How Do I Start Your Own Business?

Strategy Driven

It requires a significant amount of your time and concentration to start a new business. To start this adventure, you need to know that you will eat and work with bread until you have a solid business and you can get it on track. There are various opinions about how to start a business.

How the U.S. Can Rebuild Its Capacity to Innovate

Harvard Business

has lost what Harvard Business School’s Willy Shih calls the “ industrial commons ”: indispensable production skills and capabilities. The invention of modern transistors, the adoption of standardized shipping containers, and the advent of low-cost assembly lines in East Asia lowered costs and created larger markets for televisions and radios, setting the stage for an Asian manufacturing powerhouse. Jetta Productions/Getty Images. Many U.S.

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Design Thinking Is Fundamentally Conservative and Preserves the Status Quo

Harvard Business

Billed as a set of tools for innovation, design thinking has been enthusiastically and, to some extent, uncritically adopted by firms and universities alike as an approach for the development of innovative solutions to complex problems. But skepticism about design thinking has now begun to seep out onto the pages of business magazines and educational publications. Then, both approaches move toward developing a theory about how to solve the problem or design challenge.

The $300 House: Go, Go, Go!

Harvard Business Review

The Marketing Challenge. Editor's note: This post was written with Christian Sarkar , a marketing consultant who also works on environmental issues. Winners will be selected by the community and a panel of judges and will receive a scholarship to a June "prototyping workshop" led by COMMON , a social business incubator. Thirdly, we looked at Grameen's poverty metrics in Muhammad Yunus' book Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism.

The Economy of Punishment

Harvard Business Review

So how, as a society, do we develop new instincts towards criminals and what strategies can be effectively employed to reduce the rate of incarceration and the rate of recidivism? And relatedly, how do we recognize a black-market innovator who may have all the talent of a Richard Branson or a Jay-Z, but lacks the opportunities for a leg-up in the formal economy? We love hearing historical stories about Robin Hood-like men, about bank robbers, pirates and outlaws on the run.