Posts Tagged ‘creative destruction’

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    Risk and Reward

    Mar 1, 12 • 322 Views • No Comments

    By Mira Korber, guest blogger. The other night I went to a classical music performance and listened to a talented but rather odd cellist. He appeared to be wearing chef’s pants underneath his concert attire; I noticed white kitchen trousers billowing...  [read more]

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    Amazonian eWarfare

    Jan 31, 12 • 250 Views • No Comments

    By Mira Korber, guest blogger. The Amazon rainforest may be shrinking, but Amazon.com certainly isn’t. The superpower “e-tailer” has all but taken over, and it’s selling just about anything, but Amazon.com threatens one industry just...  [read more]

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    Encouraging Innovation

    Jan 29, 12 • 402 Views • No Comments

    “Steve had this firm belief that the right kind of building can do great things for a culture.” The Steve is Steve Jobs and the building is Pixar’s headquarters. (The quote came from Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs) The usual Hollywood...  [read more]

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    A Kodak (Missed) Moment

    Jan 7, 12 • 357 Views • No Comments

    Thinking of Kodak, we can remember razor blades and Apples. Soon after it began in 1880, Kodak told us, “You press the button and we do the rest.” Making home photography simple, they just had to sell us a camera; then, as with the razor and...  [read more]

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    Creative Destruction and the Independent Bookstore

    Dec 26, 11 • 256 Views • No Comments

    The buggy whip, the typewriter, and now, maybe the independent bookstore? In a NY Times Op-Ed, author Richard Russo criticized Amazon for business tactics that would harm independent bookstores.  He cited friends who said, “They don’t win unless...  [read more]