Archives: October 2008

Juan Enriquez' Ten Financial Commandments for the President Elect

Posted by: Helen Walters on October 31

I've been catching up on some of the presentations from this year's Pop!Tech conference, and it seems like the one from debt crisis expert Juan Enriquez was particularly well timed...

Questions for the pharma industry? Ask Roger Perlmutter, EVP R&D at Amgen

Posted by: Helen Walters on October 31

The stream of top executives who make a detour to BusinessWeek Towers (and our offices around the world) to chat about strategy, business and plans for the future is impressive...

National Design Awards... and the winners are

Posted by: Helen Walters on October 24

Last night saw the swank event for the National Design Awards, in which our own Bruce Nussbaum was a finalist for the Design Mind title. Winners included Google, for corporate...

Using mobile phones to fight AIDS

Posted by: Jessie Scanlon on October 24

I'm lucky to be up at the Pop!Tech conference, where we heard today about the largest ever project to use mobile devices to fight AIDS in South Africa. It's a...

RIP: Gideon Baws, Shynola

Posted by: Helen Walters on October 24

Many years ago, I used to write for a design magazine in the UK. As an office, one of our favorite moments would always be the arrival of a new...

Read it here first: Gensler’s 2008 Workplace Survey Links Office Satisfaction and Financial Performance

Posted by: Reena Jana on October 22

I recently met with Diane Hoskins, executive director of New York-based architecture and design firm Gensler, whose clients include McDonald’s, Hewlett-Packard, and 3M, and she previewed Gensler’s new U.S. Workplace...

JetBlue JFK open for business

Posted by: Helen Walters on October 22

Today's the day... JetBlue's swanky new JFK terminal opens for business. Back in August, contributing writer Ernest Beck took a hard hat tour of the location, and as you can...

The Business of Design breakfast discussion / tweetathon

Posted by: Helen Walters on October 22

Just back from the Cooper-Hewitt, where Bruce Nussbaum was moderating a conversation between three innovation/design bigwigs: Bob Greenberg, founder of R/GA, Marissa Mayer of Google and Citi chief innovation officer,...

Booz & Company's Annual Innovation Report Out Today

Posted by: Reena Jana on October 21

The fourth annual survey on the top 1000 corporate R&D spenders from Booz & Company is out today--and it includes some nuggets that offer insight on how the US measures...

"Energy is one of the first thoughts in everyone's minds": Ron Judkoff, National Renewable Energy Lab

Posted by: Helen Walters on October 20

Our sister magazine Architectural Record held its annual Innovation conference here in the McGraw Hill Building recently. This year's theme was green/sustainability, and the sold-out event was so popular there...

Green thinking: start early, start now

Posted by: Helen Walters on October 17

Last night was the gala dinner for the New York chapter of the US Green Building Council gala dinner. Held at the Natural History Museum (dinosaur shadows!), the swanky...

Radiohead artist starts record label, finds going tough

Posted by: Helen Walters on October 16

News of Radiohead's three million sales of its pay-what-you-like-and-download release, In Rainbows, reminds me that I've been meaning to write up the latest from Stanley Donwood. He's the artist...

Neel Kashkari Talks About Design When Talking About Fixing the Economy

Posted by: Reena Jana on October 13

Reading Nelson D. Schwartz's NY Times story today on European central banks' coming to the rescue, I couldn't help but notice the very specific language that Neel Kashkari, Assistant Secretary...

Do the Tweets on the 2008 IBM Innovation Jam tell us the real story of how successful it is?

Posted by: Reena Jana on October 07

IBM’s latest Innovation Jam—an invite-only social-media idea fest that takes place online for three days (it started on October 5, and ends on the 8th) is up and running. This...

Hewlett-Packard: soon to make "telepresence" more affordable and accessible?

Posted by: Reena Jana on October 07

We've been following Hewlett-Packard's development and design of Halo, the high-end (around $300,000) videoconferencing system for a few years. Today, the company is announcing the fruit of its collaboration with...

What do you want from T-Mobile? Deutsche Telekom's head of innovation and product development answers your questions

Posted by: Helen Walters on October 06

Hamid Akhavan, head of mobile communications, innovation and product development for Deutsche Telekom -- and the man in charge of T-Mobile International for most of Europe -- is coming to...

James Nachtwey creates global network around curing XDR-TB

Posted by: Helen Walters on October 03

Photojournalist James Nachtwey has produced some truly searing reportage images in his time. He's the man who travels to the heart of the world's war/death/disease zones to document the reality...

What is the role of the teacher in the age of Google?

Posted by: Helen Walters on October 01

Chris Lehmann is the founding principal of the Science Leadership Academy. He spoke last week at Ignite Philly, an evening event at which speakers get 5 minutes to talk about...

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