innovation

What Paul Graham Misses On Value Creation and Income Inequality

"Innovators" in the startup sense provide financial value for their owners and investors, there's no doubt. But the floods of funding to a…

Is 2016 the Year of Community?

The new year shows signs of big businesses focusing on local community action. How can they scale their local action?

Cities Can Now Certify Their Power Grids for Sustainability, Security and Reliability

A handful of cities are moving strategically to make their electric grids more secure, reliable and sustainable. That may not sound sexy even…

Millennials Are Changing Philanthropy

In Hong Kong, young investment portfolio managers form their own giving circles and learn how to be effective philanthropic investors.

Epson Rolls Out Printer That Also Recycles Printed Paper

Epson has rolled out a printer that recycles shredded paper into new, fresh sheets, creating a closed-loop recycling system within the office.

The Fruits of Reverse Innovation

Reverse innovation is innovation that is first seen in emerging economies, before it is spread to the industrialized world. This post looks into…

GiveDirectly Gives Cash to Poor People, No Strings Attached

Despite popular opinion, beneficiaries aren’t mismanaging the free cash, nor are they spending it on alcohol or gambling. They're using it to change…

3D Printed Water Could Be The Next Big Thing

With global water resources stretched to the breaking point, 3D printing could be the key to new low cost, energy efficient desalination technology.

First Solar Road Surpasses Expectations

Located in the Netherlands, SolaRoad is the first road of its kind to make a unique foray in pollution-free solar energy. In the…

Study: Buildings With Cleaner Air Make You Smarter

A study just published by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has linked a building’s indoor air quality directly to its…

Ford Turns to the Gecko to Solve Its Stickiest Recycling Problem

The automaker Ford Motor Co. is turning to biomimicry to solve a challenge that stands in the way of its recycling efforts. It's…

Small Farm Tech: Food’s Past and Future at Work

Small organic farms are becoming tech-savvy. These tools and innovations could be the difference between feast and famine as the global population grows.

Top 10 Social Innovation Breakthroughs of 2015

From New York City subways approving period advertisements to crowdsourced legislation, so far 2015 has been an incredible year for social innovation and…

Israeli Restaurant Encourages Arab Muslims and Jews to Share Bread

Israel has given us technological breakthroughs like the PillCam, MobilEye and the USB flash drive. But the latest news out of a small…

New Unicef-Target-Disney Product to Catalyze Gen Z

Unicef and Target, in collaboration with Disney, are launching a Fitbit-like wearable device for kids that has the potential to be this holiday…