The Vials That We Need For Vaccines

As a somewhat invisible part of COVID-19 science, we’ve been developing and producing billions of super strong vaccine vials.

The Unexpected Impact of the First Bar Code

A 10-pack of Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit gum was the first item ever to have a barcode checkout. The year was 1974 and the place, a Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio. While for decades, people had been trying to figure out…

Eight Technologies That Will Destroy and Create Businesses

Making money was the Goldman Sachs agenda in an August, 2013 report. In “The Search for Creative Destruction,” their equity research connected Schumpeter’s creative destruction to investing opportunities. Eight new technologies, they said, would force businesses to “adapt or die.”…

A Better Ketchup Bottle?

In a 1964 TV commercial, during a pouring contest between 2 young boys, Heinz ketchup was “…too thick and rich to run.” In another ad, Heinz lost an OK Coral duel because it was the “slowest ketchup in the west…east,…

Government’s Venture Capital

The Erie Railway went bankrupt multiple times. Primarily government funded, it originally connected 2 small NY communities and cost 4 times more than initial projections when it was completed in 1851.  Citing the financial woes of the Erie Railway, a…