Around the world, there is enormous enthusiasm for the type of technological innovation symbolized by Silicon Valley, with many attempting to replicate the ingenuity that they regard as America's true comparative advantage. But there is a puzzle: it is difficult to detect the benefits of this innovation in GDP statistics.

Innovation Thought Leaders: Do You Know Who They Are and Their Impact on Business?

Michael Zacka | Posted 05.05.2014 | Business
Michael Zacka

Given the disappointing U.S. economic data that also made news last week, the stars we should be paying close attention to are those who won the "Oscars of Management Thinking."

Engineering 2.0: Rekindling American Ingenuity

Sridhar Kota | Posted 04.27.2014 | Education
Sridhar Kota

Technological innovation has long been key to American prosperity, especially when it is applied to cutting-edge manufacturing, and the centerpiece of such innovation is engineering.

The First Strategic Question Every Business Must Ask

Anthony Tjan | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business
Anthony Tjan

The truth is that most company leaders are too narrow in defining their competitive landscape or market space. They fail to see the potential for "non-traditional" competitors.

Will Your Job Disappear?

Erik Brynjolfsson | Posted 03.30.2014 | World
Erik Brynjolfsson

The improved technologies of the Second Machine Age will create enormous bounty, but shared prosperity depends on more than technology. It also depends on our willingness to reinvent our skills, organizations and policies to keep pace with accelerating technical change.

Tech Horror Film or American Renaissance?

Mathew J. Burrows | Posted 02.08.2014 | Technology
Mathew J. Burrows

The world is on the cusp of another technological transformation more profound than the IT revolution. Yet the United States is not prepared for potentially virulent consequences of many of the emerging technologies, nor is it well-positioned to take full advantage of the benefits.

Get GLAZED: Kyle Ellicott on the Business of Wearable Technology

Carrie Yury | Posted 11.24.2013 | Technology
Carrie Yury

Wearable Technology has captured the public imagination, raising hopes, fears, and expectations.

Kaboom! Big Bang Disruptions and Mobile Broadband

Mike Montgomery | Posted 08.13.2013 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

If the FCC can adopt rules that allow all providers to bid equally against each other for the spectrum they need to provide consumers their wireless service, the FCC will have done its part to encourage and stimulate the growth of a truly vibrant market ripe for continued BBDs.

Creativity Is Dead (Long Live Creativity)

Eve Simon | Posted 09.28.2013 | Technology
Eve Simon

When advanced technology leads to a barrage of new design challenges to solve for all at once, the compounding effect can be dizzying. And ironically, even limiting. Is it any wonder that we fear the creative process is about to take it in the teeth?

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.

Welcome to the Cambrian Explosion of Innovation

Jane Wang | Posted 05.04.2013 | Technology
Jane Wang

The pace of the technological innovation has been accelerating. The Web -- current humanity's store of information -- is growing at an exponential rate. The winner of this exciting change and uncertainty is the individual.

How Large Companies Can Innovate

Peter Diamandis | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business
Peter Diamandis

I am going to show you how one GE exec (at GE HealthCare Hungary) figured out how to instill a sense of creative freedom among the employees that led to a real burst in innovation.

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.

Let's Get Scenius

Faris Yakob | Posted 04.13.2013 | Technology
Faris Yakob

Increasingly, thinkers become ever more specialized in every field and so we need people who can traverse different fields, or at least translate between them, to find the non-obvious combinations that are ideas and innovation. Collaboration will drive big new solutions.

In The Future, Machines May Have All The Jobs

AP | By PAUL WISEMAN | Posted 03.27.2013 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — Martin Ford saw it everywhere, even in his own business. Smarter machines and better software were helping companie...

I (Want) Robot

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 03.19.2013 | Technology
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

The new meme is that the robots are coming, and while they are not the Arnold Schwarzenegger "life terminator," they are the jobs terminator.

Will You Be a Techno-Parent or a Banished Sage?

Randi Gunther | Posted 03.16.2013 | Parents
Randi Gunther

Being able to navigate together in a technological world will create a new kind of bond between parents and children. To send a message when it is deeply relevant in the moment, and receive an equally relevant reply, is wonderfully meaningful in a new way.

PCAST Report: The Future of U.S. Research

James M. Gentile | Posted 02.18.2013 | Science
James M. Gentile

Increased and predictable funding and incentives for research and development are essential, as is a workforce skilled at filling the resulting jobs. But it's also important that America's approach to research shift from safe and incremental research to the "high-risk, high-reward" research.

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.