Doug Laney

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Twitter’s Secret Nest Egg is in Plain Sight

by Doug Laney  |  November 8, 2013  |  Comments Off

With all the chirping about Twitter’s ability or inability to generate sufficient revenue via advertising income, it is important to consider an alternative revenue potential even more significant: syndicating its content. Twitter’s own Terms of Service make it perfectly clear who has unlimited distribution rights to the content you post. Them. By submitting, posting or […]

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Tobin’s Q & A: Evidence of Information’s Real Market Value

by Doug Laney  |  August 15, 2012  |  4 Comments

Tobin’s q is a simple ratio first posited by Nobel-winning American economist James Tobin in the 1960s to understand the relationship between a company’s market value and the replacement value of its assets. Analysis shows that this quotient has been growing since financial statements were standardized following the Great Depression. Smoothing economic boom and bust […]

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Blunderfunding: How Organizations Use Failure as a Basis for Budgeting

by Doug Laney  |  January 17, 2012  |  3 Comments

A major Wall Street securities ratings firm ignores the recommendations of a consultant report it paid for on rating collateralized debt obligations (CDOs)–contributing to the collapse of the mortgage industry, near-collapse of the banking industry and a multi-year global recession requiring $trillions in government (tax payer) dollars to avoid a full-blown Depression. A major video […]

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