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Innovation the NASA Way: What’s Your Mission?

One question often asked by readers of Innovation the NASA Way is the obvious:  “How can I bring the lessons learned from these chapters into my workplace? I don’t work in a matrix-managed organization and I don’t have limitless budgets at my disposal.” It is a legitimate question, and one that ... Read & React

I think a number of the leaders are, whether you like it or not, in the hip-hop generation. And when they understand enough, they'll do wonders. I count on them. Maya Angelou

How to Overcome Your Fear of Thinking

by Scott Eblin Executive Coach

If you haven’t seen it, take a look at this recent article in The New York Times. It’s a fascinating recap of a study at the University of Virginia that confirms what you may already know. Lots of us ... Read & React

Five Lessons to Learn From The Wall Street Career of Ace Greenberg

Wall St. legendary trader Alan C. Greenberg passed away today from complications due to cancer. The 86-year-old, nicknamed “Ace,” helped to build Bear Stearns into a powerhouse investment bank to rival those of Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, until it buckled under the in the maelstrom of the ... Read & React

How Business Skills Can Develop Better Military Officers

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Michael Oates, commander of 10th Mountain Division, delivers a speech during a change of authority ceremony in 2008 in Iraq.
by Fred Schmalz

As Kellogg Insight recently reported, research by Efraim Benmelech and Carola Frydman shows that in the right context, a military background can serve a CEO and a company well. But what about the flip side of that coin? How can business leadership skills help the military create better officers? ... Read & React

Zomato Has a “Deskless” Office so That Employees Never Get Too Complacent

Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal says it took six years to define his company’s culture. From the moment he founded the restaurant listing and review site in his New Delhi apartment in 2008, he’s been laser-focused on growth. Today, his message to his 750 employees is clear: stay in startup mode. “It’s ... Read & React

How to Run a Team of People Who Never See Each Other

Millions of people make a living without ever setting foot in an office. Particularly in technology, companies are moving away from just outsourcing rote tasks to remote workers and toward building entirely distributed teams. One leader is Elance-oDesk, the largest online marketplace for freelance ... Read & React

The Complete Guide to Having a Creative Breakthrough

by Hannah Newman

We all struggle for a moment of insight. Whether you’ve been banging your head against the wall for days or just woke up to a problem this morning, the desire for a creative boost is a powerful one. It’s the same feeling that plagues writers facing a blank page or advertisers developing a ... Read & React

Is It Better for the Government to Lease or Own?

by Kevin Wayer and Barry Scribner

As part of its prevailing real estate strategy, the federal government is eschewing leases in favor of ownership to boost savings and efficiency. This approach aims to simplify a decision process that is complex for both public and private entities. Simple return-on-investment calculations will ... Read & React

Five Games That Reveal Executive Function in Kids

by Jessica Lahey

There has been a lot of recent attention focused on the importance of executive function for successful learning. Many researchers and educators believe that this group of skills, which enable a child to formulate and pursue goals, are more important to learning and educational success than IQ or ... Read & React

Being Powerful Distorts People's Perception of Time

by Joe Pinsker

Maria Konnikova, writing in the New York Times, made the point recently that there’s much more to poverty than just a shortage of money. Being poor, she said, brings with it other abstract deficits, most notably a lack of time. She quoted Sendhil Mullainathan, an economist and the author the ... Read & React

NIH’s Formula for Innovation: People + Ideas + Time

NIH scientists work on mapping the brain in 2008.
by Sally Rockey and Dr. Francis Collins

In these times of tight budgets and rapidly evolving science, we must consider new ways to invest biomedical research dollars to achieve maximum impact—to turn scientific discoveries into better health as swiftly as possible. We do this by thinking strategically about the areas of research that we ... Read & React