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Risky Innovation: Will Starbucks’s Leap Of Faith Pay Off?

The world’s largest coffeehouse chain regularly launches products before they’re perfect. Why does such a risky approach to innovation work so well?<p>In late March, as Starbucks was preparing to introduce its first offer on Groupon, the daily-deal service, the coffee chain’s chief digital officer, …

UK inflation: five graphs that show why prices are rising

UK inflation rose to 2.7pc in May, from 2.4pc in April. We examine how high inflation has squeezed UK households, and take a closer look at what's pushing up prices.<p><b>Inflation and wage growth</b><p><noframes>Interactive chart: How inflation has outpaced UK wage growth</noframes><p>UK wages have …

Economics

Opinion

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Billionaire activist investor Dan Loeb disclosed that his Third Point hedge fund has increased its stake in Sony by some 5 million shares and it now owns 6.9% of the electronics company. Loeb sees himself as a catalyst helping to bring reforms to gigantic and lumbering Sony. http://bit.ly/1bRBvZ4

Ban on human gene patents is baffling but it won't impede biotech research

In a decision that has confused the biotech industry, the US Supreme Court decided last week that naturally occurring human gene sequences are no …

Why some GM crops fail to fight pests - Futurity

U. ARIZONA (US) — Some genetically modified crops deter pests for a decade or longer, …

Genetically Modified Food

IEA's Didier Houssin: the world's energy future is not hopeless

As part of an institution that is raising the alarm about the future of the planet, you would expect Didier Houssin, director of sustainable energy …

Is the future of clean energy a pond of algae in every backyard?

Driving through the countryside in the south of France, you would probably be charmed by the vineyards and delighted at the thought of drinking fine …

How To Get Past Job Search Gatekeepers

Recently a friend of mine applied for a job at a Washington, D.C. political advocacy group. She knew she would face stiff competition because the position was widely advertised. But she had several ins. Her husband knew a highly placed staffer and told him my friend was pursuing the job. Also she …

An end to automatic pay rises is the best thing that could happen to the economy

I see this morning that the CBI is calling on the government for an end to automatic pay rises based on tenure. While this may be set in stone …

Economics

Introducing Project Loon

Project Loon

The Four Most Important Words Employees Need To Hear From Their Boss http://bit.ly/13Dp0i7 Surveys show that employees want more than a paycheck. They want meaning. They want to feel as though they are participating in the growth of a company. Find more insights on Future of Work www.forbes.com/future-of-work/

Second phase of Energy Entrepreneurs Fund offers £19m of funding

The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has announced £19m of funding for entrepreneurs with innovative ideas and products in energy …

Energy Efficiency

Hubble May Have Discovered A Planet That Shouldn't Exist

TW Hydrae, a star located about 176 light years away, is one of the closest things in the universe we have to a time machine. That’s because it’s only about 8 million years old, and its believed to look a lot like what our own Solar System looked like in the first few million years of its …

What effective networking is really about

Everyone accepts the importance of networking. Many of us get our best work through personal introductions, or hire our best people on the basis of a …

World Economic Forum

Samsung's high-tech cache has surged over the last few years thanks in part to its slick LED televisions that have dethroned Sony as king of the living room. BK Yoon, the CEO of consumer products, is betting that the reputation of those items can translate across products into the more mundane world of refrigerators, ovens and vacuums. http://bit.ly/11Pyeb3