Unlocking Japan (part 1)

A lot of people ask me what I “think about Japan”. It’s a broad question, but usually it implies, do you think Japan will grow again? At that point, I typically point out macro-level trends. Shrinking and aging population. Significant use of temp labor that is paid less than full-time employees, something which has likely […]

An early cord-cutting experiment

A personal post about our household’s own recently ended cord-cutting experiment. *** The NY Times ran a piece on cable subscribers cutting the cord in favor of free, over-the-air HDTV as a way to save some money. At our house, we recently ended a similar experiment of 18 months, wherein we went from Comcast for […]