economy

Aaron Brazell

Non-Competes in a Down Economy

I keep inching and inching into the beat of my colleague, Ray Capece of Venture Files, but I think it’s pretty important and weighty times for web professionals and small business owners alike. Unlike anytime in our history, the uncertainty of the future of our world and country are great. Everyone is speculating about what […]

Aaron Brazell

It's the Economy, Stupid

Wow, so two weeks ago I wanted to write about technology and business. And I still do (and will). However, there comes a time when an adjustment needs to be made, and for me that time is now. The economy is in the tank with no end in site. Asian markets dropped 9% overnight and […]

Aaron Brazell

Sucks to be a Blog Network These Days

Having come from the blog network space, I have a mostly unique understanding of the difficulties encountered when running a content business. There is always a war between traffic and community, profitability and loss, long term projections and short term realities. It’s not an easy business. It’s even more challenging when you’re a blog network. […]

Aaron Brazell

East India Wall Street

The company was booming. It was harvesting tea from Asia and selling throughout the empire. Times were good and tycoons were fat and wealthy. Times couldn’t be better as the government subsidized East India Company collected record profits from the subjects throughout the British Empire. In Parliament, and with an economic need for further subsidization […]

Business

$56B is a Much More Reasonable Number

The way I figure it, a body with an 8% approval rating should get about 8% of what they are asking for. That would be $56B. These guys cannot be trusted to make a $700B decision with no hearings and no explorations when they created the problem through a complicit wink-wink-nudge-nudge economic policy over the […]