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July 15, 2020
The Pandemic Has Slashed Scientists’ Productivity
The extent varies a good deal by field, but the single biggest factor is whether a scientist is caring for young children.
Kyle R. Myers, Wei Yang Tham, Yian Yin, Nina Cohodes, Jerry G. Thursby, Marie C. Thursby, Peter Schiffer, Joseph T. Walsh, Karim R. Lakhani and Dashun Wang
June 11, 2020
How Have Top Marketers Responded to the Pandemic? With Rapid Innovation.
Leaders in industries from healthcare to casual dining are fast-tracking changes to the customer experience. Here are four of their stories.
Eric Leininger, Nicholas Caffentzis, Gregory Carpenter, Patricia Corsi, Joel Yashinsky, Sandra Moore and Dana Krueger
June 2, 2020
How to Coach Your Sales Team through the Pandemic (and Beyond)
The founder of the Kellogg Sales Institute offers tips for adapting to this high-stakes moment.
June 1, 2020
Want Your Employees to Innovate? Trust Them.
R&D teams take more risks—and do better work—when their CEOs have faith in them.
May 15, 2020
3 Strategies to Transform Your Business for the Pandemic Economy
You know you need to adapt. But how?
May 8, 2020
The U.S. Is Full of Innovative Thinkers. The Government Needs to Marshal All of Them to Fight Covid-19.
Here’s how we can accelerate efforts to reduce the spread, develop treatments, and find a vaccine.
Benjamin F. Jones
May 5, 2020
Taking on Debt Can Help a Company Grow—Until a Crisis Hits
A new study shows how highly leveraged companies have less flexibility to innovate in a downturn.
Benjamin Friedrich and Michał Zator
April 1, 2020
A New Product Release Often Sets Off a Customer Frenzy. But How Long Does It Last?
When consumers replace the old with the new, surprising trends emerge. A new mathematical model can better predict long-term sales.
Ching Jin, Chaoming Song, Johannes Bjelland, Geoffrey Canright and Dashun Wang
September 3, 2019
Nobel Prize Winners—They’re Just Like Us!
The career paths of these elite scientists are surprisingly similar to those of their less accomplished peers.
Jichao Li, Yian Yin, Santo Fortunato and Dashun Wang
July 31, 2019
The Appeal of Handmade in an Era of Automation
This excerpt from the book “The Power of Human” explains why we continue to equate human effort with value.
July 8, 2019
Artificial Intelligence Is Improving How Companies Do Business
Here are four of the most significant trends.
July 1, 2019
AI and the Social Sciences Used to Talk More. Now They’ve Drifted Apart.
Research shows that the gap between these disciplines is growing, which could make it harder to address social and ethical problems.
Morgan R. Frank, Dashun Wang, Manuel Cebrian and Iyad Rahwan
March 4, 2019
How Much Does Innovation Drive Economic Growth?
A study of millions of patents lifts the veil on how new ideas influence productivity.
Bryan Kelly, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Amit Seru and Matt Taddy
February 13, 2019
Want to Revolutionize Your Field? You May Need to Rethink the Size of Your Research Team.
Large and small teams produce different types of breakthroughs, according to an analysis of 50 million patents, software products, and academic papers.
Lingfei Wu, Dashun Wang and James Evans
February 4, 2019
Looking to Innovate? Ditch the Startup Mentality and Adopt a Venture Capitalist Mindset
Rather than cultivating one great idea, bet on as many as you can.
Sean Johnson and Joe Dwyer
February 1, 2019
Should You Ignore What Your Customers Want? The Great Winemakers Do.
Rather than follow consumer taste, they push it in a new direction.
Ashlee Humphreys and Gregory Carpenter
January 4, 2019
Three Steps to Help Innovation Teams Succeed at an Established Company
A former Target executive shares how to move fast within organizations that are slow to evolve.
December 6, 2018
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.
Benjamin F. Jones
December 3, 2018
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.
Scott Newbert and Justin B. Craig
December 3, 2018
4 Qualities Venture Capitalists Look for in an Entrepreneur
A serial investor explains why you need more than just a cool idea.
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