A Korean man who went to grad school at Stanford has started and sold several companies in the United States and Japan. But in his search for the next big opportunity, he's transplanted himself to China, where he's expecting a boom in innovation.
Spartan Arinze is pursuing the American dream, in China. He's created a social network for Nigerians and Nigerians living in China called Gbooza! It's part Facebook, part Huffington Post and completely devoted to Nigerians. It's not a run-away success yet, but Arinze is confident.
It's not every day that someone employed as a janitor can graduate with a degree from Columbia University. But Gac Filipaj, a refugee who fled war-torn Yugoslavia in the 1990s, became that guy this month. He earned a degree in Classics from Columbia after spending 12 years as both a college janitor and a college student.
A new phenomenon, called “Cash Mobs,” is spreading across the country, changing the way people view local businesses. Similar to flash mobs, Cash Mobs organize customers to spend money at struggling locally owned businesses to support their community.
A Yale economist's research shows that if you speak a language that, grammatically speaking, treats the present tense and future tense the same way, unlike English, you'll save vastly more more money over the course of your life.
Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, died of cancer on Sunday -- in this 2007 interview, Maathai describes her life in environmental activism.
Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson turns his attention to climate change, enlisting capitalists and entrepreneurs to fight against global warming with the Carbon War Room.
Journalist chronicles how the hard-luck town of Hardwick, Vt., prospered thanks to a local organic food movement, but ironically, residents can't afford organic food prices.
Intrepid architects from Copenhagen are turning a power plant into a man-made ski hill, and creating a new kind of 'hedonistic sustainability.'
Google brings its Street View project to the Amazon forest -- images of the river and communities will be turned into 360-degree panoramas.