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A Crowdsourced Hotel Room

When the U.K.’s Premier Inn wanted to design a new hotel to met the services expectations of its guests and the cost requirements of...

Employee Engagement

VSP Global’s innovation lab (“The Shop”) was created in December, 2012, to innovate with external entrepreneurs and partners. When the company announced it would...

What If Every Kid Got A Computer?

When the BBC recently announced the rollout of a program to give every 11 year old in the U.K. a mini-computing device (the micro:bit), it had...
Tesla toaster

I Want A Tesla Toaster

News that Tesla may be considering its own streaming music service suggests there’s no limit to what it could do. I want a Tesla...

Channeling The Brand’s Inner Geek

“We were a bunch of geeks who saw the chance to fix a broken marketplace, and then woke up one day to find ourselves...
sustainability

Sustainability Is A Business Metric

A recent study by Merrill Lynch found that “good companies can make good stocks,” though not as a stand-alone metric. It’s a good start. It...

An Alternative To Throwaway Culture

Much has been said about Sears and what seem like existential questions about the future of its retail stores, but what if it were...

Improved Vision For Developing Countries

From rural India to the favelas of Rio, recent advances in mobile health are helping to provide access to health care for communities in...

Betting On Employee Education

In an industry not often recognized for acts of enlightened self-interest, Las Vegas Sands has innovated an approach to continuing education that benefits not...

Making Sure “New” Is “Better”

Dish Network is in the businesses of keeping customers in a marketplace that is highly price-sensitive, which means constantly finding ways to improve their...