Three distinct careers, one definitive goal

At the first event in the 2014–15 Women Who Inspire speaker series, three busi­ness leaders dis­cussed their career paths and shared insight into how busi­ness­women can make sure their inno­v­a­tive ideas are being heard in the workplace.

3Qs: The end of noncompete clauses?

In April, Mass­a­chu­setts Gov. Deval Patrick filed leg­is­la­tion that would ban non­com­pete clauses in the state, saying that they restrict inno­va­tion. Here, law pro­fessor David Phillips offers insight into the role of non­com­pete clauses and how the poten­tial new law could impact businesses.

Reddit co-​​founder to students: embrace entrepreneurship

Alexis Ohanian, who Forbes dubbed “The Mayor of the Internet,” during a campus lec­ture Tuesday evening encour­aged North­eastern stu­dents to use the Internet to spread their ideas.

Why is entrepreneurship so popular?

Kara Miller, host of WGBH radio’s Inno­va­tion Hub, dis­cussed the increasing pop­u­larity of entre­pre­neur­ship in the latest install­ment of the Path­ways to Entre­pre­neur­ship Speaker Series.

Big data’s role in business innovation

New assis­tant pro­fessor Christoph Riedl applies his research inter­ests in data sci­ence and com­pu­ta­tional social sci­ence to study sub­stan­tive research ques­tions in areas ranging from online social net­works to decision-​​making, team­work, and productivity.

Innovation key to improving patient care, access

Larry J. Merlo, pres­i­dent and CEO of CVS Care­mark, said on Tuesday at Northeastern’s CEO Break­fast Forum that the chal­lenges pre­sented by America’s rapidly evolving health­care land­scape will require novel solutions—particularly those rooted in pharmacy.

Why IT decisions will make or break businesses

EMC Cor­po­ra­tion Chairman and CEO Joseph M. Tucci said Friday at Northeastern’s CEO Break­fast Forum that busi­nesses’ future suc­cess will be increas­ingly defined by how they inno­vate and take advan­tage of oppor­tu­ni­ties pre­sented by infor­ma­tion technology’s transformation.

Not just America runs on Dunkin’

Nigel Travis, chief exec­u­tive officer of Dunkin’ Brands and pres­i­dent of Dunkin’ Donuts U.S., dis­cussed how glob­al­iza­tion has pre­sented great oppor­tu­ni­ties and chal­lenges for his com­pany at the North­eastern CEO Break­fast Forum on Thursday.

A small-​​scale solution with a large-​​scale impact

Researchers at Northeastern’s Center for High-​​rate Nanoman­u­fac­turing have devel­oped a new device that could dra­mat­i­cally reduce the cost of microchips, which play inte­gral roles in our high-​​tech society.