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Teen Inventor Asks the Question 'Wouldn't It Be Cool If...'

Teen Inventor Asks the Question 'Wouldn't It Be Cool If...'

Sixteen-year-old contest winner Greyson McCluskey gets the rare opportunity to work with a team of innovation pros to help him turn his big idea into a reality.
Four Rules for Innovative Leadership

Four Rules for Innovative Leadership

Yesterday's leader can become tomorrow's laggard without innovation and reinvention. Here's how to always stay ahead of the competition.
Why Facebook Is Killing Silicon Valley (Opinion)

Why Facebook Is Killing Silicon Valley (Opinion)

With venture-capital investment flocking to social-media startups, who will back nascent startups innovating in such critical industries as material science, sensors, robotics, medical devices and life sciences?
7 Ways Entrepreneurs Will Ride Crowdfunding's Ripple Effect

7 Ways Entrepreneurs Will Ride Crowdfunding's Ripple Effect

A look at how the impending new crowdfunding rules are prompting entrepreneurs to predict -- and deliver -- what the expanded industry will demand.
6 Tips on Innovation from 'Treps in Emerging Markets

6 Tips on Innovation from 'Treps in Emerging Markets

How the guiding principles of "jugaad" can help grow your business with limited resources -- and innovate faster, better, cheaper.
Why Innovation Dies

Why Innovation Dies

Author Steve Blank argues that the road for innovation does not go through committee.
5 Ways to Boost Your Creative Power

5 Ways to Boost Your Creative Power

These simple strategies for tapping the creative process can help keep you on track toward breakthrough success.
TaskRabbit's Leah Busque on Staying Competitive

TaskRabbit's Leah Busque on Staying Competitive

The startup has survived competitive challenges by following these three important principles.
Rainn Wilson on SoulPancake and Social Media

Rainn Wilson on SoulPancake and Social Media

See how the actor's new media company SoulPancake is making a business out of helping you chew on life's big questions.
Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez on TV, Social Media and Entrepreneurship

Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez on TV, Social Media and Entrepreneurship

When it comes to creating something totally new, cutting-edge film director Robert Rodriguez offers this advice.
What Small Businesses Can Learn from Goliath

What Small Businesses Can Learn from Goliath

Small companies are often deemed more innovative than their larger counterparts. Here's a look at how three giants are trying to topple that idea and what you can learn from their efforts.
How to Build a More Innovative Business

How to Build a More Innovative Business

Innovation is the lifeblood of entrepreneurship. But how can a business owner continue to innovate? Serial entrepreneur Jen Groover offers her tips.
Five Tips to Inspire Innovation at Your Small Business

Five Tips to Inspire Innovation at Your Small Business

More innovation is needed for a business to thrive in today's world of shrinking product life cycles and increased competition. Here's how to kick your business into high gear.
The New Trends and Technologies Driving Design

The New Trends and Technologies Driving Design

Innovation in the way products are designed, manufactured and delivered is spelling opportunities for small businesses of all types. Learn how forward-thinking entrepreneurs are putting them to work.
Fashion Mogul Christopher Burch Talks Business

Fashion Mogul Christopher Burch Talks Business

As Fashion Week kicks off, we sat down with the man behind brands like Tory Burch and Monika Chiang to find out what it takes to make it in the business.
How Your Business Can Last Longer than a Twinkie

How Your Business Can Last Longer than a Twinkie

Kodak and Hostess may have landed in bankruptcy court, but you can avoid their fate. Here are four tips.
How the Serial Entrepreneur Behind Tazo Tea Brews Up Success

How the Serial Entrepreneur Behind Tazo Tea Brews Up Success

Steven Smith built his career around tea, including selling a company to Starbucks for $9 million. Now this serial entrepreneur is succeeding on his own terms.
Why Tony Hsieh Wants to Rehabilitate Sin City

Why Tony Hsieh Wants to Rehabilitate Sin City

The Zappos.com founder is hoping his bet on Las Vegas will be a win, win for his company and the community.
White House Opposes Online Piracy Bills -- For Now

White House Opposes Online Piracy Bills -- For Now

Obama administration puts the brakes on controversial legislation to punish 'rogue' websites that sell pirated content.
We Test-Drive a Personal Chat Bot for Customer Service

We Test-Drive a Personal Chat Bot for Customer Service

MyCyberTwin offers businesses a chatty bot to keep customers company.
What You Can Learn About Innovation from Amazon, Starbucks and USPS

What You Can Learn About Innovation from Amazon, Starbucks and USPS

How do the big companies stay on top? Take a look at some of the new customer-service ideas Amazon, USPS and Starbucks have in store.
Has Your Business Made a Brilliant Mistake?

Has Your Business Made a Brilliant Mistake?

A new contest from the Wharton School of Business gives entrepreneurs a chance to win goodies -- by describing a clutch mistake that turned out to be a good business idea.
Mark Cuban on Why You Should Never Listen to Your Customers

Mark Cuban on Why You Should Never Listen to Your Customers

The billionaire tech entrepreneur explains how bowing to your customers' every request can stunt innovation.
Who to Follow on Twitter for Innovative Business Ideas

Who to Follow on Twitter for Innovative Business Ideas

Here are five resources for helping you channel your inner innovator.
Anti-Piracy Bill Could Do More Harm Than Good for Small Companies

Anti-Piracy Bill Could Do More Harm Than Good for Small Companies

The proposed 'SOPA' bill aims to put an end to online piracy, but those who oppose it say it could have negative implications for small businesses.

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