Posts Tagged ‘innovation’

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    Popcorn Margins

    Sep 28, 10 • 291 Views • No Comments

    Higher quality film? Better projectors? Online ticketing? No. The “most important technological innovation since sound” was the armrest cup holder (according to a movie theater owner). Please think about a cup holder. The cup holder makes huge...  [read more]

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    Light Bulb Start-Ups

    Sep 18, 10 • 217 Views • No Comments

    Does it matter where a start-up ends up? One new energy efficient light bulb was developed in Florida, its inventor lives in Florida, and the bulbs are assembled in Florida. Soon to be sold at Home Depot, however, the state-of-the-art LED bulb is destined for...  [read more]

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    Netflix and Buggy Whips

    Aug 14, 10 • 289 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 • 239 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]

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    A Free Ride For Electric Cars?

    Jul 13, 10 • 217 Views • No Comments

    Imagine a world filled with electric cars. In private homes, people could install their own charging devices. Others could be built in apartment building garages and on city streets. Some envision restaurants, department stores, and movie theaters offering a...  [read more]