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Category Archives: Economics

Bits Blog on Amazon – Apparently, Market Based Pricing is Evil

The NYTimes Bits Blog just had a post on book pricing and Amazon, and, well, it is a bit out to sea. For instance: One consequence of this shift is that soon no one will know what a book’s “real” price is. Price will be determined by demand and perhaps by whim.  The first sentence […]

KPCB Internet Trends: Ad Dollars Shifting from Print to Online

Tl;dr Ad dollars aren’t evaporating, they are just following eyeballs from off-line to on-line. Mary Meeker’s 2012 “Internet Trends” presentation also serves as the basis for this post — there may be a few more to come. It really is a great presentation, and worth going through. Anyhoo… I’ve talked in some recent posts comparing […]

Free Does Not Mean Valueless

Tl;dr People are unwilling to pay for baseline content; make your baseline content free and use it as a loss-leader to sell naturally scarce premium services crafted to engage your target audience. A coworker forwarded me this article today, entitled “The Emperor has no Content.” It is a short read, and worth reading. Let me […]