Apple is well known for its innovations in hardware, software, and services. Thanks to them, it grew from some 8,000 employees and $7 billion in revenue in 1997, the year Steve Jobs returned, to 137,000 employees and $260 billion in revenue in 2019. Much less well known are the organizational design and the associated leadership model that have played a crucial role in the company’s innovation success.
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Kroger’s first commercial drone delivery only took a few minutes Wednesday. But there’s an historical through-line between that brief flight in Centerville and years of work by local advocates pursuing federal authorization for a certain kind of drone research in the Dayton and Springfield areas.
That first drone delivery did not happen in the New Jersey backyard of TELEGRID Technologies’ drone operator Drone Express. It didn’t happen in the vicinity of Kroger’s Cincinnati headquarters or any of the company’s Queen City stores.
The Earth has finally attained popular recognition for its fifth ocean, with a decision by the National Geographic Society to add the Southern Ocean around Antarctica to the four it recognizes already: the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian and Arctic oceans.
Although the designation of the frigid waters around the icy southern continent as a separate ocean has kicked around for almost 100 years and is widely used by scientists, until now it has not had popular backing.
SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A group of sleep scientists from 11 countries is warning about an emerging type of advertising in which companies try to manipulate your dreams.
Coors Light, Microsoft, Sony and Burger King have experimented with ways to engineer content into people's dreams in recent years, prompting nearly 40 scientists to write an open letter this month calling for increased government oversight.
Venture capitalists invest in the dreams of entrepreneurs. At 7wireVentures, I have met thousands of people pitching ideas. Many are first-time founders, while others are experienced CEOs with multiple successes. There are qualities common and essential to those who prosper:
This past year, we've lived through remote work and virtual schooling, signed up for contact tracing apps, and became familiar with ordering goods online and picking up in person. How we see the world has changed—we’re much more aware of how our physical and digital experiences interconnect.
I continue to see stories of really young entrepreneurs, like this article, profiling 25 kids that made a million dollars before graduating from high school. This makes me wonder what starts that entrepreneurial drive in kids, and how early parents and schools should start teaching the basics.
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Richard A. Bendis is the Founder, President and CEO of Innovation America (IA), a global innovation intermediary focused on accelerating the growth of the entrepreneurial innovation economy Internationally and in America.