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May 26, 2023
Will AI Kill Human Creativity?
What Fake Drake tells us about what’s ahead.
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.
October 1, 2022
To Get Employees Back to the Office, Address These 4 Frictions
An innovation expert explains how to meet resistance head-on.
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.
Sara Moreira, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Niko Matouschek, Kieu-Trang Nguyen, Dashun Wang, Benjamin F. Jones and and coauthors
August 2, 2022
What’s the Secret to Successful Innovation?
Hint: it’s not the product itself.
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.
Yin Yin, Yuxiao Dong, Kuansan Wang, Dashun Wang and Benjamin F. Jones
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.
Steven Callander and Niko Matouschek
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.
David Dranove, Craig Garthwaite, Christopher Heard and Bingxiao Wu
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.
Brian Lucas and Loran Nordgren
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.
Eric T. Anderson
March 18, 2021
The Pandemic Could Accelerate Job Automation—and Inequality
Consequences for workers and cities could be bleak.
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.
Paul Earle Jr.
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.”
Benjamin F. Jones
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.
December 2, 2020
Why Do Some People Succeed after Failing, While Others Continue to Flounder?
A new study dispels some of the mystery behind success after failure.
Yian Yin, Yang Wang, James Evans and Dashun Wang
November 17, 2020
Meet Adam, the “Scientist” Who Never Sleeps
An excerpt from the book The Science of Science shows how robots may soon be able to run their own experiments—from start to finish.
Dashun Wang and Albert-László Barabási
September 3, 2020
Could a Small City Become the Next Silicon Valley? It’s Unlikely.
New research suggests that there’s a population tipping point for supporting a booming tech industry.
Inho Hong, Morgan R. Frank, Iyad Rahwan, Woo-Sung Jung and Hyejin Youn
August 4, 2020
3 Steps for Reimagining Your Business for a Post-COVID World
The crisis presents an opportunity to dream up new ideas, learn from others, and take bold action.
Mohanbir S. Sawhney and Sanjay Khosla
August 4, 2020
Recessions Can Stifle Product Innovation for Years
To keep companies innovating through the current recession, they will need greater access to credit.
João Granja and Sara Moreira
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