Climate

Can Sustainability Sell Sneakers?

In an industry dominated by pro sponsorships and celebrity endorsements, Adidas is opening up a second front to reach its millennial customers, innovating ways...

Connectivity

A Resource For Small Businesses

Although agility should advantage innovation at independent small and medium-sized businesses against their bigger rivals, they can’t match the technology resources or scalability that...

Factories

What Does A Nimble Conglomerate Look Like?

“If we owned a steel mill, what happens if our engineers want to make things in plastic, or with 3D printing?” asked Ronnie Leten,...

Food

Smarter Farming

Nearly three-quarters of the world’s 4 million metric ton annual cocoa bean crop is grown in West Africa, where farmers often must overcome challenges...

Health

Patients Are Consumers

There are 18 million cancer patients going through therapy right now, and that number increases by 2 million or so annually. After combating illness,...

Living

Inventing The Future

Xerox founded its PARC research center during the sales heyday of its eponymous paper copiers, and tasked it with inventing “the office of the...

Money

Bitcoin: Capitalism, or Conspiracy?

I’m struggling to decide whether or not Bitcoin (and cryptocurrency in general) is a capitalist tool, or a conspiracy to exploit it. It doesn’t help...

Science

Coatings As Active Components

Buildings using smart coatings that absorb pollution. Airplanes wrapped in heat-deflecting tech borrowed from eggplant biology. Surfaces of wind turbine blades that slice through...

Transportation

A Different Future For The Ford 1,400

Ford plans to fire 1,400 staffers, and many media outlets suggest the move is intended to appease Wall Street by cutting costs (the stock is...