Entrepreneurship

The Innovation Enigma

Global Insights: In Their Own Words
Joseph E. Stiglitz |  March 10, 2014
How profitable is innovation? That’s the wrong question, says Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz. A better gage: its contribution to our standard of living.
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Four Things You Thought You Knew About Africa

Global Insights: Forum Highlights
Sharon Kahn |  September 26, 2013
You may think you know the world’s largest continent as a place of spotty governance and unreliable infrastructure. But there are pockets of progress that represent real opportunity for forward-thinking investors.
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Get Creative — On Demand

Global Insights: Forum Highlights
Sharon Kahn |  June 27, 2013
Forget about thinking outside the box. To create breakthrough change, work with what's familiar, say two experts. Try their five simple ways to spark innovation.
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Made in Africa

Global Insights: Forum Highlights
Sharon Kahn |  April 29, 2013
Africa has long been a producer of raw materials that are shipped elsewhere for processing. But factories are now being establish on home soil, a move that could ultimately push the continent out of poverty.
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Africa on the Verge

Global Insights: Forum Highlights
Sharon Kahn |  April 12, 2013
Africa has always been a metaphor for the planet: An Eden rich in natural resources and startling beauty; a hell wracked by manmade plagues of war, corruption, famine, and disease. It’s a continent of untold promise and home to repetitive, often heartbreaking, disappointment. Now all the promise seems poised to become reality.
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Do You Really Need to Innovate?

Global Insights: In Their Own Words
William Duggan |  February 5, 2013
In this exclusive book excerpt, William Duggan, a Chazen senior scholar, argues that sometimes, doing the same old thing is the best course of action.
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Cleaning Up on China’s Waste

Global Insights: In Their Own Words
Rebecca McReynolds |  September 14, 2012
Technology that minimizes or even reverses environmental damage — known as “clean tech” — is hot. Now it’s catching on in China. We talk with the first venture capitalist to focus on this explosive sector.
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“Microfinance Doesn’t Work”

Global Insights: Forum Highlights
Betsy Wiesendanger |  June 26, 2012
Those may be harsh words from someone who runs a microfinance company in India. But Tara Thiagarajan is hell-bent on changing that.
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The Messy Path to Clean Energy

Global Insights: Forum Highlights
Sharon Kahn |  May 17, 2012
In an industry infamous for losing money, Wanxiang America may have stumbled on a winning strategy: partnerships.
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Global Firms Do It Better. Why?

Global Insights: Analysis
Rebecca McReynolds |  June 18, 2012
To better understand multinational organizations, researchers need to look across multiple fields of study
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