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The little engine that could

The novel The Magnificent Ambersons reveals the dangers of complacency in the face of transformative new technologies.
by Daniel Akst

Uncertainty on the menu

University College London professor Vaughn Tan offers lessons in innovation from the world of high cuisine.
by Theodore Kinni
GMO

Amping up innovation

Leading global utilities are using R&D and innovation to advance their market competitiveness — but investment levels remain low.
by Tom Flaherty, Tom Haddon, and Amy Zhao
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Clocking in, 21st-century style

In the era of telecommuting, what qualifies as “working time”? A new paper proposes a way to track employees’ hours on the job while respecting their time off.
by Matt Palmquist
GMO

Keeping African goods moving

Obi Ozor, the founder of Kobo360, a data-driven logistics startup based in Nigeria, explains how COVID-19 is accelerating digitization, which in turn is improving food security in Africa.
by Adedoyin Amosun and Deborah Unger

Seven myths of business experimentation

Disciplined, rigorous testing of ideas and strategies is fundamental to innovation, but businesses are often held back by misconceptions.
by Stefan H. Thomke
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Technology for a no-touch world

COVID-19 has revealed ways in which existing technologies might be applied to help us avoid germs and contain future outbreaks of disease.
by Kevin Maney