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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.
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April 23, 2014
What's a wiki? A catalyst for innovation.
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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.
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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. 

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March 7, 2014

Automated labor is substituting for human labor in an increasing number of tasks. Which jobs will survive and, most importantly, thrive in the future? Using a recent study and some handy BLS data, we're beginning to have some answers.

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February 27, 2014

The need for job creation and economic growth dominates nearly every aspect of the current public debate, from STEM education to immigration reform to government programs. For many, whatever does not contribute to improving the job market and the national economy is a low priority, relegated to the sidelines until the country is back on its feet. 

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February 25, 2014

America seems to have lost its juice. Dynamism is on the decline. Productivity is stagnant and new business formation is waning.

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February 20, 2014

Amazing! Today’s iPhones have the same capabilities (and more!)  than 13 distinct electronics gadgets, worth more than $3,000, found in a 1991 Radio Shack ad.

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February 17, 2014

As a tough winter marches on, I am reminded of the adage parents sometimes hand down to their children: "Every person is a unique snowflake." It’s the kind of sentiment that makes children feel special, but within that saying is a sage piece of wisdom for businesses competing in the globalized marketplace. Every consumer is unique; realizing new opportunities demands a new approach to responding to very different product demands by different parts of the world. 

Library Article
February 5, 2014

Introduction

Prizes are among the most effective—and overlooked—tools for incentivizing breakthrough solutions to the thorniest problems we know. They have existed since the dawn of man. As modern civilization has grown, prizes have become a tool for incentivizing progress. Yet it has been only in the past few centuries that we have come to view prizes institutionally, channeling human nature toward valuable endeavors.

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January 22, 2014
When this emergency medical team looked at its data on heart attacks, they couldn't believe what they'd found.
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January 14, 2014

Information technology is elevating and disrupting most of the economy, and its potential to transform public sector services and lagging portions of the private sector is obvious and important. When governments do deploy IT, however, they often spend too much and increase complexity without improving service. Witness the botched launch of Healthcare.gov – perhaps the largest IT failure in history. In other cases, public policy discourages private firms and industries from investing in IT and using it to innovate. 

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January 14, 2014
For much of history, profit-making typically meant profit-taking. Wars were fought for land and resources, while men grew rich from subjugating others. Money changed hands, but productivity barely budged.
Library Article
January 14, 2014
Prizes have existed since the dawn of man. As modern civilization grew, they become a tool for incentivizing progress. Yet, it was only in the past few centuries that we came to view prizes as some of the most effective—and overlooked—tools for incentivizing breakthrough solutions.
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January 9, 2014

Data fuels America’s economic engine, but few of us ever look under the hood. We’re usually content to leave its detailed workings alone while we go on consuming and producing endless streams of information. All the while, data grows in significance and value to our everyday lives.

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January 6, 2014
Understanding the Big Data revolution through a new, must-read book.
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January 2, 2014
Do zoning laws and permitting work too well?
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January 1, 2014
Scarce research dollars mean that the federal government is becoming risk averse.
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December 17, 2013
Which cities? Which countries? Who leads the charge for patents?
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December 9, 2013
What do pirated goods mean for the US economy?
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November 27, 2013
Is Bitcoin money?

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