Monthly Archives: October 2013

Jeff Bezos’ Business Book Recommendation

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It was a gratifying surprise to hear that Jeff Bezos (CEO and Founder of Amazon) had selected The Innovator’s Solution by Professor Clayton Christensen as one of three books for his senior team to read as part of an Amazon book club he hosted. Prof. Christensen (pictured here) coined the term “disruptive technology” when he wrote   …Continue Reading

A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding the Economy

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In many years of following the markets, economy and individual companies I have noted that biases tend to guide forecasting. For example, if someone feels strongly that having a gold-based currency system is their idea of “sound money,” they will forecast higher inflation at the first sign of money printing. Likewise, if an individual is   …Continue Reading