Posts Tagged ‘David Landes’

  • Everyday economics for son preference

    India’s Height Mystery

    Jun 1, 15 • 226 Views • No Comments

    Long assumed to have a direct relationship, the connection between height and GDP becomes more complex when we compare India and Africa......  [read more]

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    Yahoo’s New CEO

    Jul 18, 12 • 478 Views • No Comments

    Headline from CNN Money: “New Yahoo CEO Mayer is Pregnant” 1992: The title of a male CEO’s speech that was reprinted in the Christian Science Monitor: “A Pregnant CEO: In Whose Lifetime?” (Implying the unlikelihood.) 2012: From......  [read more]

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    Patent Troll Protection

    Aug 17, 11 • 511 Views • No Comments

    We spray “OFF!” for insect protection, divers use shark repellent, and now, Google has purchased Motorola to resist patent trolls. Described in an NPR This American Life podcast, patent trolls purchase multiple patents with the intent of suing any......  [read more]

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    Your Elevator Pitch

    May 13, 11 • 469 Views • No Comments

    What if you had just 1 minute to sell your business idea? According to Marketplace.org, your “elevator pitch” would need, 1) to state the problem you are solving; 2) to explain why your solution will have marketplace success; 3) to present a......  [read more]

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    The Right Stuff

    Feb 10, 11 • 423 Views • No Comments

    Giving a grade of “One Pinocchio,” the Washington Post assessed the accuracy of President Obama’s February 7, 2011 speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Most interesting, though, were the topics on which he focused. Yes, President Obama......  [read more]