The Harvard Business Review’s David Silverman looked up companies founded during the Great Depression, as part of a post on economic downturns and innovation. Here’s what he came up with:
* Texas Instruments
* Interstate Bakeries (makers of Twinkies)
Rental trucks, recliners, cool shoes, junk food–the inventions transcend categorization. Here’s what I wager the current economic downturn will bring:
-Donuts genetically modified to make you lose weight
-Recliners equipped with a personal food supply, built-in Kegerator, and fold-out TV
-Moving trucks that run on gas, electricity, and solar power
Any additional inventions you can think of?