IPOs can not only provide startups with new capital, they can also offer a lot of free publicity, especially when the company has a product beloved by its users, a charismatic fuonder and a backstory of entrepreneurial grit. In that sense, GoPro’s IPO has been nothing short of a boon for the company. MoreAmazon Wants…
Myth Busters Part III We recently examined the performance of “safe” blue-chip dividend stocks and “stable” utilities during the 2007-2009 bear market; the results may have been surprising to some. Since price-to-earnings ratios (PEs) are often used to identify favorable entry points or “overvalued” levels for stocks/indexes, the next logical question is: Are PE ratios a [...]
Ever since house flipping became a “thing”, thanks to reality television, many people have come out to try their luck with it. Many of them have the desire to do it, but it takes a whole lot more than that to succeed in house flipping. Show More Summary
Submitted by Lars Schall or LarsSchall.com, Related to a book that I’m writing in German, I was asking myself whether the 12 regional Federal Reserve banks are privately owned. The US Supreme Court, I found out, said this on January 3, 1928 in the case “United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation v. Show More Summary
Back by popular demand: Zero Mostel with "Comedy Tonight."
The trailer for "Queen of Outer Space." [I wonder if La-Z-Boy paid for product placement.]
Even if you love your work, you might not always love your Mondays. Last week, when my own Monday dragged a little, I came up with this list to jump-start the day. It helped. May it now put a spark in your day. The 10 Cures Tackle your top three to-dos. Show More Summary
Over at [Equitable Growth](http://EquitableGrowth.org)--[The Equitablog](http://equitablegrowth.org/blog) Evening Must-Read: Sharon Long et al.: Number of Uninsured Adults Continues to Fall under the ACA: Down by 8.0 Million in June...Show More Summary
This is a post from our WordofMouth.org project. Check it out for more great word of mouth marketing tips like this every day. We love viral stunts and funny ads as much as the next person. But there’s a more sustainable way to get your customers to talk about you that earns word of mouth […]
The classic John Belushi commercial.
While I’ve fallen behind on blogging, I do a better job of staying active on Twitter. In the last two weeks, @TradeDiversion has tweeted about: Eric Verhoogen describes his soccer ball paper on Canadian TV EIIT at Oregon paper submissions due next week: http://www.freit.org/EIIT/2014/ Emi Nakamura: Is China Slowing? video NBER Summer Institute – International […]
Sure, we could listen to pundits or statisticians to try to predict the outcome of the World Cup final on Sunday. They've got suits and numbers. But what they don't have is a black cat. Why listen to logic when there's a feline (named Lucky, natch) who can—and will—tell you who will lose the World Cup. Show More Summary
This post originally ran on April 21, 2010. However, it is still as relevant today as it was then and, for those of you who did read it before, not too much of a distraction to you as we approach the World Cup Final :-; Today’s guest post is from Pierre Mitchell, Director, Procurement Research […]
People are already putting down money for self-driving flying cars. Are American motorists up to the challenge? Since the dawn of aviation, Americans have dreamed of buying a flying car and opening up the skies to everyone. The utopian...Show More Summary
Sometimes the U.S. government’s exhaustively and exhaustingly dry reports yield startling results, as Fortune discovered. A Department of Education study of college graduates shows, for example, that the wage gap starts early: Four years out of college, male graduates were already making much more
When I was trying to get on the national volleyball tour, that was the only thing I was focused on. So eventually, I played professional beach volleyball. When I was trying to get my memoir published, I was focused on that more than anything else, and eventually, University of Colorado Press came through. And when...
mcgarrybowen teamed up with production company Bullitt Branded (a new branded content company from the Russo Brothers) to combine the re-launch of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the re-launch of Pizza Hut’s “Cheesy Bites” in a newShow More Summary
You’ve heard the statement, it’s not who you know or even what you know, it’s not even who knows you – it’s who knows you best. The connections and the relationships we have with people determine the quality of success in our endeavors. Show More Summary
Dennis Prager gives his analysis at Prager University.
Lost IRS Emails? Turns Out Lois Lerner's Texts Might Show Even More. When Lerner Asked If Texts Were Saved, They Said No. "Perfect," said Lerner.