6 Good reads for Feb 2, 2010

The new meme? Cheer up. Mark Morford cajoles us at SFGate.com to lighten up and stop being so negative. No lightening up for Paul Krugman, though. He’s been sharing blog posts at NYTimes.com about Obama’s budget submission. In this post, he wonders how...

Good reads for Feb 1, 2010

So, you ask yourself, is the entire world of social networking focused in Facebook. No, it isn’t. Here’s a good essay from the CEO of myYearbook that lays out a way to think about building a private social network in a Facebook-dominated world. (via...

The debt economy captured in a line graph

I’ve written a lot about how important debt has been to fueling growth over the past 30 years.  If you assume that the total possible debt has been put on the consumer economy, then you begin to see how important creating fundamental sources of new revenue are...

Shiller says the national mood is the key to a recovery?

What role is human emotion playing in the prospects for an economic recovery? Robert Shiller expressed his concern in this Sunday’s New York Times that a deflated population, burned by the excesses of the last decade, are feeling detached from the responsibility...

Good reads, Jan 29, 2010

Hope everyone is having a great Friday. The focus of the good reads today? GDP, the iPad, why consumers are forcing the integration of marketing programs, and a pointer about getting your own personal web cred in order. The Q4 GDP report is out. I’ll be posting...

Good reads for Jan. 28, 2010

Rupert Murdoch’s daughter says “Social networks are a tool with which we can tell our stories.” (Via LATimes) An argument that says Facebook has developed so much scale as a social operating system, it’s created switching costs for users that...