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A Toolkit for Customer Innovation

It seems almost counterintuitive. But this Harvard Business Review excerpt by Harvard Business School professor Stefan Thomke and MIT’s Eric von Hippel suggests that you stop listening closely to your customers—and instead give them tools…

MSU Research roundup-Space lab-Montana development-Seedling protector-Stomach bug

Space lab The solar system is by far the best laboratory for testing gravitational theories, says Ron Hellings, research professor of physics at MSU. So if you want to see what gravity is doing, look…

Dorsey & Whitney joins forces with California’s Flehr Hohbach to create a worldwide leader in intellectual property law

Deal Rounds Out Dorsey’s IP Law Capability and Provides Centerpiece for West Coast Presence Dorsey & Whitney LLP, http://www.dorseylaw.com/ a full-service international law firm (with offices in Great Falls and Missoula- Russ) emphasizing business and…

Do Your Employees Focus on Making a Profit?

It’s basic human nature that once people are settled into a routine and become accustomed to doing a certain job, many don’t bother to give the energy and creativity required to achieve greater levels of…

Cutting-edge lab – Hamilton’s $7 million facility features state-of-the-art safety, security

After nearly three years of construction, a new facility at Hamilton’s Rocky Mountain Laboratories opens its doors with scientists waiting in the wings. By JENNY JOHNSON Staff Reporter The new, highly secure lab will allow…

Florida Universities Tech Transfer Opportunities Gaining Attention

All of Florida’s major universities have created technology transfer programs to help researchers take their potentially profitable commercial findings to the marketplace. Biotech incubators have sprouted at several campuses. And the venture capital community is…

Westminster College Announces Entrepreneur Awards

What if you were to create kiosks offering a selection of 20,000 audio books, 40,000 songs, 2,000 albums and various other audio selections customers could quickly and easily have burned onto a compact disc. BY…

Why the Business Model is the People, People, People

When my partner and I founded FAR&WIDE Travel Corp. in 1997, our first step was to find and acquire a diversity of tour operators around the globe, two each in Italy and Greece, a smattering…

Health Care:Finding & affording quality health insurance is a top concern of small business owners.

The debate boils down to these two points: access and cost. In several states, small business owners have only one or two insurance companies from which to choose — a monopoly producing out-of-sight prices. Of…

Extreme Programming brings teamwork to the cubicle

Two men scrutinize a laptop computer screen in a conference room splattered with yellow Post-it notes. Conversation is interspersed with the tap-tap of keyboards. By K. Oanh Ha Mercury News “You don’t have to do…