Byron Sharp, “How Brands Grow”

Found this book by Byron Sharp, How Brands Grow, that seems interesting. “How Brands Grow” is based on decades of research that has progressively uncovered scientific laws about buying and brand performance. This book is the first to present these laws in context, and explore their meaning and marketing applications. It is a myth-busting book, … Continue reading

Founders as CEOs

[from] Overall, 26 FORTUNE 500 companies boast founder-CEOs, a subset comprising the likes of Apple Computer (Research),FedEx (Research), and Cardinal Health (Research). (The list does not include Dell, Nike, Microsoft, and Starbucks, whose famous founders are now chairmen.) The stocks of these 26 companies (plus Liberty Media, whose founder John C. Malone stepped down as CEO March 1, but remains … Continue reading

First big meeting—18 Oct 2011: video

In attendance: David Kristin Video Closed-circuit video feeds! TRAILERS or ADVERTISING during T rounds one for each performance (possibly) could have cc video feeds of each performance during R? for audience who don’t / can’t buy tickets or want a different way of watching the performance maybe make it intentionally bad, or grainy, B&W etc? … Continue reading

Historical financial statistics

Welcome to Historical Financial Statistics, a free, noncommercial data set that went online in July 2010. We aim to be a source of comprehensive, authoritative, easy-to-use macroeconomic data stretching back several centuries. Our target range of coverage is from 1492 to the present, with special emphasis on the years before 1950, which few databases cover … Continue reading

2009 statistical abstract

[from] What is the Statistical Abstract? The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in … Continue reading