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  • David shared from The Dawn of Innovation: The First American Industrial Revolution by Charles R. Morris
    Probate inventories from the Middle Atlantic states show how one generation’s luxury item, like looking glasses, are middle-class necessities for the next, but simplified and standardized. As higher volumes drive down prices, the same products become commonplace even in poorer homes.28
    Note: Higher volumes lead to massive price drops that then lead to increasing availability.
  • David shared from The Dawn of Innovation: The First American Industrial Revolution by Charles R. Morris
    Probate inventories from the Middle Atlantic states show how one generation’s luxury item, like looking glasses, are middle-class necessities for the next, but simplified and standardized. As higher volumes drive down prices, the same products become commonplace even in poorer homes.28
    Note: Increasing volumes lead to massive price drops and increasing affordability.
  • David shared from Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Kenneth Cukier
    Big data may lure us to commit the sin of McNamara: to become so fixated on the data, and so obsessed with the power and promise it offers, that we fail to appreciate its limitations.
    Note: Big-Data limitations may lead to large errors of action.
  • David shared from Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Kenneth Cukier
    Marissa Mayer, when she was one of its top executives, once ordered staff to test 41 gradations of blue to see which ones people used more, to determine the color of a toolbar on the site.
    Note: Marissa Mayer, Google, 41 gradations of blue.
  • David shared from Managing in a Time of Great Change (Drucker Library) by Peter Ferdinand Drucker
    Retailers now talk of "shopping without a store" through interactive TV.
    Note: The Internet about 20 years ago. Online retail.
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