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Reallocating Wall Street talent

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“Highly skilled labor should be reallocated away from the financial industry towards more innovative sectors” of the economy, writes MIT economist Daron Acemoglu in a new essay.

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Innovation in emerging economies

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A recent National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) working paper sheds light on the relationship between innovation and globalization in emerging economies.¬

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Capturing employees’ insights about new business ideas

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How does a large, global corporation capture employees’ ideas for new technologies? An article from the Fall 2008 issue of MIT Sloan Management Review analyzes the results of IBM’s 2006 “Innovation Jam” — which involved 150,000 people.

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Why Christensen thinks it’s a good time for innovation

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Sure, the economy’s bad. But it’s a good time to innovate, according to Clayton M. Christensen, a Harvard Business School professor who focuses on innovation. Our interview with Christensen is featured in the new edition of Business Insight.

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New thinking about strategy

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“Traditional thinking about strategy is woefully incomplete,” according to the authors of an article in the current issue of MIT Sloan Management Review.

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Investing in innovation in hard times

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A professor’s analysis of innovation during the Great Depression suggests that downturns can present opportunities — if you have cash and good ideas.

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When all businesses become uncertain

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What if every business had to be managed like¬†a start-up? Rita Gunther McGrath, an associate¬†professor of management¬†at Columbia Business School, has some interesting observations¬†along those lines¬†-- about managing in today's¬†uncertain business climate.¬

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Hire a “manager of one”

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Here at MIT Sloan Management Review we're big fans of the folks at 37 Signals. We use some of their software and we try to follow their ideas about simplicity in everything from product to process.

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Porter to U.S.: Get a strategy

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A well-known competitive strategy expert thinks the United States badly needs a new economic strategy.  In fact, Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter argues in an essay in BusinessWeek that "the stark truth is that the U.S.

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The Web 2.0 President

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Looking for business lessons from the presidential election? Here's a key one: Effective use of Web 2.0 technologies can give an organization an important competitive advantage.

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The open-source hardware trend

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Technology Review¬† has published an interesting article about the¬†increasing popularity of¬†open-source hardware ‚ÄĒ and its use by companies ranging from¬†Nokia to¬†start-up Chumby.¬

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Innovations, good and bad

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As he analyzed the financial crisis for Newsweek, Johns Hopkins professor Francis Fukuyama contrasted Silicon-Valley-style technological innovation and financial innovation. Supporters of financial regulation, Fukuyama wrote, had
argued that long-standing regulations like the Depression-era Glass-Steagall Act (which split up commercial and investment banking) were stifling innovation and undermining the competitiveness of U.S. financial institutions.

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Winners of Cisco’s innovation contest announced

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Cisco¬†yesterday announced the winner of its¬†first global innovation contest, the I-prize. More than 2,500 contestants from more than 100 countries competed for prize money ‚ÄĒ by¬†submitting ideas that could potentially form new billion-dollar businesses for Cisco.¬

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Is it a good time to start a business?

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The economic news of the last few weeks has been grim. But things may not necessarily be so bad in the start-up sector. Opines venture capitalist Carl Weissman in a recent posting on Xconomy, "The investments that I am making...a

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Procter & Gamble and innovation: something new for a change

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Anyone who's read management literature for more than 15 seconds is no doubt sick of Procter & Gamble constantly being dragged out as the default example of how companies should innovate. Still, P&G's innovation culture, by company chairman A.G.

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How Amazon beat eBay

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From both business and cultural perspectives, one of the lasting innovations of the late-'90s dot-com boom was getting individuals and companies comfortable purchasing items via their computers. On the consumer side, the twin ecommerce giants of the late '90s were eBay and Amazon.

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When innovation is the enemy

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We read transcripts of old Ben Bernanke speeches so you don't have to:

Seventeen months ago, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke to a Fed-sponsored conference in Georgia about Regulation and financial innovation.

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Open source…prosthetics?

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First there was open source software. Now, Scientific American reports, there's an open source prosthetics community¬†working on better artificial hands and arms.¬† ¬†The reason? In the United States, the number of¬†amputees missing an arm or hand is too small to justify a lot of¬†commercial research and development.¬

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Inside Pixar’s Creative Culture

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Pixar has an impressive record of producing hit movies¬†-- from Toy Story¬†to Finding Nemo¬†to WALL-E.¬† In the September issue of the Harvard Business Review, Ed Catmull, cofounder and president of Pixar, describes the corporate culture that helps the¬†studio stay creative.¬

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