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It only takes a small incident -a minor street accident, moving to a new neighborhood, calling 311 or 911, challenging a wrong charge- to spend an entire day in frustrating obstacles and endless red tape.

Neighbors and residents get a “triple hit” on their heads and poc...

The difference between a great idea and a good investment can be hard to figure out for most startups.

Our colleagues at Chicago Booth's School of Business and venture capital managers provided some answers from the investors' side of the equation.

Curiously, "hard" metr...

Doing good is no longer a matter of charitable, non-profit organizations. It is the matter and the reason for profits,

31 states have now recognized a new form or incorporation, the Benefit or B-Corporation, which is defined as a corporation that includes positive impac...

Chances are that if you live in a big city and lost your job or ar looking for one, you might find it on your fingertips, using Apps   like TaskRabbit, or Uber, that match supply and demand for specific tasks and competencies on a "on demand", "job-for-hire" basis.

A re...

Peter Drucker (1993) in his Post Capitalist Society posits that the old capitalism is one of money and things while the new capitalism is of knowledge and ideas. Under this conceptualization there is a coming shift from zero-sum games to win-win ones. Current policies...

Decision-makers face making good and evidence-based decisions. What they choose must bring positive results.  A useful decision will be based on hard criteria for

(1) where the institution is going,

(2) why it is going there,

(3) how it will add value for all stakeholders...

How can we help a growing number of working-age young and older adults that have been unemployed or out of school for more than a year to get into the workforce and reintegrate into their communities?

This billion-dollar question now has a new answer. 

The multi-bil...

Crime and real estate might look like odd bedfellows. Builders and homeowners try to stay as far as possible from crime-ridden, dilapidated neighborhoods.

There is, however, a new way out of the poverty and crime traps, and it is already on the same smart phones that vi...

How about building President Trump’s controversial border wall with solar panels and in Mexico? Taking on a controversial and politicized issue can be an opportunity for generating "win-win", non-zero sum alternatives.

Our Innovation Lab experts discussed that concept a...

Is globalization over? Are there alternatives to protectionism to create and protect jobs? The answer is yes: and they are currently in practice right on the US-Mexico border. Let's take a look at what the Performance Improvement Institute started in the Arizona-Sonora...

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