The Pivot Point

Jul 31, 2020
What technology will help us transition to a post-pandemic future?
Dr. Paul McKay, who is working on an vaccine for COVID-19, looks at bacteria containing the coronavirus' DNA fragments at Imperial College School of Medicine in London on Feb. 10.
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When sportswear helps break records

Dec 27, 2019
Sportswear companies risk upsetting fans if their innovations help athletes break records, said author Kassia St. Clair.
Swimmers during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
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Farmgirl Flowers' limited "menu" approach is a blooming success

Nov 28, 2019
CEO Christina Stembel was turned down more than a hundred times for capital before deciding to use her own money and strategy.
Christina Stembel is founder and CEO of Farmgirl Flowers.
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McKinsey to banks: innovate or die

Oct 22, 2019
Traditional banks are ceding market share to new platforms.
IndyMac Bank failed during the last recession. Above, customers are allowed into a branch in Pasadena, California after the federal government seized the failing bank in 2008.
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How do you succeed in the berry market? "Innovate or die."

Jun 20, 2019
Driscoll's president talks about what it took to create Rosé Berries, one of thousands of variations the California-based company breeds.
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What role does government play in innovation?

Apr 1, 2019
A Wharton School expert says there's no sure recipe, but there are key ingredients.
Hong Kong at night.
Dale de la Rey

Apple, the iPhone, and the Innovator's Dilemma

Feb 1, 2019
If you re-read the first few chapters of The Innovator’s Dilemma and you insert "Apple" every time Clayton Christensen mentions "a company," a certain picture emerges.
The Apple logo is seen onstage prior to an event at the Steve Jobs Theater on September 12, 2018 in Cupertino, California.
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What to worry about when you worry about smart speakers

Oct 12, 2018
No, they're not recording your every word.
An assortment of recently launched Amazon devices, including an Echo Input, Echo Show, Echo Plus, Echo Sub, Echo Auto and Fire TV Recast are pictured at the company headquarters in Seattle in September.
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U.S. tightens foreign investment rules

Oct 10, 2018
Some sensitive industries — everything from technology to defense firms — will face tougher federal scrutiny under new regulations formalized Wednesday. The Committee of Foreign Investment in the U.S., or CFIUS, announced its pilot program will take effect in 30 days. The announcement has some innovation, defense and tech companies scrambling to comply so they […]

How Nobel Prize winner Paul Romer redefined economics

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Oct 8, 2018
Economists comment on what makes Romer’s views unique.
“I’ve been really disappointed that we just haven’t had the kind of political environment where we can think about speeding up technological progress,” Paul Romer said Monday.
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