Posts Tagged ‘former Soviet Union’

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    Government Guidelines and Unintended Consequences

    Apr 4, 12 • 308 Views • 2 Comments

    Sometimes government guidelines can have unintended consequences. Government travel guidelines: At a networking reception, the General Services Administration spent $1900 on 400 “petit beef Wellington” snacks and $2000 on 400 “mini Monte...  [read more]

  • Friction Free Clicks

    Feb 26, 12 • 265 Views • No Comments

    Which friction minimizing invention received a patent in 1999? Amazon 1-Click. Described by Amazon in their application for patent 5,960,411, the purchaser just hits a button that activates the movement of payment information from “the client...  [read more]

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    Public and Private Incentive

    May 18, 10 • 221 Views • No Comments

    For centuries, the US Postal Service delivered most of the mail. The job it did was satisfactory but not optimal. Yes, through sleet and snow, etc., we received our letters and packages but employees rarely focused on cutting costs and innovating. Two...  [read more]