Dow creates plastic with soy bean waste, then partners with designers to create products
Good HBR article 12/09? re: GE global innovations that end up expanding US market. Ex- low cost diagnostic equipment for China, 85% price reduction. Aneesh Chopra, US gov. Chief technology officer
A quote from Tom Friedman NYT column 1 11 10:
"Andy Grove, co-founder of Intel, liked to say that companies come to "strategic inflection points," where the fundamentals of a business change and they either make the hard decision to invest in a down cycle and take a more promising trajectory or do nothing and wither."
An example of cycling. The AOL/Time Warner merger was a big bet around the internet. Right idea, bad execution. Not much hedging.