BusinessWeek’s latest issue is titled: The Innovation Economy and the various article titles are as follows:

  • Building on the past
  • Global Brainpower
  • The best of what’s new – A raft of ideas that could well change your life
  • Idea Factories
  • Lessons From Sci Fi


  • Steve Jobs – Chairman and CEO of Apple Computer and Pixar Animation Studios
  • Cherry Murray – Senior vice-president of physical sciences research and a veteran at Lucent Technologies’ Bell Labs
  • Shirley Ann Jackson – President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute since 1999
  • Wallace Broecker – A professor at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and a leading researcher on the issue of global climate change
  • Craig Venter – A pioneer in decoding the genomes of everything from microbes to humans, and president of The Center for the Advancement of Genomics
  • Roger McNamee – An innovator in venture-capital investing and co-founder of the Silver Lake Partners and Elevation Partners funds
  • Faqir Chand Kohli – Former chairman of Tata Consultancy Services, India’s software outsourcing pioneer, and a champion of cracking the country’s adult literacy problem
  • Yuan Longping – Director general of China’s National Hybrid Rice Research & Development Center and a pioneer in hybrid rice technology
  • Tim Berners-Lee – The London-born inventor of the World Wide Web is now at Massachusetts Institute of Technology working to create the new “Semantic Web,” a radical leap that would greatly improve how people and machines locate and use data on the Web
  • Jeff Hawkins – Creator of the first PalmPilot PDA and Handspring smart phone and author of the book On Intelligence, about the human brain and intelligent machines
  • Amory Lovins – CEO of the Rocky Mountain Institute, a nonprofit energy and environment policy think tank


  • This way to the future – from energy to biotech, we may be on the cusp of a new age of innovation
  • Scouring the planet for brainiacs – worlwide innovation networks are the new keys to R&D vitality — and competitiveness
  • Flying high? – Long the innovation leader, the U.S. now has serious competition from abroad. Is America’s research lead in danger?
  • Nanotech: universe in a grain of sand – Scientists are finding that ultratiny materials behave in unexpected ways.
  • Where our energy will come from – From seabed gas to pebble-bed nukes, a scouting report on tomorrow’s sources.
  • Aging is becoming so yesterday – Tantalizing new discoveries suggest the possibility of reengineering the body.
  • Reinventing the wheels: fuel cells, crash-proof cars — auto makers are forging the future now.
  • In a tight spot: And Loving It – How Will TV Survive Its Own Reality Show? To thrive in the Internet Age, the industry must remake itself.
  • An Old Hotbed With New Crops – This time around, the Valley is nurturing startups that combine info tech with emerging technologies.
  • Getting The Best To The Masses – A wave of innovation is yielding high-quality goods that India’s poor can afford.
  • Huawei: More Than A Local Hero – The telecom gear maker aims to be a player in global innovation.
  • The Old World Becomes A Little Newer – The trend toward collaborative innovation will help the Continent revive its R&D.
  • Building An Idea Factory – Inspiration is fine, but above all, innovation is really a management process.
  • Reaping The Wind – GE’s energy initiative is a case study in innovation without borders
  • Novel Inspiration – Otherworldly fantasies can evoke solutions to real problems. Science fiction has been honorably doing just that for decades



  • Counting the femtoseconds – The Energy Dept.’s 20-year R&D plan aims to push the frontiers of fusion power, supercomputing, and nanotechnology
  • Nanotech: Big concept on campus – Academia is fast becoming the center of this promising technology’s universe, with states helping to pay the way a longevity company’s first steps – Elixir Pharmaceuticals is still young, but its all-star team is aiming squarely at one of humanity’s oldest dreams
  • At P&G, It’s “360-Degree Innovation” Chief Tech Officer Gilbert Cloyd on how the consumer-goods giant moves technology and ideas both internally and externally
  • 15 Great Science Fiction Novels – Eric Rabkin’s personal favorites
  • Industry And Academia Weigh In (extended)IBM’s Sam Palmisano and Georgia Tech’s Wayne Clough talk about their National Innovation Initiative, due out in December