Monthly Archives: September 2015

Who Matters Less Than Where, When, Why, with Whom…

I didn’t pay too much attention to this post from Tyler Cowen but wow am I having trouble getting it out of my head: This position can be seen as a variation on the theme of the “strong situation hypothesis” … Continue reading

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Where the tech boom booms biggest

The biggest opportunities are provided by the Chinese economy’s egregious inefficiency, a legacy of decades of state capitalism. “China has more old-economy, non-transparent and unreasonably profitable firms than does America…the streets are just paved with gold for disrupters,” says Mr … Continue reading

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The Engineering Case For Alien Monsters

The net result is that big organisms on Earth are just noticeably sluggish compared to small ones. But big organisms don’t have to be sluggish, that is just an accident of the engineering failures of Earth biology. If there is … Continue reading

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China Roundup

The Chinese las Vegas is doing ok. The Chinese rustbelt is not. At that link we get this map that helps drive home the point that this is a big regional economy. Here is Scott Sumner 2.  People forget that … Continue reading

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Where Innovation Goes to Die

Steve Blank quoting a friend of his: “Most of the time our attempts at innovation result in “innovation theater” – lots of motion (memos from our CEO, posters in the cafeteria, corporate incubators) but no real change. We were once a scrappy, agile … Continue reading

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Grouping is Hard

Nokia was a phone company, blackberry was a smartphone company. They were both destroyed by a computer company called Apple, making phones. Each company’s products performed a similar service for consumers but production at these companies wasn’t at all similar. … Continue reading

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