Posts Tagged ‘competition’

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    Steel Twins

    May 23, 12 • 285 Views • No Comments

    What happens when a parent of twins makes them compete? And what if the better twin is told that he has to remain ahead of his slower sibling? For twin steel factories, one in Burns Harbor, Indiana and the other in Gent, Belgium, the result is more...  [read more]

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    You’ve Got Mail?

    May 19, 12 • 395 Views • No Comments

    During dinner this evening, my friend said that she loves her local post office. A very small branch in a teeny building, they know her name, her needs, and are a neighborhood institution. But, is it worth $1 billion a month? During the first 3 months of...  [read more]

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    Pizza Price Wars

    Apr 5, 12 • 293 Views • 2 Comments

    No one wins a pizza war. Having read a NY Times article about a pizza price war in NYC, I was curious about the supply side of the pizza business. So, this afternoon, I interviewed my local pizza counterman. The pizza price war in midtown NYC involves 3...  [read more]

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    Let Them Eat McDonald’s

    Jan 27, 12 • 304 Views • No Comments

    By Elizabeth Chrystal, guest blogger. France has long been known as a country of gourmets; it’s famous for its 2-hour lunches, picture-perfect pastries, and dizzying variety of cheeses. But the country that gave us succulent dishes like coq au vin and...  [read more]

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    Clandestine Competition in China

    Jan 24, 12 • 241 Views • No Comments

    By Mira Korber, guest blogger. If you asked an American government official if you owned the teeth in your mouth, you would probably get some very strange looks. But, imagine hearing “no” as the answer to your question. The year would be 1978, and...  [read more]