Posts Tagged ‘creative destruction’

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    A Kodak (Missed) Moment

    Jan 7, 12 • 393 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 • 283 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]

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    Innovation and (Steve) Jobs

    Oct 27, 11 • 329 Views • No Comments

    From the iPhone and iPod to a…thermostat? At a Silicone Valley start-up, a former Apple design leader has switched his focus to diminishing carbon emissions, decreasing electric bills, and moderating energy usage. He has changed from iPhones and iPods...  [read more]

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    Another Amazing Entrepreneur

    Oct 17, 11 • 284 Views • No Comments

    From this WSJ description of Jeff Bezos, you can tell he is an amazing entrepreneur. The article is wonderful. Here are some of the facts: Named Cadabra until someone accidentally called it “cadaver,” Amazon was launched in Seattle on July 16,...  [read more]

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    Steve Jobs and Joseph Schumpeter

    Aug 27, 11 • 524 Views • No Comments

    Henry Ford once said that consumers would have requested “a better horse” if he had asked them what to produce. Similarly, Steve Jobs told a reporter, “It’s not the consumers’ job to know what they want.” The result? For...  [read more]