Most economists agree that deflation hurts the economy. They believe that deflation increases the real value of debt and decreases the income of producers, which can lead to their insolvency. Also, deflation increases the real value of cash, and so people will hold cash … Continue reading Is Deflation Really a Bad Thing for the Economy?
Mary Meeker just released the flagship annual report on Internet trends for 2015. It is the 20th report released by her starting from 1995. Mary Meeker is a partner of KPCB, a renowned venture capital firm. On the report you can find … Continue reading 2015 Internet Trends Report from KPCB
In Economics, we are taught that companies earn no economic profit in perfect competition. On the contrary, a monopoly is able to raise price and earn excessive profit. In the real world, it is rare to see companies of either these … Continue reading How to Identify Companies with Economic Moats?
State of the News Media is an annual report from Pew Research Center on the U.S. news media industry. It surveyed 13 media sectors from TV news to podcasting to digital news and reflected the recent trend on these sectors … Continue reading Mobile is Eating the Industry: 6 Key Points from US Media Industry in 2014
No matter you are running an app with millions of users or an online service gaining 100k+ page views everyday, you will face the problem of turning these “intangible assets” into solid tangible revenue. Depends on the nature of the business, … Continue reading 3 Common Revenue Models for Tech Companies
We are now living in a time where 2% annual growth in GDP seems nothing more than normal. In emerging economies like China, an annual growth rate of 7% (or even up to two-digit in earlier years) almost becomes the norm. But … Continue reading Economic Growth: History and the Growth of Growth