Entrepreneurs

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The historic blast off of Orion, NASA’s much-heralded, next-generation spacecraft, was repeatedly delayed Thursday because of gusty winds, balky valves and a boat that moved too close to the launch site. But as the launch window began to close, NASA officials were still hopeful that...

All too often, companies take the scope of their offerings as a given, delaying changes that make the organization ripe for disruption. Kodak stuck with “film” as its core business while competitor FugiFilm Holdings, Inc. accepted the inevitability of digital replacing film. Fugi transformed its...

When Diane Schwarz became CIO of Textron in 2013, the company had a Chairman’s Award for innovation which focused on product and services innovation, but it had no awards for innovation in IT. As part of a drive toward instilling a culture of...

Most high impact entrepreneurs need capital to build their businesses. The amount of capital, and the timing of the infusion(s), is mostly a function of the kind of business/business model and the time it takes to get home – that is to an exit...

Lauren Hauber has moved past the days of trudging down the hotel corridor with an ice bucket. Like a growing number of business travelers, Ms. Hauber, a San Francisco resident, and her co-workers have started staying in apartments and houses managed through Airbnb, which in July...

In a recent Washington Post commentary, DC-area entrepreneur Joel Holland cites four reasons he believes account for the recent emergence of the nation’s capital as a modest but real center of startup-driven innovation and venture investing. One reason he cites is a business and...

The neighborhood surrounding the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Freshwater Sciences doesn't scream academia, technology or innovation. In fact, a visitor approaching the school will pass shuttered buildings, asphalt tanks, an enormous coal pile and the kind of gritty scenes that come with any working harbor....