Innovation

Inside a Waterloo Firm’s Bold New Invention

The brand-new Myo armband allows users to control devices with Jedi-esque hand movements. Here's how it came to be

What Today’s Successful Startups Know

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Veteran Vancouver entrepreneur and venture capitalist Boris Wertz reveals what sets the winners apart from the also-rans

Can You Chase a Fad Too Far?

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The death of U.S. cupcake chain Crumbs offers a cautionary tale about following trends

Why You Should Move to Online Customer Service

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New research shows that clients are happiest when the support comes not in person, but rather through a screen

Crowdsource Your Way to Innovation

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How an iterative design process based on feedback from online forums helped a B.C. guitar-pedal developer shake up a crowded sector

What You Can Learn From Walmart’s Mistakes

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The retail giant has been doing some serious experimenting around the world, and its mixed results offer many lessons

The Real Reason Companies Don’t Innovate

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Increasingly, firms are outsourcing R&D to academia to save money and resources. Is it a savvy move or a serious risk?

Elon Musk’s Patent Nonsense

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, poses with a Tesla car in Times Square following the electric automaker’s initial public offering, Tuesday, June, 29, 2010, in New York.The company plans to trade on the Nasdaq stock exchange under the ticker "TSLA." (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Patents are far from perfect, but think twice before buying the Tesla founder’s open-source idealism

What it Really Takes to Innovate

PROFIT Business Cast

A veteran tech entrepreneur and financier shares his thoughts on what sets companies ahead today

Inside Leonard Asper’s Bold New Venture

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The Canwest collapse taught the media heir what kind of business he wanted to build. Here's how he's doing it

What Happens When the Internet of Things Meets the Body?

Illustration: Sean McCabe

The new digital world knows who people are—and what they want. And that creates all sorts of opportunities

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