Monthly Archives: August 2010

The Power of Data Mining

Reading about Emerging Adolescence in the NYT, I was particularly annoyed at this: People can vote at 18, but in some states they don’t age out of foster care until 21. They can join the military at 18, but they … Continue reading

Posted in data, economics, insurance

A Little Blast of Seratonin

I read something on the Internets today that tickled my bias. Always get the warm & fuzzies when that happens. Here are the pertinent two quotes (on why Yahoo failed): In the software business, you can’t afford not to have a hacker-centric … Continue reading

Posted in data, economics, insurance business strategy

The Future (no less!)

David Leonhardt has kicked off quite a discussion with an excellent piece in the NYT. Here’s the key bit: In 2008, only 13.2% of the labor force was unemployed at some point. That compares to 18.1% in 1980, and 22% … Continue reading

Posted in data, economics

The Business

I wanted to write a post that discussed why the insurance business is split into such a bewildering array of classes and sub-classes, each with its own specialized practitioners and each of which sits at a different point on the … Continue reading

Posted in insurance, insurance business strategy