Tag Archives: Creative Destruction

Creative Destruction: The Music Industry

The iTunes store…reinvented music.  Between 2003 and 2007, more than 2,700 record stores vanished, freeing up real estate and capital that could be used for other things. – Michael Saylor, The Mobile Wave

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Are the Droids Taking Our Jobs? MUST VIEW!

We really hope Fed Chairman Bernanke sees this Ted Talk by Andrew McAfee, a management research scientist at MIT’s Sloan School of Management.    QE∞ will not rollback the technological  forces that are shaping the global labor market and risks … Continue reading

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Fed Ready to Fire Up the Printing Press

As we assess the benefits and costs of alternative policy approaches, though, we must not lose sight of the daunting economic challenges that confront our nation. The stagnation of the labor market in particular is a grave concern not only … Continue reading

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Nonlinear Thinking: Robot Run Warehouses

Here’s an interesting video clip that reinforces our view that almost all new innovation and technology is labor saving/destroying and that U.S. unemployment is much more structural than most perceive (click here to view video).   Even the military, with the … Continue reading

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