Lehigh Valley Business Editor at Large http://www.lvb.com/section/Editor-at-Large Editor at Large Blog Business Views en-us Copyright 2014 Lehigh Valley Business Journal Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:52:32 EST Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:52:32 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140813/EDITORATLARGE/140819922&source=RSS Just what does za mean? Or qi? Or jo? In the interests of not feeling guilty when you make obscure but point-gobbling plays in &#8220Words With Friends,&#8221 we offer to you a dictionary. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:18:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140813/EDITORATLARGE/140819922&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140804/EDITORATLARGE/140809974&source=RSS Supply and demand in its primal form Decades ago, several future successful businesspeople cut their teeth on the laws of supply and demand by scalping tickets at football games. Scalping, at the time, was not illegal in this municipality. Mon, 04 Aug 2014 12:51:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140804/EDITORATLARGE/140809974&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140725/EDITORATLARGE/140729907&source=RSS Amazon and the Eagles and Jony Ive who? Amazon is forecasting third-quarter losses of 410 million to 810 million. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:12:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140725/EDITORATLARGE/140729907&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140718/EDITORATLARGE/140719891&source=RSS Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt and, yes, TV star Susan Anton Every summer during the heart of auto racing season, I think of the several years that I covered NASCAR and Indy car races as a sportswriter in the late 1980s. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:59:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140718/EDITORATLARGE/140719891&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140710/EDITORATLARGE/140719990&source=RSS The delectable baker's dozen An office mate this week brought to work a basket of candy. Included was Pez &#8211 the all-time greatest candy in the history of this or any other galaxy. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:50:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140710/EDITORATLARGE/140719990&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140703/EDITORATLARGE/140709942&source=RSS Invest now, reap later #8211 hopefully The Philadelphia 76ers' new strategy of drafting players for the long term while absorbing losses for a couple of years is similar to a plan for a business startup or a new retail shop. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:44:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140703/EDITORATLARGE/140709942&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140625/EDITORATLARGE/140629922&source=RSS Boomerang kids When will they fly the nest? One in five people in his or her 20s and early 30s is living with his or her parents, according to a New York Times Magazine article. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:03:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140625/EDITORATLARGE/140629922&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140610/EDITORATLARGE/140619986&source=RSS Money It's why barbaric sports won't be banned A couple of decades ago in another career, I wrote an editorial saying that one could make a good case for banning football. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:38:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140610/EDITORATLARGE/140619986&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140604/EDITORATLARGE/140609934&source=RSS Consumers still want something for nothing It's no surprise People prefer watching videos for free. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 13:10:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140604/EDITORATLARGE/140609934&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140527/EDITORATLARGE/140529829&source=RSS Ranking the holidays Memorial Day is No. 2 The meaning of Memorial Day escapes many Americans. Tue, 27 May 2014 08:38:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140527/EDITORATLARGE/140529829&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140521/EDITORATLARGE/140529962&source=RSS 7.6 million hoagies a day About three decades ago, I was introduced to my first Subway restaurant in upstate New York, likely in Binghamton. Wed, 21 May 2014 10:26:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140521/EDITORATLARGE/140529962&source=RSS http://www.lvb.com/article/20140514/EDITORATLARGE/140519946&source=RSS The myth of commuting, driving times Recently in Atlantic City, we were advised by a local that a particular casino was a 10-minute walk on the Boardwalk. Wed, 14 May 2014 10:30:00 EST http://www.lvb.com/article/20140514/EDITORATLARGE/140519946&source=RSS