Posts Tagged ‘econ’

Survival of the fittest

Saturday, July 11th, 2015


“In November 2012 the Harvard Business Review, the management profession’s bible, published an article entitled “What You Can Learn from Family Business”. For decades the profession had looked down on family businesses as amateur and slapdash. Now three leading BCG consultants, Nicolas Kachaner, George Stalk and Alain Bloch, were changing tack.

The BCG trio argued that public companies have a lot of important lessons to learn from family companies, from the value of long-term thinking to the virtues of frugality. They commended family companies on their ability to develop a cadre of loyal staff; they may not be able to compete with investment banks or consultancies in hiring top talent, but they make up for it by developing high-performance teams that stick together for years. They pointed to a list of public companies that act rather like family companies. Nestlé, a Swiss food company, slightly underperforms its big competitors in good times but outperforms them in bad. Essilor, a global leader in optical lenses, is obsessed with cost, keeps its debt low and has little staff turnover.”


Tech startups: A Cambrian moment | The Economist

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

A Cambrian moment … HT @CraigAPeterson @StefanGlaenzer (1/2)

.@CraigAPeterson @StefanGlaenzer Insightful? Are AWSesque platforms equivalent of 1 in a billion yr opportunity for startups? Not sure (2/2)

Free exchange: The scam busters | The Economist

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Bedford’s law (lots more leading 1s than 9s) used for fraud detection‘s_law

Nobel Winners in Economics – The Reluctant Celebrities –

Friday, April 13th, 2012

No. 3 Why America Must Revive Its Middle Class – TIME

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

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