Transforming big businesses into green businesses might seem like a thorny process.
But older, established companies like Ford have the potential to ignite a new generation of environmentally friendly products, according... Read more »
The scientific revolution has ended. Or, at least it’s on pause, according to Roberta Ness, vice president of innovation at the University of Texas Health Science Center. She believes that science’s... Read more »
Peter Diamandis is, I think it’s fair to say, an optimist.
After all, how many other space-obsessed kids ended up founding an International Space University? Or inaugurated an XPRIZE, to inspire... Read more »
Forget Malcolm Gladwell and Tom Friedman. The next great journalist could be a computer program.
Already, artificial intelligence has been put to work at Forbes, the Associated Press, Reuters, and The... Read more »
Vivek Wadhwa is a big-picture guy. A guy whose vision of the future includes printing meat, banning humans from the road, and sidelining Wall Street.
Wadhwa currently juggles appointments at Stanford,... Read more »
A product, a camera phone, and a sensor. Those may be the essential tools of advertising in the 21st century.
Increasingly, we’re witnessing the disappearance of the classic, 30-second ad. Now... Read more »
Ainissa Ramirez says she’s a “Science Evangelist,” and she travels the country to preach her gospel in classrooms.
As a result, the former Yale professor hopes to invigorate students, amping up... Read more »
Online dating is big business. As of last year, it’s worth over 2 billion dollars, having grown at a steady 3.5 percent rate since 2008. And that big business has transformed... Read more »
Amy Ingram is the most well-liked personal assistant in New York City. She was created by Dennis Mortensen to do a real job: schedule business meetings. And, given the fact that... Read more »
Ten years ago, Harvard’s then-president, Larry Summers, wondered why women are so scarce in elite math and science departments. Is it because they’re less ambitious than men? Or, perhaps, they’re less... Read more »
How many articles have been written about the innate business acumen of Steve Jobs, the brilliant coding abilities of Mark Zuckerberg, the extraordinary gifts of Yo Yo Ma?
And what if... Read more »
It feels like every day, we hear another story of a 22-year-old who sold his app for millions. But the truth about entrepreneurs may be very different. In fact, if you... Read more »
We hear a lot about how giants in tech and e-commerce are using big data to improve business. But what about the role of data in a very different industry, one... Read more »
A few decades ago, big companies like GE and IBM controlled product pipelines, meaning that they would likely bring groundbreaking inventions to life. Now, a college junior can have a good... Read more »
Immigration policy reform is a hot-button issue right now, but it’s affecting the innovation economy in unexpected ways.
U.S. companies are having a hard time recruiting enough skilled workers to fill... Read more »
People have been cross-breeding their food for thousands of years—but modifying food in a lab is still relatively new and has ignited serious controversy.
We recently talked with New York Times... Read more »
Entrepreneurs, bosses, and leaders are often highly social and extroverted—take Steve Jobs or Richard Branson. They can work a room. They derive energy from being around others.
But what if being... Read more »
When most people think of social networks, they think of Facebook.
But apart from Mark Zuckerberg’s behemoth, which has 1.3 billion active users at last count, we’re seeing a rise in... Read more »
No one had heard of Mike Krieger when he responded to a call to organize San Francisco’s crime data.
He was in his early 20s, working on his coding, and he... Read more »
You’ve seen the numbers. And they’re not good.
At Apple, Twitter, Google, and Facebook, women are vastly outnumbered by men. When it comes to technical positions like coders, men occupy 80... Read more »