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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.

An entrepreneur enters an established company.
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.

Innovation

When You’re Hot, You’re Hot: Career Successes Come in Clusters

Bursts of bril­liance hap­pen for almost every­one. Explore the hot streaks” of thou­sands of direc­tors, artists and sci­en­tists in our graphic.

Data Analytics Strategy

What Might Be Missing from Your Analytics Strategy

Quan­ti­ta­tive data is not enough to solve your trick­i­est problems.

Leadership

How to Fill Your Company with Rockstar Employees

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

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Innovation

Take 5: How to Adapt to Changes in Your Industry

In many busi­ness­es, change is the only con­stant. Are you prepared?

An intrapreneur shows his CEO a plan.
Innovation

Tips for Established Companies to Keep Innovating

Intrapre­neur­ship requires you to think like a disruptor.”

Scientific research leads to patents more often that expected.
Innovation

The Surprisingly Short Journey from Ivory Tower to Patent Office

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

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.

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.

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.

Innovation

Think You’re Out of Cre­ative Ideas? Think Again.

We down­play the impor­tance of per­sis­tence in cre­ative success.

Entrepreneurship

Dis­cov­er­ing the Val­ue of the Cor­po­rate” Entrepreneur

How one estab­lished com­pa­ny ben­e­fit­ed from a dogged intrapreneur.

Marketing

Nobody Asked for Uber”

Tim Calkins on prof­itable growth, strong brands, and delight­ing your customers.