Quaint as it may sound, successful executives often turn to the insights they gleaned from grandparents to navigate today's business world. By Vickie ElmerOct 31, 2011 11:55 AM ET
One consequence of the sluggish economy has been the rise of flexible workspaces. But will coworking fade when the jobs come back?
By Elaine Pofeldt, contributor
FORTUNE -- After years of helping other photographers with everything from equipment loans to job leads, Benjamin Weatherston, a veteran photographer, decided to turn his passion for mentoring into a business.
He and his wife, Jen, leased a 51,000-square-foot space in an industrial park in Ann Arbor, MOREOct 28, 2011 8:00 AM ET
Most of the conventional wisdom about how to generate world-beating business ideas is wrong, says a new book. Which practices belong on the scrap heap? By Anne FisherOct 6, 2011 2:28 PM ET
Using a combination of Toyota-inspired lean manufacturing principles and an open office atmosphere, Menlo Innovations' work environment is attracting attention.
By Katherine Reynolds Lewis, contributor
FORTUNE – At most white-collar job offices around the country, workers scurry from cubicle to cubicle, speaking in hushed tones. Take a step into software firm Menlo Innovation's offices in Ann Arbor, Mich., and it's clear that this firm is more cotton mill factory floor than monastery.
Instead MOREOct 6, 2011 12:15 PM ET
A unique approach to an art exhibit in Grand Rapids provides important lessons for business owners: "Dive into something small and see what you get." By Vickie ElmerSep 28, 2011 1:39 PM ET
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