Victor Davis Hanson reflects on small-town America.
Paul Levy describes redesign of the pharmacy in the hospital he runs, making use of Lean principles, including mock-ups and heavy participation from those who will be using the new space. (via Lean Blog)
Here’s an economics paper suggesting that when politicians are successful in obtaining large earmarks (aka “pork”) for their districts, the implications for most area businesses are generally not good. (via Newmark’s Door)
Guy Sorman wonders what California’s awful business climate will do to Silicon Valley.
Steve Blank doesn’t think much of the business plan competitions that are becoming popular at many b-schools.
Here are a couple of guys who feel that the skills and orientations they learned on Wall Street were the opposite of helpful when they decided to start a start-up.