Book Report

Attention Michael Lewis Fans

Like countless others, I’m an eternal fan of Michael Lewis. He’s been a reliable and entertaining chronicler of finance, technology and sports for decades, and he’s still going strong with books, magazine articles, and now movie scripts. Here’s a feature piece on him. New York Magazine: It’s Good To Be Michael Lewis

Average U.S. 3yr Old Can Recognize 100 Brands

This week’s Economist has a good review of Martin Lindstrom’s new book on branding. Lindstrom has run brands like McDonald’s, Procter & Gamble and Microsoft. Good tidbits in the article (linked below), and you can click the picture if you want to check out the book in more detail. The stat that stuck with me

Even Lower Rates Coming?

We may be moving to record low Treasury yields and mortgage rates as bonds rally even further. If and when this move occurs please remember that (1) mortgage rates take as long as two days to move downward from the time Treasury yields move down and (2) because the situation is novel it is difficult

Even Lower Rates Coming?

We may be moving to record low Treasury yields and mortgage rates as bonds rally even further. If and when this move occurs please remember that (1) mortgage rates take as long as two days to move downward from the time Treasury yields move down and (2) because the situation is novel it is difficult

‘Rework’ book excerpt: Enough with “entrepreneurs”

After yesterday’s post about how Entrepreneur magazine sues small businesses who use the word “entrepreneur,” I wanted to make good on my earlier promise to continue sharing good tidbits from Rework, a book for entrepreneurs. Well actually, we don’t say that word anymore—and not just because we don’t want to get sued by Entrepreneur. We