Public Broadcasting’s Nightly Business Report and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania just ranked the top 30 innovations of the past 30 years. The list includes the Internet, of course, along with personal computers, mobile phones and e-mail. But some of the other items on the list may surprise you.
“The pace of innovation has been so hectic in recent years that it is hard to imagine which innovations have had the greatest impact on business and society,” the NBR and Wharton researchers conclude. What do you think–and what, if anything, did they miss? As a commercial real estate professional, you may have your own ideas. So here’s the challenge: If you could create your own list of top 30 innovations, what would it include?