“That’s the way we’ve always done it” is known as one of the most harmful phrases in business, as it keeps companies from exploring new ideas that could lead to innovation. However, the life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, which operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada, defies this mindset by continually looking for new ways to improve the sustainability of its operations.
Innovation labs, technology scouting outposts and accelerator programs to invest in startups have become ubiquitous in large companies, as have regularly-scheduled hackathons or idea challenges that invite employees to develop and pitch new ideas.
Yet, in some companies, all of that activity adds up to nothing more than “innovation theater.” In others, it actually yields a stream of internal improvements; new products and services; experiments with different business models; and investments in fledgling companies that are connecting with new customer segments.
World's largest leisure travel company earns recognition for second consecutive year on annual Forbes list honoring top companies committed to diversity and inclusion based on independent survey of 60,000 employees nationwide
MIAMI, January 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL;NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, has been named for the second consecutive year as one of America's Best Employers for Diversity for 2020 by Forbes Media, one of the world's top business news sources.
by Francis G. Coleman, CBIS (recently retired after 32 years)
A Pew Research study revealed that social media is king when it comes to the news. In the US, 72 percent of millennials read the news via their Facebook, Twitter feed, and other social networking sites. Only 21 percent of people aged 50+ do the same. The older generation predominantly consumes news via their television.
As more startups and companies flock to D.C.’s inclusive tech scene, the region is becoming a burgeoning playground for emerging entrepreneurs. This past November, Technical.ly DC named eight individuals and companies who are contributing to the growth and advancement of the region in its first annual Technical.ly DC Awards which are voted on by the local tech community.