A set of practices called "corporate venturing" can rejuvenate big companies-transforming large, lumbering organizations into nimbler and more innovative beasts.
A prominent national voice on issues of R&D and education says he'll retire from MIT's top post.
MIT management guru Thomas Malone explains how technology can distribute authority, trump hierarchies, and lead to better business decision-making.
Politicians like Howard Dean are using the Web to rewrite the rules of American politics.
Students who participate in MIT's business plan competition spawn new companies.
Former Microsoft CTO Nathan Myhrvold laments that companies and even academics devote so little to the direct pursuit of invention.
Most companies operate on the principle of opaqueness. A leader in the 1990s movement to radically overhaul business processes has a new vision--X-engineering--that puts a premium on transparency and standardization.