Posts Tagged ‘oligopoly’

  • Airline Mergers

    Oligopoly: Airline Mergers

    Feb 12, 13 • 1774 Views • No Comments

    A 1962 song said, “Breaking Up is Hard To Do.” Even more so, it is tough to get together and create an oligopoly. When Continental and United merged during 2010, it took 14 months to solve their coffee problem. The difficulties began when a 14...  [read more]

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    Packaging Matters

    Dec 13, 12 • 305 Views • No Comments

    How much do you think a package affects your buying decisions? In 2009, Pepsi changed Tropicana’s packaging. It was disastrous. Within 2 months, sales plunged 20% and they quickly switched back to their traditional orange with a straw. Some consumers...  [read more]

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    The iPhone 5 Map App

    Sep 29, 12 • 422 Views • 1 Comment

    While Apple’s iPhone 5 map app might not always take us where we want to go, it will probably provide a path to some surprising innovation. A little history first… The iPhone 4 was released during June 2010 with a new antenna design that soon...  [read more]

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    Movie Economics

    Aug 25, 12 • 808 Views • No Comments

    Having just seen and enjoyed Bernie, “a low-budget ‘labor of love'” with Jack Black and Shirley MacLaine, I started thinking about the economics of the movie business. It is tough to predict whether a movie will be a success. Everyone said...  [read more]

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    Did Radiohead Change the Music Industry?

    Aug 19, 12 • 1197 Views • No Comments

    “The fact of the matter is that popular music is one of the industries of the country. It’s all completely tied up with capitalism. It’s stupid to separate it.”                                                     ...  [read more]