The Web Era Is Over (Unless You’re Not A Consumer Internet Company)

I’m constantly amazed by how many people want to start throwing dirt on the web era, claiming that everything is now mobile first. AllThingsD weighed in with the provocative headline, “Could Pinterest Be the Last Big Web-First Internet Company?” http://dthin.gs/11rXSzh “We’re probably the last big website,” Sharp said. “As far as I know, we’re the … Continue reading The Web Era Is Over (Unless You’re Not A Consumer Internet Company)

Wealth, Race, and Conspicuous Consumption

(image credit: darkmatter)Being a cheap-ass bastard, I’ve never understood conspicuous consumption. But what would you expect from someone who graduated from HBS, then bought a Toyota Corolla Value Edition (no power windows, no power locks, no trunk light, no hubcaps)? According to the latest research, however, conspicuous consumption is more common among the poor. And … Continue reading Wealth, Race, and Conspicuous Consumption