Posts Tagged ‘opportunity cost’

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    Wait, you actually read the privacy policy?

    Mar 7, 12 • 373 Views • No Comments

    By Mira Korber, guest blogger. How often do we see “Privacy Policy” at the bottom of a web page? All the time. How often do we read beyond the alliterative title? At least for me, almost never. And thankfully so, because those privacy policies......  [read more]

  • Friction Free Clicks

    Feb 26, 12 • 353 Views • No Comments

    Which friction minimizing invention received a patent in 1999? Amazon 1-Click. Described by Amazon in their application for patent 5,960,411, the purchaser just hits a button that activates the movement of payment information from “the client......  [read more]

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    Chinese State-Run Firms

    Feb 24, 12 • 366 Views • No Comments

    Where would your cell phone, your car, your gasoline, your savings account and the TV station you watch all have one thing in common? China. Called state capitalism, 45% of the Chinese economy is owned or controlled by the government.  With 655 million......  [read more]

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    Is Obesity the Government’s Business?

    Feb 16, 12 • 880 Views • No Comments

    To fight obesity, do you support government funded weight loss education? Soda taxes? Mandatory menu calorie counts? Banned bake sales? A recent Intelligence Squared debate provided several answers. The evening focused on the proposition,  “Obesity......  [read more]

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    Naming the Weather

    Feb 9, 12 • 342 Views • No Comments

    BMW had to apologize for bad weather.  It all began when their advertising agency decided to buy naming rights to a high-pressure area. Like hurricanes are named alphabetically in the U.S., high- and low-pressure weather areas that approach Central Europe......  [read more]