Posts Tagged ‘entrepreneurs’

  • Through creative destruction, old technology & businesses are destroyed.

    Software’s Creative Destruction

    Jun 6, 14 • 587 Views • No Comments

    During 1989, a computer scientist wrote a memo in which he explained how information could be shared through a computer network. Two years later we had the first web pages and by 1998, one quarter of the US population was using them. Just 9 years. By......  [read more]

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    A Gender Gap in Looks

    Mar 17, 14 • 703 Views • No Comments

    Our Monday Gender Issue: Good looking men get more start-up dollars than less attractive men. However, all men get more money than women. They receive 93% of all venture capital funding: Hoping to discover why, researchers from Harvard, Wharton and MIT......  [read more]

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    Ghostbuster Economics

    Mar 1, 14 • 597 Views • No Comments

    Yesterday, I watched Ghostbusters for the first time. Having read in Quartz that the 1984 film was a good example of Reaganomics, I was curious. Also, with Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis (who died this past week) and Sigourney Weaver, the video was......  [read more]

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    Entrepreneurs: How Does Steve Jobs Compare To Tim Cook?

    Apr 25, 13 • 961 Views • No Comments

    Listening to Apple’s earnings call 2 days ago, I wondered how to compare Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, to Steve Jobs. Citing Apple’s plunging stock price (see below), some analysts are saying that entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs are irreplaceable.......  [read more]

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    You’ve Got Mail?

    May 19, 12 • 676 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]