On My First Smartphone

I am a late adopter of technology. Indeed, I just got my first smartphone this summer. (Go ahead and interrogate me in the comments.) Having a smartphone has taught me about the nature of competition — rather, cooperation — in business.  Your best salespeople are your customers. I chose a Samsung S6. Samsung never convinced me to […]

Big Data and Disperse Knowledge

  Economists are frequently turning to Twitter, Google and other online data sources to analyze the markets. In an economy less focused on manufacturing and more on information and connections, it only makes sense to use internet-created data in economic modelling.  Just as car sales were tantamount to analyzing the Rust Belt economy of the past, […]