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Peter Thiel at Yale: We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters

By: Daniel Weisfield April 27, 2013

Peter Thiel just came to Yale to spread his contrarian gospel. The rate of technological innovation is decelerating, he argued, despite our collective belief that there are smart scientists in labs somewhere, working to solve our problems. Government regulation is largely to blame. And inventive...

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Competitive Strategy at SOM: Father knows best?

By: Daniel Weisfield November 28, 2012

Last night SOM hit me where I live. For my Competitive Strategy course, my homework was to read a 1991 Harvard Business School case on Xerox's decision to form its Fuji Xerox joint venture in Japan. What trade-offs did Xerox face in forming this entity and giving it its own R&D function? And did Xerox structure the relationship appropriately?

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