Intellectual Property and Viral Marketing

Lynne Kiesling This past weekend I directed a Liberty Fund conference on intellectual property. I am fascinated by IP, in particular by the features it has in common with networks and with common-pool resources: incomplete and uncertain property rights. In an environment where it’s either beneficial to have incomplete and uncertain property rights, or where … More Intellectual Property and Viral MarketingMore Intellectual Property and Viral Marketing

What’s So Great About Tacit Knowledge?

Lynne Kiesling Over at Organizations & Markets, Peter Klein and Nicolai Foss have been talking about tacit knowledge, distinguishing it from explicit knowledge, and asking what the big deal is. Their posts and the comments on them are a good read. Why should tacit knowledge be any more or less important than explicit knowledge? My … More What’s So Great About Tacit Knowledge?More What’s So Great About Tacit Knowledge?

Buy A Contract on Lance’s Marathon Time

Lynne Kiesling Here’s one for the “markets in everything” file: you can buy a contract at TradeSports with your prediction of Lance Armstrong’s NY Marathon time. Lance’s time, his training, etc. have been a topic of much discussion in some of the online places I frequent. Now all of us chatterati can put our money … More Buy A Contract on Lance’s Marathon TimeMore Buy A Contract on Lance’s Marathon Time