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Scientists build a staircase from paper
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.

machine scientist with lab coat and clipboard
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.

A small town with a tech startup
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.

A woman thinks of ways to turn a crisis into an opportunity.
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.

New invention sits on a shelf unused.
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.

scientists work from home
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.

Chief Marketing Officer is central to the organization.
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.

sales coach football play
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.

New research finds that when a more trusting CEO takes over, a company becomes more innovative.
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.

Business transformer on city block
May 15, 2020

3 Strategies to Transform Your Business for the Pandemic Economy

You know you need to adapt. But how?

A male scientist's lab is better funded than a female scientist's lab.
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.

A businessman in debt is worried.
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.

People using a new cell phone model.
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.

New research suggests that the careers of Nobel laureates may largely resemble those of other scientists.
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.

person, robot, and elephant make still life drawing.
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.

An artificial hand reaches out to a human hand.
July 8, 2019

Artificial Intelligence Is Improving How Companies Do Business

Here are four of the most significant trends.

AI researchers and scholars of the humanities and social sciences sit at different tables, reflecting the growing gap between their disciplines.
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.

Sitting outside of the patent office, three inventors hold similar-looking inventions, while one inventor holds a distinct-looking invention.
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.

A team discusses something in one room while a solo researcher works on a problem next door.
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.

Gardener waters several plants at once.
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.

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