The Inventions That Mattered Most

Through a new look at invention history, we can identify the waves of innovation and see which ones were most influential.

August 2019 Friday’s e-links: From Retroviruses to the Travels of a T-Shirt and Average Fast-Food Drive-Through Times

Friday’s e-links: Focusing on a monumental scientific breakthrough, Malcolm Gladwell produced a memorable podcast in “The Obscure Virus Club.”

When Netflix Became the Designated Survivor

Continuing today, the Netflix effect began in 1997 when it began the creative destruction that eliminated some companies and produced others.

Six Facts: The Impact of Capitalism

With the political debate gravitating toward socialism and capitalism, today we take a look at six facts that tell us about capitalism in four countries.

Why the Sports Bra Is so Much More Than an Undergarment

Far more than an undergarment, the sports bra helped to spread the Title IX mandate through physics, power, and psychology.

The New Tech We Cannot Resist

Like all new technology, the three innovations I most liked from CES 2019 could boost economic growth by making life easier (and more fun).

Remembering Herb Kelleher and His Southwest Effect

The discount airline was just an idea when Herb Kelleher became the Texas entrepreneur who created what became known as the Southwest Effect.

What We Don’t Know About Online Food Delivery

There is much more to the online food delivery business than aggregating restaurant menus, delivering food, and accepting orders.

What Our Cars Say About Us

Just combine Google Street View big data on 22 million cars with researchers at Stanford University and you learn lots about all of us.

September 2018 Friday’s e-links: From the Story of Spanx to Trade and the Human Lifespan

Last updated 9/28/18 Every once in a while, (and sometimes each day) I listen to a great podcast, enjoy an article, or see a good video that I want to share with you. I like to think of them as…