Monthly Archives: June 2012

Mark Cuban-Skip Bayless debate transcript

The complete transcript of the June 22 2012 debate between Mark Cuban and Skip Bayless on journalistic practice in which Cuban gives a quick lesson on analytics can be found here. My brief statement providing a theoretical background is here. … Continue reading

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The Mark Cuban—Skip Bayless Debate: The theoretical perspective behind it

Context, context, context On ESPN’s morning sportstalk show ‘First Take,’ the day after Lebron James and the Miami Heat won the 2012 title, Mark Cuban appeared to debate Skip Bayless (transcript here). The throwdown actually began when Cuban taunted Bayless … Continue reading

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The New Social Science

The Facebook IPO furthered the emergence of a new vernacular and brought into the forefront of US culture and society the systematic study of culture and society. The NY Times alone had story after story on what has come to … Continue reading

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The Facebook IPO shows…

The performance of the Facebook IPO suggests there is a gap between the cultural understanding of what is valuable and the economic ability to evaluate (or account for) this cultural capital. This gap will be difficult to overcome. The so-called … Continue reading

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