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Agricultural policies, food prices and h...

This post is third and concluding part of the three part series on agricultural policies, food prices, and cooking at home. Part one was about agricultural policies and its impact if any on food prices. In part two there was a comparison between eating out and cooking at home. In part three I am sharing my personal experience […]

Mobile apps Made in USA

Flurry Analytics recently shared some stats about mobile apps based on country of origin. Through June 2013 only 36% of apps were developed in USA. Of course apps in Flurry’s system were only considered for this analysis. That is 350 thousand apps out of 1700 thousand apps available in Google play and Apple store. So yes looking […]

Agricultural policies, food prices, and ...

Agricultural policies, food prices, and home cooking – Part 2

This post is second part of the three part series on agricultural policies, food prices, and cooking at home. Part one was about agricultural policies and its impact if any on food prices. In part two we will compare eating out and cooking at home. In part three I will share my personal experience about cooking […]

Agricultural policies, food prices, and ...

Agricultural policies, food prices, and home cooking – Part 1

I mentioned agricultural policies in my last post about percentage of income spent on food. When I was collecting data for the post, I came across some interesting data sets on agricultural policies. This post is actually first part of three part series to share the data and my thoughts on the topic. Part one is […]

What percentage of your income do you sp...

What percentage of your income do you spend on food?

Just the other day I was talking with a family friend when she mentioned about growing prices of food. To be fair even though food prices are going up, food expenditure as percentage share of disposable personal income is not. Consider below line graph based on data from USDA (table#7). As you can see percentage share […]

Beyond bullet point thinking

If not immediately but over the years I have realized growing misuse of PowerPoint in the business world. Earlier on this blog I have shared my deliberate attempt to overcome PowerPoint driven bullet point thinking in the business world. Today I would like to share few things I tried and still trying outside business world. E-mails: I know, I know […]

Chromecast streaming stick and iPod nano...

Have you watched Chromecast intro keynote on YouTube? The way Mario Queiroz introduced the Chromecast reminded me immediately how Steve Jobs has introduced iPod mini, iPod nano, and iPod shuffle in the past. Tiny size but power of the device was touted so as the simplicity in using the device was stressed in Steve’s keynote […]

Web as a book-publishing medium

Matthew Butterick published Practical Typography on the web. Simple to the point advice for understanding and implementing principles of typography in writing any document. Matthew call this as an experiment to see if web can be used as book-publishing medium. I sincerely hope his experiment succeeds and we see more books from him and others on the […]

App analytics company says free apps wit...

Flurry which offers their app analytics service for free concluded that since customers are not willing to pay for apps/contents, free apps with ads are the winners as per as monetizing your development efforts goes. I see couple of problems with this theory.  “While consumers may not like in-app advertising, their behavior makes it clear that […]

The psychology of advertising in theory ...

Open Library is a great place for reading thousands of books online specially the ones which are very old and in some cases are out of print even. I am reading “Psychology of advertising in theory and practice” book at the moment written by Walter Dill Scott in 1921. Fascinating to see a book that […]