As I believe I've written here before, Craig Newmark Primary is a mensch.
Freakonomics podcast (with transcript). Whenever I visit I sure notice the upbeat employees they mention. I assume this is one reason why:
It employs a lot of real, live people — and pays them above the industry standard: as of 2013, full-time Trader Joe’s “crew members” made about $50,000 a year while “captains” made more than $100,000, also with better-than-average benefits.
Link courtesy of my older daughter.
A lovely story. (Link courtesy of my older daughter.)
"The Dunning-Kruger Effect Shows Why Some People Think They're Great Even When Their Work Is Terrible"
"If you’ve ever dealt with someone whose performance stinks, and they’re not only clueless that their performance stinks but they’re confident that their performance is good, you likely saw the Dunning-Kruger Effect in action."
Interesting brief analysis of whether current business buybacks of stock are "too high". With a story about the East India Company I hadn't heard before.
Fine piece by John Tierney. It puts me in mind of all the yelling and screaming about the price of college textbooks when the really big targets lie elsewhere, but the politics of attacking big bad textbook companies is more appealing to some folks.
I'm not a marketing guy, but this seems to be an expensive way to advertise. (And that's before you consider that the people who call late will be pissed off.)
UPDATE: Told 'ya.
I don't know anything more about this opportunity than what's given here, but if you're looking for a side hustle, it may be worth checking out.
Woz sure isn't reluctant to speak his mind.
But . . . but in the majority of U.S. metro areas, the four-firm concentration ratio for grocery retailing is in the dangerous oligopoly range. But . . . but we've been warned for 50+ years about how U.S. grocery retailing was going to be dominated by a very small number of firms with the resulting enormous prices and restricted choice.
New York Magazine, how can this be??