When (Unintentionally) Alexa Boosts Music Revenue

After looking at the unintended consequences of New Jersey’s plastic bag ban, we can add to our list of surprises. This time, Alexa has the story. When Song Titles Matter Our story starts with a mom admitting that poop is…

The Life of a Christmas Tree: From Seedling to Six-Footer

Looking at the life of a Christmas tree from seedling to six footer, we can see why it will cost us approximately $75.

What We Might Not Know About Big Tech

Comparing the companies called big tech, we can see the similar ways that they grew, diversified, and became increasingly powerful.

The Colors That We Care About

By standardizing color through a number for each hue, one firm boosted accuracy for millions of businesses and consumers.

Why Amazon Is Buying a Freighter Fleet

Just 16 years ago, we needed a $25 minimum order to get Amazon’s free Super Saver Shipping for an 8 to 10 day wait. An extra $9.48 got us two-day delivery and $16.48, one day. But then in 2009, they…

Why Champagne Is Like OPEC

With champagne sales plunging because of pandemic lockdowns, growers and Houses like LVMH are behaving somewhat like OPEC.

How to Slice An Apple (Share of Stock)

Beginning with revenue from the “computers” that two partners named Steve built in a garage, Apple’s finance depended on the potential of the corporation.

Why It’s Tough to Make a Movie During a Pandemic

Similar to schools and businesses, the reopening cost of making a movie safely during the coronavirus pandemic requires extra people, time, and money.

A State-by-State Look at Quarantine Takeout

Ranging from tacos to dumplings to General Tso’s chicken, our state-by-state quarantine takeout preferences are different.

How Golf is Like Dior Perfume

From Dior to GM, when we look at golf, sanitizer, and ventilators, the production changes necessitated by the coronavirus depends on the factory.