better doing

A taxonomy of moats

This is a great article and it’s lessons are broadly applicable to businesses. “There are many different moats but they have at their root only a few different principles. This post is an attempt at categorizing the best-known moats by […]

tech, startups, internet

Pricing determines your business

This is a great article about how price drives business model decisions. “Price is not an exercise in maximizing some micro-economic supply/demand curve, slapped post-facto onto the product. Rather, it fundamentally determines the nature of the product and the structure […]

book recommendations

Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

Author: Walter Isaacson Popular images of Benjamin Franklin often center on three items: the bifocals, the kite, the key. Curious, I read the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin a few years back. Franklin’s honesty sparked my real interest in the U.S. […]

book recommendations

Am I Being Too Subtle

Author: Sam Zell Sam Zell sold a $39 Billion portfolio of real estate at the height of the real estate bubble. He’s a character. The autobiography of Sam Zell, narrated by Sam Zell, was so much fun to listen to.  […]