New York (CNN Business)Innovative companies are supposed to be better long-term investments than firms mired in complacency and stagnation — that's obvious. But just how much better innovative companies perform may surprise you. Companies that invest heavily in research and development made more than a 25% return over the past year, nearly double that of the S&P 500 (SPX), according to an index compiled by a strategist at Nomura's Instinet subsidiary. The group of companies also beat the 19% gain for the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 (NDX) index. The index was created by Joseph Mezrich, the head of quantitative investment strategy at Instinet. It looked at companies in the Russell 1000 and weighted them by how much spending they do on research and development as a percentage of their total value compared to similar companies in their respective industries. Mezrich's "Innovation Index" also has a great long-term track record. It has topped the broader market for the past 10, 20 … [Read more...] about Innovative companies are trouncing the rest of the market
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Food trends come and go. So how can you tell which tastes are trending today? We took a data-driven look at the question, using Yelp to uncover which local businesses have been in the spotlight this month. To find out who made the list, we looked at Chicago businesses on Yelp by category and counted how many reviews each received. Rather than compare them based on number of reviews alone, we calculated a percentage increase in reviews over the past month, and tracked businesses that consistently increased their volume of reviews to identify statistically significant outliers compared to past performance. Read on to see which spots are extra hot, right now. Whispers At Oak Street Beach Open since August, this lounge and Mediterranean and New American spot is trending compared to other businesses categorized as “American (New)” on Yelp. Citywide, New American spots saw a median 1.4% increase in new reviews over the past month, but Whispers At Oak Street … [Read more...] about Get These Trending Chicago Restaurants On Your Radar Today
Wondering where Chicago’s insiders are eating and drinking? It’s easy to spot lines out the door, but some underlying trends are harder to see. We took a data-driven look at the question, using Yelp to uncover which eateries have been in the spotlight this month. To find out who made the list, we looked at Chicago businesses on Yelp by category and counted how many reviews each received. Rather than compare them based on number of reviews alone, we calculated a percentage increase in reviews over the past month, and tracked businesses that consistently increased their volume of reviews to identify statistically significant outliers compared to past performance. Read on to see which spots are getting plenty of attention this autumn. Perilla Korean American Fare Open since mid July, this Korean spot, which offers barbecue and more, is trending compared to other businesses categorized as “Steakhouses” on Yelp. Citywide, steakhouses saw a median 0.9% … [Read more...] about Are These Trending Chicago Restaurants On Your Radar?
There’s always plenty to do in Chicago, but finding fun on the cheap can be another story. From 3D printing to a discussion about quantum computing, here are four fun things to do around town that’ll cost you nothing at all. Hoodline offers data-driven analysis of local happenings and trends across cities. Links included in this article may earn Hoodline a commission on clicks and transactions. 3D Printer Authorization From the event description: Come learn how to use the 3D printers! We will teach you how to upload designs to the printing software, check the specs, prepare the printer, and (of course) print! This workshop provides all materials and a sample project. We will also give you a copy of basic 3D printing instructions to take home. When: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.Where: Idea Realization Lab, 247 S. State St., Room 310Admission: Free Click here for more details, and to get your tickets Screen Printing Workshop From the event description: … [Read more...] about Go Free This Week With These 4 No-Cost Events In Chicago
Best practices in creativity and innovation delivered with leading technology platform to create systemic creativity within an organization SAN DIEGO (PRWEB) November 14, 2019 The Idea Guy®, an expert in creating new ideas that solve problems, has partnered with IdeaScale, the world’s largest cloud-based innovation software platform, to collaborate on best-in-class training programs with worldwide reach. “Every business leader has a problem, and every one of them can be solved with a good idea,” explains Kevin Popović, Founder of The Idea Guy®. “All types of organizations are looking for ways to reduce costs, create new products or generate new lines of revenue, and the people within their organization are the most likely to solve these problems. They need someone to help get those people organized, engaged and into action – that’s my expertise. With IdeaScale, I can now engage more people from across the globe, measure their … [Read more...] about The Idea Guy® Partners with IdeaScale, Adding Creativity Training to Innovation Management