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KS Lessons Full List – Chronological – Stonemaier Games
Stonemaier Games made a very long list of all their advice on running Kickstarters. (Not running a Kickstarter any time soon, but it's still... deep.)
kickstarter  crowdfunding  money  business 
14 days ago by infovore
The Slow Death of the University - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education
"Education should indeed be responsive to the needs of society. But this is not the same as regarding yourself as a service station for neocapitalism. In fact, you would tackle society’s needs a great deal more effectively were you to challenge this whole alienated model of learning. Medieval universities served the wider society superbly well, but they did so by producing pastors, lawyers, theologians, and administrative officials who helped to sustain church and state, not by frowning upon any form of intellectual activity that might fail to turn a quick buck." Terry Eagleton on good form.
education  uk  academia  money 
april 2015 by infovore
Suitcase With $134 Billion Puts Dollar on Edge: William Pesek - Bloomberg.com
"Think about it: These two guys were carrying the gross domestic product of New Zealand or enough for three Beijing Olympics. If economies were for sale, the men could buy Slovakia and Croatia and have plenty left over for Mongolia or Cambodia... These men carrying bonds concealed in the bottom of their luggage also would be the fourth-largest U.S. creditors." Um, wow.
economy  dollar  tallstories  money  switzerland  downturn  destablisation 
june 2009 by infovore
What does one TRILLION dollars look like?
"...these various numbers are tossed around like so many doggie treats, so I thought I'd take Google Sketchup out for a test drive and try to get a sense of what exactly a trillion dollars looks like." A nice, simple piece of amateur informatics that is a good wake-up call.
money  visualization  finance  economics  bailout  us 
march 2009 by infovore
FreeAgent - Online accounting for freelancers and small businesses - FreeAgent Central
"FreeAgent is an easy online accounting tool, perfectly suited for freelancers and small businesses." Lots of good support for UK-based business, especially when it comes to tax calculation.
finance  application  business  money  webapp  invoicing  freelance  vat 
february 2009 by infovore
Inside the world's most annoying economic crisis. - By Joe Keohane - Slate Magazine
"As a result, vendors here are more likely to decline to sell you something than to cough up any of their increasingly precious coins in change. I've tried to buy a 2-peso candy bar with a 5-peso note only to be refused, suggesting that the 2-peso sale is worth less to the vendor than the 1-peso coin he would be forced to give me in change." They're running out of coins in Argentina, and it makes for a seriously odd situation - and a reminder of the differences between value and worth.
finance  money  currency  worth  value  coins  argentina 
december 2008 by infovore
Economics of POW Camp
"Economics has been defined as the science of distributing limited means among unlimited and competing ends. On 12th April, with the arrival of elements of the 30th U.S. Infantry Division, the ushering in of an age of plenty demonstrated the hypothesis that with infinite means economic organization and activity would be redundant, as every want could be satisfied without effort." Remarkable article; fascinating for its subject matter, when it was written, what it describes, and the patterns that hold up inside such a regimented economy. A must-read, really - can't believe it took me so long to get around to it.
wwii  economics  camps  prison  pow  money  exchange  barter  trade  society 
november 2008 by infovore
Fuelly | Share and Compare Your MPG
"Fuelly is a site that lets you track, share, and compare your gas mileage. Simply sign up, add a car, and begin tracking your mileage." Looks interesting.
travel  peakoil  efficiency  economy  petrol  fuel  money  cars  analytics 
august 2008 by infovore
Armin Heinrich – today and tomorrow
"The red icon on your iPhone or iPod touch always reminds you (and others when you show it to them) that you were able to afford this. It’s a work of art with no hidden function at all."
iphone  application  money  capitalism  rich  art  humour 
august 2008 by infovore
pintprice.com - the price of beer anywhere in the world
"The only price comparison website worth drinking to as well as the only travel and short-break holiday guide you really need."
economy  finance  currency  money  beer  pint  exchangerate  yardstick 
april 2008 by infovore
Irrational economics | Look and feel | Economist.com
"With money, it seems, it is not familiarity, but unfamiliarity that breeds contempt." People are less good at estimating the value of unfamiliar currency, no matter what it says on it.
psychology  money  currency  research  behaviour  society  interaction  finance 
april 2008 by infovore
Cash Flow Management For Small Business - Pulse
"Pulse is a web-based cash flow management tool that allows you to easily monitor the heartbeat of your small business - your cash." Has Basecamp integration, too.
business  finance  money  management  webapps  project 
december 2007 by infovore
Cha-Ching v1.0
Cha-Ching is a fun and easy to use money manager, with a slick interface that uses advanced functionality built into OS X.
finance  software  mac  osx  money  management  application 
may 2007 by infovore

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