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What Business and Government Should Do When Innovation Outpaces Regulation
Business Accelerated

What Business and Government Should Do When Innovation Outpaces Regulation

Through education, proactive self-regulation and collaboration with regulators, industry leaders can help speed the process of rule-making.
Jan Verleur
Marvin Minsky, AI Pioneer, Dies at 88
Obituaries

Marvin Minsky, AI Pioneer, Dies at 88

The MIT professor invented vital research equipment and consulted on Stanley Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey.'
The Entrepreneur Who Inspired 'Joy' Talks Movie-making and Retail
Movies

The Entrepreneur Who Inspired 'Joy' Talks Movie-making and Retail

At one point, she shares, megastar Robert De Niro leaned in to ask her advice about his idea for an invention.
Joan Oleck
New Movie 'Joy' Celebrates Something We Already Appreciate: Entrepreneurs
Movies

New Movie 'Joy' Celebrates Something We Already Appreciate: Entrepreneurs

Who knew that someone would make a movie starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper that centers on a mop inventor.
Joan Oleck
How Long Should You Push Before Giving Up?
Persistence

How Long Should You Push Before Giving Up?

A successful entrepreneur reflects on how naivety kept him going forward although things were really rough.
Stephen Key
Watch This Jetpack-Wearing Entrepreneur Rocket Past the Statue of Liberty (VIDEO)
Business Accelerated

Watch This Jetpack-Wearing Entrepreneur Rocket Past the Statue of Liberty (VIDEO)

David Mayman realized the ultimate boyhood dream this week, high above the Hudson River.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
The Fasten-ating History of the Humble Zipper
Who Knew?

The Fasten-ating History of the Humble Zipper

In which we unzip the up-and-down origins of the little mechanical wonder that keeps your pants from falling down.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
How This Man Turned His Passion Into His Profession
Wacky Business Ideas

How This Man Turned His Passion Into His Profession

A resourceful inventor brings his creative concepts to life.
Jenna Schnuer
Protecting an Idea Is Easy. Selling an Idea Is Hard.
Inventing

Protecting an Idea Is Easy. Selling an Idea Is Hard.

I received great advice from my patent attorney after freaking out about one of my big ideas.
Stephen Key
The 4 Big Changes to Open Innovation During the Last 4 Years
Inventing

The 4 Big Changes to Open Innovation During the Last 4 Years

It's easier than ever before to get your ideas licensed by bigger companies.
Stephen Key
8 Myths Technologists Believe That Sink Businesses
Ready To Launch

8 Myths Technologists Believe That Sink Businesses

Rarely do inventors and product creators possess the business skills necessary to launch a successful startup. That's why they need an effective parter.
Martin Zwilling
Partners Await Inventors Who Need Help Building Prototypes
Inventors

Partners Await Inventors Who Need Help Building Prototypes

Universities and the federal government have programs that provide more help than many inventors could otherwise dream of affording.
Kedma Ough
The Real Reason Companies Are Looking for Your Product Ideas
Inventing

The Real Reason Companies Are Looking for Your Product Ideas

Open innovation is flourishing because creative people want to work for themselves. It's as simple as that.
Stephen Key
The 4 Qualities That Inventors or Entrepreneurs Should Look for in a Partner
Ready To Launch

The 4 Qualities That Inventors or Entrepreneurs Should Look for in a Partner

Rarely does one person fill both roles. To present an innovative solution to the market and build a profitable business, you need a team.
Martin Zwilling