Posts Tagged ‘entrepreneurs’

  • The History of the Elevator is About Innovation and Economic Growth

    Profit Matters

    Dec 15, 11 • 381 Views • No Comments

    During the dot.com bubble, investors gave Boo.com $188 million, Geocities was purchased for 3.57 billion, and pets.com introduced us to sock puppet. None exist today. Startup.com is an excellent documentary about the rise and......  [read more]

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    Another Amazing Entrepreneur

    Oct 17, 11 • 429 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 Quotes

    Oct 6, 11 • 509 Views • No 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......  [read more]

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    Netflix and Buggy Whips

    Aug 14, 10 • 553 Views • 1 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 &......  [read more]

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    Start-up stories

    Aug 10, 10 • 411 Views • No 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......  [read more]