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The Balancing Act: Sharing Data Versus Guarding Trade Secrets
Collaborative Economy

The Balancing Act: Sharing Data Versus Guarding Trade Secrets

Companies are grappling with how to foster collaboration inside and outside the organization while protecting proprietary information.
Tianyi  Jiang
Honor Among Business Owners: These B Corps Are Building a New Code for Corporate America
Leadership

Honor Among Business Owners: These B Corps Are Building a New Code for Corporate America

Take care of your employees, give back to your community, be gentle on the environment and run a business. Sound like pie in the sky? It's not. Here are 10 companies that are doing it.
Catherine Clifford
Google Gets More Serious About Wearables With 'Android Wear'
Wearable Tech

Google Gets More Serious About Wearables With 'Android Wear'

The tech giant creates a a new platform for its expanding network of wearable devices.
Jason Fell

How Can I Tell If There Will Be Strong Demand for My Product?

Our expert explains how to find and take advantage of profitable markets
Christopher Hawker
Beyond Novelty: Architects in Amsterdam Are 3-D Printing an Entire House
3-D printing

Beyond Novelty: Architects in Amsterdam Are 3-D Printing an Entire House

If you can 3-D print smartphone cases and key chains, it appears that using the technology to create a real house is the logical next step.
Jason Fell
Keep Innovation Flowing as Your Startup Grows
Innovation

Keep Innovation Flowing as Your Startup Grows

Big companies can keep a lookout for new ideas. But managers need to listen to front-line employees.
Alan G. Robinson and Dean M. Schroeder
When Workers Own the Company
Retirement Planning

When Workers Own the Company

Research suggests that employee stock-ownership plans boost output and engagement. These 7 steps will help your company create one.
Michael Kling
How Warby Parker Used the Element of Surprise to Win Over Customers
Leadership

How Warby Parker Used the Element of Surprise to Win Over Customers

Warby Parker Co-CEO and founder Neil Blumenthal explains how inspiration can come from the most unlikely sources.
Nina Zipkin
4 Steps to Ace an Early-Adopter Culture
Innovation

4 Steps to Ace an Early-Adopter Culture

Encourage your staff to be tech-forward. Give them the time and tools to experiment
Kelli Richards
While Everyone Else Saw a Parasite, This Man Saw a Marketable Product
Rebranding

While Everyone Else Saw a Parasite, This Man Saw a Marketable Product

One entrepreneur aims to transform the sea snails that have overrun the waters in his fishing town from pest to delicacy.
Laura Entis
Why Health-Care Franchising Is Entering a Boom Time
Franchise

Why Health-Care Franchising Is Entering a Boom Time

Enterprising businesspeople are finding that the franchise model can dispense routine medical services as efficiently as it delivers fried chicken or oil changes.
Skin and Bones: Oh, the Body Parts You Can Make With 3-D Bio-printers
3-D printing

Skin and Bones: Oh, the Body Parts You Can Make With 3-D Bio-printers

Sticks and stones may break bones, but printers can replace them -- and a whole lot more.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
A 'Smart' Pair of Shoes With a Noble Purpose
Wearable Tech

A 'Smart' Pair of Shoes With a Noble Purpose

The makers of the Lechal interactive haptic footwear hope the product will serve some social good.
Katherine Gray
Re-Making Manufacturing in the United States
Manufacturing

Re-Making Manufacturing in the United States

Cheap labor in China, Indonesia and India pushed the bulk of mass manufacturing overseas, but the U.S. is emerging competitive in a newer, more sophisticated kind of manufacturing.
Catherine Clifford