“What if there was a DIY vehicle platform that was not only affordable, but also street-legal, open source, and versatile, with the option for an electric drivetrain or an integrated hybrid engine?
That might change the game entirely, at least for those of us who like tinkering and aren’t afraid to get our hands dirty.
And it’s here.
The OSVehicle is, at its heart, an open source car platform that is said to be an “industrializable, production ready, versatile, universal chassis”, and it currently comes in two varieties, the TABBY, and the Urban TABBY.
A recent article in The Economist, citing the work of Ryan Raffaelli at Harvard Business School, points to what it calls a “paradox” in the aftermath of disruptive innovation.
Some old technologies, after being rendered obsolete by better and cheaper alternatives (indeed even after whole industries based on them have been decimated), manage to “re-emerge” to the point that they sustain healthy businesses. Think mechanical Swiss watches, now enjoying strong sales. Or fountain pens, or vinyl records. Or small-batch, handmade goods — from vermouth to chocolate to pickles.
We could add our own favorite example: pinball. In our HBR article “Big Bang Disruption”, we describe the devastation of arcade pinball machines wrought in only a few years by Sony’s PlayStation home video console. From a historic high in 1993 of 130,000 machines sold, sales fell over 90% in the next five years. By the end of the decade, only one producer—Stern Pinball—was left making new machines, and with arcades closing daily, it looked as if it, too, would soon be facing game over....
Pinterest just keeps on growing and has attained strength of 70 million users. Once you have got the hang on pins and boards and repinning, you might wonder what else there is to Pinterest. Pinterest can help your business grow if only you know and use some of the less known tricks.
The strategy – of simply pinning your own images and expecting others to repin – will not carry you far. You must seriously engage with others by repinning content. One assured way to develop new followers is to tag the original pinner in the description section.
There is a misconception that Pinterest users are on the site only for merrymaking. This is untrue as many Pinterest users are there to shop. When you are selling your products on Pinterest, make sure to include a price tag on the image. It is reported that pins with price tags attract 35 % more likes than those without price tags....
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