The New York Times published an interview with Steve Chase, founder of AOL and currently an venture investor through his firm Revolution Capital. Although only the final interview question had to do with corporate innovation, Mr. Chase gave a great answer that reminds us that there is cultural bias against risk and innovation that is [...]
We’re thankful that nobody in the Newlogic family, past and present, appears to have been directly effected by Monday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon. Though, at the same time, we send our sincere condolences to all those that were, in any way, touched by this horrific event. In the coming days we’ll be looking into [...]
From FastCompany.com comes this article highlighting the idea of Innovation Debt. “Innovation debt is the cost that companies incur when they don’t invest in their developers,” Peter Bell writes in his personal blog. “It happens when the team is too busy putting out fires and finishing up features to keep up to date with advances [...]
From Forbes magazine comes their list of the best food innovations of 2012.
From Cool Hunting comes this video interview of Dr. David Edwards, founder of Le Laboratoire. Le Laboratoire is known as the inventor of the AeroShot Energy Inhaler and WikiCell edible food packaging. In the interview Dr. Edwards talks about his approach to innovation and why he opened a public store-front / innovation lab in Paris for art, science and [...]
Babson College (my alma mater) has a feature section in the Boston Globe that highlights entrepreneurship in Boston. Babson, and it’s MBA program, is well-known at being ranked as the top entrepreneurship college in the US. I like that the Boston Globe article describes a range of entrepreneurial activity of all kinds. By giving visibility [...]
In the New York Times’ Opinion pages come this article on the relationship between innovation and social inequality. Written by Edmund S. Phelps, a Nobel laureate in economics. In it, Professor Phelps proposes that the process of continuous innovation, both incremental and disruptive, laid the foundation for the broad-based prosperity of the American middle class in the postwar [...]
This article in HuffPostBiz on the Buffett/3G take over of Heinz is sending the message that the food and beverage industry is going to be increasingly focused on cost cutting. For many, this would imply a further de-emphasis on innovation. However, this goes to a common mis-conception about the value of innovation.
Harvard has made a major push into entrepreneurship, and it’s been supported by investment in their iLab. Opened in 2012, Harvard’s iLab has already reshaped the innovation education landscape in Boston. The iLab’s facility and faculty can draw on Harvard’s breath of creative students and business school acumen to educate and incubate entrepreneurs from one, [...]