How to Slice An Apple (Share of Stock)

Beginning with revenue from the “computers” that two partners named Steve built in a garage, Apple’s finance depended on the potential of the corporation.

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.

What to Expect from an Older Entrepreneur

hy Highly Successful Entrepreneurs Are Older Than We Expect

The Wright Moment for the Bicycle

As an innovation, the bicycle was a stepping stone that helped human capital move onward to other inventions like the airplane, the auto and better roads.

Charisma or Glamour Power?

Jackie Kennedy had glamour while Eleanor Roosevelt had charisma. In her blog and soon to be published book, Bloomberg View writer Virginia Postrel describes the difference: Or, as she explains, “Charisma is a personal quality that inspires followers to embrace…

Entrepreneurs: How Does Steve Jobs Compare To Tim Cook?

Listening to Apple’s earnings call 2 days ago, I wondered how to compare Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, to Steve Jobs. Citing Apple’s plunging stock price (see below), some analysts are saying that entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs are irreplaceable. Under Steve…

Labor Productivity: Designing Offices

How can my boss affect my productivity? At Pixar, the restrooms are where Steve Jobs wanted them to be. Because they were located near a huge central atrium, they helped to generate a collaborative community. Seemingly haphazard, restroom traffic flow was…

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 released during June 2010 with a…

What Spaghetti Sauce Teaches Us

Henry Ford once said that: “If I’d have asked my customers what they wanted, they would have told me ‘A faster horse.’ ” Similarly, asked about spaghetti sauce during the 1980s, consumers primarily knew about Ragu’s plain, marinara and meat sauces. Because…

Economic Disagreement

Astronomy might help us understand US history according to biographer Walter Isaacson. We just need to think about binary systems in which 2 separately orbiting stars “are linked because of their gravitational interaction.” The tension between Hamilton and Jefferson was…