economics business

n=18

Economic Steroidization

a: Us economy ~
b: Injured runner on steroids

What: "The global economy reminds me of a marathon runner who runs too hard and hurts himself. But now he has another race to run. So he's injected with some serious, industrial-quality steroids, and away he goes."---see the link....

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Writer: Vitaliy Katsenelson
LCC: HB
Where:
Date: Nov 19 2009 1:40 AM


Selling

a: Prep for sales ~
b: painting your house

What: "Hearing the frustration in my voice, he decided to review the preparation with me. The furniture had been pulled to the middle and covered so the paint didn't splash on any of it. Yeah, I got that part. He went on to explain the white blotches on the wall was the plaster to cover the holes and dimples, and the blue tape is to make sure the trim will be separated from the color of the wall and look clean and neat. And the white was the primer to help the paint adhere and hold the true color. The very next day, I walked in and voila - a gorgeous, warm taupe on all of the walls. In one day! (Well, one day plus three.) And it was beautiful! I am not telling you this to teach you about painting. I am telling you because we often forget how most jobs done right are done well with more and better preparation."

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Writer: Greta Schulz
LCC: HB
Where:
Date: Feb 17 2010 2:20 AM


Whole Foods Shopping

a: Whole foods ~
b: Shopping at an Art Museum

What: I'm too frugal (cheap) to shop at Whole Foods, but my friend likes to buy the skin cream there. So we used to go there and walk around looking for beauty products. (She's French and a bit of a narcissists). Walking around in there I got the impression that the packaging was similar to the items at museum gift shops; very well thought,very expensive and great packaging.

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Writer: LucretiaGermanica
LCC: HB
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jul 20 2010 8:32 AM


Us Income Distribution

a: Us income distribution ~
b: A Third Word Country

What: "The U.S.? Our income distribution is more in line with Zimbabwe, Argentina, and El Salvador. We think of Russia as the land of oligarchs, but America's inequality is actually slightly greater than Russia's."

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Writer: Brett Arends
LCC: HB
Where:
Date: Jul 21 2010 12:03 AM


Revenue Decoupling

a: Revenue decoupling ~
b: using a steam-roller to crack a peanut

What: "As a regulatory policy mechanism, revenue decoupling is like using a steam-roller to crack a peanut:". This is an arcane discussion of regulating public utilities in Utah.

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Writer: DAVID E. DISMUKES
LCC: HB
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Oct 6 2010 12:22 AM


Market Generated Income Differences

a: Income inequality ~
b: Bernoulli's principle in aviation

What: "So generally I agree with you - market generated income differences are not unfair. Indeed, that's the whole point. As I've said before, income inequality is like Bernoulli's principle in aviation. You HAVE to have inequality to create lift". This is kinda sketchy as an analogy.

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Writer: danielkuehn
LCC: HB
Where:
Date: Oct 19 2010 4:53 AM


Smartphone Market

a: The smartphone market ~
b: the PC industry in the late '80s

What: "Where the mobile and smartphone market is right now was more like the PC industry in the late '80s and '90s," McCarron said.------>The article is about microprocessor market for smartphones. It good if you are investing here......

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Writer: Agam Shah, IDG News
LCC: HB
Where:
Date: Dec 22 2010 1:41 AM


Capitalism

a: Capitalism ~
b: bacteria

What: "Capitalism is like bacteria - always seems to win in the end, despite the development of new antibiotics (regulations) that apparently mutate and become ineffective over time." This is superior association. This analogy links the dynamism of capitalism with a very dynamic life-form.

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Writer: wisensale
LCC: HB
Where:
Date: Jul 31 2011 1:18 PM


Steve Jobs And Frank Lloyd Wright

a: Steve jobs ~
b: Frank LLoyd Wright

What: The unifying points: They both micro-managed the forms. Jobs controlled all the design elements like Wright. Wright designed his houses as a whole, the yard, the house, the windows, the furniture, the plates on the dinner room table and the dress that the host was supposed to wear. All the elements were all under his control. You see the same type of design wholeness with the Apple products. Apple designs the whole system and controls the technical and aesthetics of every product they make. So were these guys great systematic thinkers, control freaks or both?

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Writer: Lucretia Gemanica
LCC: HB
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Sep 12 2011 6:08 PM


Marketing As Debt

a: Marketing ~
b: debt

What: Marketing is debt. Currently, I'm taking a marketing class. It's surprising the amount of jargon and verbose speech that the marketing types use. Forty words are used when 15 will probably get the message across. I guess that is why there is often so much tension between the technical people and the marketing people. This probably occurs in all industries , especially software and pharmaceuticals. The technical people think the marking people are useless. The markers think the technical people just don't get it. As with many things, like debt,a little marketing goes a long way, if used in the rigtht place and the right time. There should be enough applied to raise awareness of a product. It's like debt in that sense. a little bit will help promote and grow and business, while too much without tending to the substance of the business, will not help much.

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Writer: LucyG
LCC: HB
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Feb 1 2012 2:47 PM


Affordable Energy Is Like Fertilizer For An Econom

a: Affordable energy ~
b: fertilizer for an economy

What: "Affordable energy is like fertilizer for an economy, but taxing it to make it more expensive is like sowing salt in a field."

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Writer: Daniel Kish
LCC: HB
Where:
Date: Feb 11 2012 1:34 PM


Burning Down The Stock Forrest

a: Stock market correction ~
b: Forrest Fire

What: This comment is at ~ 4:00 minutes in the linked podcast. It's a discussion of the stock market correction on or around May 2012. The link is to a really good of stock market dynamics by IBD.

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Writer: Matthew Galgani
LCC: HB
Where:
Date: May 19 2012 3:56 PM


Stock Trading As Party

a: Stock trading ~
b: a party

What: The people that have the most fun at a party are those that arrive a little late and leave a bit early. They get the most of fun out of the event. Kiss Kiss gotta go, is the way to go. Trading , not investing, has a similar pattern. You want to make sure the stock, the party, is moving and grooving, and then jump into it little by little. Ease your way into it. And once it get going, add a little more, but not too much. Then, and here's the hard part, sense when it's all about to end and make a graceful exit. ie, sell you position.

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Writer: LucretiaMia
LCC: HB
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jun 18 2012 7:21 PM


Some Serious Dope.....

a: Federal reserve ~
b: drug addict

What: "It's sort of like a drug. You get some benefits if you keep using it-you know, run up debt, run up inflation, monetize the debt, make a bigger bubble," he explained. "Just like a drug addiction, the drug addict feels better when he keeps getting drugs."

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Writer: Ron Paul
LCC: HB
Where:
Date: Dec 11 2012 1:10 PM


The Long Con......

a: Federal reserve ~
b: con artist

What: "The Federal Reserve is like a con artist that is desperately trying to stay one step ahead of everyone else. The folks at the Fed know that the debt that the U.S. government has accumulated is not sustainable and will eventually collapse."

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Writer: Not Stated
LCC: HB
Where:
Date: Dec 11 2012 1:17 PM


Murky Watery Economic Metaphors

a: Federal reserve ~
b: the moon

What: "The Fed "has helped raise the tide" he told Dow Jones Newswires reporter Michael Derby today in a video interview broadcast via WSJ.com. But a lot of U.S. employers' boats' "are still tied to the dock or they've sailed to foreign ports," where the regulatory climate is presumed to be more favorable."

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Writer: Richard Fisher
LCC: HB
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Dec 11 2012 1:40 PM


Sometimes It Hurts

a: Sales management ~
b: Brushing a Little Girls Hair

What: "Managing a sales team is very similar. There are a bunch of things sales people yell "ouch" about. Entering stuff into the CRM system, doing expense reports, administration tasks, making cold calls, etc., all drive sales people crazy. Getting sales people to embrace all aspects of their job is no different than brushing my girls hair. You have to engage them in the process. It's sales leaderships job to find ways for the sales team to own the process and to feel like they are participating NOT having something done to them."

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Writer: Keenan
LCC: HB
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Apr 7 2013 8:13 PM


A Metaphorical Restaurant

a: Chuck e cheese ~
b: a free market

What: "Chuck E. Cheese is like a free market. We can do whatever we want. Some can sit around in the balls, some can be entertained by the robotic performers, some can eat their life away in pizza, and some can work hard on the games, perfecting their skill to earn the maximum number of tickets. "

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Writer: Joel Patrick
LCC: HB
Where:
Date: May 18 2013 11:37 AM



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