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Richard Sprague
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Americans die in smaller portions each year, but what kills us is changing.
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I'm not sure what it means, in practice, for a b-school to "emphasize shareholder value".  I don't remember anything about shareholders in my classes on marketing ("customer is king"), management ("employees are our most important resource"), finance ("revenues must be greater than expenses"). Sure, there may have been platitudes tossed at the beginning of classes about "shareholders are most important blah blah blah" but was that ever emphasized at the expense of the other stakeholders?  Do you have specific examples in the curriculum where these are ever in conflict (any more than with, say, non-profit boards of directors or government appointees) ?
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notes from this week's Econtalk
My favorite podcast, Econtalk, is always worth a listen. Here are my takeaways from this week’s interview with Erik Brynjolfsson of MIT and co-author of The Second Machine Age. His book has already been in my queue, and I’ll ...
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Clearly, you are a "movulator" :-)
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I don't understand the point of a separate device. This is sooo much easier to do as an app.
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Amazon Fresh does have an app that can scan barcodes etc. But I guess it doesn't get as much attention in the press (and on the kitchen counter) as a physical device does.

Also, I find scanning barcodes with a phone a bit tedious...
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Like that he includes his R source code.
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My favorite way to give a sense of the size difference between the US and China is to ask this question: the biggest city in California is the second biggest in the US, with a population of just under 4M people (2012 estimate...
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looking forward to the ideas from this former pollster.
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“Physicians have told us that the biggest problem with 23andMe is that we generate non-billable questions,”
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Technology. China 中国 Japan 日本. Futurist. Economics. International. Apple. Microsoft. Consumer Biology. Quantified Self, Devices, Catallaxy.
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Mercer Island, WA
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Dongzhimen, Beijing, China - Neillsville, WI - Yutenji, Tokyo, Japan - Philadelphia, PA - Mountain View, CA - San Francisco, CA
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Technology. China 中国 Japan 日本. Futurist. Economics. International. Apple. Microsoft. Consumer Biology. Quantified Self, Devices, Catallaxy.
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A long-time technologist who enjoys building and marketing global, easy-to-use products. Born in Neillsville, Wisconsin, Educated at Stanford and Wharton, lived in the US, Japan, China, worked at Apple Computer, WebTV Networks, and Microsoft. Now working and thinking about the future of:  Personal genomics and biology, quantified self and devices, China 中国 Japan 日本, Economics. International. Apple. Microsoft, Catallaxy, and much more.
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  • Wharton
  • university of Pennsylvania
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