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Innovation

Sure, Industry Outsiders Can Bring Fresh Ideas. But Are They Better Entrepreneurs?

New insights from a definitive study on what successful startup founders have in common.

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Innovation

Why Family Businesses Sometimes Make Decisions That Seem Bad for the Family

Even non-family firms can benefit when they think beyond their immediate self-interest.

Entrepreneurship

4 Qualities Venture Capitalists Look for in an Entrepreneur

A serial investor explains why you need more than just a cool idea.

Innovation

How Can Social Science Become More Solutions-Oriented?

A conversation between researchers at Kellogg and Microsoft explores how behavioral science can best be applied.

Innovation

Buying a Company for Its Talent? Beware of Hidden Legal Risks.

Acquiring another firm’s trade secrets—even unintentionally—could prove costly.

Innovation

Everyone Wants Pharmaceutical Breakthroughs. What Drives Drug Companies to Pursue Them?

A new study suggests that firms are at their most innovative after a financial windfall.

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Data Analytics Strategy

What Might Be Missing from Your Analytics Strategy

Quantitative data is not enough to solve your trickiest problems.

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Leadership

How to Fill Your Company with Rockstar Employees

Four steps to build a culture that attracts the best of the best.

Scientific research leads to patents more often that expected.
Innovation

Take 5: Make Your Big Idea a Success

Kellogg faculty share what it takes to find, foster, and sell innovation.

Innovation

Tips for Established Companies to Keep Innovating

Intrapreneurship requires you to “think like a disruptor.”

Innovation

The Surprisingly Short Journey from Ivory Tower to Patent Office

Scientific research leads to marketplace innovations more frequently and quickly than expected.

Innovation

Three Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Improving How Companies Do Business

A new wave of industries stands to benefit from AI. Does yours?

Innovation

Take 5: How to Empower Employees to Be More Creative

Creativity is a potent engine for business. Nurture it without letting office divas run the show.

Entrepreneurship

Waiting to Protect Intellectual Property Could Doom Your Startup

Patent attorneys offer four tips for entrepreneurs on safeguarding ideas from the get-go.

Innovation

STEM Degrees Are Good for Careers. But Do They Lead to More Innovation?

Science, technology, engineering, and math education helps job prospects, but hurts the likelihood of becoming an inventor.

Innovation

Take 5: How Humans Benefit as Machines Get Smarter

Kellogg faculty explain how human–machine partnerships can improve everything from your commute to your self-esteem.

Entrepreneurship

Take 5: How to Succeed as an Entrepreneur

Advice from Kellogg faculty experts on starting and running your own business.

Innovation

Take 5: How Humans Benefit as Machines Get Smarter

Kellogg faculty explain how human–machine partnerships can improve everything from your commute to your self-esteem.

Entrepreneurship

Take 5: How to Succeed as an Entrepreneur

Advice from Kellogg faculty experts on starting and running your own business.

How Tight-knit and Individualistic Communities Adopt New Technologies Differently

Innovations from fax machines to WhatsApp spread faster in some societies than others.

Innovation

Take 5: How to Encourage Innovative Thinking

Kellogg faculty on what it takes to ensure your new product or great idea takes off.

Even YouTube Stars Need the Traditional Media Spotlight

Sure Netflix and e-readers have upended distribution, but creative industries still rely on legacy media.

Using the psychology of persuasion to sell a new idea.
Innovation

Four Tips to Persuade Others Your Idea Is a Winner

Want to shake up the status quo? Use psychology to your advantage.

A man bonds with his robot companion.
Innovation

Need to Vent? Try Talking to a Robot.

Social robots can boost our self-esteem and offer a shoulder to cry on.

Innovation

Four Ways Innovators Can Use Time to Their Advantage

For creative success, here’s when to hustle and when to reflect.

Podcast: Will Machines Ever Truly Understand Us?

The relationship between humans and computers is deepening. What does the future hold?

Innovation

Podcast: You Had Me at “Bleep Blorp”

How humans and robots are learning to trust each other.

Innovation

Companies Brag about Being Innovative. Should They?

Certain circumstances make customers wary of innovative brands.

Entrepreneurship

How to Make Your Startup Tech-Savvy

No matter the industry, it is important for entrepreneurs to be able to talk tech.

Entrepreneurship

Three Tips for Designing a Startup’s Marketing Plan

Even in R&D-focused industries, you don’t need to rely on a heavyweight to swoop in and buy your innovation.

Ownership of a professor's intellectual property shifts to the university.
Innovation

What Happens to Innovation When the Financial Incentives Change?

There are ways to split the pie that encourage innovation.

Entrepreneurship

Can Your Invention Take the Heat?

An infant HIV test offers lessons for entrepreneurs designing for tough conditions.

Entrepreneurship

Podcast: What Does It Take to Bring an Ambitious Product to Market?

Tips for entrepreneurs on when to shift the finish line.

Innovation

What It Takes for a Family Business to Innovate

The key is balancing a C-Suite skill set with an “F-Suite” mindset.

Is Reading Someone’s Emails Like Entering Their Home?

How conceptions of privacy change over time and how analogies pave the way.

A man is in the wrong frame of mind to make a risk-related decision.

Ready to Make a Risky Decision? Your Words Suggest Otherwise

Mining digital communications for emotions can lead to better decisions.

Scientist losing patents to compulsory licensing innovates.
Strategy

What Happens When a Company Loses a Patent?

A look at whether compulsory licensing can increase innovation.