Posts Tagged ‘apple’

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    Yuan Opinions

    Nov 18, 10 • 108 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Developing Economies, Economic Debates, International Trade and FinanceNo Comments

    Can you imagine 43 million pairs of socks a year, 5,000 an hour, some saying Dora the Explorer, being produced by one Chinese manufacturer? When you pay $2.99 for a pair of those socks at Wal-Mart, they probably cost that Chinese manufacturer, Shuangjin...

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    Start-up stories

    Aug 10, 10 • 119 Views • Businesses, Economic History, Innovation, LaborNo Comments

    During 1939, in a garage, Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard started a new firm. Also in a garage, several decades later Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs started Apple. Yes, Walt Disney worked in his uncle’s garage and Mattel, the toy company that makes Barbie...

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    A Star is Born

    Apr 12, 10 • 120 Views • Behavioral Economics, BusinessesNo Comments

    Heinz Ketchup had a cameo but Apple was a star.  I saw The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo yesterday and started to think about product placement. In this excellent film, while Heinz ketchup played a fleeting role during a scrambled eggs breakfast,...