Innovation is the Holy Grail of Business, and Winnipeg is determined to send its own Sir Galahad to find it. / Cucombre Libre
The Baffler,  June 9, 2015

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Innovation is the Holy Grail of Business, and Winnipeg is determined to send its own Sir Galahad to find it. / Cucombre Libre
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• Yesterday, Kansas City Business Journal released its Venture Capital issue, replete with a self-flagellating roundtable about why VCs aren’t investing there. One possibility they didn’t consider: Have the VCs been away betting on Innovation Economy winning the Belmont Gold Cup? “This horse has been so consistent,” said Innovation Economy’s trainer Chad Brown, “He’s lightly raced, but has a tremendous amount of stamina for a horse that hasn’t run much.”

• Or have VCs been busy documenting the last days of their reign using a Pynchon-esque prank, possibly in a power play with tech journalists?

• It’s been an exciting week for vibrancy. Not only has Grand Forks commenced a quest to capture this holy grail of business from Winnipeg and bring it back downriver, but Milwaukee’s vibrancy has gone incognito, masking itself with “for lease” signs.

• A man (Richard Dawkins) walks into a steakhouse called Darwin’s . . .

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