January 2021 Friday’s e-links: From Flamin’ Hot Cheetos to An Alaskan Earthquake

In our first two January e-links, I recommend a good read about Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and a podcast on a newscaster and an earthquake.

How the Tesla (Factory) Is Like the Model T (Factory)

Separated by 100 years, mass producing Teslas and mass producing Model T Fords reflect the innovation that makes an invention available.

Why Purell is More Than a Hand Sanitizer

A classic story about entrepreneurs, Purell history displays how a wife and her husband satisfied a need before it existed.

Why We Need to Pay Attention to Wobbly Plates

Perhaps comparable to Alphabet’s (Google’s) X subsidiary, the old AT&T’s Bell Labs produced invention that became breakthrough technology.

Pizza Box Innovation

Sometimes innovation happens where we least expect it. Think of the pizza box. At Domino’s, the key is efficiency. They selected the corner-cut box so that employees could quickly fold hundreds of boxes. One pizza box expert, Scott Weiner, says…

New Financial Products

Instead of a garage or a laboratory, think of an office or a conference room. And, rather than a computer or an aircast, imagine a junk bond or a bank account.  All of these products, at one time were invented.…