Monthly Archives : November 2011

Understanding Derivatives: Case Study — Heidi’s Bar

On November 13, 2011, Posted by , In Ali's Personal Blog, With No Comments

Heidi is the proprietor of a bar in Detroit … She realizes that virtually all of her customers are unemployed alcoholics and, as such, can no longer afford to patronize her bar.  To solve this problem, she comes up with a new marketing plan that allows her customers to drink…

Copycat or Original? The future of European IT and the Malaga Valley

Recently I came across an article by Davor Hebel,, in which he argues that there is nothing wrong with copying, pointing to the Samwer brothers, who accordingly perfected the craft and created a fortune by building a number of clones including Alando (clone of Ebay), Jamba (clone of