April 17th, 2012
As part of the research for my study of Barnes & Noble, Stripping Covers off The Hunger Games: How 7 Billionaires are Deciding the Future of Book Publishing in America, I considered the wise views of the Wall Street analysts who have the task of following the company and forecasting its fate on the financial markets.
April 13th, 2012
In the wake of media speculation of the impact of the Department of Justice lawsuit against Apple, Macmillan and Penguin and the secondary speculation of the impact on Barnes & Noble I thought I’d run a few numbers and see what story they might reveal.
March 30th, 2012
What is it about the anonymity of the web that turns us instantly into triumphalist armchair critics? Best Buy today announced another disappointing quarter and we-who-know-all proclaim that the company is doomed, as are all retailers, and Amazon will be the only company left on the planet.
March 25th, 2012
Stripping Covers off The Hunger Games How 7 Billionaires are Deciding the Future of Book Publishing in America Stripping Covers off The Hunger Games tells the inside and up-to-the-minute story of the seven billionaires whose investment decisions control Barnes & Noble’s future, and through Barnes & Noble, the future of bookselling and of book publishing…
January 4th, 2012
How I wish that were a compliment. It likely would have been in 2004 when Best Buy was named “Company of the Year” by Forbes. Today it’s an insult. Or a threat. Or a doom-filled prediction.