11 September 2011

A day made of glass

Watch "A Day Made of Glass" and take a look at Corning's vision for the future with specialty glass at the heart of it.

Startup Genome - The Growth cycle of Startup companies

Since February we've amassed a dataset of over 3200 high growth technology startups. Our latest research found that the primary cause of failure is premature scaling, an affliction that 70% of startups in our dataset possess.
The difference in performance between startups that scale prematurely and startups that  scale properly is pretty striking. We found that:

 - No startup that scaled prematurely passed the 100,000 user mark.
 - 93% of startups that scale prematurely never break the $100k revenue per month threshold.
 - Startups that scale properly grow about 20 times faster than startups that scale prematurely.

World GDP & Freight correlation

World GDP % change* has a strong correlation to Suez canal cargo by weight % change*

* on a year earlier.

Link: Economist

Distribution of prosperity

THE 5 percent of Americans with the highest incomes now account for 37 percent of all consumer purchases, according to the latest research from Moody’s Analytics. ...
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...and how Taxes has changed...