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Why Companies Are Hiring Artists for Their Meetings

Why Companies Are Hiring Artists for Their Meetings

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Creative agencies like Scriberia and Innovation Arts are offering 'scribing' services to companies who want an illustrated record of their meetings and events.
December 14, 2013 in Innovation
House Passes Anti-Patent Troll Bill, Sends to Senate

House Passes Anti-Patent Troll Bill, Sends to Senate

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The Innovation Act sailed through a first vote on Capitol Hill today, but faces challenges before becoming law.
December 6, 2013 in Innovation
Entrepreneurs Want Patent Trolls Gone, But Current Legislation Is Sloppy

Entrepreneurs Want Patent Trolls Gone, But Current Legislation Is Sloppy

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The House of Representatives is expected to take up the Innovation Act today, but stakeholders fear that the increased paperwork required by the bill would be counterproductive.
December 5, 2013 in Innovation
Meet the Company Creating Jobs for Former Gang Members

Meet the Company Creating Jobs for Former Gang Members

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Homeboy Industries' mission is to create jobs for former L.A. gang members. Now with a forward-thinking CEO and high-profile licensing and distribution deals, Homeboy is taking good works to an even greater business level.
December 5, 2013 in Innovation
The Man Behind Inflatable Snowshoes

The Man Behind Inflatable Snowshoes

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Alaskan entrepreneur Rick Stafford's latest invention are a lifesaving idea.
November 17, 2013 in Innovation
13 Hilarious Inventions We Can’t Believe Exist, and Are Real Businesses

13 Hilarious Inventions We Can’t Believe Exist, and Are Real Businesses

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From a 'onesie' that lets your baby mop your floors to a mic-shaped sponge for rocking out in the shower, here are some wacky inventions from entrepreneurs.
November 3, 2013 in Innovation
3 Ways Your Network Can Help You Flex Your Innovation Muscle

3 Ways Your Network Can Help You Flex Your Innovation Muscle

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Surrounding yourself with the right people helps you come up with more and better ideas. Here are three ways to build a community to help you be more innovative.
October 31, 2013 in Innovation
Supreme Court Could Give Businesses Weapon Against Patent Trolls

Supreme Court Could Give Businesses Weapon Against Patent Trolls

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On the Supreme Court's slate for this term is a decision on whether companies who prevail against patent trolls can be reimbursed for legal expenses.
October 8, 2013 in Innovation
FreshDirect and RocketHub Team Up to Find the Next Major Food Innovation

FreshDirect and RocketHub Team Up to Find the Next Major Food Innovation

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The online grocer and the crowdfunding site are collaborating on the 'Next Big Food Thing,' a contest to find the coolest new food-related innovation.
October 2, 2013 in Innovation
How the U.S. Can Hold Foreign Laws Against You

How the U.S. Can Hold Foreign Laws Against You

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The Lacey Act was the first real American conservation law, but changes in the law have made it too dangerous to conserve in its present form.
September 30, 2013 in Innovation
Count It: How Many Times These Business Leaders Tried Before They Succeeded (Infographic)

Count It: How Many Times These Business Leaders Tried Before They Succeeded (Infographic)

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The founder of Pandora reached out to investors 300 times before getting funding. And James Dyson invented 5,126 failed vacuum cleaner prototypes before getting one right.
September 23, 2013 in Innovation
Looking for Inspiration? Channel Your Inner Bob Dylan

Looking for Inspiration? Channel Your Inner Bob Dylan

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A former songwriter teaches business professionals how to make creative breakthroughs.
September 12, 2013 in Innovation
Top 30 Startups to Watch

Top 30 Startups to Watch

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In producing everything from at-home-mushroom kits to foldable-ballet slippers, these young companies are making plenty of waves in startup land. Here is Entrepreneur's 2013 list of the top 30 startups to watch.
September 10, 2013 in Innovation
3 Things You Don't Know About Intrapreneurship

3 Things You Don't Know About Intrapreneurship

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Fostering intrapreneurs inside your company can boost innovation and prepare the next generation of aspiring entrepreneurs.
September 3, 2013 in Innovation
Back-To-School Reading for Entrepreneurs

Back-To-School Reading for Entrepreneurs

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We asked experts on innovation and transformation to recommend their favorite books for entrepreneurs looking for insight and inspiration.
September 3, 2013 in Innovation
Inventor of the Wildly Popular 'Rainbow Loom' Weaves the American Dream With Rubber Bands in a Detroit Basement

Inventor of the Wildly Popular 'Rainbow Loom' Weaves the American Dream With Rubber Bands in a Detroit Basement

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Malaysian immigrant Choon Ng came to the U.S. for college and became an engineer. In his downtime, he invented a toy that has become a national sensation.
August 27, 2013 in Innovation
Think Like Van Gogh and 4 Other Must-Read Business Tips

Think Like Van Gogh and 4 Other Must-Read Business Tips

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A look at how thinking like an artist can help you run your business and other essential nuggets of wisdom for business owners.
August 24, 2013 in Innovation
Taxi Company Weaves Out of L.A.'s Regulatory Traffic Jam

Taxi Company Weaves Out of L.A.'s Regulatory Traffic Jam

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A taxi company in Los Angeles has found a way to allow passengers to hail cabs through their smartphones, notching a victory in the city's regulatory civil war.
August 19, 2013 in Innovation
Why the Motto 'If You Build It, They Will Come' is BS

Why the Motto 'If You Build It, They Will Come' is BS

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Young entrepreneur David Chait delves into why startups should never assume a market exists for their product.
August 15, 2013 in Innovation
Skateboarding World Champion Pierre Andre on Building the Etnies EmpirePlay Video

Skateboarding World Champion Pierre Andre on Building the Etnies Empire (Video)

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The mind behind game-changing skating shoe designs shares the yearlong journey that took him from living on the streets of Venice Beach to the premiere stages of freestyle.
August 14, 2013 in Innovation
Why the EPA and FAA Are Killing Musk's Better Idea

Why the EPA and FAA Are Killing Musk's Better Idea

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Along with pushing the Hyperloop, Elon Musk ponders supersonic air travel. Trouble is, it is against the law.
August 14, 2013 in Innovation
What Can Your Company Learn From Lego?

What Can Your Company Learn From Lego?

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Unbridled innovation nearly crushed the Danish toymaker. Everything started to click when it focused on making smaller, more controlled, changes.
August 13, 2013 in Innovation
Hey, Innovators and Entrepreneurs: Your Complete Guide to SXSW V2V

Hey, Innovators and Entrepreneurs: Your Complete Guide to SXSW V2V

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South by Southwest expands to Las Vegas, with a four-day conference devoted to entrepreneurial innovation. Find out what's in store.
August 9, 2013 in Innovation
Geekbus Gives Future Entrepreneurs a Lift

Geekbus Gives Future Entrepreneurs a Lift

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The founders of a San Antonio coworking space have created an educational program on wheels intended to spark students' creative and entrepreneurial spirit.
August 7, 2013 in Innovation
Free Trade Bad for Workers? Don't Believe It

Free Trade Bad for Workers? Don't Believe It

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There has been much angst over the Trans-Pacific Trade Agreement, but the argument that freer trade is bad for workers doesn't hold water, writes Ray Hennessey.
August 5, 2013 in Innovation
The Best and Worst Business Transformations

The Best and Worst Business Transformations

When businesses get stuck in a rut, they are confronted with a stark choice: Change or die. See some major transformations, for better or worse.
August 1, 2013 in Innovation
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