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Hunting Wolves in Wisconsin

Given the current pricing of wolf hunting licenses in Wisconsin, it is unlikely that revenue from the wolf licenses offset the negative effects wolves have from killing deer, livestock, and dogs. However, there are two caveats to this statement: first, to make this assessment definitive depends on accurately estimating the worth of the life of[…] ... Read More.


Tim Peter for Marketing

I talked to someone who has both a vision as well as an impressive track record for marketing.  Tim Peter (www.timpeter.com) describes his services on his website as “proven solutions to improve your e-commerce results and your Internet marketing”. I came across his site because I got a Google Alert on a flattering review he[…] ... Read More.


Duct Tape Marketing Interview/Podcast

The people at Duct Tape Marketing interviewed me for my book Pulse: The New Science of Harnessing Internet Buzz to Track Threats and Opportunities. You can find a short summary and the podcast itself here http://www.ducttapemarketing.com/blog/2011/05/12/slicing-real-time-search-for-trends-and-opportunities/ Doug Hubbard ... Read More.


Amazon’s email blast for Pulse

Amazon just sent out its email blast for my next book Pulse: The New Science of Harnessing Internet Buzz to Track Threats and Opportunities. If you get those, you know what I mean (e.g., “If you like book X you will like this new book” etc.). With my previous books, this is usually the beginning[…] ... Read More.


Pulse is hitting the shelves

My new book, Pulse: The New Science of Harnessing Internet Buzz to Track Threats and Opportunities, just came in the mail.  Amazon says it is available now and it should be on bookstore shelves in a day or two. This book seems to generate the most excitement of all of my books so far.   When I[…] ... Read More.


The Zurich Risk Management Paper

Back in September of 2010, I had the honor of speaking at the Zurich annual Supply Chain Risk Management Conference in Lucerne, Switzerland.  As much fun as the event was, I was equally honored when they asked me to co-author their white paper on risk management. This year’s risk management white paper is titled “Pushing[…] ... Read More.


Pulse: The new book

My next book – Pulse: The New Science of Harnessing Internet Buzz to Track Threats and Opportunities – is on track to come out in April.  We are just going the edit process for the manuscript. This book is an expansion on a concept I mentioned in How to Measure Anything. I write about how[…] ... Read More.


Metric Junkie: A Useful Insight

Do Amazon book ranks tell us anything?  Sure, they convey something about the popularity of a given book, but looking a the current rank of a book on Amazon is just a snapshot of a fairly volatile number.  It would be much more useful if we could see how the ranks of books have changed[…] ... Read More.