Posts Tagged ‘innovation’

  • McDonald's Delivers in Many Developing Nations.

    Fast (and Slow) Food

    Dec 23, 11 • 251 Views • No Comments

    Wendy’s is about to pull ahead of Burger King in the U.S. The reason? People care about their lettuce and the shape of their burgers. Led by new ownership, Wendy’s now has 11 different greens (not just iceberg), a slightly rounded bun...  [read more]

  • Equality or Efficiency, the Size of the Pie and Each Slice

    A Plymouth Plantation Reprise

    Nov 24, 11 • 220 Views • No Comments

    Perhaps even more relevant today, this was our blog for last Thanksgiving: In 1623, two years after the first Thanksgiving, Governor William Bradford was worried about Plymouth’s food supply. The problem, he concluded, was that people shared whatever...  [read more]

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    An Apple’s Patent

    Nov 22, 11 • 241 Views • No Comments

    This apple has bites rather than bytes but like its namesake it was patented and took years to develop. When its U.S. patent expired in 2008, it had generated close to $6 million for the University of Minnesota and is still producing royalties in...  [read more]

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    Stagnation or Education?

    Nov 19, 11 • 225 Views • No Comments

    Is the problem stagnation or education? For George Mason economist Tyler Cowen, it was all about his grandmother. Debating MIT economist Erik Brynjolfsson, Cowen reminded us that a long list of innovations including cars, antibiotics and refrigerators...  [read more]

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    “Tweakers”

    Nov 9, 11 • 255 Views • No Comments

    Referring to Steve Jobs, most of us think of innovation and entrepreneurship. Like Thomas Friedman in “(Steve) Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, Jobs,” we imagine business starters and young Thomas Edisons. Instead, in the New Yorker, Malcolm Gladwell tells us...  [read more]