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When Cheap and Simple is Just Fine

Robert Capps articulates one of this decade’s most prominent themes in his recent article from Wired, The Good Enough Revolution. Reality TV shows, Flip video cameras, free YouTube channels, Google docs, netbooks – we are wildly riding the “good enough” wave. As he puts it: The world has sped up, become more connected and a [...]

Research or Die

Basic research is the foundation of innovation. That’s true of every level of entrepreneurship, from national policies to personal growth. Adrian Slywotzky’s article in Business Week, Where Have You Gone, Bell Labs? – How basic research can repair the broken U.S. business model, is an astute assessment of the realities facing the United States economy. [...]