The price of “Free”

In my last post I promised that I’d elaborate on why I think “Free” is a flawed and misunderstood business model. This is that post. It’s a topic I’ve been meaning to write about for a while now; ever since I read Chris Anderson’s book Free¬†around two years ago in fact. My contention is that […]

Advertising, Optimisation and Adaptation: Why advertising is declining

As today’s guest post on TechCrunch discusses, Internet advertising revenues have dropped sharply and the author goes on to say that it [was not] caused solely by the general recession and the decline in retail sales.¬† Internet advertising will rapidly lose its value and its impact, for reasons that can easily be understood. The article […]

Coming up: The Global Travel Bubble [Part 1]

In trying to figure out how to bail-out the financial institutions and avoid a global economic meltdown, finger-pointing and blame-laying has been a standard dish these last few weeks. However, blame is seldom one-sided. Governments may have allowed it to happen and banks may have been greedy and irresponsible, but consumers have been foolish too. […]