The Economics of Disney’s Frozen

“Frozen fever” largely passed over my house.  As the father of two young boys, I’m a lot more likely to have Teenage Mutuant Ninja Turtles playing on my living room TV. Still, even my rowdy boys have watched Frozen […] Continue Reading…

Happy Guy Fawkes Day

Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.
Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, ’twas his intent
To blow up the King and Parli’ment.
Three-score barrels of powder below
To prove old England’s […] Continue Reading…

What’s Driving the Boom in 1980s Classic Cars? The Male Midlife Crisis

The Financial Times published a good piece this week on the boom in 1980s “classic cars.”  Yes, I put “classic cars” in quotation marks because, frankly, everything to come out of that decade is horrendously ugly and best forgotten.

The […] Continue Reading…

Video: LinkedIn Succeeds Where Twitter and Facebook Failed

I chatted with CNBC’s Oriel Morrison last night about LinkedIn (LNKD)’s earnings release:

LinkedIn beat analysts estimates, posting non-GAAP earnings per share exluding stock-based compensation and acquisitions costs of 52 cents. The Street had expected 47 cents.  Revenues for the […] Continue Reading…

Accounting Irregularities Knock Down ARCP: Buying Opportunity or Enron Part 2?

It’s never a good sign when a company’s CFO and top accountant abruptly resign at the same time “accounting irregularities” are announced, but that’s exactly what happened at American Realty Capital Properties (ARCP) this morning.

An audit committee said, in […] Continue Reading…