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December 16, 2023

Not Sure Where to Start with Your AI Strategy? Here Are 3 Steps

Companies across the economy are harnessing AI for a variety of functions in their businesses, with some further along in their strategies than others.

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December 1, 2023

Preparing for an Investor Meeting? Here’s How to Position Your Startup

An entrepreneurship expert—and longtime investor—offers advice for making your company attractive, whether the market is hot or cold.

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August 1, 2023

Could Aligning with a Star Help Your Brand?

Celebrity brands are on the rise. Here’s what to know before you pursue a famous business partner.

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July 1, 2023

How AI Can Help Researchers Navigate the “Replication Crisis”

A new tool predicts whether a specific study is likely to replicate, building confidence in the findings among scientists, funding agencies, and the public.

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June 21, 2023

How the Metaverse Could Shape Science

Augmented reality has the potential to solve old problems—and introduce new ones. Is it time to establish guardrails?

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May 26, 2023

Will AI Kill Human Creativity?

What Fake Drake tells us about what’s ahead.

An entrepreneur strides toward a business for sale.
May 12, 2023

Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition Is Still Entrepreneurship

ETA is one of the fastest-growing paths to entrepreneurship. Here’s how to think about it.

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October 1, 2022

To Get Employees Back to the Office, Address These 4 Frictions

An innovation expert explains how to meet resistance head-on.

New invention sits on a shelf unused.
August 26, 2022

Take 5: How to Improve the Odds of Breakthrough Innovation

Thorny problems demand novel solutions. Here’s what it takes to move beyond incremental tweaks.

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August 2, 2022

What’s the Secret to Successful Innovation?

Hint: it’s not the product itself.

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July 7, 2022

Does the Public Benefit from the Scientific Research It Funds?

A new study quantifies how U.S. taxpayer-funded research is used in patents, media, and policy decisions.

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July 1, 2022

The Desire to Be Acquired Is Stifling Innovation at Startups

The result is “more-conventional, less-radical, less-novel innovation,” adding a new wrinkle to antitrust debates.

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April 5, 2022

We Hear a Lot about New Drugs. But What Spurs Innovation in Medical Procedures?

There’s been little research on what brings about new procedures, despite how life-changing they can be.

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April 1, 2021

Keep Brainstorming—Your Best Ideas Are Still to Come

The common (and mistaken) belief that we generate our best ideas early can actually squash creativity.

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March 29, 2021

So Your Company Isn’t Getting the Most out of Analytics and AI. Here’s What to Do.

These tools have the possibility to transform your business. If you know how to harness them.

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March 18, 2021

The Pandemic Could Accelerate Job Automation—and Inequality

Consequences for workers and cities could be bleak.

Customer in store checks out new products
February 2, 2021

In 2021, Consumers Are Craving Products That Deliver Novelty and Fun

After a year of buying boring staples in bulk, everything is about to change—and brands need to be ready to innovate.

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January 15, 2021

How to Ramp Up Innovation in the U.S.

From venture capital to immigration law, “we’re leaving an enormous amount on the table.”

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January 4, 2021

5 Ways Established Companies Can Overcome Internal Hurdles to Innovation

Narrow the scope of your brainstorming sessions. And find the right champion for your project.

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