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A wine expert guides a consumer in a shopping cart through a river of wine, to a particular group of bottles.
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.

Shopper studied by innovation team.
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.

An entrepreneur perfects her invention.
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.

a family business owner offers a child a pair of shoes
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.

Entrepreneurs show ideas to an investor.
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.

Computational Social Scientists discuss solutions.
September 10, 2018

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.
September 7, 2018

Buying a Company for Its Talent? Beware of Hidden Legal Risks.

Acquiring another firm’s trade secrets—even unintentionally—could prove costly.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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