To be a great innovator, learn to embrace and thrive in uncertainty

Many great innovators have personality traits in common. Comfort with uncertainty is critical, but passion, curiosity and a number of other learnable skills can prime you for an innovate idea.

Todd Saxton, Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Indiana University • conversation
Sept. 15, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: innovation business risk uncertainty invention entrepreneurship disney innovation-and-invention discovery success disruption process-of-innovation

The search engine boss who wants to help us all plant trees

Christian Kroll is the boss of Ecosia, which donates 80% of its profits to tree-planting projects.

By Suzanne Bearne • bbcnews
Aug. 30, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: environment berlin germany tree-planting entrepreneurship

When states pass social liberalization laws, they create regional advantages for innovation

Inventors in states with more socially liberal laws on the books end up with more diverse collaborators – and more higher-impact patents.

Laurina Zhang, Assistant Professor of Strategy & Innovation, Boston University • conversation
July 9, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: innovation invention entrepreneurship collaboration creativity innovation-and-invention patenting corporate-social-responsibility-csr social-policy abortion-law patents same-sex-marriage entrepreneurs medical-marijuana innovate innovation-policy corporate-social-responsibility

A business edge that comes with age

Economist Pierre Azoulay answers three questions about his finding that middle-aged entrepreneurs fare better than twentysomethings.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
March 19, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: economics research entrepreneurship sloan-school-of-management faculty 3-questions business-and-management

The medieval knight who went into space

Multimillionaire computer games veteran Richard Garriott is also a pioneer of space tourism.

By James Jeffrey • bbcnews
Feb. 3, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: space nasa united-states gaming entrepreneurship

Elon Musk renames his BFR spacecraft Starship

The entrepreneur would not reveal why he had renamed the craft, which has still not yet been built.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Nov. 20, 2018 ~2 min

Tags: space-exploration spacex elon-musk companies commercial-space-travel entrepreneurship

Make it your business | MIT News

StartMIT, a boot camp on entrepreneurship, gives students an intimate look into what it takes to build a company.

Alison F. Takemura | Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science • mit
Feb. 7, 2017 ~8 min

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For refugee camps, a waterless toilet to improve health and safety | MIT News

As camps swell, change:WATER Labs aims to bring toilets into individual homes.

Kara Baskin | MIT Sloan School of Management • mit
Jan. 31, 2017 ~3 min

Tags:  poverty  international-development  water  students  entrepreneurship  graduate-postdoctoral  school-of-engineering  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  sloan-school-of-management  civil-and-environmental-engineering

StartMIT’s Innovation Night | MIT News

Innovators from a range of fields discuss their pioneering work and their founders’ journey.

Terri Park | MIT Innovation Initiative • mit
Jan. 26, 2017 ~9 min

Tags:  women-in-stem  startups  entrepreneurship  media-lab  school-of-architecture-and-planning  school-of-engineering  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  classes-and-programs  diversity-and-inclusion  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  special-events-and-guest-speakers  sloan-school-of-management  alumnaiae  dmse  martin-trust-center-for-mit-entrepreneurship  biological-engineering  independent-activities-period  innovation-initiative

MIT in the Bay Area | MIT News

Rooted in MIT, startup Multiply Labs springs into Silicon Valley with printed, personalized pills.

Meg Murphy | School of Engineering • mit
Nov. 2, 2016 ~7 min

Tags:  startups  entrepreneurship  school-of-engineering  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  alumniae  sloan-school-of-management  campaign-for-a-better-world

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