Michael Arndt


Michael Arndt is editor of Bloomberg Businessweek's innovation and design coverage. Before moving into this role in 2008, Arndt had been editor of BW Chicago, a BusinessWeek monthly publication. He also had been a senior correspondent in BusinessWeek's Chicago Bureau. Prior to joining BusinessWeek in 2000, Arndt served five years as a business editor at the Chicago Tribune. He was the newspaper's chief economics correspondent in Washington, DC, from 1990 to 1995. Arndt, who lives in Chicago, is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin. He has a brown belt in judo.

Michael Arndt

Articles by Michael Arndt


  • In North Dakota, a Rebirth of Gravel Roads
    Stutsman County can't afford all those miles of paved roadway, so it's converting most of them back to gravel
  • Hard Times for Star Architects
    The global real estate implosion killed off scores of their designs, some of which are still hibernating and many of which will never be built
  • The 50 Most Innovative Companies
    For the first time since Bloomberg BusinessWeek began its annual Most Innovative Companies ranking in 2005, the majority of…
  • Imation Brings Dead Brands Back to Life
    Remember Memorex and TDK? So do most consumers. That's why Imation is reviving them to expand into low- and high-end audio gear
  • Stuck with Sears
    Stuck with Sears
    Five years ago, when Eddie Lampert merged Kmart and Sears into a mega-retail holding company, the hedge fund guru was hailed as the Next Buffett.…