Would barcodes on produce be the answer?
The International House of Pancakes--called affectionately IHOP by almost all of its customers--will supposedly change its name next week.
The first 20% or so of this piece relates an interesting discovery that Amazon made early on and how they reacted to it.
People don't just hate paying for shipping, they hate it to literally an irrational degree.
I'd have substituted "weird and/or funny," for "best" but O.K.
I didn't understand all the fuss over Amazon's $20/year price hike for its valuable Prime service. Didn't Nancy Pelosi inform us $1000/year was "crumbs"? What does that make $20/year?
"Entrepreneurship is a noble calling. Prepare yourself accordingly."
Very cool since one of my children has it.
A Security Engineering Manager at Google thinks so:
Top tech talent that is already in the Bay Area is pretty much guaranteed to be in a great role already. People do change jobs occasionally but basically the talent pool is tapped out. So that means recruiting someone from outside. You know what makes a crappy recruiting pitch? 10% income tax, $3000/month rent for 1 bedroom, and 90 minute commutes. California's restrictions on guns are also a deal breaker for a nontrivial number of people. When you can live in Seattle instead and work for an equally good company with no income tax, $2000 rents and 30 minutes commutes, the Bay Area looks like a terrible deal. This is a big reason , growing 3 times faster than San Francisco, and why Google is expanding faster outside the Bay Area than inside it.
I don't know if the thesis advanced here is correct, but I do know that there can be big surprises when you disaggregate data.
Between 2000 and 2016, the average growth in the sector’s real output was only about 63% of that of the private sector. But when you take out computers out of both data series, the trend is far more striking: Since 2000, manufacturing output expanded at an average pace equal to only 12% of the private sector’s average growth.