Online publication full of humankind's boldest missteps. Covering stories large and small, historical and current.
About.com's page of quotations for the topic of overcoming adversity.
A History of Corporate Bankruptcy
The history of bankruptcy law in the United States, as divided into three periods.
History of United States Steel Corporation
The page on the office site about the history of U.S. Steel.
Marketing to Moms
Website from the marketing firm BSM Media focusing on the trend of marketing to mothers, including books and other resources.
Marketing y Medios
Monthly magazine devoted to marketing to the Hispanic Americans.
A worldwide directory of marketing research and focus group companies and services, with detailed company information.
Global Business Network
A worldwide membership organization and scenario and strategy consultancy that engages in a collaborative exploration of the future.
A research and recruitment consultancy providing a flexible, responsive and intelligent resource for clients and candidates.
Home Security Alarm Systems Compared
Compare home security products including burglar alarms and monitored home security systems like ADT, Protect America, Brinks, and Guardian.
Product website for the door for your cubicle. For when you just need to get some work done.
Antibacterial Products: Do They Really Work?
Article at SecurityWorld.com with suggestions and warnings about antibacterial products.
METRO Group Future Store Initiative
The METRO Group Future Store Initiative is a cooperation project between METRO Group, SAP, Intel, IBM, and T-Systems, as well as other partner companies from the information technology and consumer goods industries.
News and information about RFID and its many business applications.
National Association of Farmers Markets
Includes maps, lists of markets, news and information about membership, and contacts in Bath.
Kids, Tweens, and Teens
Links for audience research
Meili & Me
Unique girls clothing
World's first available GPS panic button device!
Individuals or businesses with an email address can securely, easily, and quickly send and receive payments online.
This service helps frequent fliers earn more miles and travel awards.
Identity Theft Resource Center
This nonprofit organization focuses exclusively on identity theft, providing victim assistance and serving as a clearinghouse of information.
Leffingwell and Associates' Link Page
The Leffinwell resource list for the flavor and fragrance industry, including news, awards, and links to sites of interest.
Senses are the physiological methods of perception. The senses and their operation, classification, and theory are overlapping topics studied by a variety of fields.
Richard Axel's Lab at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Information about the Nobel winner's work on smell, studies on how sensory information is represented in the brain.
A comprehensive site designed to provide busy entrepreneurs with a focused collection of the best resources on innovation, creativity, and brainstorming.
Creativity For Life
An exploration of creativity in everyday life, with articles, quotes, reviews and other creative resources to awaken creativity in daily life.
Big Idea Generator
The Big Idea Generator is an open forum for the generation of ideas that can evolve into business ventures.
U.S. Census Bureau
State and County QuickFacts
CNN.com Election 2004
Search for exit polls
Election 2004 results
Party affiliation map by county
Open Source Business Conference
The only event that provides an educational forum for business leaders, lawyers, and venture capitalists focusing on the opportunities and challenges that open source technology presents.
Open Source as a Business Strategy
Why on earth would I allocate scarce financial resources to a project where my competitor would get to use the same code, for free?
Seven Open Source Business Strategies for Competitive Advantage
There are many strategies around open source platform applications and utilities aside from Linux or an open source solution stack.
Information on the Internet Home Alliance's pilot programs
Human Ecology Theory
Lecture notes from Dr. Ronald Jay Werner-Wilson's human development and family studies course at Iowa State University
The Evolution of Family Structures in a Social Context
A look at the impact of post-orthodox economics on family structure
Too Much Information
Organizing information - after gathering it in the first place - is the key to actually using it.
No Technology? No Problem
In Praise of Slowness
How A Worldwide Movement Is Challenging the Cult of Speed
Philip Donald Estridge
Achievements, biography, and a chronology
Adbrands: Procter & Gamble
A brief company profile and brand analysis
A history of the video game console's invention and development
Think You Manage Creativity? Here's Why You're Wrong
The rational rules of management don't apply when it comes to fostering creative types.
Innovating for Cash
There are several ways to take a new product to market. If a company isn't considering all of them, odds are it's leaving big money on the table.
Distinction: Innovation Vs. Creativity
Definitions and comparisons
Axio by Harodesign
Harodesign Inc. is a full-service graphic design and advertising agency that provides unique marketing solutions, solid design executions, and marketing savvy to build and reinforce successful brands. Axio's core business is the design, manufacturing, and marketing of a new line of hard-shelled backpacks.
Invented by Galen Kaufman, a Texas neurobiologist, Fizzy Fruit was discovered when Kaufman bit into a pear that had been in a cooler chilled with dry ice. Some of the dry ice had sublimated, changing from a solid directly into carbon dioxide gas.
WiFlyer lets you connect to an ordinary phone line for convenient, secure, wireless Internet access in your home, office, or hotel. The compact and portable WiFlyer is a full-featured wireless base station that allows one or more PCs to share a single dial-up or broadband Internet connection from your existing ISP.
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
Outline and study guide
Arthur I. Miller, author of Einstein Picasso; and Howard Gardner, professor of education and cognition at Harvard on the Connection
It's not what you'd expect.
Apple Newton Wikipedia entry
The Newton was one of the world's first personal digital assistants.
Claim: Coca-Cola halted production of its flagship beverage in 1985 and introduced New Coke in its place as a marketing ploy to combat declining market share and rekindle interest in the original drink. Status: False.
Dressed to the Nines
A history of the baseball uniform
Richard Watson's Brainfruit project reviews the best new ideas from around the world. The reports cover new products, services, technologiesm and trends that are shaping what people think -- and how people live -- around the world.
Global Ideas Bank
A database of nearly 4,000 ideas, this resource attracts hundreds of new ideas each month. More than 160,000 visitors vote on the ideas, which allows the best ideas to rise to the top democratically.
Ideas by Creativity Poll
Another database full of creative and original ideas, this service also allows people to weigh in on the promise and potential of the innovations, determining just how "hot" a concept is.
The History of Video Games
Presented by GameSpot, this primer covers the industry, technology, and culture from 1889 to the present.
10 Tips for Using Instant Messaging for Business
Whether you're a business owner or an avid IM user, or both, here are 10 instant messaging do's and don'ts.
Because women do play.
An evolutionary approach to strategic marketing.
This clothing retailer "offers the latest trends in international fashion in an environment of thought-out design" throughout Europe, America, and Asia.
Currently unavailable in the United States, DaimlerChrysler's line of economical compact cars is an excellent example of the performance of design.
Hotel Formule 1
Accor Hotels' budget hotel brand concentrates on design, convenience, and efficiency.
Stelios continues his run of innovations, taking on traditional hotel form and function.
Build a Better Burger 2004
Sutter Home Family Vineyards celebrates the 100th birthday of the hamburger by sponsoring a recipe contest. This timeline covering the history of the hamburger from the 1800s to today encompasses many of the business innovations that helped the hamburger take hold.
This online network for retailers is supported by the National Retail Federation. Members can access a membership directory, a calendar of teleconferences and other events, a weekly newsletter, and various research studies.
Catalog Sales to Top $100B
This 2000 article from Direct magazine considers the growth -- and growing security and taxation concerns -- in catalog and online sales.
Wanted: The Next Big Thing
The creator of tomorrow's business concept will make a fortune. Our correspondent looks at the mixed fortunes of an industry dedicated to "thought leadership"
How to Be a Trendspotter
Business trends spread faster than celebrity gossip. To get there first, you need to become a trendspotter, and no, that doesn't mean hiring Trinny and Susannah...
The Trendspotting Generation
The word is out: God is back, lesbians are cool, memoirs are hot, and biting is in. Trends are all the rage.
Creax Trends Portal
"An inspirational list of creativity and innovation resources"
Nicolas G. Carr: IT Doesn't Matter
Nicolas Carr's May 2003 Harvard Business Review article and subsequent book examines the evolution of information technology in business -- and catalyzed quite a bit of controversy and conversation. This resource rounds up many of the resulting responses -- and responds in turn.
Usability First: Usability Glossary
Terms and words relating to usability, from "about box" to "zooming user interface."
What Is Your Shelfware Worth?
This AMR Research alert considers the backlog -- and cost -- of partially deployed projects, initiatives, and ideas.
Is Multitasking More Efficient?
Shifting mental gears costs time, especially when shifting to less familiar tasks. Studying the "Inner CEO" can improve interface design, personnel training, and diagnosis of brain damage.
A magazine for design engineers and product development teams who want to speed their products to market.
Time Compression Initiatives
Ever decreasing cycle times are even affecting the construction industry. Likening the idea to lean construction, this British initiative seeks to find practical applications that will help lessen time and cost overruns and increase the adoption of IT systems to improve communication and collaboration.