Monthly Archives: May 2013

When Your Boss Is A Tool

I liked this article a lot, which is nominally about investors (Venture Capital) on a board of directors. But I think that it has a lot to offer to a similar idea I like: thinking about higher levels of management/ownership hierarchy … Continue reading

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Does Your Forecast Consider The Punchbowl?

Here is David Merkel: Unless revenue growth kicks in, that means the profit margin, already at record highs, will soar to an astounding record. But won’t revenue growth begin again? That’s hard to say, but if revenue growth starts in … Continue reading

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Now We’re Getting Revolutionary

Georgia Tech throws the first stone: The Georgia Institute of Technology plans to offer a $7,000 online master’s degree to 10,000 new students over the next three years without hiring much more than a handful of new instructors. Georgia Tech … Continue reading

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Agency Cost Apologists

…it seems that strong families tend to be good for people individually, but bad for the world as a whole. Family clans tend to bring personal benefits, but social harms, such as less sorting, specialization, agglomeration, innovation, trust, fairness, and … Continue reading

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Calling The Central Banking Bottom

Here is a report by a UK equities research firm: Changes are afoot inside the world‟s major central banks… After more than a decade of inflation targeting, monetary authorities are, it seems, increasingly minded to go for growth, as the problem is … Continue reading

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We Throw Alone

Humans are good at throwing things. In fact, we’re great at it; no other animal can throw stuff like we can. Hm. How important is throwing? I wonder if Aliens, should they exist, throw? More here. -=-=- edit: the Randall … Continue reading

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Loving Ugly, Stupid Models

But simple, beautiful mathematical explanations can make us greedy. While we wish for all explanations of the world around us to be elegant, science often involves “the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact,” …“there is growing empirical … Continue reading

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