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

The search continues.

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Why One Indy Tech-Industry Player Supports Refugee Resettlement

“It’s not just believing in it as a human and for humanity and for morality.”

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The Name of the Game: Forrest Lucas

What $122 million in naming rights buys you.

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On the Brand Wagon

Global brands like Airbnb and Under Armour are keeping an eye the progress of these three competing Indiana businesses.

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“Mystery of Trump’s Orange Skin” Leads Writer to Indiana

Indianapolis was once proclaimed the “world’s tanning-bed capital.”

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

Eli Lilly and Company has spent three decades and $3 billion in an Ahab-like quest to develop the world’s first effective drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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