Feb 22 2013   3:57PM GMT

Some extra compensation could prompt innovation

Karen Goulart Karen Goulart Profile: Karen Goulart

Big tech companies like Apple and Facebook are accustomed to encouraging and fostering IT innovation among their employees and getting results. This week’s Searchlight finds the leaders of some of those businesses are turning their attentions — and their coffers — to areas outside their walls that could use an innovative boost. The Life Sciences Breakthrough Prize is the collective effort of some top names in tech (Zuckerberg and Levinson, to name two) to encourage research biologists to develop cures to diseases and find answers to tough life-science questions. Why? Because they think it will help and they have the means. What a concept! Also this week, read about cyberattacks on the rise and tips on being a leader folks want to follow.

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Now that you mention it, I do believe I could think a little harder.

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