Posts Tagged ‘entrepreneurs’

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    Ghostbuster Economics

    Mar 1, 14 • 578 Views • No Comments

    Yesterday, I watched Ghostbusters for the first time. Having read in Quartz that the 1984 film was a good example of Reaganomics, I was curious. Also, with Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis (who died this past week) and Sigourney Weaver, the video was......  [read more]

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    Entrepreneurs: How Does Steve Jobs Compare To Tim Cook?

    Apr 25, 13 • 906 Views • No Comments

    Listening to Apple’s earnings call 2 days ago, I wondered how to compare Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, to Steve Jobs. Citing Apple’s plunging stock price (see below), some analysts are saying that entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs are irreplaceable.......  [read more]

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    You’ve Got Mail?

    May 19, 12 • 653 Views • No Comments

    During dinner this evening, my friend said that she loves her local post office. A very small branch in a teeny building, they know her name, her needs, and are a neighborhood institution. But, is it worth $1 billion a month? During the first 3 months of......  [read more]

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    Greek Red Tape

    Mar 23, 12 • 395 Views • No Comments

    Our story begins with 3 Greek entrepreneurs who want to create an e-commerce business selling olive products. It ends as Oliveshop.com begins to flourish with orders from the U.S., Australia, Japan, Mongolia and beyond. The middle of the story, though, is......  [read more]

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    Employment’s Bottomless Pit

    Mar 13, 12 • 454 Views • No Comments

    By Mira Korber, guest blogger. The U.S. economy added 227,000 jobs in February. That’s more than the 210,000 jobs economists forecast for the month, though the current unemployment rate is still high: 8.3%. (For a different take on the issue, read......  [read more]