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A Busload of Silicon Valley Programmers: The Senator John McCain Solution to Obamacare

<h2><a href="http://www.professorhollybell.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/ID-10089802.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-2618" alt="Obamacare" src="http://www.professorhollybell.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/ID-10089802-198x300.jpg" width="198" height="300" /></a>Is the private sector the solution to a public sector problem?</h2> <p>I haven’t been blogging much lately. This is primarily due to the overall heightened state of daily outrage I’ve been walking around in for about the last year and a half. A friend told me this morning that this is a privilege reserved for those of at least 70, but I’m an old soul who has been telling cars to slow down since I was in my 20’s. I can’t live by your outrage privilege rules, man.</p> <p>I try to touch on issues and perspectives others aren’t addressing and I’ve found those subjects difficult to find lately, but Senator John McCain helped me out this morning. I was watching Fox News while eating my scrambled egg whites (another sign I might be 70) when the Senator suggested—and I paraphrase—that the solution to

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WSJ: You Call That Innovation?

<p id="article_pagination_top">By <a href="http://online.wsj.com/search/term.html?KEYWORDS=LESLIE+KWOH&bylinesearch=true">LESLIE KWOH</a></p> <h2>Got innovation? Just about every company says it does.</h2> <div> <div id="articlevideo_1"> <div data-dj-live-widget="video.MicroPlayer" data-video-size="D" data-guid="{F9AEE14B-626B-4606-AAD4-F020EF18BFBC}" data-video-info="{"relatedLinkHref":"","unixCreationDate":1337783467,"subjects":["General"],"video1264kMP4Url":"http://m.wsj.net/video/20120523/052312digitsinnovate1/052312digitsinnovate1_v2_ec1264k.mp4","mw-packages":"","wsj-subsection":"","video1564kMP4Url":"","video264kMP4Url":"http://m.wsj.net/video/20120523/052312digitsinnovate1/052312digitsinnovate1_v2_ec264k.mp4","brightcoveID":"","video1064kMP4Url":"","videoBestQualityMP4Url":"http://m.wsj.net/video/20120523/052312digitsinnovate1/052312digitsinnovate1_v2_ec2564k.mp4","rssURL":"http://feeds.wsjonline.com/wsj/video/tech/feed","description":"Companies throw the term "innovation" around but that doesn't mean they are actually changing anything monumental. Leslie Kwoh reports on digits. 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Companies throw the term "<b>innovation</b>" around but that doesn't mean they are actually changing anything monumental. Leslie Kwoh reports on digits. </div> </div> Businesses throw around the term to show they're on the cutting edge of everything from technology and medicine to snacks and cosmetics. Companies are touting chief <i>innovation</i> officers, <u>innovation</u> teams, innovation strategies and even innovation days. But that doesn't mean the companies are actually doing any innovating. Instead they are using the word to convey monumental change when the progress they're

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