Category: Industry

Finger sleeve

The importance of finger sleeves   The value of a human thumb is worth on average $35,000, according to some insurance companies, which is almost six times as much as a pinky, and twice as much as a pointer finger. Worker’s compensation and accident insurance have to put precise values on all sorts of outcomes,…

Disposable vapes

Disposable vapes are becoming more and more popular in the market.   Some disposable vape companies escaped strict regulations by using synthetic nicotine which frees the products from being classified as a tobacco product. This let companies launch certain flavors and youth-targeting marketing campaigns that could more easily evade other regulations too. This is not the only kind…

Catalytic Converter Protection

The black market for catalysts Thieves are increasingly stealing a car part that’s nearly worth its weight in gold and is attached to 98% of cars in America: the catalytic converter. Not only have material prices risen drastically, but the device is getting easier to steal. Catalytic converters, which reduce cars’ pollution, utilize several rare metals,…

Wow Bao

The evolution of Chinese food Some of the most successful companies of the last ten years built an asset-light version of an existing industry: Airbnb is famously the world’s largest hotel chain despite not owning any hotels, just as Uber is the biggest taxi service despite not owning any taxis. Wow Bao is a ghost restaurant…

Crushed egg shells

Eggshells in our diet Consumers are buying crushed eggshells for up to $17/lb, even though they can get them for free at home. It’s one of many products that turns easily-discarded waste into something valuable, and that derives its pricing power not from selling something that can’t be acquired elsewhere but from assuring the buyer that…

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