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How do you succeed in the berry market? "Innovate or die."

by Daniel Shin 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.
Courtesy of Driscoll's
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What role does government play in innovation?

by Tracey Samuelson 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

by Molly Wood 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.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Marketplace Tech Blogs

What to worry about when you worry about smart speakers

by Molly Wood 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.
Stephen Brashear/Getty Images

U.S. tightens foreign investment rules

by Janet Babin 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…

How Nobel Prize winner Paul Romer redefined economics

by , and 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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What it takes to thrive in a constantly changing workplace

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser Sep 17, 2018
Beth Comstock writes about guiding General Electric through breakthroughs and challenges in her new book.
Beth Comstock, then vice chair of business innovations at General Electric, speaks during the Fast Company Innovation Festival in 2015 in New York City.
Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Fast Company

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A story about steel ... and also, pizza

by Bridget Bodnar May 15, 2018
Cue the "Rocky" music.
A Marghertia pizza.
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How William Perkin’s search for a malaria cure led to the color mauve

by Bridget Bodnar Mar 12, 2018
A teenager tinkering in his lab invented a brilliant synthetic shade of purple in Victorian England.
The original mauve — similar to the shade depicted in this image — was much brighter than the color we know today.
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Can we get enough of cup holders?

by Kai Ryssdal and Josie Fan Mar 1, 2018
Whether it’s to fit an extra Big Gulp cup or to store your kids’ playthings, it seems like we always want more cup holders in our cars — and car makers are trying to meet this demand. Chester Dawson is…