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Alzheimer
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The Unblinding: Has Lilly Solved the Alzheimer’s Puzzle?

Statistician Hong Liu-Seifert will emerge from The Cave knowing the outlook for a $90 billion company—what high-level executives are calling a “binary” event that could result in bringing a drug to market by 2018, and windfall profits; or another blow to the field of Alzheimer’s research.

Carrier
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Trade Secret: Carrier, Mexico, and Japan

Overlooked in the indignation over job exportation—which thrashed between sincere and synthetic—was the Hoosier State’s steadily growing reliance on job importation.

Bluebridge “Each department has its own space, but the areas all connect in the middle. And the coolest thing happens: People collaborate there at the center. It sort of forces a collision between employees from different departments, and that’s where the big ideas happen.” — Santiago Jaramillo, founder and CEO
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Q&A with Bluebridge’s Santiago Jaramillo

“First, we sometimes have this self-effacing Hoosier humble confidence that can swing too much into being ashamed of Indiana and talking down Indiana. That does us no good.”

Speakeasy
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Speed Read on Indy’s Coworking Culture

Gone are the days of staking out a spot, Land Rush–style, in a cramped coffee shop and taking conference calls in the bathroom. Here, a guide to navigating Indy’s hottest new coworking spaces.

TheBeat
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Field of Dreams

Taxpayers weren’t anticipating having to finance the park, but as hotels, restaurants, and shops that would have paid for it have been slow to move to Westfield, that’s looking more and more likely.

Lesson.ly “We work out of an old schoolhouse that was built by Clemens Vonnegut, Kurt’s great grandfather. He gave us massive windows, beautiful slate chalkboards, and mile-high ceilings. And Lesson.ly places no stigma on taking breaks. We have a pitch-black nap room with three beds. Most folks nap between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.” — Max Yoder, co-founder and CEO
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Why All Indy Startups Are Local

The more the national light shines on Indy startups, the more important it is that these companies achieve their most meaningful growth with local ingredients.

AngelaBraly
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AMA: Angela Braly

“I don’t think (women) are being specifically excluded. But I don’t think these organizations that are involved in public policy are thinking, Let’s invite women. The other thing is that women don’t have the same level of confidence to go into a place where they want to feel prepared, educated, and ready.”

Steve Hilbert
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Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous: Steve and Tomisue Hilbert in the ’90s

Then there’s the house, the most visible manifestation of Steve Hilbert’s megabucks lifestyle. Built over several years by Hilbert and his ex-wife, it embodies the sort of wealth that even some nations would envy.

Melania Trump
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Dumpster Fire of the Vanities: John Menard, Steve Hilbert, and the Midwestern Nouveau Riche

With Donald Trump and wife Melania Trump dragged into the fray, the feud was no longer just a regional skirmish pitting a flamboyant Hoosier millionaire against a meat-and-potatoes billionaire from America’s Dairyland. It was a critical mass of heavyweight egos, with jealously guarded private lives hung out on the courthouse clothesline.

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Exit Interview with Scott Jones

“All of my best ideas are scribbled on airplane barf bags.”

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The Day That Made Millionaires

“I live in a normal neighborhood in Greenfield with a couple of cul-de-sacs, and I literally went door to door to get people to invest $5,000 in ExactTarget. On the Google Map of my neighborhood, you’ll see, like, seven swimming pools. Every one of the swimming pools corresponds to an ExactTarget investor.”

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What Does Tech in Indy Pay?

“Startups are high-risk, high-reward. It could be a lot. You know the saying, ‘Don’t count your chickens before they hatch’? There are a lot of good-looking eggs, but none have hatched yet.”

Edwin
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Making a Splash with Edwin the Duck

When paired with a free app, the interactive duck features stories, music, and learning-based games. It’s a rare example of a consumer electronic conceived in Indy.

Tobias
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You’re Using the Internet Wrong

“There was an early rule that if they follow you, you should follow them back, and kumbaya. But the more you narrow your focus, the more valuable your feed can become.”

Cloud
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Tech City, Indiana: Is Indy the New Spamalot?

“Not many places have had that kind of success. We’re not faking it. This is real.”

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