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Keeping it Cool - Clay Pot Refrigeration



Who: Mohammed Bah Abba
Where: Nigeria
What: For less than $2 for a clay pot system to refrigerate up to 12 kg of produce.

What is Disruptive Innovation?

The disruptive-innovation theory explains why new firms armed with relatively simple, straightforward technological solutions can beat powerful incumbents, often creating entirely new markets and business models. The disruptive innovation theory was popularized in Harvard professor Clayton Christensen's "The Innovator's Dilemma".

Do the poor dream brighter sheep?

Why is so much entrepreneurial spirit found among our immigrants and our poor? Do they dream more vividly, brighter and bigger than we do? Perhaps it is just we who dream dreams less bright, dimmed by the glare of so many TVs, movies, and neon signs, from the clutter of so . . . much . . . stuff, sleeping too deeply among our existing history of achievements, our licenses to be lazy.

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