December 30, 2008
8. Economics of the News - with all the talk of newspapers being a dying industry, I wanted to take a closer look at what the market for news actually looks like.
7. Confessions of a Mediocre Student - we may not have Ivy League credentials or a perfect GPA, but the time we didn't spend cramming for poorly designed exams and fretting over university bureaucracy was when some of the most meaningful learning occurred.
6. An Open Letter to Cleveland's Leaders - when Eaton Corporation announced its intent to move the company's corporate headquarters from Cleveland to the suburbs, I wanted Cleveland's leaders know how the decision might impact the future of the city.
5. Why Obama is a Marketing Genius - he won the election; but even during the campaign season, Barack Obama's campaign fully understood the potential of using new technologies for marketing.
4. Paper, Plastic or Nothing? - customers rarely have a difficult time getting a plastic bag at the supermarket, but telling the cashier you don't need one and people will think you're crazy.
3. Loneliness in the City - there is a reason that people living in big cities prefer to live alone; and it isn't because they are all a bunch of loners.
2. Do Cars Make Us Less Free? - auto ownership is supposed to be the ticket to freedom, but in a world of auto-dependence, are we more free at all?
1. The Value of Blogging - Extraordinary Observations launched in 2004 and is still active because I believe there is great value to be found throughout the blogosphere.
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