What Consumers Want and Entrepreneurs Need to Know

Joseph Pine gives a fascinating explanation of how and why our business models have changed at a rapidly increasing rate. This presentation reinforced my belief that a business that is fighting furiously to maintain its economic position is already mortally wounded...

Barry Schwartz on the Paradox of Choice

I have a German friend whom I met for the first time at a conference in Toronto, Canada in 2003. What does this have to do with the paradox of choice, economics and small business? Well, Canada is a friendly country by in large and they like to support a multicultural...

Inspiring Call to Wisdom at the 2009 TED

Barry Schwartz studies the connections between economics and psychology. In this, his latest appearance at TED, only days after Barack Obama’s first State of the Union address, Schwartz makes a passionate and rational call for a return of wisdom in our lives,...