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Innovation 101: Create, Control, Compete, Collaborate

Innovation has made our country what it is today – and the need for it is greater than ever as we compete in a global economy. The problem: What is innovation and how do we do it. Professor Jeff DeGraff, who runs innovation labs in Atlanta and Ann Arbor and teaches at the Steven M. Ross Business School at the University of Michigan, offers a seminar for Corp! readers. The bell is about to ring..

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Ann Arbor's getDowntown promotes biking as a great commuting option that provides health benefits, economic savings and an environmentally friendly form of transportation.
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New Workforce Opts Out of Car-Based Mobility

Recent research shows vehicle miles traveled is declining the fastest among 16- to 34-year-olds. Folks in this generation – the millennials - are more likely to want to live in urban and walkable neighborhoods and they want non-driving forms of transportation – more than any other generation of Americans before them.

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Shinola Keeps Brand Buzzing as It Ticks Off Sales

Grabbing a name full of legend and lore, the brains behind Shinola Watches are hard at work aligning a different sort of manufacturing strength in Detroit. They plan to at least double last year’s production of 50,000 watches.

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Branding for Small Biz: How to Build Your Name Through Great Visuals, Logos

Is your company's brand in Dan Antonelli's 95 percent or in his 5 percent? You'd better hope it's the latter if you want to be successful. Antonelli shares some tips on the key to building a better brand through a visually expressive brand promise i.e., a stand-out logo that heightens customer expectations.

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Companies looking to ramp up their workforce are developing 
intensive, in-house training “camps” to help new employees become tech savvy faster than ever.
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Training for High Tech Classrooms, Companies Bridge Gap Between School, Life

A tech-savvy workforce to meet the growing demand for skilled workers must be mobilized, and it's a task that colleges and universities can't take on alone. As thousands of jobs go unfilled, a major public-private collaborative effort is under way to train high-tech workers.

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‘€˜Joy, Inc.’€™ Offers Blueprint for Energy, Vision and Commitment

Richard Sheridan's "Joy, Inc." is a blueprint in book form for what your company or the company you call home €”could be with the kind of energy, vision and commitment the Menlo Innovations CEO describes in detail.

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