“It did good work on the collapse of Bear Stearns a year ago, but for the most part it has done a mediocre job of explaining all that has gone wrong with our economic system.” — I’d have to agree, […]
Madoff Story Smells Funny | The Big Picture. The WSJ and NYTimes seem to be hinting at this today too, investigators seem to feel that the sheer amount of work required more than one person working on the fraud. Fascinating.
From Marginal Revolution: Economists Speak: As economists, we want to express to Congress our great concern for the plan proposed by Treasury Secretary Paulson to deal with the financial crisis. We are well aware of the difficulty of the current […]
From The Big Picture | The Innovator, the Imitator, the Idiot: “Buffett once told me there are three ‘I’s in every cycle. The ‘innovator,’ that’s the first ‘I.’ After the innovator comes the ‘imitator.’ And after the imitator in the […]
Great list up at The Big Picture | Bob Farrell’s 10 Rules for Investing — these three really resonate with me: 3. There are no new eras — excesses are never permanent 5. The public buys the most at the […]
* My Experience at IndyMac: Fraud, Corruption, Criminality. Wow. * The 6 Laws of Customer Experience — nice, clear, succinct read about how to orient towards customers.
VMware shares plunge on CEO change, slowing growth — seems like a buying opportunity to me, it is hard to imagine a better systems software CEO than Paul Maritz.
Phil Howard – Organic Industry — nice charts, the industry is way more consolidated than I realized. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.
Ankur Jain: “I Would Like To Address My Dad’s Character”
OK Yahoo could have been a Microsoft division, all of Microsoft’s internet ambitions would have been handed over to them, they would have been able to run semi-autonomously. Or they can be ripped apart by private equity guys like Icahn […]
I’ve had it with 1800flowers, with proflowers, with marthastewart’s site. In the past year I’ve ordered flowers from each and they have all resulted in various disasters — flowers never arrived, arrived damaged, or were pathetically bad. From now on […]
Ask The Readers: How Do You Recession-Proof Your Career? — some ideas from others. In my first real job, a wise mentor who had lived through recessions and layoffs gave me this advice: * Make sure you are working on […]
TechForward: Guaranteed Buybacks for Consumer Electronics — via Marginal Revolution. Ideal for someone like me who surfs the wave of the latest technology.
Chris discusses The Siren Song of Local Reviews as does Andy. Both these guys have a lot of hard-won scars from their experiences. It is a continually intriguing space.
A Sack of Seattle: Judy’s Book lesson #1: markets win — nice post from Andy — a large growing market trumps all
Marginal Revolution: No More Making Fun of Canadian Money. Wow. The world has voted on the US economy and government policies.
I don’t know what R-67 is, but I’ve seen this group — Consumers Against Higher Insurance Rates — running numerous inflammatory ads against it. Google reveals that one of these “consumers” is State Farm, who has given $284K to the […]
The Big Picture | Great Market Quotes — I especially like John Maynard Keynes — “Markets can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent.” and Kin Hubbard — “It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty […]
It is nice to think that there is some field out there in which I can still be productive… blog.pmarca.com: Age and the entrepreneur, part 1: Some data # This peak in productivity varies by field, from the late 20s […]
College grads see higher starting salaries this year – Jul. 12, 2007 via The Big Picture. Engineering rules yet again. Might be a tortoise and hare thing tho, I’m not convinced the picture is the same 20 and 30 years […]