The Veneer Of Order

Over the past few days I have received insane Facebook status updates from a close friend.  The stream that followed has left me with profound respect and caused me to reflect on some lessons that can be learned.

14 January 2009 9:54 a.m. I am packing for Haiti… so many things bring to help. . . . → Read More: The Veneer Of Order

How Efficient is the Traditional Indian Family-Run Business?

A perennial debate rages in India, about the merits of the traditional family-run business versus the knowledge of the fancy-pants consultant or MBA. A remarkable paper by a group of economists sheds new light on this question. I wrote a column in Financial Express today titled Are Indian family businesses well run? where I . . . → Read More: How Efficient is the Traditional Indian Family-Run Business?

State by State, Year by Year, Employment by Sector by Blue-Red Political Alignment

This preliminary study started with a blog post I did several months ago entitled “New Jersey, the Sorry State”, a deep dive into Bureau of Labor Statistics data showing that my state is hardly generating employment outside the government sector.

The blame for this sorry state of affairs I heaped on NJ’s political culture, . . . → Read More: State by State, Year by Year, Employment by Sector by Blue-Red Political Alignment