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Blockbuster Misses a Golden Opportunity…Again

This summer, Blockbuster was full of glee. Titled “Blockbuster Rescues Furious Netflix Customers,” a press release in July promised to give Netflix customers an oasis after their upstart competitor blundered with its failed Qwikster service. The company launched a...

The NBA’s New Business Model: Air Ball

After allegedly losing money for the last 11 seasons the NBA decided to alter its business model. This led to a 149-day lockout that claimed the first 7 weeks of the regular season and cost the NBA an estimated $480 million. As with most labor disputes the issue at...

Is Congress’ Business Model Broken?

As we review 2011 we can’t help but look at Congress’ performance (or lack thereof) this last year. And while this is not a “political” blog I thought it would be interesting to assess Congress’ “business model” and ask the question, “Is Congress’ business model...

H&R Block business model collides with the Free Bar

You have probably seen HR Block commercials on television advertising free tax preparation. At the same time, you have probably seen TurboTax commercials advertising free live assistance with their software. There seems to be a perfect storm brewing in the world of...