An unusual request

Bryan Pope ​​​ ​Every so often we get​ a welcome reminder of how much our constituents value our research. Usually that happens when we expect it. For example, when we're visiting with Realtors at the Tex...

The fast and the (hopefully not too) furious

Bryan Pope ​​​​​​​ Last year, the Texas A&M University System announced plans for a $150 million ​​research campus here in Bryan-College Station. ​While a wide array of new technologies will be explor...
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How tech giants are ruled by control freaks

  THIS month Schumpeter visited the Barnes Foundation, a gallery in Philadelphia full of paintings by Picasso, Matisse and Van Gogh. Albert Barnes, born in 1872, is notable for two things. He made a for...

Sustainable investment joins the mainstream

IN 2008, when she was in her mid-20s and sitting on a $500m inheritance, Liesel Pritzker Simmons asked her bankers about “impact investing”. They fobbed her off. “They didn’t understand what I meant and offered...