Old School

Ninety-nine years and five days ago Theodore Roosevelt was shot in the chest in Milwaukee while on the campaign trail . . . he proceeded to deliver a 90-minute speech before seeking medical attention. His opening statement was, “Friends, I shall ask you to be as quiet as possible. I don’t know whether you fully…

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What Happens Next?

by Matthew Jent Google started in a garage, with a remote control door, before becoming a billion-dollar company that invented a new verb. Just Google it! Nike began as Blue Ribbon Sports, with co-founder Bill Bowerman ripping apart running shoes to find out how to make them lighter, faster and better. The Upton Machine Company…

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Patents Be Damned

by Anthony Crews It could be worse; they could be hiring gangs to shoot at each other. In mid-August, Google announced a bid to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion, a 63 percent premium over the closing price that day. If approved, the acquisition will be Google’s biggest to date and would double its workforce….

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“Après le deluge”

If you want to measure how America feels about large commercial and investment banks in the wake of the Great Recession, simply open your browser, enter the search term “wall street bankers” into Google, then click on Images. The resulting pages of derogatory cartoons, photographs and headlines provide a vivid portrayal of just how much…

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