Urban Pollution

When we worry about the impact of autos on the environment, perhaps we should remember the horse. In 1880, the horse population in Manhattan and Brooklyn was somewhere between 150,000-175,000 and grow…

The iPhone 5 Map App

While Apple’s iPhone 5 map app might not always take us where we want to go, it will probably provide a path to some surprising innovation. A little history first… The iPhone 4 was release…

Risk and Reward

By Mira Korber, guest blogger. The other night I went to a classical music performance and listened to a talented but rather odd cellist. He appeared to be wearing chef’s pants underneath his co…

Amazonian eWarfare

By Mira Korber, guest blogger. The Amazon rainforest may be shrinking, but Amazon.com certainly isn’t. The superpower “e-tailer” has all but taken over, and it’s selling just a…

Encouraging Innovation

“Steve had this firm belief that the right kind of building can do great things for a culture.” The Steve is Steve Jobs and the building is Pixar’s headquarters. (The quote came from…

A Kodak (Missed) Moment

Thinking of Kodak, we can remember razor blades and Apples. Soon after it began in 1880, Kodak told us, “You press the button and we do the rest.” Making home photography simple, they just…

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