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Building innovation networks to transform the energy landscape

Another US- Canadian corporate collaboration Silences Public Debate on it in the US<p>Published<p>1 week ago<p>on<p>December 28, 2017<p>Lighting the way to a …

Teams Solve Problems Faster When They’re More Cognitively Diverse

Looking at the executive teams we work with as consultants and those we teach in the classroom, increased diversity of gender, ethnicity, and age is apparent. Over recent decades the rightful endeavor to achieve a more representative workforce has had an impact. Of course, there is a ways to go, …

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

It’s called the Ivy Lee Method.<p>When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the …

Time Management

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

Sheryl Sandberg

The Friendship Bread Project: Can Baking Promote Unity In A Divided World?

Chef Carla Hall had never heard of "friendship bread" before someone gave her a plastic zip-top bag full of a yeasty, mushy starter. As a young caterer just starting out, she got busy baking up a storm and was excited to tell her friend some days later about everything she had made.<p>Instead of being …

How a Fictional Racist Plot Made the Headlines and Revealed an American Truth

In 1968, the African-American novelist John A. Williams published his third novel, “The Man Who Cried I Am,” a bitter, beautiful, and feverish depiction of the failed promises of the civil-rights era. The novel, which was a best-seller and went through six printings, narrates the lives of two …

Creating the Industrial Ecosystem

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to the <b>Siemens Innovation Day</b>. I really appreciated it but it took me time to absorb all that was provided, over …

The abolitionist, vegetarian, octagon-obsessed utopia that never was

<b>They loathed meat and right angles as much as they hated slavery, so this group of 19th century East Coasters founded a city in Kansas.</b><p><b>(This article</b> …

Today's Shortage in Code Development Presents Entrepreneurs With a Massive Opportunity

Need to release an app, and soon? Can't afford those pricey contractors? How about reducing the amount of code (and three other tips)?<p>Mobile apps are essentially a digital gateway drug: While one app is not addictive on its own, each one can be habit-forming and lead to the use of other addictive …

200 universities just launched 560 free online courses. Here’s the full list.

If you haven’t heard, universities around the world offering their courses online for free (or at-least partially free). These courses are …

Online Education

Creating a city for all: The future of cities in the 21st century - Home | Ideas with Paul Kennedy

Athens, Rome, Venice. History offers many examples of cities that were their own world, independent mini-states that offered freedom of ideas and a …

The ultimate, 3500-word, plain English guide to blockchain

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard of Bitcoin and blockchain. After all, they are one of the most trending topics these days  —  the ultimate buzzwords of the year. Even people who’ve never mined cryptocurrency or understand how it works, are talking about it.<p>My …

Satoshi Nakamoto

Why Europe is Fertile Ground for Blockchain New Industrial Revolution

The first industrial revolution, the transition to new manufacturing processes, and the second industrial revolution, the technological revolution, …

10 Ventures Young Entrepreneurs Can Start for Cheap or Free

Don't be discouraged. You can afford to leave the 9-to-5 rat race.<p>If you're a young entrepreneur who's sick of the 9-to-5 rat race, you should start thinking out of the box. You need to find an idea that will allow you to start your own business so that you can choose your hours and even your …

Governments Are Testing Their Own Cryptocurrencies - MIT Technology Review

The people of Sweden are breaking up with cash. The number of banknotes and coins in circulation has fallen to its lowest level in three decades. …

Blockchain

5 Ways to Get People to Respond to Your Email

Here's a tip you may not have heard of: Offer your recipient a no-strings-attached favor. He or she will likely feel indebted to reply.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Email can be an extremely effective method of communication for business -- but only when …

Marketing
Blockchain

Build a Bot with Zero Coding

Most bot tutorials are for people who can code, so if you don’t have developers or staff with extra time on their hands your custom needs may not be …

How to access free and legal copies of English and American classic literature online

Add up all the textbooks and calculators that students need to buy and September can be rough for American parents and their children. While schools require purchases of the latest textbook editions each year, parents can acquire some books that never go out of date—and cost nearly nothing.<p>Many of …

Literature

35 Books Every Designer Should Read

We asked some of the world’s top design schools to share their favorite books. Here’s what they recommend for your reading list.<p>It doesn’t matter if you’re a student of design, or just someone who hears the term “design thinking” and stays quiet at meetings while noting to Google it later. There’s …

KPIs and Employee Incentives to Encourage Corporate Innovation

I left the corporate world years ago not only because I managed to raise funding to pursue my own startup idea but mostly because there was little to …

Understanding The Networked Economy

In the third section of the paper, we trace the underlining structural transformations that are coming about with these changes. Here we focus on …

4 Things You Need to Build an Innovative Culture

In the late 1960’s, Gary Starkweather had a serious spat with his boss. As an engineer in Xerox’s long-range xerography unit, he saw that laser …

Innovation

Entrepreneurship and Millennials Are Thriving in Emerging Markets

There is a world of opportunity outside the US, and entrepreneurial millennials are conquering it.<p>In America, millennial entrepreneurship is down. Despite the apparent strength of the startup and technology sector, millennials are projected to be the least entrepreneurial generation: …

Returning to the Rust Belt

A new study explores the reasons why some people are coming home.<p>For decades, the Rust Belt was synonymous with deindustrialization and economic decline. Images of shuttered factories and abandoned neighborhoods have been dubbed “ruin porn.” As factories moved to the suburbs, the Sunbelt, or …

Blockchain startup Winding Tree could upend the travel industry

The travel industry has been pretty stagnant for years. Yes, we’ve seen a number of travel startups emerge, but with a few major players controlling all the inventory (flights, hotel rooms, etc), there’s very little actual innovation going on.<p>A number of blockchain startups are hoping to change …

Blockchain

<b>Editor’s note:</b> Jordan Kasteler's articles have been removed from the Inc.com archive because his relationship with Inc. has been terminated.

Are You Solving the Right Problems?

How good is your company at problem solving? Probably quite good, if your managers are like those at the companies I’ve studied. What they struggle with, it turns out, is not solving problems but figuring out what the problems are. In surveys of 106 C-suite executives who represented 91 private and …

When Going in New Directions, It Helps to Have a Map

I developed the Play-to-Win Canvas, a large wall map, to help teams explore strategic possibilities. (Click HERE to download a full size PDF, or HERE …

Management