Innovation & Disruption

Innovation is reimagining the traditional modalities of well – almost everything. No industry, organization, or space is sheltered from disruption in the digital economy, so whether an incumbent or disruptor it’s best to be prepared for a world of constant change.
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How blockchain can help marketers build better relationships with their customers

This article originally appeared in the Harvard Business Review. We’ve included an excerpt here.  Blockchain has important implications for marketing and advertising. But according to The CMO Survey, only 8% of firms rate the use of blockchain in marketing as moderately or very important. Blockchain technology is not well understood and subject to a lot of […]

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When worlds collide: why your company’s digital transformation effort is stalled

I had been working in an industry that was being roiled by digital disruption. From the rapid rise of powerful online intermediaries and consumer platforms, to the massive consumer shift to online purchase behavior, to the plummeting costs of technology that had allowed insurgent startups to bypass entry barriers that incumbents had spent decades and […]

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Evolving digital Baker

What’s the best description of an academic library? The iconic heart of the campus? A quiet, contemplation study space? A buzzing collaboration hive? A vibrant faculty water cooler? Literally miles of unique and rare materials? A virtual gateway to the world of information? A complex organizational knowledge hub? All of the above? Although its shape […]

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The fan of the future requires venues to be “smart”

The sport industry is at a critical juncture. Over-the-top media platforms allow fans to stream sports content anywhere they go, making one’s couch a more enticing way to watch than the metal seats and long lines. For years, industry executives touted sport as the last holy grail for live entertainment, using this argument to prop […]

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Four guiding principles for driving innovation in established institutions

Innovation has never been more essential to the future of established institutions. As brilliant, forward-thinking disruptors reshape our understanding of everything from healthcare to education, and from handheld technology to air quality, companies and academic institutions must keep up. Better yet, they must find ways to get ahead of the curve to remain relevant to […]

Who owns space?

As industry looks to the stars for a new commercial frontier, and NASA looks to industry to help broaden the scope of space exploration, Professor Matt Weinzierl considers what this interplay means for the future of the New Space sector.

Launching a space mission from the deepest ocean

The search for extraterrestrial life is bound to lead one place — underwater. To prepare for this reality, scientists from Harvard and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are narrowing in on autonomous ocean-floor vehicles equipped with cutting edge cameras and sophisticated sensors that can wirelessly alert researchers hundreds of miles away when something of note happens. Pretty cool stuff? We’d say so.

The scope of TESS

David Latham of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics is tasked with an incredible mission — overseeing the selection and study of planets that are viable candidates for life as captured by TESS (the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite). In this interview with the Harvard Gazette, Latham discusses everything from TESS’s ground-breaking camera technology to the conditions required to foster life as we do (or don’t) know it.

HBX Live Program Teaches Entrepreneurs How to Scale Their Businesses

Using HBS’s innovative virtual classroom, HBX Live, the Rock Center for Entrepreneurship is reaching leaders in a range of industries and locations in order to teach them how to scale their business ventures.

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“Harder, better, faster, stronger”: tethered soft exosuit reduces the metabolic cost of running

This new robotic exosuit developed by researchers at the Wyss Institute and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) could push the limits of human performance and lead to new wearable technologies for athletes and consumers.

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