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The Capitalist’s Dilemma examines what, in a time of capital superabundance, is impeding companies from investing in the market creating innovations that lead to lasting economic growth? Given all the available capital, why is there a break in the cycle of reinvestment and how do we repair it? Considering the current economic climate, the issues addressed in this book are more exigent than ever.

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  1. Evaluate the argument of the “Capitalist’s Dilemma” article.
  2. Do we have a growth problem – economic, employment, or both?
  3. How much should companies focus on quarterly earnings vs. long-term growth?
  4. Should companies “care” about job growth?
  5. When is a company (or CEO) focusing on the long term?
  6. Is venture capital a good place to produce MCIs?
  7. Is it hard for companies to invest in market-creating innovations?
  8. Who rocks at market-creating innovation? 
  9. Will market-creating innovations continue to create jobs?
  10. What Makes it Hard for Some Companies to Come Up with Their Next Act?


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6. Is Venture Capital a Good Place to Produce MCIs?
Last modified on March 23, 2017 at 5:08 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 [...]
4. Should Companies “Care” About Job Growth?
Last modified on March 23, 2017 at 5:06 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?
Last modified on April 18, 2017 at 11:38 am
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 [...]
9. Will Market-Creating Innovations Continue Creating Jobs?
Last modified on October 18, 2017 at 12:57 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 [...]