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Struggling to Keep the Lights On

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

The locally oriented economic structure of Puerto Rico followed a model that many in the United States find appealing. A ...

Faltering Fowl Fuel Finnish Fury

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

The Angry Birds app came out in 2009 and became a staggering hit across a variety of demographic sectors. Its popularity ...

Man Versus Machine | Optometry

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

The typical eye exam in which we go to the optometrist and are examined by a series of machines as the physician writes ...

Innovation: Woebot

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

With a burgeoning focus on mental health in the healthcare arena, 39-year-old Alison Darcy decided to design an app (Woe ...

A Bike-Share Invasion From China

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Bike sharing has become quite popular in many parts of the world. One of the major expenses of setting up a business in ...

Interview: George Yancopoulos

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

George Yancopoulos, co-president and chief scientific officer of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc., takes on questions rela ...

A More Automated Gold Mine

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Seeking ways to more efficiently obtain precious metals is an age-old practice. Today, with monitoring mechanisms and to ...

Charted: Corporate AI Chatter

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Artificial intelligence (AI) seems to have many meanings these days, but you know it is getting serious when companies b ...

A Different Way to Cut Kids from the Squad

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

With many top athletes having limited career spans, it's imperative that teams find exceptional talent to properly ...

To Grandmother's House We Go

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

The market for monitoring our senior citizens has grown dramatically since the days of "I've fallen and I can't get up" ...

Captain Ahab Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

While self-driven cars have garnered the headlines, they are not the only profitable niche for this type of piloting. Sh ...

Man vs. Machine: Architecture

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Software and hardware are moving at great speed to use artificial intelligence in rapid iteration environments. One area ...

Innovation SuperSensor

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Gierad Laput, a doctoral student at Carnegie Mellon's Future Interfaces Group, has developed a sensor that resides in a ...

France's Industrial Past Haunts Macron

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

The importance of innovation on the sustainability of any economy cannot be overstated. The ability to continually evolv ...

The Soft Edge That's Landing Solid Sales

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

In 2003, fourteen-year-old Nick Gilson decided that he would design a new snowboard for himself. Using a concept he had ...

Horse DNA Trading

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Cloning is a term met with a good deal of skepticism and fear. This is somewhat justified, but can there be uses that wo ...

The Hatchet Men and the Hot Dog

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

"I wish I were an Oscar Mayer Weiner." But would you want to own the company and be responsible for this product line? 3 ...

That Seventies Startup

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

When we think of entrepreneurs in the Internet and computing world, we typically envision young mavericks with concepts ...

Innovation: Needle Grinder

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Disposal of needles used in the medical field is a concern for both society and risk-control managers involved in the wa ...

Stand By . . . Scanning for Viruses and Secrets

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Anything to do with Russia, particularly anything related to cybersecurity, is subject to intense scrutiny and conjectur ...

Man vs Machine Dermatology

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

With a noteworthy shortage of dermatologists, coupled with the need for early detection of skin cancers to allow for suc ...

Myanmar's Hotel Room Glut

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

"Build it, and they will come." This line from the movie "Field of Dreams" is often used in government-driven tourism ve ...

Where Buffett Failed

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Although this story has a titillating title, it's really about a small group of social entrepreneurs attempting to keep ...

A Reputation for Badoo Behavior

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

The aligning of corporate culture with the vision and mission of the organization has always been assumed to be a strong ...

Here Comes the Space Cleanup Crew

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

What goes up must come down. We are all aware of the old adage, and it has sparked concern for people as we launch more ...

Cessna Flights for the Masses

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

The basic concept of Uber is now spreading into other transportation arenas as well. A new California-based startup, Bla ...

The Airbnb of Warehousing

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Flexe Inc., a four-year-old startup, has attained a competitive position against the powerful Amazon.com juggernaut base ...

This Home Camera Can Tell Who’s There

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Current technologies allow people to remotely access cameras in their home, or at work, to see if anyone enters and asce ...

Google's Other Founder Wants to Fly, Too

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

While Google co-founder Larry Page garners the headlines with flying cars, Sergey Brin, his partner at Google is quietly ...

Innovation: Synthetic Tissues

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

3-D printing has been a topic of conversation and application for over a decade now, but making prototypes of products a ...

Whole Foods Market's Identity Crisis

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Whole Foods Market Inc. was long the darling of the ecologically sensitive investors in that they tapped into a solid ma ...

Nice Stent If You Can Get It

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

A clot-retrieving stent can dramatically reduce long-term healthcare costs and enhance the quality of life for people wh ...

Munchery Stiffs Early Backers and Cuts Staff in a Bid for Survival

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Munchery Inc., a food delivery startup, has blown through $120 million over the past 7 years and needs further investmen ...

Uber Self-Driving Vehicle Involved in Arizona Crash

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

In "Fury Road: Did Uber Steal the Driverless Future From Google?" (Bloomberg Businessweek, March 21–26, 2017), whi ...

Fury Road: Did Uber Steal the Driverless Future From Google?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Google and Uber, both seen as exemplary entrepreneurial success stories, are now embroiled in a battle to become the dom ...

These Are the 50 Most Promising Startups You've Never Heard of

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

With an initial list of around 50,000, market researcher Quid used an algorithm including prior leadership team experien ...

Innovation: Needle Camera

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Using a tiny camera at the end of an elongated needle, the Mi-eye2, the only product of Trice Medical, can enter into an ...

Survival of the Fitted

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Data mining by traditional brick-and-mortar fashion retailers is not a new thing, but third party data tracking in the i ...

The End of Terrible Wi-Fi May Be Near

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Consumers have been frustrated with slow Wi-Fi issues, particularly in the home. With gaming, appliances, and infor ...

How Uber and Airbnb Fought City Halls and Figured Out the Sharing Economy

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

In business, as in life, there are critical junctures that can either discourage or even stall out a new direction. "How ...

Innovation: Pocket DSLR

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

For many years now, smartphones have had an acceptable resolution for common photography via digital technology. Still, ...

When a Startup Means a Fresh Start

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Defy Ventures, a six-year-old nonprofit started by Catherine Hoke, has created 350 jobs and started more than 150 n ...

Innovation: Drone-Catching Drone

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Jaz Banga, chief executive officer of Airspace Systems, a 20-person San Francisco startup, has developed ...

Greening Business, One Project at a Time

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Generate Capital, a startup venture fund specializing in green infrastructure projects, has obtained $500 million in inv ...

Cloud Armor That's Not Quite So Fluffy

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

While storing data on the cloud has provided a system by which huge amounts of data can be stored cheaply and with littl ...

J&J Plays the Spurned Suitor

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Jean-Paul and Martine Clozel have taken an unlikely and risky path to wealth they could not have imagined was possible. ...

Stalking the Next Zuckerberg

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

By combining the logic of Peter Thiel's foundation, which eschews formal higher education, with the idea that there are ...

Pet Food That Comes With an Oil Painting

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

With 3 million customers, $880 million in revenue, and $236 million in investment capital from some of the most prestigi ...

America's Got No Talent

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

The semi-unanticipated results of the past Presidential election have sent shock waves through the political/economic se ...

Innovation: Gryphon Router

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

With so many smart devices being routed wirelessly in our homes and businesses, they have become a prime target for cybe ...

Home Is Where The Data Is

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

The concept of cloud storage that allows broader and cheaper access to files has caught on and grown dramatically. While ...

A New Leader in the Suborbital Space Race

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Two of the top names in entrepreneurship have squared off in the suborbital space race. Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson a ...

Innovation Fighting Hearing Loss

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

The Bloomberg Businessweek article "Innovation Fighting Hearing Loss" (October 31—November 6, 2016) asse ...

The Slow-Motion Bust

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

While the U.S. investment market appears to have found a little stability in level, the uncertainty about the quality of ...

Packaging Salmon Jerky for the Masses

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Anne French, president of Dear North, a collaborative effort between Huna Totem (a Native Alaskan-owned company focused ...

Do As I Say, Not What I'm Accused of

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

The purchase of Autonomy by Hewlett-Packard (HP) was a boon for co-founder Mike Lynch, but a boondoggle for HP. It has b ...

A Different Kind of Apple a Day

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Apple's iOS health data application is undergoing an overhaul to allow for greater levels of data collection and potenti ...

Using DNA Markers To Spot Bogus Fabrics

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

While difficult to fully ascertain once in the product, Egyptian cotton commands a premium price in the fabric markets. ...

As Flocks Shrink, Congregations Scramble to Adapt

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Go down "church street" in many American cities and you will see buildings with spires and stained-glass windows, but wh ...

Hospitals Try Giving Patients a Dose of VR

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Use of virtual reality (VR) as a pain management treatment has been constant since the early days of the technology. Ini ...

India Gets a Deadpool. No, Not That Kind.

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Venture capitalists and/or investors sometimes lose their confidence in their startups and are reluctant to put more mon ...

Scaling Up Is Hard to Do

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

"Scaling Up Is Hard to Do" (Bloomberg Businessweek, August 29–September 4, 2016) discusses a new emphasis among ac ...

Yasso's Big Fat Frozen Greek Yogurt Success

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

When two childhood friends — Drew Harrington and Amanda Klane — saw the fervor and resilience of the Gr ...

A Watchful Lock Aimed at the Masses

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Latch has designed a system by which single use codes can provide deliverers with an opportunity to make their deliverie ...

The Internet of Very Expensive Things

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Merck KGaA is working with many of its top competitors in an effort to streamline and coordinate research data and infor ...

Importing the Silicon Valley Lifestyle

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Berlin, the very city that defined confinement and repression, now strives to be the hub of hope and growth. Using money ...

Will Spotify Live Up to Its $8 Billion Valuation?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Spotify is a highly recognizable competitor in the music streaming business. With a customer base of $30 million and $2. ...

Facebook Gave 1.65 Billion Users a Streaming Service Then This Happened

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

As the desires of consumers and technological opportunities have begun to further bring real-time reality to social medi ...

Innovation: Ultrasonic X-Rays

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

An ultrasonic scanner that creates a superior image of a patient's dental profile within forty seconds sounds like a com ...

IPNOPE

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Kickstarter's founders seem to be at odds with the traditional venture capital cycle in a couple of ways. First of all, ...

Taiwan's PC Makers are Gunning for Gamers

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

While most of the PC market is characterized by low-cost competition, one very large segment is catering to a differenti ...

Material Progress: Five Substances of the Future

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

These five materials are discussed along with some of the product extensions possible from the discoveries. Materials in ...

The Power of the Garage

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

The legends of Apple and Microsoft and numerous other big hits that began in a garage drive some to seek their fortunes ...

Building a Better Mouse Cage

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Geting through the FDA certification process is an essential and expensive process for drug companies in getting their p ...

A Spanish Delicacy Grazes in Texas

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Cured hams made from Ibérico pigs have a prized marbling unique to the species. These pigs also eat large quantit ...

Innovation: Delivery Robot

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Starship Technologies has developed a six-wheel, luggage-sized robot with the ability to securely deliver (at least low- ...

Inflatable Space Station

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Laboratory and functional space is at a premium on the international space station. Bigelow Aerospace has developed an i ...

A Much Closer Look at Naptime

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Balancing parenting and careers is often a difficulty for parents as they put their children into daycares during the wo ...

A New Dimension for Post-PC Taiwan

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

As the technological world shifts to phone and portable methods of operation, the PC market has been dwindling. Mass man ...

A Vegan Cheese Worthy of Chardonnay

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Dr. Pat Brown, a medical doctor who is also a biochemistry professor at Stanford, has a vested interest in finding a veg ...

Keeping It In the Family

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Statistically, only 30 percent of family businesses survive into the second generation. There are many reasons for this ...

Innovation Laser-Guided Catheters

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

John Simpson, the seventy-two-year-old founder of Avinger, has recently gained FDA approval for the company's laser-tipp ...

Showdown at the Electric Garage

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Tesla Motors has made a sound niche in the high-end, sustainable automobile market. Those who have tried to enter just b ...

The Journey of Jack Dorsey

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

After 10 years of rapid growth into one of the most recognizable brands in all of social media, Twitter is trying to tak ...

Move Fast and Break Things

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

After the legendary tenure of Jack Welch at General Electric, it would seem that the company's next CEO would do best to ...

Venture Investors Are Taking a Pause

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

With the falling economic conditions at the macro level appearing to have subsided, many would expect that funding for s ...

This Guy Made Trump Possible

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

A liberal antiwar activist Jim Gilliam has developed a business model that seeks to enhance social media optimization fo ...

Startups Pitch VCs From Freezing Water

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

In the Polar Bear Pitching Competition, an elevator-pitch competition run by non-profit event group Midnight Pitch Fest, ...

The $400,000 Man

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has developed a crash test dummy that measures 7 times as man ...

Putting the App In Appalachia

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

The pace of change in industry lifecycles is increasing dramatically, but sometimes it is faced with a catastrophic even ...

You Won't Find GrubHub Here

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Cities in India have a long tradition of food delivery service dating back at least to the late 1800s. These services, e ...

Gaming's Growing Pains

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Video gaming as an event has begun to attract massive interest, with an estimated 330 million people watching at least s ...

Better Coffee Through Bacterial Chemistry

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Camille Delebecque, a biologist, and Sophie Deterre, a flavor chemist, have been working to recreate the unique effect t ...

The Challenges for Smart-Gun Makers

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

With the emphasis on gun-control at the governmental level reaching to the hysterical realm, one would think that the ma ...

Peanut Patch: Allergy Fighter

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

When you go to restaurant, you can often see a notice that peanuts are used in some of the products offered. Peanut alle ...

Innovation Dojo

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Apps have made it relatively common to have remotely controlled systems in the home. Unfortunately, these systems can be ...

Innovation Universal Virus Test

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Dr. W. Iain Lipkin of Columbia University has been collecting DNA information on 1,000 viruses common to vertebrates for ...

Vial Accusations

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Elizabeth Holmes, founder of the medical diagnostic firm Theranos, has diligently cultivated her company over the past 1 ...

Watch Out, JPMorgan! This Guy Wants to Kill Banks

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Mike Cagney, a former derivatives trader for Wells Fargo Bank and a Stanford grad, decided that there was a market for m ...

SoftBank's $3 Billion Startup Incubator

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Masayoshi Son, Chief Executive Officer of SoftBank, hired Nikesh Arora from Google to help the company invest $3 billion ...

Startups Give Airbnb Hosts a Helping Hand

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

The success of Airbnb has created many small business by providing homeowners (and some renters) an opportunity for ...

Faux-Rock Stars

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

A sport founded in the 1970's by a few enthusiasts that could best be described as extreme sports enthusiasts has become ...

Renewables Will Have to Stand on Their Own

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Despite huge investments from governments across the globe, the realization of a renewable energy presence in the indust ...

Hang $99.99

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Surfboards (body boards and paddleboards as well) are typically sold in specialty shops close to the environment in whic ...

Bonnie's Army: Can Halo 5 Save the Xbox?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

This story discusses the high stakes risk competition in the gaming console marketplace. The advent and subsequent takeo ...

In Brazil, Getting It There is No Fun at All

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Gerald Lee, founder of the third largest commercial airline in Brazil, has begun to look into carrying something other t ...

Cloud Computing Finally Gets Some Startups

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

With competitors such as Google and Microsoft in the cloud market, the traditional Threat of New Entry would be small, b ...

Early Promise for a New Paralysis Treatment

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Using an insertable bridge to supply living cells to reconnect across damaged cells, startup InVivo has found solid succ ...

Farm to Face

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Mark Veeder, an event planner in New York, also has a green thumb, with his upstate garden producing beautiful flowers. ...

Innovation: Vetigel

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Sunaris, a three-year-old company headed up by Joe Landolina, has found a way to inject a bleeding area with a mesh ...

Touch Me Harder

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

This Bloomberg Businessweek article discusses Apple's obsessive compulsion to meet the needs and desires of its customer ...

Cute Ads Only Go So Far

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

An insurance startup in a broad-scale market is a bit unusual, but using a target market opened up by Obamacare, Oscar s ...

Britain's Digital-Health Startups Seek First Aid

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

British digital healthcare startups are being forced to seek customers and investors outside of the UK. Due to the cost ...

A Breakout Year for Cuban Entrepreneurs

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

The strong socialist/communist society that has been in place since the late 1950s in Cuba is starting to experiment wit ...

The New Old Windows

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Microsoft has long been able to ride its highly profitable position as having the world's leading operating system softw ...

Innovation: Child Prostheses

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

The application of 3D printing capabilities in the commercial market has been primarily in arenas affected by customizat ...

Will Stream 4 Cash

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Rather than use the traditional selling of advertising space as YouTube and other social-media sites are leveraging, sta ...

A Different Kind of Ride-Sharing

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

The highly regulated taxi industry created a great deal of revenue for cash-strapped government entities in many countri ...

Die Grundertrainerin Will See You Now

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Beginning a business is stressful. Even when it's up and running, the stress doesn't simply go away. Most founders look ...

What Is Code?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

"The Code Issue" (Bloomberg Businessweek, June 15-28, 2015) is wholly devoted toward the understanding of code writers, ...

A Bay Area Startup Spins Lab-Grown Silk

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Silk is an amazing material with characteristics that make it quite valuable, but supplies of the textile aren't easy to ...

Startups See Dollars in China's Young and Lonely

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

It has been said that there's someone for everyone, which works out as long as both parties agree that the other one is ...

Innovation: Griffin Lander

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Astrobotic Technology, founded by Carnegie Mellon professor William "Red" Whittaker, has developed a prize-winning ...

The $5 Billion Sublet

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

One of the biggest socio-cultural/economic changes of our times has been the transition of professionals from corporate ...

Minding the Family Store for the Next Generation

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Many family businesses fade away as the founding member tries to pass the business off to the next generation. While the ...

Marijuana Tracking Goes Corporate

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

The legalization of marijuana has not only brought states' rights issues into view, but also the question of how to moni ...

Beauty Is in the Eye of the App

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Frustrated by his inability to create an algorithm that could isolate the most beautiful pictures from a set, Appu Shaji ...

Lending Club Wants to Broaden Its Membership

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Lending Club has arranged over $4 billion in loans to small businesses over the past year. Using technology to create al ...

Small Business Finds Its Voice in Free Trade

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

One major obstacle for many entrepreneurial small businesses is the ability to expand globally to achieve necessary econ ...

Innovation: Pentagrom Screen

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

The purist music teacher strives to teach his or her students the techniques and understanding of written music.  M ...

Drone Makers Seek Traffic Control

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

As the three major producers of airborne drones begin to recognize economies of scale that are driving down prices, comp ...

A Virtual Garage Sale Takes on Craigslist

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

The growing frustration of a pregnant woman as she sought to clear her house of various items before her baby's arrival ...

Seattle: Kurt Cobain, Coffee, and Data Storage

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

It's been a long-held belief that Silicon Valley is the only place to become a big player in the computer technology bus ...

Japanese Engineers Reinvent the Wheel

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Like any pair of siblings, brothers Nobuo and Yutaka Kondo love to compete.  One area in which they compete is bicy ...

Paying by the Second, Instead of the Click

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

When you accidently click on a strategically located ad on your screen, and another page comes up that shows the adverti ...

Innovation: Crash-Proof Drone

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Listening to a frustrated fly bounce of a window at high rates of speed several times in a row you have to wonder how it ...

The Tech Tastemaker You Can Game

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

When seeking to "change the world," or simply bring a fun app to the marketplace, there are barriers to entry we don't o ...

The Cat Content Wars

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Cat Fancy and Dog Fancy were two stalwarts of the pet-magazine market prior to the Internet revolution, but as with many ...

Innovation: Power Fingerprinting

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

With the claim that they have created a software/hardware solution to block hackers that is practically impossible to ev ...

Need Some Shut-Eye? Try a Spritz of Melatonin

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Sprayable, the company that has sold 40,000 bottles of sprayable caffeine to keep people awake, is now using the same me ...

Small to Big: I Do Now I Don't

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

While salvaging the relationship may be out of the question when an engagement or marriage breaks up, at least some of t ...

Innovation: Health-Monitoring Tattoo

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Nano-technology solutions have been a popular topic in recent Bloomberg BusinessWeek articles.  This one is particu ...

Charlie Rose Talks to Stella McCartney

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Stella McCartney has become a solid player in the fashion and fragrance arena on a global scale. In this interview with ...

Hardware: Apple Sneaks Up on Cheaper PCs

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Apple has quietly kept its eye on maintaining a position, even strengthening its position, in the shriking personal comp ...

Innovation: All-in-One Earbuds

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Miniaturization combined with bundling of "necessary" accessories such as music playlists, heath monitoring, and communi ...

The Startup Winning Over China's Gays

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Social control issues have long been prevalent in China and one of the strongest is the government's resistance to accep ...

Growing Your Apps in Isolation

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Frustration with creating similar code at several clients, Solomon Hykes decided that there was a potential market for s ...

An Expense App To Hook Road Warriors

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Travel expenses for sales, training, and rewards are often seen as problematic in terms of making sure that the value is ...

The Sharing Economy: Monetize Your Life

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Sites such as EBay, Etsy, Craigslist, and even Facebook have brought out the entrepreneurial side of many who would neve ...

India's Farming Women Pick Up the Cameras

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Using funds from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Digital Green has managed to set up a network of women farmers i ...

Makeup For Cool Girls

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Emily Weiss, the 29-year-old founder of Into the Gloss, is ramping up her new line of cosmetics after blogging about bea ...

Plastic That Carries a Big Charge

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Due to his inability to find a supplier of plastics conducive to electronic circuitry, engineer (formerly with Microsoft ...

Persuading Israel's Tech Firms to IPO at Home

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Israel has become a hotbed of valuable technological innovations. And though it has provided the environment that enhanc ...

Expert Outlook: Kevin Plank

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Under Armour sees its position quite well. Simply creating a toe-hold in the massive market of clothing retail is not en ...

Steve Ballmer Goes to College

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft, is an icon for those focused on entrepreneurial success on steroids. Although so ...

Can the Internet Change the Way Women Buy Bras?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Bra fitting is obviously an uncomfortable (physically and emotionally) and challenging time for women. Couple our societ ...

How to Manage Data Like Facebook

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Interana, a company started by husband-and-wife team Bobby and Ann Johnson, provides efficient data-assessment solutions ...

Innovation: Early cancer detection

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Using chemical algorithms developed from comparing thousands of blood samples against millions of data points in ot ...

Just Relax

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Armed with $13 million in investment capital, entrepreneurs Icy Goldwasser and Jamie Tyler are developing the latest in ...

Innovation: Algorithmia

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Algorithmia, a startup founded by Kenny Daniel and Diego Oppenheimer, has begun collecting algorithms to resolve a pleth ...

A Bezos-Backed Startup May Go Up Against Amazon

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Addressing the huge market for home improvement services has been one sector that has frustrated the mega online firms s ...

Drizly Lets You Point, Click, and Drink

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

"Drizly Lets You Point, Click, and Drink" (Bloomberg Businessweek, September 22-28, 2014) is likely to appeal to a large ...

Innovation: USB Business Card

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

A business card can provide your name, title, and contact info, but imagine it with a USB connector embedded in the pape ...

Updates Available

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Silicon Valley became a hotbed of co-evolution for both hardware and software during its fledgling days. By recognizing ...

The Teaching App at the Head of the Class

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

David and Brett Kopf have developed an app designed to assist teachers in getting parents more involved in the education ...

Google Comes to Pittsburgh

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

The Bloomberg Businessweek article, "Google Comes to Pittsburgh" (Aug. 25, 2014), discusses what might be referred to as ...

A Smart Address Book Built on Connections

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Ankur Jain, the son of well-respected angel investor and entrepreneur Naveen Jain from Silicon Valley, has been immersed ...

Clearance!! Andrew Mason

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Andrew Mason, who was a cofounder of Groupon, was fired as the CEO of the startup by the board of directors after taking ...

Innovation: Hair Helmet

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Theradome, a plastic helmet device designed by a former NASA engineer, has FDA approval as a hair regrowth therapy for w ...

Can HP Build the Computer of the Future?

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Much of the focus of Information Technology (IT) has focused on how commoditized components can be put together more eff ...

Innovation: Digital Costumes

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Mark Rober, 33, decided that the amazing graphics that smart devices are capable of could be used for more than just the ...

Innovation: Smart Security

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

A home monitoring system is not a new concept, but using your smartphone in conjunction with surveillance is a bit diffe ...

Innovation: Tsunami Barrier

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Major tsunamis can cause tremendous loss of life and property. These losses are both emotional and economic in nature an ...

The Paper Tab

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Flexible screens have been discussed and developed over the past decade, but giving them the necessary functionality to ...

Crawling the Web for Sales Leads

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Vik Singh, who thinks that most companies employ a "piss poor" approach when it comes to using their data to sift out tr ...

Dell's High-Wire Enterprise Act

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Dell was long recognized as one of the golden firms of the technological era as its brand became internationally known. ...

Innovator David Edwards: Edible Treats, Packaging and All

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

While edible containers are not that unusual in the restaurant business where we have a bowl made of tortillas and fill ...

The Silicon Valley Survival School

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

It has long been recognized by firms that you have to break away from traditional methods to get unorthodox and new pers ...

Microsoft's New Office is Finally Up to Date

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Microsoft started out with the audacity and innovation to take over a market and become the standard by which all others ...

Innovator Daniel Kim: A Motorcycle That Won't Wipeout

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Daniel Kim embarked on developing a safer motorcycle when the large chassis of a SUV almost fell on him. He decided that ...

The Hamburger Robot Will Serve You Now

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Since the 1970s, Burger King has used a "Flame-Broiled" system that uses a chain mesh conveyor to pull hamburgers throug ...

In Case of Emergency, Log On

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Traditionally, relief efforts in natural disasters have awaited governmental agencies' coordination or major relief orga ...

Hungry for Income, Banks Flirt With Payday Lending

Ralph W Flanary, MBA, CFE, Entrepreneurship

A 2010 Federal Reserve rule limiting debit-card swipe fees and overdraft fees has had a significant impact on bank profi ...

The War Over Christmas

Ralph W Flanary, MBA, CFE, Entrepreneurship

For years, the brick-and-mortar retailers have played down the threat of online purchases. At the same time, the old-lin ...

Made in France Can Be a Tough Sell in France

Ralph W Flanary, MBA, CFE, Entrepreneurship

In the face of a 10 percent jobless rate in France, Arnaud Montebourg, the country's industry minister, is on a campaign ...

The U.S. Economy's Personality Disorder

Ralph W Flanary, MBA, CFE, Entrepreneurship

The highest level of consumer confidence in five years is driving the strongest sales gains in the U.S. since the end of ...

Levi's Has a New Color For Blue Jeans: Green

Ralph W Flanary, MBA, CFE, Entrepreneurship

Levi Strauss is a good example of a company putting more focus on the environmental impact of their products. Levi's has ...

Selling the Supremes On Diversity

Ralph W Flanary, MBA, CFE, Entrepreneurship

Some might think it unusual that large companies in the United States are arguing to keep laws in place that tell them h ...

Life at 0%

Ralph W Flanary, MBA, CFE, Entrepreneurship

The worst recession since the Great Depression has required the chairman of the Fed to resort to unprecedented measures ...

Made in USA Still Sells

Ralph W Flanary, MBA, CFE, Entrepreneurship

Perception of American brands is still very positive despite the country's huge trade deficit. New York City-based consu ...

A New Frontier For Criminals

Ralph W Flanary, MBA, CFE, Entrepreneurship

Buying things with our phones and tablets is more and more popular, with worldwide wireless purchases expected to top $1 ...

The Marlboro Man's Grisly Replacement

Ralph W Flanary, MBA, CFE, Entrepreneurship

Australia has recently implemented the most aggressive anti-smoking packaging laws in the world. The world's first plain ...

GM's First Mover Disadvantage

Ralph W Flanary, MBA, CFE, Entrepreneurship

When GM emerged from bankruptcy, it was woefully short of exciting models to sell. CEO Dan Akerson decided to rush the r ...

If You're Looking to Buy a Crane Real Cheap...

Ralph W Flanary, MBA, CFE, Entrepreneurship

Once the third largest construction market in Europe, Spain is now mired in financial problems. Half of the developers i ...

Can Timber Rebuild Harvard's Endowment?

Ralph W Flanary, MBA, CFE, Entrepreneurship

Harvard's endowment fund is noted for being heavily invested in raw materials, and for outstanding returns. As head of t ...

Smarter Robots, With No Wage Demands

Ralph W Flanary, MBA, CFE, Entrepreneurship

Smarter robots may bring significant productivity increases to United States manufacturers. Robots have long been used f ...

China Slows, Australia Freezes

Ralph W Flanary, MBA, CFE, Entrepreneurship

Between 1991 and present day, the urbanization of the Chinese population has created a 33 fold increase in trade with Au ...

Hooters: Fun for the Whole Family

Ralph W Flanary, MBA, CFE, Entrepreneurship

Four years of declining revenues at Hooters called for a new leader and a new strategy. New Chief Executive Officer Terr ...

At P&G, the Innovation Well Runs Dry

Ralph W Flanary, MBA, CFE, Entrepreneurship

Proctor & Gamble became the world's largest consumer-products company by constantly creating new product categories ...

CBS's Latest Stars: Its Not-So-Young Viewers

Ralph W Flanary, MBA, CFE, Entrepreneurship

For decades, TV advertisers have concentrated on younger audiences, but that is starting to change. The older generation ...

At Abercrombie & Fitch, Sex No Longer Sells

Ralph W Flanary, MBA, CFE, Entrepreneurship

Under the leadership of their now sixty-eight year-old CEO, Abercrombie & Fitch experienced strong sales and income ...

China's Plans for Its Own Car Brand Stall

Ralph W Flanary, MBA, CFE, Entrepreneurship

China continues to struggle to develop its own car brands not tied through joint venturing to well known foreign manufac ...

A Cash-Free Caffeine Buzz from Starbucks

Ralph W Flanary, MBA, CFE, Entrepreneurship

Even though Starbucks has one of the largest mobile payment programs in North America, the company is investing heavily ...

Pumps Rule When it Comes to Store Profits

Ralph W Flanary, MBA, CFE, Entrepreneurship

With gross profit margins in the 50 percent range, flagship stores of major upscale women's shoe retailers are going to ...

Doing Business With the Frenemy

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

The the United States military frequently buys equipment from foreign military contractors in nations such as Aust ...

Innovator Lothar Stitz: A Vaccine for Every Strain of the Flu

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D., Entrepreneurship

Every year we hear of the importance of getting our new flu vaccine. Some years it is due to the severity of the new str ...

It's Getting Tougher To Bully Brands

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Brand managers prefer their companies to remain neutral on controversial issues in order to avoid provoking a consumer b ...

Bug Assassins for Hire

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Insect and weed infestations can ruin crops and be extremely costly to agricultural producers. As a result, the crop ...

Nordstrom Tries an Extreme Makeover

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Nordstrom has enjoyed ten consecutive quarters of robust sales growth. However, female shoppers have been spending less ...

P&G Woos the Hearts, Minds, and Schools of Vietnam

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Demand for personal-care products in mature Western economies is slowing down. That has companies like Procter & Gamb ...

U.S. Automakers Cut Retirees Loose

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Ford's pension liability is $74 billion and GM's pension liability is $134 billion, which GM says is the largest o ...

The First Five Years of Mass Obsession

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

The first iPhone was introduced in 2007. It had no physical keyboard and limited e-mail options. Since that time, the iP ...

Europe's Latest Hardliners: German Automakers

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

A shrinking car market has exacerbated a manufacturing overcapacity problem for European carmakers. Fiat, Peugeot, and R ...

Target Hopes to Stand Out by Blending In

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Urban shoppers may soon have the option of shopping at Target without the long drive to the suburbs. Lured by the growth ...

Supercar Makers See a Different Shade of Green

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Supercar manufacturers are working to make their high performance vehicles environmentally friendly while also boosti ...

Over a Barrel

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

A surge in pressure caused a 2,400 barrel oil spill off the coast of Brazil at a Chevron operated well. The spill, quick ...

China's Soccer Moms Want SUVs, Too

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Increasingly affluent Chinese families are turning to an American automotive concept, the SUV, to meet their needs for s ...

Coal's Future Is Rocky at Best

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

More than 25 years ago, coal counted for 57 percent of all power generated in the United States. It is pr ...

Bubble U.

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Little-known High Point University has emerged from obscurity through the construction of $700 billion in new facilities ...

Making the Case for a Manufacturing Bias

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

The Obama administration is advocating an industrial policy designed to support manufacturing in the United States. ...

Daimler's Billion-Dollar Bet on Hungary

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Labor costs in Hungary are about a fifth of those in Germany. Despite significant continent-wide overcapacity in Europe, ...

In the Race for the Carless, Can Herz Outrun Zipcar?

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Zipcar is an on demand car rental service that appeals to young urban dwellers. They use their laptops to rent autos by ...

Look Who's Bringing Up the Rear

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Brazil's economic growth was 7.5 percent in 2010. In 2011 it slipped down to only 2.7 percent, last among the B ...

Clipping Coupons On Wall Street

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Investment banking and trading profits are way down for Wall Street investment banks. As a consequence, they are cutting ...

Hybrids' Unlikely Rival: Plain Old Cars

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Hybrid cars were once a fast growing segment of the United States car market. Since the market share for hybrid ca ...

Google's Bid to Be Everything to Everyone

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Search giant Google is pushing into hardware with its recent $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola ...

From Mao Jackets to Silk Suits

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

European luxury goods are popular with newly wealthy Chinese. Now, state-owned apparel maker China Garments is working t ...

BMW's Mini: Little, But She is Fierce!

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Daimler's Smart car pioneered the market for small cars designed primarily for urban transportation. Wit ...

The Contender

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Korean carmaker Hyundai and its sister brand Kia have become the number two selling foreign cars in the United States. T ...

Super Fracking

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

It costs $2.5 million dollars to frack a well and increase its production of oil and gas. Rigs can ...

Has Diamond Foods Lost its Luster?

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Diamond Foods enjoyed meteoric growth under charismatic CEO Michael Mendes. After taking the top job in 1997, Mendes mad ...

Philly Cream Cheese's Spreading Appeal

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Philadelphia Cream Cheese seemed an unlikely engine for growth at Kraft. For years, management's objective for the brand ...

On Top of the World - And Out $43 Billion

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

ArcelorMittal became the world's largest steel company in 2006. The economic slowdown hit two years later an ...

Apple's Supply Chain Secret? Hoard Lasers

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Supply chain management provides a significant competitive advantage to Apple. Apple's products are wildly po ...

The Web's Walking Dead

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

AOL and Yahoo were once Internet darlings that have since fallen on hard times. They employ a business model that is fun ...

The Electronic Nails in the Post Office's Coffin

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

The U.S. Postal Service lost $3.1 billion dollars last year and is on the verge of losing one of its last profitable ...

Kodak Tries to Bring Its Digital Revival Into Focus

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Few American brands are as iconic as Kodak film. With the film business in terminal decline, Kodak is struggling ...

The Slow Disappearance of the American Working Man

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Both the proportion of men who work and their median wages have been falling since the 1970s. Unemployed men ...

Liquefied Natural Gas: Target Asia

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

The growth of shale gas has pushed North American gas prices to half of what they were in 200 ...

Charlie Rose Talks to Alan Mulally

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial} Ford CEO Alan Mulally is credited wi ...

The Debt Crisis Could Shift to Paris

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

France is often associated with creating a solution for the debt crisis infecting Greece, Ireland and Portug ...

Oxford Gets a Crash Course in Fund Raising

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

The University of Oxford faces a 78 percent decline in government funding for is teaching mission in the coming ye ...

Zynga's Little-Known Addiction: Whales

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial} Online gaming company, Zynga, is a h ...

Making United and Continental Fly in Formation

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

The new CEO of United Continental has a daunting task ahead of her. She is coordinating 33 interdisciplinary ...

Can Alan Mulally Take Ford's Show on the Road?

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Ford Motor CEO Alan Mulally has big plans for Ford's expansion in China. During the last three years he has ove ...

The Saudis' New Motto: Whatever it Takes

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

The Saudis have long been concerned that prolonged periods of high oil prices could lead to permanent demand destruct ...

Procter & Gamble Needs to Shave More Indians

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Procter & Gamble's previous CEO grew the company through acquisitions. This Bloomberg Businessweek Jun ...

Aston Martin's $50,000 Compact for the Masses

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Aston Martin is known for expensive, ultra-luxury sports cars. It is attempting to broaden its appeal by entering ...

Why 'Less is More' Rules Fashion

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Garment manufacturers are working hard to cut costs in the face of pricing pressure. Consumers are ...

The Math of Khan

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Last month more than 2 million students visited Salman Khan's website to learn math. He started using the I ...

TiVo's Slo-Mo Trip Toward Profitability

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

TiVo has become the word that people use to describe the act of digitally recording a television show. Unfo ...

A Graduation Gift for College Seniors: Jobs

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

The 2008 financial crisis caused a drop in career opportunities for even the most highly qualified graduates. N ...

A Grim Future for Japan's Fisheries

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Fish accounts for 23 percent of the protein in the Japanese diet and, after rice, is Japan's most impo ...

Merck's Risky Bet on Research

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

At $8.5 billion in 2011, Merck spends more on R&D than all but a few of the world's largest and most research-inte ...

More MBA Grads Take the Road Less Traveled

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Wall Street has long been the destination of choice of many MBA grads. Those jobs are drying up and that has MBA career- ...

IPad Causes Collateral Damage in Taiwan

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Taiwan's Acer rode a wave of consumer interest in low-cost netbooks to become the world's No. 2 PC maker. Demand f ...

Do Not Anger the Alpha Android

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Google's Android operating system has taken the mobile computing industry by storm. Android has come to power a ...

AOL Tries for Something New: Silicon Valley Cred

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

AOL has been decidedly uncool for many years. It is trying to change that by leasing a space in the heart of Silic ...

Nestlé's Recipe for Juggling Volatile Commodity Costs

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Food commodity prices have surged in recent years, driving up costs for Nestl ...

Apple's Jobs Razzes Chip Partner Samsung

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Apple has produced an array of hit products in recent years. Nearly all of those products rely on chip and disp ...

Why Saudi Hope Still Floats

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Saudi Aramco keeps the oil flowing in Saudi Arabia. That is important to the Saudi royal family, wh ...

The Toyota Corolla: A Case of Arrested Development

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

The Toyota Corolla is the best-selling car of all time with total sales of 37 million units since it debuted in 1966. ...

An Uprising—and an Opportunity

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Many Egyptian businessmen are closely associated with the Mubarak regime, having sought favor from the ad ...

The Recession Is Gone, and the CEO Could Be Next

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

CEO turnover declined sharply during the financial crisis. However, the pace of turnover has picked up in recent months. ...

How Siemens Got Its Geist Back

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Siemens was embroiled in a severe bribery scandal just five years ago. Now, Siemens must figu ...

For Dan Ackerson, A Magic Moment to Remake GM

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

GM has, for decades, based its production decisions on almost everything other than making cars that customers wanted to ...

Global Oil Companies Discover Cash in Their Trash

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Major oil companies have been selling marginal assets to plow money into higher-return investments. They are ...

Rare Earths from Japan's Junk Pile

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

China produces 97 percent of the world's supply of rare earth metals. Last year they cut exports of the metals by 72 ...

A Trade Deal's Long and Winding Road

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

A free trade agreement with South Korea is critical to President Obama's goal of doubling exports in five years ...

China Wants Nuclear Reactors - Fast

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

There are only 13 nuclear reactors operating in China. However, there are 25 currently under construction and the ...

Campbell's Quest for Productivity

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Corporate America continues to turn out decent profits despite the recession. They are doing it by wringing ...

Karl's Kings of Industry

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Karl von der Heyden served with a number of the most high-profile CEOs of the last several decades. He shares his observ ...

The Best Business Schools 2010

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

The Great Recession has claimed yet another casualty: graduates from top-tier MBA programs. While average starting sa ...

White Gold

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Worldwide demand for phosphate, used in everything from lithium-ion batteries to fertilizer, is large and gr ...

Coke's Last Round

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

The developed world drinks just about as much Coke as is reasonably possible, though at 665 servings per capita per year ...

Made in China

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Tilapia has become one of the most popular white fish in the United States over the past eight years. It does not ...

Microsoft Needs Mobile to Be Its Next Killer App

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Smart phones are the next great growth opportunity in the mobile-phone industry. Microsoft's share of that market has fa ...

For Sale-ish

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Greece has a projected debt of 400 billion Euros by 2012. The government is trying to sell some of its vast ...

The 20-Year Miracle

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Twenty years after reunification, Germany has transformed itself from the sick man of Europe to an economic powerh ...

The Ultimate Driving Machine

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

The here and now for BMW might be high-performance status symbols. But, according to BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer, th ...

Can This Can Stay Cool?

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

The Metropoulos family purchased Pabst Blue Ribbon and a host of other beer brands popular in the 1970s this pa ...

A Whopper of a Challenge for Burger King's Buyers

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Burger King is a distant runner up to McDonald's in both number of stores and sales per store. It has recently bee ...

The Deal Is Simple. Australia Gets Money, China Gets Australia.

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

China has become a large market for Australian exporters. Now, China accounts for almost 25% of Australian exports, with ...

Akerson Grabs the Wheel

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

GM has gone through several management changes since it was bailed out by the government. The latest CEO, Daniel Aker ...

It's Portugal Against the Bond Traders

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

The Greek bond bailout has drawn recent headlines around the globe.  Some investors are worried that Portugal could ...

Building a Wharton for Emerging Economies

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

In just nine years the Indian School of Business (ISB) has become the leading business school in India. Emerging m ...

The Sheriffs of Marlboro Country

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Cigarettes remain a big business in the United States, and a big tax generator for state and federal government.  H ...

Can the Masters Tame the Tiger Hunters?

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

The normally staid atmosphere of the Masters Tournament may become less reserved this year since Tiger Woods plans to ma ...

A Three-Way Food Fight in Brazil

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Brazil is emerging as a key battleground for the hearts, minds, and wallets of Latin America's middle class.  Wal-M ...

Qatar on the Cusp

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

While most people are familiar with Dubai, the new big-money player may be Qatar. While Dubai wallows in over $100 bi ...

Eli Lilly's Drug Assembly Line

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

The top six U.S. drug companies are all facing patent cliffs. That is, they all have major drugs going off patent in the ...

Deadly Business in Moscow

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

The BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China) have attracted a great deal of attention from investors as the world's n ...

Goodbye, Ireland

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Two decades of prosperity turned Ireland into a mecca for job seekers. Now higher costs of doing business an ...

Oh, What a (Hideous) Feeling

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Toyota's sticking accelerator recall may be symptomatic of a larger problem with manufacturing and design quality.  ...

Merlin's Amusement Park Magic

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

The economic downturn has caused problems for major theme park operators and even forced Six Flags into b ...

Pepsi Brings in the Health Police

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Pepsi built its business on sugary sodas and salty snacks. Now, food preferences are changing toward healthier ...

Endless Oil

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Many argue that world oil production has peaked and will begin a rapid decline in coming years that will cause great str ...

Trying to Avert a Digital Horror Story

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Amazon.com sold more digital books on Christmas Day 2009 than it sold paper books. That has the publishing i ...

China's Carbon-Credit Hustle

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

The sale of carbon credits has emerged as a way for energy users to offset the carbon discharged into the atmosphere tho ...

Why Dubai Matters

Douglas W. Lyon, Ph.D., CPA, Entrepreneurship

Dubai has recently declared that it will need to reschedule payments on $26 billion in debt, rattling invest ...

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