This blog post gives a good and fun breakdown of bookstore customers by type. HT Tyler Cowen on http://www.marginalrevolution.com. Like Tyler, I ask: Which type am I? Also, don’t miss the follow-up post. ADDED: one of the commenters on marginal revolution directs to this article by George Orwell on the topic of selling books.
The Business of Classical Music: Classical Music After the CD. I found this via a post on marginalrevolution.com by Tyler Cowen. I am putting it here to revisit it when I have some more time and then maybe blog longer about it.
Here’s what Bloomberg has to say about it today (read especially the part about corruption): http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601085&sid=a8IL3zMF9hqo&refer=europe#
I find myself reading more and more items related to the current crisis than doing my work these days. I’m sure not the only one. So today, the day when the G-7 meeting came up with nothing concrete in the way of a plan, here are some things to read. First, Luigi Zingales, to whom I linked in this blog last month, now has an extensive proposal, his Plan B. Meanwhile, Vox EU, where he has published his Plan B, has put together a booklet on the crisis, written by several economists, that you can download for free. I refrain from putting my own spin on these, or making any predictions, as I am not a specialist on the topic. You can of course read Paul Krugman in the New York Times or any number of commentators and economists who maintain blogs. In fact, it’s almost too easy to not read anything else these days.
Via kottke.org, here is a doctor who will only make house calls, charges little, finds cheap sources of medications for you, and generally seems like a menace to the health industry behemoth corporations. Hope he succeeds and is widely imitated. You can even make an appointment on his website, via his Google calendar. It is instrumental for his business model that he can communicate with his patients via SMS, IM, video conferencing, and the like.
This from a thoughtful article in the Register. All economists and even more all business school faculty should be made to memorize the main point.