Responses (10)

2. Do We Have a Growth Problem — Economic, Employment or Both?
FGI
FGI
Posted on April 19, 2017 at 2:02 pm
Do we have a growth problem – economic, employment or both?      Why or why not ? In his book The Rise and Fall of American Growth, Robert Gordon has famously claimed that we’ve seen the end of ever-increasing innovation gains and [...]
3. How Much Should Companies Focus on Earnings vs. Long-Term Growth?
FGI
FGI
Posted on April 18, 2017 at 3:02 pm
Is it even correct for large-company management to focus “over the horizon?” What role do common performance metrics play in guiding company focus and activity? A debate that rages in the academic literature is also a constant topic of conversation [...]
4. Should Companies “Care” About Job Growth?
FGI
FGI
Posted on March 23, 2017 at 4:02 pm
Do companies have a selfish or societal interest in creating jobs? While different governance systems in use around the world place radically different weight on the rights of shareholders as against employees and other stakeholders, very few business initiatives are [...]
5. When is a Company (or CEO) Focusing on The Long Term?
FGI
FGI
Posted on April 18, 2017 at 5:02 pm
Are there metrics that would reveal this perspective? A question analysts seldom ask, and that many CEOs would perhaps be unprepared to answer, is “What is the time horizon you are managing toward?” It would be interesting to compare the [...]
6. Is Venture Capital a Good Place to Produce MCIs?
FGI
FGI
Posted on March 23, 2017 at 6:02 pm
Why or why not? In some instances, VCs have been an important part of successful market-creating innovations. VCs largely funded many of today’s most innovative companies including Apple, Google, Cisco, Amazon, Starbucks, Costco, Amgen, and Genentech. The market-creating importance and [...]
9. Will Market-Creating Innovations Continue Creating Jobs?
FGI
FGI
Posted on April 24, 2017 at 5:24 pm
Please review this graph. One of the questions we’ve been exploring the most intensively is “Why do market-creating innovations create the most jobs?”, and we think we’ve come up with the answer.  This is a tangled subject area—a lot of [...]