Companies increased their orders for durable equipment last month, a very nice sign. Surveys of business confidence have shown a lot of gloom, both among Fortune 500 CEOs as well as small business owners. The actual placement of orders, though,
Chris Anderson argues in Wired: "Free! Why $0.00 is the Future of Business." (Hat tip: Club for Growth) Take a look at the short video if you don't feel like reading the entire article. Anderson makes the point that when
The Conference Board reported their latest survey of consumer confidence, and it's no surprise that their results mirrored the gloomy report issued last week by the University of Michigan: What does consumer gloom mean for the economic forecast? Let's look
My old friend Tim Kane has a good comment on the Food Crisis over at Growthology. He notes that the obvious solution–grow more food–is often thwarted by government policies in both the developed world and the less developed world. The
I see the stream of anecdotes coming across the news: this company's sales are down, another company is holding its own. Business leaders should understand the wide variation of sales performance by businesses all experiencing the same economic underpinnings. Here
I thought I had seen it all, but here’s a beautiful chart from the New York Times (hat tip to The Big Picture). Do not look at this; go to the Times story, because the chart has good mouse-overs there.
Some of these posts will now appear on the Seeking Alpha blog, which has lots of other great content.
Professors who use Businomics in their classes have a new resource: a set of Power Point slides created by Professor Tom Potiowsky of Portland State University (who is now returning to serve as Oregon’s state economist.) The deck can be
Subscribers to the FREE Businomics (R) Newsletter will soon receive a great offer: a sample issue of the Businomics (R) Audio Magazine on CD or podcast. The audio magazine is published monthly with a review of what’s new
Amazon has set up it’s "Search Inside" feature for Businomics: From the Headlines to Your Bottom Line–How to Profit in Any Economic Cycle. I had never used the feature for any book, so I tried it out on mine. Here’s