This recession has shaken people up, but what will be the lasting effects on consumer behavior? That's one of the key questions as we look forward at the nature of the recovery. I've been arguing for a "return to normalcy,"
Betty tried to place an order with her long-standing vendor, but got bad news: the vendor could not deliver within her timeline. She had a firm commitment to her customers, so she had to scramble to find another supplier. (Let's
Even Public Broadcasting has noticed my love of charts, saying Perhaps the most noticeable feature on the site is its fluent use of colorful charts; Conerly uses them to help explain the data that he discusses on the
The way you are managing your sales staff my cost you market share in the recovery. There are two basic ways to evaluate sales representatives: results or effort. Using results makes sense for experienced sales reps in an average market
This post is for college students who are interested in economics and thinking about graduate school. There's an article aimed at the academic economics profession that you will find insightful. Dave Collander and KimMarie McGoldrick have written The Economics Major
Yesterday I heard a doom and gloom outlook from a businessman whose attitude derived the weak commercial real estate market. I regularly hear from residential real estate brokers and developers that the economy is terrible, terrible, terrible. And if the
My day is always happy when Merle Hazard releases a new song. (Hat tip to Calculated Risk.) Here’s his latest, Bailout: You can find more at www.MerleHazard.com. My favorite is “Inflation or Deflation.”
Just installed a cool little Firefox application called Cloudlet. Here's what happened when I googled myself: Question: if you know me or my work, what other tags should Google have found? Leave a comment.
These guys who write newspaper headlines are getting me down. Here's the Wall Street Journal's online head: "Housing Starts Jumped in June." Bloomberg proclaims: "Housing Starts in U.S. Unexpectedly Climb to Highest Level in Seven Months" The Christian Science Monitor
The most beautiful music of the day (HT to Mark Perry at Carpe Diem)