They roll off the assembly belt like little bars of burnished gold. Zippo windproof lighters have remained virtually unchanged over the last 77 years. But the company behind Zippo lighters has accomplished the near impossible— it has grown and adapted to today’s fickle market while remaining a steadfast American icon.
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For small business lending, innovation is a game-changer. Even traditional financial institutions are pushing-the-envelope on new, innovative products that do not resemble “Your Father’s” business loan.
General Assembly’s industry - education - is heavily regulated—and rightly so. We welcome regulators keeping bad actors out of our industry. We believe that startups and entrepreneurs can play a valuable role in working with cities and states to inform the development policies and regulatory structures in a way that both enables the growth of young and dynamic industries and ensures appropriate consumer protection.
Government can sometimes get a bad rap. Ask the average person to describe government and chances are you’ll hear “inefficient” significantly more than you’ll hear “innovative” or “agile.” But that’s all changing. Technologies such as cloud computing, mobile and GIS are propelling government forward into a new way of doing things to meet the challenges of the 21st century.