Posts Tagged: economics

Companies as People. People as Companies

In the future, it will be difficult to distinguish between companies and people. That is not to predict the demise of the corporation or the end of formalized employment. But the lines are blurring, and fast. Just as companies are

Companies as People. People as Companies

In the future, it will be difficult to distinguish between companies and people. That is not to predict the demise of the corporation or the end of formalized employment. But the lines are blurring, and fast. Just as companies are

Confessions of an Early Adopter

Or why the Internet has led to the democratization of trendsetting Flash back to the early 2000’s, or whenever Motorola was hot. I distinctly remember when the hot pink Razr came out on the market. Oh, how I longed for

Confessions of an Early Adopter

Or why the Internet has led to the democratization of trendsetting Flash back to the early 2000’s, or whenever Motorola was hot. I distinctly remember when the hot pink Razr came out on the market. Oh, how I longed for

Interlude: a mild theory on time

When hearing new ideas, I sometimes find the intellectual process of getting there almost as interesting as the idea itself.  If you’re not amused by such post-modern, self-aware musings, please skip the following interlude. As an alternative, might I suggest

Interlude: a mild theory on time

When hearing new ideas, I sometimes find the intellectual process of getting there almost as interesting as the idea itself.  If you’re not amused by such post-modern, self-aware musings, please skip the following interlude. As an alternative, might I suggest

Lost in Translation

“If you can explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” – Einstein This past week, I returned from a “suuuper fantastico” vacation in Barthelona (insert prolonged sigh of jealousy here).  Spain, as always, induces decadent desires for siestas,

Lost in Translation

“If you can explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” – Einstein This past week, I returned from a “suuuper fantastico” vacation in Barthelona (insert prolonged sigh of jealousy here).  Spain, as always, induces decadent desires for siestas,

The Twinkie Tax

Mayor Bloomberg threw his weight behind the soda tax today, signaling to NY lawmakers that up to $1 billion in tax revenues annually would be worth the fizzy battle with soda producers and cola aficionados alike. The revenues would go

The Twinkie Tax

Mayor Bloomberg threw his weight behind the soda tax today, signaling to NY lawmakers that up to $1 billion in tax revenues annually would be worth the fizzy battle with soda producers and cola aficionados alike. The revenues would go

The Economics of News: Free Ideas on How the Dying Business Might Turn a Profit

Living in New York and living off the New York Times, I’m plagued by regular pangs of anxiety for the publication. Although the high-quality ‘paper’ is unique in having dedicated and widespread readership, the NYT is in the same creeky,

The Economics of News: Free Ideas on How the Dying Business Might Turn a Profit

Living in New York and living off the New York Times, I’m plagued by regular pangs of anxiety for the publication. Although the high-quality ‘paper’ is unique in having dedicated and widespread readership, the NYT is in the same creeky,

Saying “No,” or the Irrational Bounds of Choice, or…

They say that summer is a time of lethargy, for the “sun is making me numb,” the “it’s too hot to think” and “I’m 15% French and should have August off” syndrome. “They” didn’t say anything, rather, in this case,

Saying “No,” or the Irrational Bounds of Choice, or…

They say that summer is a time of lethargy, for the “sun is making me numb,” the “it’s too hot to think” and “I’m 15% French and should have August off” syndrome. “They” didn’t say anything, rather, in this case,