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April 23, 2014
What's a wiki? A catalyst for innovation.
April 23, 2014
By: Tim Lemke
When we think of Big Data, we don't always think of forests. But one government agency routinely cranks out massive amounts of information about our nation's trees.
April 22, 2014
First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden will join Hiring Our Heroes and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation in hosting an all-day summit and job fair for veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses at Fort Campbell, Kentucky on Wednesday.
April 21, 2014

America's cities are becoming increasingly unaffordable. Why? Because some are failing at basic supply and demand. 

April 18, 2014
The New York Times' David Brooks took to the pages today to defend Common Core, reminding readers that: "school standards are not curricula. They do not determine what students read or how teachers should teach."
April 18, 2014
There's value in wading through junk—or through venues historically viewed as all the “wrong places”—to realize breakthrough insights and innovations.
April 17, 2014
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation recently released a video about the Common Core State Standards which presents the facts about how the standards were written, adopted, and are being implemented by 44 states.
April 17, 2014
The Corporate Citizenship Center continues its series exploring the links between connectivity and innovation, and speaks with Mitch Jackson, Vice President of Environmental Affairs & Sustainability for FedEx.
April 16, 2014

Google Now is the future of data. The company’s already catalogued the world and placed it in our hands. It's now giving us the information we want, when we want it. Google Now is so ubiquitous that we almost miss just how impactful the technology is—and how much it tells us about where our world is heading.

April 16, 2014

In recent years, Fortune 500 businesses have utilized a variety of approaches and positions to encourage an innovative culture within their organizations, with varying degrees of success. Now that growth is once again a corporate priority (after years of cost cutting efforts) and the understanding of how to create innovative cultures improves, there has been increasing focus on this issue from executive leadership. 

April 15, 2014
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Delaware Governor Jack Markell hosted a sold-out event Monday for Delaware business, community, and education leaders to discuss how implementing high academic standards will lead to a prosperous state economy.
April 15, 2014
By: Tim Lemke
We Americans are a demanding group. Even when we are surrounded by miracles of technology and innovation, we are rarely satisfied.
April 14, 2014

The road to innovation is littered with obstacles, and continuing on the path takes more than just a good idea; it demands perseverance and passion. Yet, from what does this drive stem? Looking to examples where data-based insights led to breakthrough innovations (such as Dr.

April 11, 2014

Whenever a concept or topic breaks into the mainstream, there is a tendency for public and media discussion to oversimplify it. This is true in the case of Big Data, which is widely mentioned but remains poorly defined and understood. 

April 9, 2014

The top executive of a major U.S. energy supplier said America must pursue policies that ensure a stable flow of electricity supply, and warned against too much enthusiasm for renewable sources.

April 9, 2014

Abundance is a powerful word that promises many things.

April 9, 2014

Tech hubs are blossoming in America's big metros. Not just in Silicon Valley, but in New York City and Boston too. Richard Florida's new "Startup City" report shows tech firms and venture capital "shifting back to the great urban centers."

This growth is great. But what about the rest of America? Surely there must be innovation bubbling up there. And if it is, financial capital should follow.

April 8, 2014

Elizabeth Holmes took a huge risk when she dropped out of Stanford to start her own company, but it was a risk worth taking. 

April 7, 2014

“The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.”

― Bette Midler

There have been so many celebrations of failure in business recently, it seems success has become a dirty word. From ideas like “failing up” as a way to celebrate rightfully-earned humility to entrepreneurs boasting about their failed ventures to potential investors, one is left to wonder about what success actually means. 

April 5, 2014

We live in an ever-growing ocean of data. Our networked world is a data-producing machine, and increasingly businesses and governments are recognizing the great potential for groundbreaking innovation stemming this much-championed “Big Data.” Yet, innovations do not on their own bubble out of all this information. How exactly does data drive innovation and what are the tools that enable us to harness that data? 

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