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Entrepreneurship & innovation

Deliberate Creativity for Innovation, Part 2: Person

Innovation is essential for a business to thrive, and behind all innovation is creativity. While there are many definitions of creativity, the one that is most agreed upon is that it produces something that is both novel and meaningful. Creativity is not something that people have or don’t; rather, it is a skill that anyone can perfect and grow.

Deliberate Creativity for Innovation, Part 1: Process

Innovation is essential for a business to thrive, and behind all innovation is creativity. While there are many definitions of creativity, the one that is most agreed upon is that it produces something that is both novel and meaningful. Creativity is not something that people have or don’t; rather, it is a skill that anyone can perfect and grow.

Good Disruption: Online Learning

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) provide an online education platform reaching a global audience of millions of learners. Concerns around the rising costs of higher education are increasing the pressure on schools to consider digital offerings. Disruption is underway, but what are the opportunities and risks it poses?

Good Disruption: Cryptocurrency

The sheer number of crypto options available today suggests significant market disruption is underway. Yet where there is hype, there is also volatility. Is it merely the newness of crypto that is causing this volatility, or does the concern go deeper? What are the benefits and concerns of shifting the economy toward digital currencies?

Good Disruption: Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles are on track to become the dominant technology over the next 10–20 years. But do we truly understand all the implications of this shift? Are we ready for it?

Can Venture Capital Attract Human Capital? The Role of Investors’ Reputations

One of the key challenges facing fledgling ventures is recruiting talent. Darden Professor Ting Xu shares findings from his recent study on how investors’ reputations can attract in-demand employees to their portfolio companies.

Climate Change: The Window Is Closing to Take Action

The U.N.’s report on climate change reflects a more dire situation than the world may have anticipated in the 2015 Paris Agreement. We need multistakeholder action — across industries — including government policies and the private sector’s commercialization of clean technologies. Here, Darden experts delve into practical action companies can take.

Becoming a Nation of Entrepreneurs: The View From 2 Generations

The U.S. faces many societal challenges. Here, two generations argue for a solution: the embrace of an entrepreneurial spirit. Business can be part of the solution, and there are specific actions we can take to encourage and accelerate the positive effects new businesses bring to society.

The Stakeholder Podcast: Race in Business and Sports in Society

In The Stakeholder Podcast, Professor Ed Freeman interviews Bill Shelton, who leveraged his success for social good. They discuss race in business, sports in society and how the habits of elite athletes can translate into career performance. Shelton’s EOS helps female athletes translate their success into corporate careers and sponsorships.

Less Is More: Add Value Through Subtraction

Change the world through subtraction: New research examines subtraction neglect — the human inclination to improve by adding to what exists, rather than to subtract and simplify. Here’s advice on how to add subtraction to your cognitive toolkit, which can have distinct benefits in work and life.