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Why Valve? Or, what do we need corporations for and how does Valve’s management structure fit into today’s corporate world? | Valve
Valve’s quirky management structure in the context of time-honoured debates and perspectives. Central to my narrative of ‘Valve’s way’ was the notion of an ‘alternative spontaneous order’: one that emerges within a corporation (as opposed to within a market-society) on the basis of individual time allocations (as opposed to price signals). The tantalising thought arose, during my musings, that this organisational structure may be as scalable as a market mechanism (assuming that the right technologies are in hand, ensuring transparency and low communications’ costs within the company).
capitalism  economics  management  Valve  innovation 
january 2013 by kimkorn
Book Review: Conscious Capitalism -
mans have ever had. But we can aspire to even more. Let's not be afraid to climb higher."
economics  economies 
january 2013 by kimkorn
Two million quit Britain in 'talent drain' - Telegraph
Contrary to the perception of the typical emigrants being older people retiring to a life in the sun, the figures show that 1,963,000 of those who left were aged between 25 and 44.
By contrast, only 125,000 people of retirement age emigrated.
“Our most economically active are leaving to apply their talents elsewhere,” the MP said, warning that talented Britons are being lured away to “growth economies” elsewhere in the world.
economics  economies 
january 2013 by kimkorn
The Crisis of the Middle Class and American Power | Stratfor
US Social & Economic trend: the rise of the double-income family corresponded with the decline of the middle class.
economics  politics  social  fascism  trends 
january 2013 by kimkorn
Quantifying history: Two thousand years in one chart | The Economist
The chart below shows a population-weighted history of the past two millennia. By this reckoning, over 28% of all the history made since the birth of Christ was made in the 20th century. Measured in years lived, the present century, which is only ten years old, is already "longer" than the whole of the 17th century. This century has made an even bigger contribution to economic history. Over 23% of all the goods and services made since 1AD were produced from 2001 to 2010, according to an updated version of Angus Maddison's figures.
economics  history  chart 
september 2011 by kimkorn

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