Posts Tagged ‘creative destruction’

  • Our Transportation Infrastructure is Crumbling

    A Path for Driverless Cars

    Nov 3, 12 • 412 Views • 2 Comments

    A self-driving car could be a pleasure… The day would begin with a pick-up that you scheduled through your phone app. When your self-driving car arrived at your front door, you would get in, check today’s drive time and start to prepare for your...  [read more]

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    The iPhone 5 Map App

    Sep 29, 12 • 342 Views • 1 Comment

    While Apple’s iPhone 5 map app might not always take us where we want to go, it will probably provide a path to some surprising innovation. A little history first… The iPhone 4 was released during June 2010 with a new antenna design that soon...  [read more]

  • A Traditional Telephone Book

    What Can You Learn From the Phone Book?

    Aug 5, 12 • 283 Views • No Comments

    Among all of the innovations that changed our lives, have you ever thought about the phone book? The first phone book dates back to 1878. Compiled by the the District Telephone Company of New Haven, soon to become SNET, the Southern New England Telephone...  [read more]

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    When is Research Inaccurate?

    Jun 13, 12 • 309 Views • No Comments

    Frequently, it is tough to challenge respected researchers. Our story starts with a June 28, 2010 econlife post: In 1910, as a 22 year old Russian immigrant, Dr. Selman A. Waksman arrived in Philadelphia. Through the education he accessed, the mentors who...  [read more]

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    Learning From the Low End

    May 16, 12 • 258 Views • No Comments

    Sometimes it’s better to be at the bottom than the top. Explaining, Harvard’s Clay Christensen starts his story with the huge integrated steel firms and ends with the mini mill. Relatively cheaply, the mini mills melted scrap in electric furnaces...  [read more]