How did coffee go from a cheap commodity to a gourmet drink? You have this man (and several other innovators) to thank. (via How Coffee Became a Gourmet Espresso | Inc.com)
Many entrepreneurs confuse invention and innovation. The former has to do with discovering or devising something new. Innovation, on the other hand, is bigger than invention and more complicated. It’s an entire process—getting the brilliant idea is only the start.
An interesting piece on the birth of the espresso machine and its comparison to todays startup lifecycle.