His answer to that question is deceptively simple: “Something that changes the world.” The founder and CEO of Minneapolis firm Generate, Neren has overseen the creation of the World Database of Innovation, which is bringing a lexicon to the chaotic language of innovation. He also has organized Innovation Minnesota, where executives from some of the state’s largest companies help each other prepare for what’s next.
The economy is moving toward “collaborative consumption,” says Rachel Botsman, co-author of What’s Mine is Yours. How will companies make the shift from selling products to selling access?
Twitter feeds, blogs, and oh yeah, traditional media—is it too much information, or just enough to create new opportunities? Here’s What Business Thinks™ about the new media landscape.
At Victory 44 and Travail, a bargain-priced tour of a chef's creative thinking.
Better budgets, a terrorist named Lars, and Larry Bird.
The Minnesota High Tech Association’s 2010 Tekne Awards honor the companies, products, and individuals that drive the state’s technology industries.
John Opdahl and his son have created a system for fastening video-capable iPods to helmets.
Zencoder makes it easier to watch TV on your computer.
Ovative Group connects start-ups with large companies seeking innovative digital technologies.
The company opens a facility for endurance training and plans to blend consumer and corporate markets.
Minnesota goes on a tear to corner “non-compliant” business taxpayers.
The case for instilling a conscience in our future leaders.
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Others are doing it well; can the Twin Cities?