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The Innovation Enigma

March 10, 2014

Joseph E. Stiglitz

How profitable is that innovation? That’s the wrong question to ask, says Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz. A better gauge: its net contribution to our standard of living.

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Four Things You Thought You Knew About Africa

September 26, 2013

Sharon Kahn

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

June 27, 2013

Sharon Kahn

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

April 29, 2013

Sharon Kahn

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

April 12, 2013

Sharon Kahn

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?

February 5, 2013

William Duggan

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

September 14, 2012

Rebecca McReynolds

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”

June 26, 2012

Betsy Wiesendanger

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

May 17, 2012

Sharon Kahn

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?

June 18, 2012

Rebecca McReynolds

To better understand multinational organizations, researchers need to look across multiple fields of study

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