Category: Business

Recent Read: “Uber Is Headed for a Crash”

Don’t miss Yves Smith’s interesting breakdown of Uber’s prospects in New York Magazine Some highlights:   The fact that this glorified local transportation company continues […]

Recent Read: “What’s Inside a Brand?”

Don’t miss Will Partin’s piece in The Outline about the company “brandless” and how the concept of banding is changing. An excerpt: If that seems […]

The Reconnomics Weekend Reads

Each week, I share ten of the most interesting articles from the past seven days. Here is this week’s selection. Enjoy!   1. How an […]

Recent Read: “The Cost of Political Connections”

I recently came across an interesting paper in the Review of Finance by Marianne Bertrand, Francis Kramarz, Antoinette Schoar and David Thesmar that explores the connections between CEOs and politicians in […]

Recent Read: “A More Beautiful Question” by Warren Berger

In the world of business, as in many others, answers (and answerers) get all the glory. We like answers: they give direction, settle arguments, erase […]

WaPo: The unspoken factor in Amazon’s search for a new home: Jeff Bezos’s support for gay rights

Interesting WaPo piece in the weekend edition about the role that LGBT rights might be playing in the Amazon HQ2 decision. Seems a but speculative […]

Amazon and Apple Suggest That Employer-Provided Health Care Is Our Future

Amid all the (justifiable) concerns this week over the Administration’s steel and aluminum tariff warning, the business press did not focus too much on Apple’s […]

Will CEO Pay Ratio Be 2018’s Most Discussed Business Metric?

Back in 2015 a new provision of the Dodd-Frank law was approved stipulating that U.S. companies had to start disclosing the pay gap between their […]

Diversity In the C-Suite Is All About the Economics of Inclusion

In recent months I’ve had the good fortune to speak with several authors and thinkers working in the Diversity & Inclusion field, and all of […]

FT: “Winners and losers in the sharing economy”

Good piece by Brooke Masters on FT about the strategic implications of the sharing economy. Some highlights: Streaming is at the forefront of a trend […]