08-12-2017 - Hits:697 - Ruth Fisher
Definition of Sexual Harassment
Scenarios in the Sexual Harassment & Misbehavior Game
Cost to Firms of Sexual Harassment & Misbehavior
The Sexual Harassment & Misbehavior Game
Musings about the Game
Outcomes of the Model
The scourge of the day is sexual harassment. There’s nothing new about sexual harassment. It has always existed. What has changed is the...Read more
07-11-2017 - Hits:546 - Ruth Fisher
Remember when restaurant delivery options included Domino’s, Pizza Hut, or Papa John’s? No longer! These pizza restaurants still have a majority share of the restaurant delivery market. However, GrubHub, Eat24, DoorDash, UberEats, and other restaurant delivery platforms are expanding users’ choices beyond just pizza.
This analysis examines the Restaurant Delivery Game:...Read more
08-10-2017 - Hits:734 - Ruth Fisher
The purpose of this analysis is to better understand the dynamics of internet platforms. The analysis considers the three basic types of platforms:
Vendors (WalMart, Apple, Pandora, etc.)
Social Media (Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc.)
Matchmakers (eBay, Uber, etc.)
And will seek to address such issues as
Who are the different players in each type of...Read more
25-09-2017 - Hits:739 - Ruth Fisher
This is a presentation I’m preparing for “Tech Startup Conference: Artificial Intelligence” being held on September 26, 2017.
1. Issues Covered
Adoption of New Technology Systems: What does it take for new technologies to become successfully adopted in the marketplace? Why do some technologies become adopted while others do not?
Value Creation: How...Read more
05-09-2017 - Hits:1160 - Ruth Fisher
Persuasion technologies include methods and techniques derived from behavioral psychology and behavioral economics used to shape the choices people make. The favorable environment for using such methods, enabled by people’s increasing use of computers and smartphones, has led to the proliferation of their use by software developers.
Like any technology, persuasion...Read more
18-08-2017 - Hits:354 - Ruth Fisher
This brief analysis examines how retail sales have changed over the past 25 years, both in size and distribution.
As seen in Figure 1, total retail sales have grown by 2.7% - 2.8% per year, excluding the short drop in spending during the Financial Crisis (2007 – 2009).
28-07-2017 - Hits:602 - Ruth Fisher
Amazon Ecosystem Components
Amazon Sales, Income, and Margins
Amazon Methods of Competition
Amazon is leaving a large pile of battered companies in its wake as it increasingly steals sales away from traditional bricks and mortar companies and decimates their market shares. Some of the better-known victims include: Barnes & Noble (books)...Read more
25-07-2017 - Hits:650 - Ruth Fisher
I have always thought about technology as a tool that we develop and improve and customize and adapt to use to help us do whatever it is we want to do faster and easier and better. In other words, we shape and control technology.
However, recently I’ve come to realize that...Read more