Bustling Britain during the Industrial Revolution. Mid-century Detroit during the automobile boom. These were the enterprising places of the past.
In October 1910, The New York Times published an analysis of a perplexing new question in transportation technology. The article’s title was “Auto vs. Horse.” The crucial inputs in this comparison were oil, gasoline, hay, and oats, and the output was passenger miles per dollar.
An interview with YEA! CEO Gayle Jagel
Gene therapy, stem cells, organ transplants, robotic surgery, and robotic limbs—these are examples of the best of American technology
A simple change in viewpoint can make a powerful difference for business leaders. An abundance mindset is a game changer that changes how the rules of innovation are perceived.
There are times you think you know about the challenges that lie ahead for you, only to be surprised by things that you’ve never thought of before. For instance, shortly after I was elected as Governor of Maine, I asked for a briefing about two of the biggest emergencies I might encounter while performing the job I had just been elected to hold. Those potential emergencies were an incident at the state’s only nuclear power plant or an unwieldy riot by prisoners at the state’s penitentiary. For both of those scenarios, I was informed about the potential risks, and it gave me an opportunity to think about preparing for them, should either happen.
While neither of those risks—thankfully—came to fruition on my watch, the worst flooding to hit Maine in 50 years did, and it was an experience I will never forget. The loss of property and impact to lives in my home state was a challenge for all of us to endure, but that experience brought some powerful lessons that stay with me today.
The 2 essential ingredients of successful cities.