Category Archives: Finance & Economics

The Author-ity Wedge

The Author-ity Wedge

All across my space (games) I’m seeing the same story play out of developers who feel they have no way to get the attention, and I hear much the same from folks in other fields. Markus Persson didn’t precipitate a wave of new rich indies. Amanda Palmer’s success is largely Amanda Palmer’s. Hugh Howey’s done […]

Predicting the Next Wall Street Disaster

Predicting the Next Wall Street Disaster

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, June 26, 2014. Agent-based models are being created to try to predict future financial crises. Brendan McDermid/Reuters Wouldn’t it be great if the U.S. had a heat map of the entire financial system that could alert it to […] Click to view full article

Millennials: A New Approach to Handling Money

Millennials: A New Approach to Handling Money

Young professionals are leading a pay-by-phone financial revolution. Gary Cameron/Reuters They’ve outlasted floppy disks, 20-pound laptops and The Oregon Trail . Now, the millennial generation, with most receiving steady paychecks, is ready to adopt financial technology. Born between the early 1980s and the turn of the century, millennials were […] Click to view full article