Entries in Innovation Hub by Mikaela Lefrak

Starbucks sign

Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, created a cultural shift in the way that we consume coffee. But he also had more early failures than successes, says Nancy Koehn, a historian at Harvard Business School. Read More...

Spilled pills

Antibiotics are part of daily life, but overuse - and misuse - means we may soon face a time when they just don’t work. Read more...

EKG read out

Home pregnancy tests have been used for years – but in the near future we could be diagnosing dozens of diseases, from cancer to HIV, in the privacy of our own homes. Dr. Eugene Chan and Professor Andrew Ellington discuss what that means for doctors, patients, and health care costs. Read More...

Lego businessman

The most important asset a company has in today’s world is the creative power of its workers. But that talent economy might not last forever, warns Roger Martin, author of Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works. Read More...

toddler on a computer

That tablet might teach kids valuable skills, but it could also negatively affect their development. Dr. Tovah Klein, Director of the Barnard College Center for Toddler Development, and Dr. Gary Small, professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, discuss the long-term impact of technology on children. Read More...

Getting a shot

A growing mistrust of science has brought with it whooping cough epidemics and GMO bans, stalling society’s progress, argues Michael Specter, author of Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives. Read More...

Sharing a piece of chocolate cake

Don’t keep all those holiday truffles to yourself this year. Yale researchers report that chocolate tastes better when it’s shared. Read More...

glow in the dark roads

Highways are useful, but they can be really dangerous. One Dutch designer is using a new technology to make roads a whole lot safer (and prettier, too). Read More...

Clipboard on baseball field

The difference between winning or losing a game can come down to fractions of a second. Ben Shields, from the MIT Sloan School of Management, and Jessica Gelman, of the Kraft Sports Group and co-founder and chair of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics conference, discuss how science and data have taken sports to the next level. Read More...

doctor with tablet

Jon Gruber, the Director of the Health Care Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research, explains how little innovations might save trillions of health care dollars. Read More...

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