Finalists for “Are you smarter than an economist?

May 31, 2010

As you  know, I offered a prize of $1,000 to the person who accurately predicted an improvement in two measures: change in GDP and employment. […]

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Inefficiency may be the bedrock of the U.S. economy.

August 15, 2009

This question popped into my mind today:  What would be the impact on the U.S. economy if most businesses were run efficiently instead of inefficiently? […]

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Are you smarter than an economist? An update

May 17, 2009

Click here to go to the new contest page we created so we could add an entry form and a graph showing what people have […]

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Are you smarter than an economist?

May 11, 2009

Have you been thinking that you may be smarter than the economists and “talking heads?” that your guess may be as good as theirs? If […]

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I love being right, but..

April 11, 2009

If you know me, you know I love being right, but lately, I wish I weren’t right so often. When The Oregonian, interviewing me for […]

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Women’s Private Equity Summit

March 14, 2009

Thursday and Friday, I attended the Women’s Private Equity Summit (300 women and one very brave man).  The conference covered the same kinds of topics […]

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The economy: How things look from England

March 8, 2009

A friend sent me an interesting—if depressing—presentation  about the  economy (past, present, and future) that was made by Alchemy Partners to a turnaround group in […]

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Restructuring of the economy

February 21, 2009

What we are experiencing is nothing less than a restructuring of the U.S. economy. In some ways, it is like the  country is in Chapter […]

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Bailout ignores major segment

January 31, 2009

This week, I met with a potential client–clearly a really nice guy–who has run an exceptionally successful business for over twenty years. His company is widely recognized as the industry leader in its segment. The facilities are clean and well-run, and the workforce is loyal because the owner has always treated them well.

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