All posts tagged “economies of scale

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A taxonomy of moats

Jerry Neumann’s recent blog post on the “taxonomy of moats” is a great summary of the ways in which companies — and perhaps even cities — can protect themselves against competition. Here’s an excerpt from his introduction: Value is created through innovation, but how much… Read More

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Should we go backward to go forward?

Robert A.M Stern–who is a fairly traditional architect (stylistically) and Dean of the Yale School of Architecture–recently coauthored a book called “Paradise Planned: The Garden Suburb and the Modern City.” It’s over 1,000 pages. I haven’t read it yet and I likely won’t, but I did just read this… Read More