Features

Features

Stories on news, trends and the business of daily life

EntrepreneurshipFeatures

Railroad Ties

Ed Williams, Professor of Entrepreneurship
Remembering Ed Williams, the person who laid down the tracks of entrepreneurship at Rice Business.
Personal IdentityFeatures

Men In The Mirror

Man hitting a boxing bag in a gym.
Do the Latino boxers in a border gym know something other men don’t?
After HarveyFeatures

Act II

Theatre curtain closed on stage.
Raising the curtain when your artistic vision has been swept away.
BrandingFeatures

Watershed Moment

Houston skyline and Buffalo Bayou
Harvey washed away homes, jobs and memories; it also brightened a few reputations.
LeadershipFeatures

Shelter From The Storm

Woman underneath a clear umbrella
Thirty-three trillion gallons of water had just fallen. How did Angela Blanchard organize a shelter for thousands in a single day?
Disaster PreparationFeatures

Stocking Up

Jars of food on pantry shelves
How rescue and relief workers are drawing on the lessons learned from Hurricane Harvey to prepare for the next big disaster.
EnvironmentFeatures

The Last Straw

Metal straw in a glass mason jar.
If plastic is out, what’s next? A new generation of innovators rises to the occasion.
AdvocacyFeatures

Crossover

Red rain boots at a crosswalk
When should businesses cross the line from selling products to speaking out about injustice?
Public SpacesFeatures

Keep It Together

Group of women in graduation gowns hugging.
Where do urbanites go to celebrate, grieve and protest?
Global ExperienceFeatures

Wide Open Spaces

Skye Island on a sunny day
Rice Business Editor Claudia Kolker treks to Scotland to find the connections between wide open spaces there and in Texas.
InnovationFeatures

Shooting Star

Photo of someone far away holding a light at night.
Space architect Constance Adams left the earth too early. She left us with instructions.
Brand IdentityFeatures

Object Of My Affection

Object Of My Affection
What happens when a brand we know (or think we know) and love turns out to be something altogether different?