Uri Berliner http://wkms.org en Why You Won't Win Warren Buffett's Billion-Dollar Bracket http://wkms.org/post/why-you-wont-win-warren-buffets-billion-dollar-bracket <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kq_K5Hg8TrM</p> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 15:05:00 +0000 Uri Berliner 39275 at http://wkms.org Why You Won't Win Warren Buffett's Billion-Dollar Bracket The Roots Of Franchising Took Hold In A Hair Salon Chain http://wkms.org/post/roots-franchising-took-hold-hair-salon-chain <em>We have been reporting for several weeks now on </em><a href="http://www.npr.org/series/235557499/ddd">small businesses in America</a>.<em> Today, we explore a business system where entrepreneurs and corporations come together: franchising. Franchising is a bit like marriage. It takes a good long-term relationship to succeed.</em><p>It makes sense to begin a story about franchising and the hairstyling business by looking to Martha Matilda Harper, a servant living in Rochester, N.Y., in the late 19th century. In her spare time, she developed a special hair tonic. The tonic sold well. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 07:05:00 +0000 Uri Berliner 35788 at http://wkms.org The Roots Of Franchising Took Hold In A Hair Salon Chain Back To The Economy Of The '90s? Not So Fast http://wkms.org/post/back-economy-90s-not-so-fast Throughout the debate over taxes and the "fiscal cliff," there's been a lot of looking backward — to the 1990s. The economic expansion of the 1990s was the longest in recorded American history.<p>Democrats say the economy thrived under the leadership of President Bill Clinton, including his tax rate increase on high earners. Republicans say government didn't spend as much then and that growth didn't really take off until the GOP took control of Congress in 1995.<p>So what actually happened in the '90s? What made them tick?<p><strong>A Unique Boom</strong><p>First, some numbers. Tue, 25 Dec 2012 09:03:00 +0000 Uri Berliner 26074 at http://wkms.org Back To The Economy Of The '90s? Not So Fast