Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

Amazing Person, RIP

Friday, September 27, 2013 19:17 2 Comments

If I titled this blog “Joy Covey, RIP” it is likely that no one would look at it because they probably don’t know  Joy Covey by name. Last week, Joy Covey died at 50 years old in a cycling accident – a collision with a car – in San Mateo County, California. Joy Covey was [...]

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Office Oppression

Saturday, July 6, 2013 21:57 2 Comments

I love the title of this Bloomberg Businessweek article, “Ending the Tyranny of the Open-Plan Office.” Venessa Wong’s theme is that open-plan offices, the newest thing in corporate creativespeak, is distracting. About 70 percent of U.S. employees now work in open offices, according to the International Management Facility Association. But the collaboration-friendly environment with minimal [...]

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Kodak: Stock Buyback Blowback and Bankruptcy

Sunday, January 22, 2012 15:34 1 Comment

There have been numerous articles, lately, about the bankruptcy of Kodak Eastman Co. All the attention on the financial condition of Kodak has been focused on its patent portfolio, and then to some degree, its legacy costs. The key question now is whether Kodak will be able to squeeze the billions of dollars out of [...]

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Job Entitlement

Saturday, September 10, 2011 6:43 1 Comment

It’s the American, welfare state way, of course, to be entitled to everything, especially a job and benefits. This man is suing Borders Group, Inc. because he wasn’t given adequate warning before losing his job prior to the financially insolvent company going into liquidation. Jared Pinkser is suing under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining [...]

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Borders Books Go Boom

Monday, July 18, 2011 17:57 1 Comment

I first wrote about Borders being in trouble in 2008, in 2010, and then again in 2011. Borders just announced its intentions to liquidate. Borders’ liquidation is a concrete sign of the rapidly shifting market for book sales. Borders was a victim of industry dynamics, exacerbated by a number of strategic errors, an insatiable desire [...]

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Henry Ford’s “History is Bunk” is Bunk

Wednesday, November 23, 2005 8:38 Comments Off

An article on LRC today mentions the of Mother of All Misrepresented Quotes, Henry Ford’s “History is bunk.” I want to expand on that. A fuller quote is, “History is more or less bunk. It’s tradition. We don’t want tradition. We want to live in the present, and the only history that is worth a [...]

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