Productivity. We keep hearing that productivity is down- again. And, why do we care? Because productivity has been the prime driver of economic growth for decades.
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This is a fun study. First, let’s talk about the two folks who performed this research. A husband and wife. Who like to visit restaurants. And, wanted to know whether a change in the minimum wage really does cause restaurants to close.
Continue reading Minimum Wage Pressure
Back when I was involved with some 10 different research projects every week, I realized that one of the weakest points in my training was statistics. I needed those skills to discern if what we were doing was actually an improvement or not. As a techie, I was taught to believe (yes, that’s the verb) that statistical analysis would remove any bias I would bring to the analysis.
Continue reading Trust this as far as you can p?
Full disclosure. I’ve been associated with Samsung in one way or another for a long time. However, that does not mean I won’t call them on the carpet for stupidity, carelessness, or poor customer service. Like this exact case.
Continue reading Samsung Sucks
Electric cars. Electric trucks. Yeah, we’ve seen them. Even some self-driving versions of the vehicles.
Continue reading Up, up, and away..
When we started our first firm, each of the partners had distinct specialties (OK, 3 distinct specialties). And, we managed to work together, as a team, to grow our business.
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CYA. You know what it means. The problem is that concept does nothing to make us healthier.
Drs. Y. Tsugawa, A.K. Jha, J.P. Newhouse, A.M. Zaslavsky, and A.B. Jena of Harvard (among other affiliations) published results of their study about these medical practices in JAMA Internal Medicine. (Actually, this is a pre-publication. )
Continue reading Money can’t buy me love. Turns out, it can’t buy better health outcomes, either.