Jeff Cornwall relays the thoughts of top venture capitalist Tim Draper, who sees the current downturn spurring the same type of advances as past ones — if our society doesn't keep drifting leftward.
He does worry that the current drift toward socialism is hurting America. He sees the movement to socialism in America not only in our public policy, but in the language of our culture. "Opportunity" is being replaced by "entitlement", "business solutions" by "government intervention", "earnings" by "rights", "let losers die" by "bailout", and "freedom" by "regulation."
Jan 11, 2009 2:45 PM
Tim Ozgener talks to Cigar Aficionado about his business' growth from its pipe roots, its place in the global market and its drive to innovate.
It's like eating barbecue—great barbecue isn't just smoky. It has smoke but it also has sweetness. With cigars, if it's strong but doesn't have that sweetness, it's not satisfying. I tell all of our leaf suppliers—anything that's interesting, bring it and let's try it.
Dec 29, 2008 5:04 PM
The Economist Intelligence Unit highlights a piece on the role of innovators inside companies during these lean times. It's all about being a team player now.
"Many across the organization will turn defensive and try to hoard their share. Innovators SHOULD embrace this scarcity."
Dec 3, 2008 9:19 AM
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