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Flashback: Book Knowledge Managers

Flashback: Book Knowledge Managers

Launch Funding for Innovative Companies

Launch Funding for Innovative Companies

The Economic Development Partnership’s Launchpad program and a new state Innovation Fund provide startup funding for businesses just getting off the ground.

A Wicked, Tough, Playful Mix

A Wicked, Tough, Playful Mix

Workplace creativity at these superfast Alabama companies includes such diverse components as “wicked cool,” “gritty toughness” and “playful.”

Movers & Shapers, November 2013

Movers & Shapers, November 2013

People making a difference in Jackson, Marshall, DeKalb and Cherokee counties

Creative Investment Management

Creative Investment Management

David Bronner gambled on Alabama and won, to the benefit of hundreds of thousands of state employees. He also put a chunk of Wall Street real estate in the pocket of pensioners — one of his best private placements.

The Tinkerer

The Tinkerer

Jim Busby’s love for discovery has created two successful companies.

Ah-oo-gah and Other Alabama Greats

Ah-oo-gah and Other Alabama Greats

The wonderful array of inventions by Alabama’s more famous inventors includes the first subatomic particle accelerator, the first submarine and the ah-oo-gah of the Klaxon car horn.

Career Notes, November 2013

Career Notes, November 2013

Sometimes a Great Notion

Sometimes a Great Notion

An aquarium-like window on the wild variety of patents filed by Alabamians — from the sometimes great notions to the often odd or novel.

Full Throttle Innovation

Full Throttle Innovation

Royce Kershaw’s inventions revolutionized the way railroad tracks are maintained. His son continues the family tradition of full-throttle innovation at Montgomery’s Knox Kershaw Inc.

Wireless Charge Solution for Mobiles

Wireless Charge Solution for Mobiles

Alabama Edisons

Alabama Edisons

From life-saving biotechnology to P.T. Barnum promotions, Alabama inventors are in the thick of the game. Meet a few of Alabama’s Edisons and their handiwork — genetic diagnosis at the doctors’ office, artificial snow, programmable magnets...

Different Directions: Two Corporate Reinventions

Different Directions: Two Corporate Reinventions

Adaptability is often the purest expression of creativity, and the measure of survival, as well. In exactly opposite ways, these two leading Alabama technology companies faced adversities and seized them as opportunities for transformation.

How Science Does Creativity

How Science Does Creativity

Jim Hudson describes how creativity is built into the DNA of the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology.

Spotlight on Jackson, Marshall, DeKalb and Cherokee Counties

Spotlight on Jackson, Marshall, DeKalb and Cherokee Counties

Student Applies White Noise to Rocket Science

Student Applies White Noise to Rocket Science

Company Kudos, November 2013

Company Kudos, November 2013

Creativity for Fun and Profit

Creativity for Fun and Profit

Meet seven individuals whose work puts them in the center of the big playground of Alabama business.

Hands-On Soulful Designs

Hands-On Soulful Designs

In 20 years, more than 600 “citizen architects” have received a matchless hands-on education at Auburn University’s Rural Studio, crafting buildings with the soul of community.

Keeping Us From Becoming Toast

Keeping Us From Becoming Toast

UAB's Business School Angels

UAB's Business School Angels

Moon Express, NASA Collaborate

Moon Express, NASA Collaborate

Finger IDs for Blood Donors

Finger IDs for Blood Donors

This Watermelon Stand Won't Shut Down

This Watermelon Stand Won't Shut Down

TVA Hits Hydro Record

TVA Hits Hydro Record