Monthly Archives: July 2015

Student Loan Debt & The Start-up Slump

As I’ve noted in past posts, America has been in something of a start-up slump for some time.    The trends seem to be turning, but it’s still important to understand why our start-up rates have slowed in recent years.  A … Continue reading

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Food Hubs: What Works?

  Lately, I’ve been working on a number of projects that have touched upon food systems, food hubs, and food-related manufacturing.  As such, I’ve been doing a lot of reading and researching on the topic, and, as always, also doing … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home: The Power of Local Retail

Since most of you are unlikely to regularly read Hardware Retailing (the North American Retail Hardware Association’s journal), I know that I’m doing a real service by sharing a new report that compares the impact of local hardware stores vs. … Continue reading

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The Sharing Economy in Europe and the US

With the rise of Uber and other sharing economy ventures, policy makers in Europe and here in the US are assessing how best to respond to the disruption and innovation generated by these new companies.   I’m seeing an interesting dichotomy … Continue reading

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