Anheuser-Busch innovation executives say that in order to excel at coming up with new ideas, you have to discard your own and listen to what real people want. Continue reading For True Innovation, Don’t Rely On Your Own Ideas
Farming uses copious amounts of water–70 percent of all freshwater consumed is used for agriculture, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, only about half of which can be recycled after using. It also requires huge swaths of land and, of course, just the right amount of sun. Continue reading The Future of Farming May Not Involve Dirt or Sun
An exhausted employee who naps is unproductive for a few minutes. One who doesn’t nap is unproductive all day. Continue reading Fighting Sleep Is a Losing Management Strategy. Let Your Employees Take Naps.
A $20 million gift from the Milstein family will launch the new Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity, a collaboration between the College of Arts and Sciences and Cornell Tech that will pioneer a new approach to developing 21st century leaders and innovators.
For elderly gamers, this could be the biggest hit since Wii Sports: a new video game helped older people with hearing loss get better at tracking speech in noisy environments, new research says. Continue reading Say what? Playing a puzzle video game could help improve your hearing
HERE’S A DEPRESSING number for you: 12. Just 12 percent of engineers in the United States are women. In computing it’s a bit better, where women make up 26 percent of the workforce—but that number has actually fallen from 35 percent in 1990. Continue reading Can Robots Help Get More Girls into Science and Tech?
<p”>Pinterest, Airbnb, LinkedIn, and others are giving apprentice engineers with nontraditional backgrounds a shot at tech jobs–and paying them to learn. Continue reading These Top Tech Companies Are Hiring First, Training Later
Tech is the future of fashion. Brands that understand these trends will stay ahead of the pack. Continue reading These 3 Tech Trends Will Revolutionize the Fashion Industry
Columbia University will expand its ongoing commitment to diversity in its faculty, dedicating another $100 million over the next five years—in addition to $85 million since 2005—to support recruitment and career development for professors, doctoral and post-doctoral students who traditionally have been underrepresented in higher education. Continue reading University Commits Another $100 Million to Faculty Diversity
Ian Freed, a longtime Amazon executive best known for his roles leading its Kindle and Fire phone teams, recently left the company after a 12-year career there, Recode has learned. Continue reading This long-time Amazon exec left the company and is now recruiting tech workers to mentor students of color