Gongol.com Archives: March 2012
Brian Gongol


March 13, 2012

Business and Finance Outsourcing innovation
How companies are using venture-capital projects to find innovation without developing it through internal research and development. On one hand, it probably isn't the worst idea -- there may very well be good ideas and potential companies looking for venture-capital funding. But on the other hand, it sounds like an admission by the companies doing the funding that they're either too bureaucratic or hide-bound or simply un-creative to get the job done from the inside. Organic growth -- endogenous growth, if you will -- is attractive because it suggests a certain sustainability.

Iowa Iowa unemployment rate falls again
It's never gotten anywhere close to as high as in other parts of the country, and it's recovering well

Iowa Stop the incentives madness!
A developer wants $2.5 million from Iowa City to subsidize the construction of a new high-rise

News Depressing social steps backward in Russia
Bans on "homosexual propaganda" are just thinly-veiled bias

Computers and the Internet Yahoo sues Facebook


Business and Finance How the Washington Post may be positioning itself to outlive the New York Times

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