• How the New York pizza slice became universal
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    How the New York pizza slice became universal

    From Broadway to the Vegas strip to the land down under, New York style pizza is an international sensation thanks largely to a single, monumental invention: this unassuming, boxy oven. The thinking that led to that boxy oven is just one of the trade secrets in “Food Routes” …a new book from Robyn Metcalfe. In it, Metcalfe details how New York pizza makers mastered their food supply chains, leading to global domination, by relying on four key elements. As I traveled around the world looking at the way very very simple dishes came together on people’s plates, there were [the] same four themes that emerged every time. They were reliability,…

  • Bake Your Own Pie: The Inequality of Value Creation
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    Bake Your Own Pie: The Inequality of Value Creation

    So in my view, when people earn money by creating value, who are we to then come and say, “We need to take your money away,” in the name of what? To give it to somebody else who hasn’t created that value. We often hear this analogy of a pie. You know? Yo- y- y- a bunch of friends get together and there’s a discussion about how you’re gonna divide the pie. And the assumption is always you should divide it up about equally because, you know, we’re all a bunch of friends, and we’re all gonna eat about the same, and that seems right. And we assume that wealth…