Posts Tagged ‘Joseph Schumpeter’

  • creative destruction libraries

    A Big Problem for Libraries

    Feb 18, 14 • 984 Views • No Comments

    Several weeks ago, I had the huge pleasure of attending the final hour of the marathon reading of Moby Dick at the Nantucket Public Library. The stacks that surrounded me were filled with books and almost everyone had a copy of Moby Dick open to the final......  [read more]

  • Innovation

    Two Reasons to Remember Grace Hopper

    Dec 10, 13 • 1100 Views • No Comments

    Yesterday’s Google Doodle commemorated Grace Hopper (1906-1992) on the day that she would have been 107. Like me, if you have been unfamiliar with the woman and her work, I suggest starting with this wonderful David Letterman interview. Developing the......  [read more]

  • everyday economics and drone regulation and Amazon drone deliveries

    Drones That Can Deliver Your Pizza…and More

    Dec 3, 13 • 1061 Views • No Comments

    Long before Jeff Bezos told Charlie Rose that drones would be delivering our Amazon packages, Dominos was showing how they could transport pizza. And here is the Amazon “Prime Air” version of a drone delivery: The drone delivery initiative,......  [read more]

  • Renewable energy and conventional energy at odds

    Creative Destruction: Solar Wars

    Sep 25, 13 • 1043 Views • No Comments

    Can we compare the original AT&T and the electric power industry? Until 1982, AT&T had a phone system monopoly. Not even imagined, cell phones did not exist. Instead almost everyone received phone service from one company. Called a natural monopoly,......  [read more]

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    Creative Destruction: Chain Store Wars

    Aug 1, 13 • 1396 Views • No Comments

    Visiting an Amazon distribution center in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Tuesday, President Obama was told by independent booksellers, “We are disheartened to see Amazon touted as a ‘jobs creator,’…when..the exact opposite is true.”......  [read more]