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Drug innovation at a pharmaceutical company
September 6, 2018

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.

An artist has a hot streak in her career.
July 11, 2018

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.

Rockstar employees rehearse in their cubicles.
April 3, 2018

How to Fill Your Company with Rockstar Employees

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

Marketers collect qualitative and quantitative data.
April 3, 2018

What Might Be Missing from Your Analytics Strategy

Quantitative data is not enough to solve your trickiest problems.

Scientific research leads to patents more often that expected.
January 4, 2018

Take 5: Make Your Big Idea a Success

Kellogg faculty share what it takes to find, foster, and sell innovation.

November 10, 2017

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.
November 8, 2017

Tips for Established Companies to Keep Innovating

Intrapreneurship requires you to “think like a disruptor.”

Scientific research leads to patents more often that expected.
November 2, 2017

The Surprisingly Short Journey from Ivory Tower to Patent Office

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

Workplace entitlement demonstrated by an opera diva.
August 3, 2017

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.

Ideas are valuable assets for entrepreneurs and startups, so it is critical they get intellectual property protection.
August 3, 2017

Waiting to Protect Intellectual Property Could Doom Your Startup

Patent attorneys offer four tips for entrepreneurs on safeguarding ideas from the get-go.

A graduate leaving university with a STEM degree.
July 6, 2017

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.

A person and a machine communicate in an attempt to understand each other.
June 8, 2017

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.

Starting a company means finding the right cofounder.
May 8, 2017

Take 5: How to Succeed as an Entrepreneur

Advice from Kellogg faculty experts on starting and running your own business.

Social diffusion, and thus technology adoption, occurs differently in a tight- and loose-knit communities.
April 13, 2017

How Tight-knit and Individualistic Communities Adopt New Technologies Differently

Innovations from fax machines to WhatsApp spread faster in some societies than others.

Successful innovations can sometimes be a hard sell.
April 7, 2017

Take 5: How to Encourage Innovative Thinking

Kellogg faculty on what it takes to ensure your new product or great idea takes off.

The digital revolution hasn't upended traditional media - yet.
March 8, 2017

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.
February 3, 2017

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.
January 5, 2017

Need to Vent? Try Talking to a Robot.

Social robots can boost our self-esteem and offer a shoulder to cry on.

Entrepreneurs can use time constraints to their advantage.
January 4, 2017

Four Ways Innovators Can Use Time to Their Advantage

For creative success, here’s when to hustle and when to reflect.

Successful innovations can sometimes be a hard sell.
August 1, 2016

Companies Brag about Being Innovative. Should They?

Certain circumstances make customers wary of innovative brands.

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