Do you roll your eyes whenever you hear a startup mention the word “disruption”? Do you cringe when you see a new product touted as the next best invention? Well, in today’s episode we will be looking at how disruptive innovations actually looked like in the 20th century, through the lens of 2 case examples, the washing machine and the electronic spreadsheet. Through this episode, we will be exploring how the modern day washing machine was an “engine of liberation” for women, and how the electronic spreadsheet changed the way entrepreneurs assessed risk.

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Episode material:

Chelsea Follet: “How capitalism is setting washerwomen free
Planet Money: “Spreadsheets

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