Encouraging Innovation in Entrepreneurship
Drawing from his newest book, Stephen Reed explores the cognitive and social skills required for innovation, the transition from theory to practice, and more.
The March/April Observer: Entrepreneurship in Psychological Science
Shifting economic winds portend a Darwinian environment for start-ups. Psychological science is revealing what will help the fittest ventures survive.
Myth: The Lightbulb Moment, Innovation’s Most Misleading Meme
Edward Wasserman explores the origin of the famous “lightbulb moment,” how the popular cliché originated, and what can be learned from it.
Exploration vs. Exploitation: Adults Are Learning (Once Again) From Children
Why should kids have all the fun? Science and business, too, can resolve the tension between the lure of the crazy new thing and the safe haven of the tried and true.
Back Page: The Executive Whisperer
Constance Dierickx discusses her work as an advisor to boards and senior executives in high-stakes leadership situations and her experiences helping psychologists learn how to be consultants.
The Science of Starting Up
A burgeoning assortment of psychological scientists is studying the factors that distinguish successful entrepreneurs from those that falter. Their work is particularly salient amid today’s challenging economic climate.