Norman Rosenthal does not enjoy adversity but, as he discovered a while ago, the trick was in moving beyond the initial feelings of pain & displeasure and to find something of value in the experience. Worth a read.
The serial numbers on bank notes are the fascination of an online community of enthusiasts who will willingly pay an order of magnitude of the note’s face value. Check out this article & pay more attention to the numbers on your bank notes – they may be worth more than you think! Check out coolserialnumbers.com for a comprehensive list of wanted numbers..
Ctrl-Shift has a very good article that explains why data is the currency that is poised to overshadow money, not for the sellers but for consumers.
A huge amount of data today – the data collected by companies’ web sites, Google search terms, Facebook postings etc – are provided by individuals for free. If something is ‘free’ does that mean it has no economic value?
Cornell University law professor Lynn Stout’s new book, The Shareholder Value Myth, examines how the maniacal quest to raise share prices is bad for everyone. Even Jank Welch, who was a proponent has called it “the dumbest idea in the world“. A HBR review of the book here & if you can read a few chapters for free here