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3 Student Startups That Are Going the Distance
College Entrepreneurs

3 Student Startups That Are Going the Distance

They've all managed to make the tricky jump from great idea to great company.
The Importance of New Blood to a Startup
Innovation

The Importance of New Blood to a Startup

Fresh staff can infuse an innovative spirit at your company -- even stir the pot. Here's how a hire can serve as a great motivational force.
Boland Jones
Study Trends to Guide Your Innovation Efforts
Innovation

Study Trends to Guide Your Innovation Efforts

Keep your finger on the pulse of four key waves driving new product development.
Louis Foreman
Adapt or Die -- Some Chilling Lessons From the Ice Industry
Innovation

Adapt or Die -- Some Chilling Lessons From the Ice Industry

Entrepreneurs must learn how to pivot their business model with changing times.
Phil La Duke
BlackBerry Teases New Device Plans as Turnaround Takes Shape
Innovation

BlackBerry Teases New Device Plans as Turnaround Takes Shape

Even as it pivots to focus more on software and services, the company that gained fame for its smartphones is not giving up on its handset business -- yet.
How Jack Ma's 'Crazy' Management Style Built a Technology Empire
Technology Startups

How Jack Ma's 'Crazy' Management Style Built a Technology Empire

A former English teacher from Hangzhou, China, fashions one of the world's most valuable companies with an unorthodox philosophy in 15 years.
Michael Zakkour
'Competition Is the Greatest Thing That Can Happen in Business'
Competition

'Competition Is the Greatest Thing That Can Happen in Business'

The president of consumer-product invention company Quirky says startups should embrace competition, not ignore it.
Catherine Clifford
Larry Ellison Is the George Lucas of Tech
Innovation

Larry Ellison Is the George Lucas of Tech

Like the visionary who brought us the Star Wars trilogy and revolutionized film, Ellison's influence ranges far and is certain to persist.
Jason Wesbecher
The Main Reason Startups Don't Last
Innovation

The Main Reason Startups Don't Last

Innovate or fail? Which will be the path of your new entrepreneurial venture?
Nathan Resnick
Magic and the CEO -- Applying Lessons Learned From the Stage
Innovation

Magic and the CEO -- Applying Lessons Learned From the Stage

The art of being an entrepreneur owes much to performance.
Eran Yaniv
Make Innovation Systematic and Never Again Ask 'Why Didn't We Think of That?'
Innovation

Make Innovation Systematic and Never Again Ask 'Why Didn't We Think of That?'

The creation of innovative products and processes is much too important to companies and entire economies to be left to chance.
David DeWolf
Startups Are Giving the Bedroom a Makeover
Disruption

Startups Are Giving the Bedroom a Makeover

With traditional retailers merging and ecommerce startups growing quickly, this particular industry isn't getting much sleep these days.
Gabrielle Karol
Underdogs Can't Win Being Copycats
Innovation

Underdogs Can't Win Being Copycats

Don't just look at the current best in your industry and do what they do. Try to be the best you, but feel free to borrow from unlikely sources.
John Brubaker
Self-Healing Phones? Try Roads That Fix Themselves.
Far Out Tech

Self-Healing Phones? Try Roads That Fix Themselves.

What if a road existed that never had a crack or a pothole? Science might have a solution.
Jason Fell