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Don’t buy all the hype on Paul Tudor Jones

Paul Tudor Jones 2-Faced

Start by watching the above. I did last night. I was actually pretty impressed. Paul Tudor Jones is worth about $4 billion, give or take (him personally). He’s at TED basically saying, “You know what? Capitalism has been great to… Continue Reading

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The one thing your product needs is a simple, elegant interface

Importance of Interface Design

Consider this: The light bulb (Edison) was introduced in 1879; we didn’t see major productivity gains from it until the 1920s. Computers existed in the 1950s and 1960s, but we didn’t see major usage until the 1980s. The Internet even… Continue Reading

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Apple is dead. Long live Apple!

You know how athletes — and definitely professional wrestlers — always talk about being gunned for when you’re No. 1 / the champion? If you want a real-life application of that, look no further than Apple, the undisputed cash-on-hand king… Continue Reading

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Is Google going to have problems with search advertising as more people shift to mobile?

You’ve probably heard this by now, but if not: Google’s Q1 estimates were under the expectations, which doesn’t often happen with them. Income/profit was $3.45 billion (yes, a number that indicates you’re struggling) and revenue was $12.2 billion once you take out… Continue Reading

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Wal-Mart tried a video games trade-in strategy in 2009. It didn’t work. With CExchange, will it work now?

This seems like an interesting plan: Wal-Mart is now going to accept video game trade-ins in 3,100 or so of their 4,835 U.S. stores. It’s interesting because normally when you trade-in a video game — say, at GameStop — you use… Continue Reading

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The world of infomercials is insanely interesting

I had insomnia for a while as a kid, so I spent some time watching infomercials. I didn’t really think about it a lot, but once in a while in my 20s I’d check out a few on YouTube, just… Continue Reading