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May 19, 2012

Facebook went public yesterday, and there a couple of things that stood out for me. With a market capitalization of $104B, larger than both Amazon.com, and McDonalds, and 900 million users (a significant percentage of the population of the planet with access to a computer) the company has clearly been an incredible success. As an aside, from an investor’s perspective, the Facebook IPO demonstrates how important it is in today’s... Read More

Food Truck Economics

May 02, 2012

I listened to a good Podcast on Food Trucks in NYC today from NPR’s Planet Money. Did you know that 3,000 food trucks converge on the city every day? each jockeying for the best positions—and that a good parking spot can be the difference between success and failure. And with all the different zoning and land use laws, it is basically illegal for a food truck to park just about... Read More

How Do You Price a Pizza Oven?

Apr 13, 2012

As a manufacturer and retailer, how do we price your products? It’s an interesting question and there are a number of different issues that come into play. As I wrote earlier, I believe that a higher degree of business transparency is an appropriate strategy in the Internet age, and it occurred to me that sharing our pricing strategy would make sense—both for us and for our customers. If you have... Read More

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