August 2011

Monthly Archives

  • Compression Institute Update

    Aug. 25, 2011 The Institute has been incorporated in Kentucky with the intent of qualifying as a 501(C)3 organization. We intend to abide by the spirit of B-Corporations, now legally recognized by five states as an entity legally dedicated to serving all stakeholders, not always the investors first. As a 501)C)3, that aspect is covered, […]

  • Valuations vs. Values

    August 25, 2011 This post was sparked by an exchange with Tom Hachiya on a Wall Street Journal article in which Mark Andreesson (Silicon Valley venture capitalist) said that he’s betting on software to power new expansion of the American economy. Without question software keeps seeping further into our lives. We swim in software; much […]

  • Economics of Learning

    August 12, 2011 How can service companies increase effectiveness? Today we jump on techniques, like killer apps, as a hot market, but whether software saves resources or wastes them depends on its role within a total system. Think big. For instance, ask why the 1970s dream of paperless offices failed. Global paper use grew 2 […]

  • 7 Billion and Counting

    August 12, 2011 Demographers are statistically minded folk who count people and project population numbers. A cheery lot, they ignore politics, wars, shortages, and environmental issues. They track birth and death rates, life spans, ages, fertility rates, education, income levels, health advances, and where people live (urban or rural); then fearlessly project the future population […]