Posts Tagged ‘entrepreneurs’

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    Another Amazing Entrepreneur

    Oct 17, 11 • 184 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic Thinkers, Innovation, Labor, Thinking EconomicallyNo 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,

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    Steve Jobs Quotes

    Oct 6, 11 • 206 Views • Businesses, Economic Thinkers, Government, Innovation, Labor, Macroeconomic Measurement, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    “I’m one of those people who think that Thomas Edison and the light bulb changed the world a lot more than Karl Marx ever did.” (From Insanely Great, p. 26) “It’s not the consumers’ job to know what they want.” (NY

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    Netflix and Buggy Whips

    Aug 14, 10 • 207 Views • Businesses, Economic Thinkers, Innovation, Tech1 Comment

    After reading this NY Times article about Netflix, you might begin to think about buggy whips. I know it sounds distant but here is the connection. Entrepreneurs make an existing product or process obsolete. Netflix and Blockbuster. Amazon and Barnes &

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    Start-up stories

    Aug 10, 10 • 187 Views • Businesses, Economic History, Innovation, LaborNo Comments

    During 1939, in a garage, Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard started a new firm. Also in a garage, several decades later Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs started Apple. Yes, Walt Disney worked in his uncle’s garage and Mattel, the toy company that makes Barbie

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    Success

    Aug 3, 10 • 185 Views • Innovation, Labor, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    In a  wonderful NYC Radio Lab podcast about success, Malcolm Gladwell also explains why genius is closely related to love. Recorded at the  92nd Street Y in NYC, writer Malcolm Gladwell and Radio Lab host Robert Shulwich preceded their