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Assessing the Energy-Efficiency Gap

Robert Stavins | Posted 06.02.2016 | Green
Robert Stavins

Global energy consumption is on a path to grow 30-50 percent over the next 25 years, bringing with it, in many countries, increased local air pollution, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and oil consumption, as well as higher energy prices.

Environmental Innovation: Nice or Necessity?

Brian Kennell | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Brian Kennell

Environmental innovations are much more than nice; they are also fiscally sound practices that add value and provide a tremendous boost to the bottom line. And eventually, they have a domino effect

9 Tech Innovators Under 21 Who Will Motivate You To Spend Less Time On The Couch

Posted 10.24.2014 | Science

If the last ‘tech’-related thing you did was send a message via Snapchat, it’s time to rethink what’s possible. Whether they’re achieving...

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

Brian Kennell | Posted 11.11.2014 | 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.

Reenergizing America's Innovation Engine

Don Ingber | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business
Don Ingber

We hear a lot in the news about America losing its competitive edge. With the private sector focusing myopically on short-term profits and Congress staggering along as usual, there seems to be no way out.

As Global Demand for Dairy Products Soars, Domestic Innovation is Key

Michael Zacka | Posted 08.04.2014 | Business
Michael Zacka

Every day, our increasingly independent children and adolescents are faced with coolers full of beverage and energy drink options, and they must have innovative and attractive milk alternatives that make it easier to make the nutritionally smart choice.

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.

The Innovation Enigma

Joseph E. Stiglitz | Posted 12.02.2014 | 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."

AlwaysOn Blog: The 11th Annual Innovation Summit at the Computer Museum

Carole Sumner Krechman | Posted 09.28.2013 | Technology
Carole Sumner Krechman

I love going to the AlwaysOn Innovation Summit held in Silicon Valley each summer whose marquee event is to unveil and honor the top 250 innovative te...

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.

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.

Five of Steve Jobs's Biggest Mistakes

Peter Sims | Posted 01.24.2013 | Small Business
Peter Sims

It's a great disservice to everyone that the stories that we hear about the most accomplished entrepreneurs sound so effortless. The truth is just the opposite. Even visionary, creative success stories must be willing to be imperfect and make mistakes.

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.

'How Many iPhones Can You Have?'

San Jose Mercury News | John Boudreau | Posted 01.16.2013 | San Francisco

SANTA CLARA -- If the success of technology were measured by its ability to make life easier, safer and better for humanity, then the accomplishments ...

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?

Apple vs. Microsoft vs. Google: Round 2

Marcello Arrambide | Posted 09.01.2012 | Technology
Marcello Arrambide

It will be interesting to see if Apple can stay ahead of the pack now that the driving engine behind its innovation, Steve Jobs, is gone. Will they be able to continue to innovate?

The Difference Between "Invention" and "Innovation"

Tom Grasty | Posted 06.03.2012 | Technology
Tom Grasty

Like so many up-and-coming entrepreneurs, I was under the impression that invention and innovation were one and the same. They aren't. And, as I have discovered, the distinction is an important one.

15 Innovations That Could Save The World

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The annual Tech Awards honor technology applications and innovations that benefit humanity. Launched in 2000 by theTech Museum of Innovation, the ...

Creating The Future With You In Mind

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

This summer I hung out with a bunch of students and professors who do exactly that: imagine men and women like us and create digital products that meet our needs.

Gillette, Shaving and the Challenge of Innovation

Robert F. Brands | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert F. Brands

Grooming innovation seems beset by an "enough is never enough" mentality. Case in point: the Gillette Fusion ProGlide.

Are We at War With Technology?

Linda Stone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Linda Stone

When we attribute blame to technology, we are implying that we're powerless, that it's "us against it." That it's war. Can we really be sure we're asking the right questions?

Innovation in the 21st Century: Keeping the US Competitive

Justin R. Rattner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Justin R. Rattner

Despite one of the deepest recessions in history, Americans have an undiminished faith in technology and innovation as the primary engines of economic growth.