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Michael Arndt


Michael Arndt is editor of Bloomberg Businessweek's innovation and design coverage. Before moving into this role in 2008, Arndt had been editor of BW Chicago, a BusinessWeek monthly publication. He also had been a senior correspondent in BusinessWeek's Chicago Bureau. Prior to joining BusinessWeek in 2000, Arndt served five years as a business editor at the Chicago Tribune. He was the newspaper's chief economics correspondent in Washington, DC, from 1990 to 1995. Arndt, who lives in Chicago, is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin. He has a brown belt in judo.

Michael Arndt

Articles by Michael Arndt


  • U.S. Patents Take a Fall
    U.S. Patents Take a Fall
    Hurt by smaller R&D budgets and offshoring, U.S. patent applications fell this year and Yankees are winning fewer grants than non-residents
  • The Year in Innovation
    The innovation industry took a hit this year, as executives dialed back on initiatives—and paid the price. But some encouraging trends also emerged
  • 'Hero Pipe' Wins Chicago Innovation Award
    Times are tough for startups, but that hasn't stopped innovators like Michael Wielgat, who invented the "Hero Pipe" to help firefighters battle…
  • More Companies Bet on Bond Buybacks
    Debt repurchases can help companies (and shareholders) by paying off creditors at a discount, but they can signal trouble, too
  • McDonald's Turns Up the Heat
    Despite the recession, the mammoth fast-food chain is investing aggressively in expansion and advertising