Pocketbook Theory – Mish vs. Wall Street Journal

MishTalk

On August 7, the Wall Street Journal showed results of a poll on voter discord. The Journal concluded “Voter Discord … Continue reading → Economics

Do Academic Journals Favor Researchers from Their Own Institutions?

Harvard Business

Are academic journals impartial? While many would suggest that academic journals work for the advancement of knowledge and science, we show this is not always the case. In a recent study , we find that two international relations (IR) journals favor articles written by authors who share the journal’s institutional affiliation. Our paper provides evidence of academic in-group bias in IR journals, showing that this phenomenon is not specific to law.

The More Senior Your Job Title, the More You Need to Keep a Journal

Harvard Business

The best thinking comes from structured reflection — and the best way to do that is keeping a personal journal. I started keeping a journal when I took over a manufacturing research, software, and consulting firm. I kept a journal through my 12 years as chairman and CEO and have since recommended it to people moving into any senior position for the first time. A journal is an effective, efficient, private way to take a similar break.

Robo-Journalism Will Produce 1 Billion Web Stories in 2015 (This Isn't One of Them); McJournalism Coming Up

MishTalk

McJournalism Coming Up With that journalism backdrop, please consider You’ll be Sorry When the Robot Journalists Take Over by Irish Times writer Jennifer O’Connell. Until robots can do number two in a thought-provoking, educational, and random manner that encompasses minority and anti-establishment views, alternative journalism will survive. Replaced by a Robot I sometimes get asked what I am going to do when I am replaced by a robot.

The Consulting Blog’s new editor

Tom Spencer

Ashley was previously a Staff Writer for the NYU International Business Journal. About. Book Shop. Archive. Definitions. Helpful Links. Quotes. Subscribe. The Consulting Blog’s new editor. by Tom Spencer on June 27, 2013 · 0 comments. in Management Consulting. INTRODUCING Ashley.

Changes to Mission Can Drive You Down - Henman Performance

Henman Performance Executive Blog

Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal reported that Wal-Mart is in the midst of the worst U.S. About Linda. Client List. Newsletter. Executive blog Contact Us. Changes to Mission Can Drive You Down. by Linda Henman on February 23, 2011. sales slump ever, posting its second straight year of declining sales. How can this happen to America’s behemoth? They misstepped.

First ?What,? Then ?Who? - Henman Performance

Henman Performance Executive Blog

This week the Wall Street Journal carried an interesting story about the growing need for sheep. About Linda. Client List. Newsletter. Executive blog Contact Us. First “What,” Then “Who”. by Linda Henman on December 29, 2010. Apparently the Border Collie has gained renown as a great family dog—good with kids, loyal, smart—you name it, these dogs seem to have the corner market on the trait. The only drawback is these dogs have an enormous instinctive urge to herd.

Central Banks Puzzled as Global Inflation Hits Lowest Level Since 2009: Solving the Puzzle

MishTalk

Today, the Wall Street Journal reports Global Inflation Hits Lowest Level Since 2009. Yesterday, I commented on “transitory” factors holding down inflation. more…). Economics

Diversify and Create Multiple Income Streams as a Consultant with Dorie Clark: Podcast #11

Consulting Success

One of the critical steps that she took on this path was obtaining freelance journaling work. Multiply and protect your income streams by expanding your skills, expertise, and presence in the consulting world.

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Consulting Sales Systems That Work for Introverts with Bob Burg: Podcast #16

Consulting Success

He enjoyed the job but wasn’t very good at it simply because he wasn’t interested in journalism. Without a passion for journalism, he knew he needed to make a career change and graduated into sales.

Bitcoin “Probably Worth Zero”

MishTalk

Yet, Wall Street Journal writer James Mackintosh says Bitcoin’s Wild Ride Shows The Truth: It Is Probably Worth Zero. What’s Bitcoin worth? At this moment on September 27, 2015, it’s worth $3,786.50. more…). Economics

6 Ways to Promote Your Authority and Get Consulting Clients

Consulting Success

Some are association newsletters; others are formal magazines, journals, even websites. “ Michael, what’s the best way to get more clients? ” is a question I’m often asked.

Hello Rachel Maddow, MSNBC, USA Today, CNN, Washington Post, Slate: Another Major Russia Story Falls Apart

MishTalk

The biggest purveyors of “fake news” and irresponsible journalism are the news media outlets complaining most about it. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow is at the forefront of the latest fake news on Russia. more…). Economics

Lack of Shipping Demand Sends Big Ships to Scrap Heap (Trucking Next!)

MishTalk

The Wall Street Journal reports that about 1,000 ships that have the combined capacity to haul 52 million metric tons … Continue reading → Economics

Tech Boom Downside: Not Enough Jobs?

MishTalk

The Wall Street Journal says there is a “great unraveling” to America’s Dazzling Tech Boom: Not Enough Jobs. Let’s investigate. more…). Economics

Critical Thinking in Short Supply? What About Short Demand?

MishTalk

A survey by the Wall Street Journal shows ‘Soft Skills’ Like Critical Thinking in Short Supply. The sought-after soft skills … Continue reading → Economics

Jobs: How Good are the Jobs the Economy is Creating?

MishTalk

The Wall Street Journal has an interesting report on the jobs created since the recession. The article takes a close … Continue reading → Economics

More on the Volvo Electric Hype

MishTalk

On July 7th the Wall Street Journal chimed in with Volvo Discovers Electric-Vehicle Hype. On July 5th I commented on the Volvo hype in Volvo Goes All Electric – Well Not Quite. more…). Economics

57% Say Income Taxes Too High but Only 55% Pay Income Taxes

MishTalk

Here is an amusing Gallup Poll as reported by the Wall Street Journal: 57% of Americans Say Their Income Taxes … Continue reading → Economics

Lunch Traffic Lowest in Four Decades: Out for Lunch a Dying Tradition? Demise of the “Gourmet” Burger?

MishTalk

A pair of articles on the Wall Street Journal ponders an event I long expected would happen: willingness to eat at fast food places whose is steeply priced and of dubious quality. more…). Economics

Liberals, Not Trump, to Blame for Backlash

MishTalk

Here’s an interesting view in the Wall Street Journal that will ring a bell for for many readers: Liberals Killed the Freedom of Movement. more…). Economics

Sports Writer Robots; Will an AI Robot Writer Win a Pulitzer Prize?

MishTalk

Here’s an investigation of the shape of things to come for robotic journalism. Robots are continually in the news. In … Continue reading → Economics

Debate over the Yield Curve: Is it Steepening or Flattening?

MishTalk

A recent Wall Street Journal story stated that “A flattening of the Treasury yield curve in 2017 is a worrying sign for investors banking on resurgent U.S. Wall Street Journal: “A Worrying Sign on US Inflation & Growth” Let’s investigate starting with Hedgeye. inflation and growth.” ” Hedgeye responded REALLY?! more…). Economics

The Margin of Safety

Strategy+Business

In his new book, Wall Street Journal veteran Greg Ip makes the counterintuitive argument that the preventive efforts that makes us safe can encourage dangerous risk taking

Bogus Fed Research Claim: “Gold Standard Didn’t Really Tame Inflation”

MishTalk

The Wall Street Journal reports Gold Standard Didn’t Really Tame Inflation, New Research Says. The research was by St. Louis Fed economist Fernando Martin. Curiously, his study precisely shows that the gold standard did indeed tame inflation. Let’s investigate Martin’s bogus claim and his peculiar logic in making it. more…). Economics

Getting the Most from Your Service Contractors

BCG

As noted in Mining Journal’s September 2015 article “Creating Value Through Breakthrough Productivity,” mining companies rely heavily on service contractors—from blasting and equipment leasing to equipment maintenance and industrial surveillance (to name just a few).

3rd Quarter GDP at 4% Thanks to Soybeans?

MishTalk

The Wall Street Journal had an amusing article a few days ago in which analysts bumped up GDP forecasts for numerous reasons including inventories, exports in general, and soybeans in particular. Let’s investigate the claims. more…). Economics

Auto Sales: Were they Up or Down? Multiple Answers Let You Believe Whatever Suits You

MishTalk

According to the Wall Street Journal auto sales in April were down. This morning, Bloomberg Econoday said last month’s sales … Continue reading → Economics

Yellen Hides Behind Trump Uncertainty, Will Hike As Appropriate

MishTalk

Following another round of worthless non-revelations before the US Senate Banking committee, the Wall Street Journal reports Yellen Says Fed Will Consider Raising Rates at Coming Meetings. more…). Economics

3% Growth? Really?!

MishTalk

Greg Ip, my favorite Wall Steet Journal commentator, also provides a set of reasons why Trump’s 3% Growth Target Looks Out of Reach. In Trump Plans to Slash Spending by $3.6

Reply from WSJ on “How Good are the Jobs?”

MishTalk

I referenced a Wall Street Journal report on jobs by … Continue reading → EconomicsIn Jobs: How Good are the Jobs the Economy is Creating?

Don’t Worry: “It’s Only 1997” Besides “It’s Different This Time”

MishTalk

Two articles in the last two days, one on Bloomberg , the other on the Wall Street Journal , provided key reasons we should not worry about stock market bubbles. It’s only 1997 (P/E valuations have not exceeded the dot-com bubble in 2000 yet). It’s different this time (always a classic argument). more…). Economics

Margin Debt Hits Record High Coinciding With Extreme Consumer Confidence: Analysts Say “Don’t Worry”

MishTalk

The Wall Street Journal reports Margin Debt Hit an All-Time High in February. Given that Margin debt has a history of peaking right before financial collapses this seems like a warning to me but analysts say it’s different this time. more…). Economics

Women's Work

Strategy+Business

In her new book, Earning It, veteran Wall Street Journal reporter Joanne Lublin chronicles the travails and triumphs of women who have risen to the highest positions in corporate America

“Bad Options” Regarding 2% Inflation Targets (And Other Silly Notions)

MishTalk

The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg both posted ridiculous articles regarding today regarding inflation. The former was on “bad options” the latter on “inflation expectations” Let’s take a look at both articles because both represent widely believed nonsense. more…). Economics

Best of Multimedia: How Women Can "Make It Happen"

Strategy+Business

A Wall Street Journal video interview with the CEO of a Fortune 500 company reveals insights for the next generation of female leaders

US UK Trade Talks to Begin Immediately In Defiance of EU Rules: What’s Trump Up To?

MishTalk

The Wall Street Journal reports British PM Theresa May Says U.K.-U.S. Congratulations to UK prime minister Theresa May for poking a finger into the eyes of EU nannycrats. EU rules say members cannot negotiate trade deals until exit from the block is finalized, but you can kiss that rule goodbye. Trade Talks to Begin Immediately. more…). Economics

Show Me the Evidence!

MishTalk

The media, led by the Washington Post , but quickly followed by the Wall Street Journal , Financial Times , and others is hell bent getting everyone to believe Putin handed the election to Clinton. Where the hell is the evidence? more…). Economics

Superhero Snowden Trashed In Absurd WSJ Op-Ed

MishTalk

Edward Jay Epstein has an op-ed in the Wall Street journal promoting his new book “ How America Lost Its Secrets: Edward Snowden, the Man and the Theft ”. Epstein discusses the Fable of Edward Snowden. At the forefront of Epstein’s claims is the fact that Snowden lied. “As he seeks a pardon, the NSA thief has told multiple lies about what he stole and his dealings with Russian intelligence,” says Epstein. more…). Economics

Two Percent Growth as Good as It Gets?

MishTalk

The Wall Street Journal asks Is Two Percent as Good as It Gets? There have been 11 recessions and 11 recoveries since 1949. The current recovery is the slowest recovery since 1949 and closing in on the becoming longest. Growth since the 2nd quarter of 2009 is a mere 2.1%. more…). Economics