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Entries by Steve Blank from 10/2011

The Helsinki Spring

| Posted 10.07.2011 | Small Business

While it's not clear yet whether the numbers of startups in Helsinki are sufficient to ignite, it feels like it's getting there (and given the risk-averse and paternal nature of Finland, that by itself is a miracle).

Nokia as 'He Who Must Not Be Named' and the Helsinki Spring

| Posted 10.12.2011 | Business

The young entrepreneurs I met are bringing impressive energy and intelligence to their goal of building one of Europe's leading technology hubs in Helsinki. It will be fascinating to see if they can lead the cultural change to support their vision.

How the iPhone Got Tail Fins -- Part 1

| Posted 10.18.2011 | Business

First it was a craft business, then driven by relentless technology innovation and then a price war as economies of scale drove production. No, it's not Apple and the iPhone. It was General Motors and the auto industry.

How the iPhone Got Tail Fins -- Part 2

| Posted 10.21.2011 | Business

In a stroke of genius, GM invented the annual model change. Sloan borrowed this idea from fashion where styles changed every year and applied it to automobiles starting in the 1920s.