Posts Tagged ‘creative destruction’

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    When is Research Inaccurate?

    Jun 13, 12 • 352 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 • 293 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]

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    Risk and Reward

    Mar 1, 12 • 344 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 • 267 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 • 444 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]