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Amazon vs Hachette: And Why An Axe May Beat A Hammer

For those not up to speed on the war of words (quite literally) between Amazon™ and Hachette™, it basically revolves around one central theme: Amazon believes a price should be X, and Hachette believes it should be Y. So the question everyone is asking is, “Who’s right?” In my view that’s the wrong question to…

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If HFT Algo’s Were People They’d Be Perp Walked

Suddenly the world is a buzz with the revelations that High Frequency Trading (HFT) may be doing more than actually harming the markets, it might be destroying the illusion they still are markets. This past Sunday the world at large was introduced that maybe, just maybe, something was amiss in the financial markets. However, anyone…

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The Facebook Affect

Nothing conjures up visions of grandeur today faster than anything related to social media. No not using it, that’s for the uninformed.  The real place one wants to focus their eyeballs is in the mad rush to develop something that sounds as if it can make money, then, don’t try selling it to users first….

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The Bull On Bossy

Maybe you haven’t noticed but there seems to now be a new war on words, that word today is “bossy.” Now before I start, let me make this declarative statement that’s now a near prerequisite when one states an opinion on what the “opinion police” will declare as off-limits territory. I understand words have impact,…

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Toot Toot

There’s an old saying: “If you don’t toot your own horn, there is no music.” While in some ways I very much agree with that statement like everything else in life, one should never over do it or else you can be seen as more of nuisance – just like that car alarm that goes…

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Understanding Why It Feels: Different This Time

There probably isn’t an over used phrase thrown across the media landscape than, “It’s different this time.” One can’t look at the financial markets, the political stage, and more without shaking ones head. Nothing seems to make sense. Yet if one wants to lazily answer, “It’s different this time.” Things become crystal clear. Water now…