Life Without Wires?
Get ready to toss your cell phone on a table and come back to a fully-charged device. We look at the house of the future, where electronics will charge wirelessly.
Rethinking Jobs In an Innovation Economy
How is the shift from an industrial to an innovation economy affecting you? In "The Rise of the Creative Class," Richard Florida examines how we are inventing new forms of work.
What's the Future of TV?
Netflix's chief product officer Neil Hunt and The New Yorker's Ken Auletta discuss the evolution of television and what scares cable companies the most.
Estee Lauder: A Brand of Her Own
Even with hindsight being 20/20, betting on a woman founding an entirely new industry in the throes of the Great Depression seems pretty unlikely. But, as historian and Harvard Business School professor Nancy Koehn tells us, it's the story of Estee Lauder.
Innovation and Obsession
Ever notice that many famous innovators seem a bit...prickly? Joshua Kendall, author of "America's Obsessives," says visionaries - like H.J. Heinz and Melvil Dewey - often exhibit the kind of obsessive behavior that leads to great ideas, but troublesome personal lives.
Tavis Smiley on Risk Taking
Tavis Smiley, host of "Tavis Smiley" on PBS, says that becoming comfortable with the process of failure is an integral part of success.
This year we’ve seen what many experts agree are real symptoms of global warming - from fires in Colorado to drought that now blankets more than 60% of the country. And this July was the hottest ever for those of us in the lower 48.
Except that it wasn’t just July. The average temperature from last summer to this summer is hotter than any 12 month period on record in the U.S.
So, what’s going on here?
We dive into the science - and the politics - with author and activist Bill McKibben and Harvard's Dan Schrag.
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