Sunday, March 24, 2019
The Sunday, March 24, 2019, New York Times Magazine had a fascinating article, entitled "Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time", about the travel writer's business empire as well as his philosophy of life, the universe, and everything. Especially fun was a passage in the article describing a copyleftish provision in his first travel book, Europe Through the Back Door: "Anyone caught reprinting any material herein for any purpose whatsoever will be thanked profusely". At quick check of my bookshelf confirms that his current books (sample size n=1) assert more traditional copyright protections, complete with "All Rights Reserved."
My dear colleagues, Harry DeMonaco (MIT Sloan School of Management), Pedro Oliveira (Copenhagen Business School), Christiana von Hippel (UC Berkeley School of Public Health), and Eric von Hippel (MIT Sloan School of Management), and I published an article entitled "When Patients Become Innovators" in the Spring 2019 issue of the MIT Sloan Management Review. The article is available for free download here.