50 Things That Made the Modern Economy

Canned food

09:57 | Sep 16th, 2019

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Developed for the military, dodging bureaucracy and fuelled by venture capital: canned food blazed a trail many of today's biggest tech innovations have followed. Tim Harford reveals the surprising le...Show More


epekilis recommended:Nov 30th, 2019

We’ve probably all heard the story about how canned food was invented to service Napoleon’s army. This episode takes it a step further by comparing Napoleon’s innovcation ecosystem with Silicon Valley and concluding that not much has changed. The core motivating drivers for innovation are still th...Show More