Archive for June, 2010

Are You Solving an Old Problem?




Search engines are still an onramp to the internet.

Businesses are often formed to provide a product or service – either proactively or in response to a specific problem. But businesses have to be careful that the problem that they are solving remains a current one, or that it solves the whole problem and not just part of the problem. Otherwise those businesses are vulnerable to competition from new market entrants and new technologies.  A classic example of this phenomenon is Carbon Paper.

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Light Beer Sales are Down – I’m Shocked!




Light beer – your days are numbered.

The big news out recently is that beer sales are down about 4% and sales of  so-called “premium” light beers are down as well, some by as much as 7%. To paraphrase the famous Captain Renault scene from Casablanca: Captain Renault: “I’m shocked, shocked to find that light beer sales are falling. Waiter: “Here’s your Sam Adams Captain.” 

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