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Archive for March 2008
March 31, 2008

The Power of Followership

When you demonstrate principled leadership, amazing things will happen in your organizations.

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March 28, 2008

On the Road: Tokyo

My trip began with a good omen — cherry blossoms in full bloom — and continued with frank discussions on the current state of the world’s financial markets.

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March 27, 2008

Looking for Answers at a Reunion

Class reunions have a way of getting you thinking. My 10th CBS reunion sure did.

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March 26, 2008

How Free Stuff Makes Money

A taxonomy of new web-based business models shows how healthy profits can be made even when aspects of an offering are available for free.

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March 25, 2008

Sirius and XM: The Changing Nature of Competition

During Sirius Satellite Radio’s bid to acquire XM Satellite Radio it claimed that its real competition was not from XM but all the other options — hi-def radio, MP3 players, cellphones and backseat DVDs — that consumers have for incorporating audio and media into their drive time.

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March 24, 2008

A Seriously Terrible Idea

There have been reports in the press that the Federal Reserve has been meeting with the U.K. and European central banks to discuss a novel idea: direct purchases of mortgage securities by these central banks to “set a floor” under their prices. This is an appalling idea, and here's why.

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March 21, 2008

When Rational Incentives and Three-Strikes Laws Collide

In doing background research on my most recent Slate article, I tried to find political reasons why California set up its three-strikes law in a way that seems crazy to economists.

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March 20, 2008

Seoul Tour Mixes Sugar with Business

Just around the time that jet lag was due to set in, the CBS Korean Study Tour was infused with a seemingly endless supply of sugar.

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March 19, 2008

Swing or Putt: Which Matters Most?

Imagine you could have a PGA Tour player hit one of the following for you: all your putts, your short game, your long game or your sand shots. Which should you choose?

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