Felix Salmon

Whither Groupon?

By Felix Salmon
September 1, 2011

Thanks, Steve

By Felix Salmon
August 24, 2011

It’s a sad day: only this morning I was reminiscing about my days exploring the Apple Macintosh in Palo Alto in 1984. Like much of the world right now, I’m reliving Steve Jobs’s greatest hits on YouTube, I’ve got a bit of a tear in my eye, and yet I can’t imagine how Jobs could possibly go out on a higher note than this.

Felix TV: The next head of the IMF

By Felix Salmon
May 17, 2011

Most of this video is reasonably serious: I genuinely do think that Christine Lagarde is going to be the next managing director of the IMF. And it probably won’t take long before she gets the job, either.

Too Big To Fail, the movie

By Felix Salmon
May 11, 2011

Over the weekend I watched the HBO movie version of Too Big To Fail, and I talked to Andrew Ross Sorkin about it on Monday.

Art as a game

By Felix Salmon
April 27, 2011

Adam Lindemann and Amalia Dayan make a great couple: they’re both immersed in the upper reaches of the art market, with Adam mostly buying and Amalia mostly selling. I spoke to them at the Artelligence conference — an entire event devoted to the dubious concept of “art as an asset class” — after they presented a slideshow of works which were sold at auction in 1973 and which are worth lots of money today.

Felix TV: The peculiar economics of event ticketing

By Felix Salmon
March 17, 2011

Remember the weirdness surrounding LCD Soundsystem tickets? Well, it applies to sporting events too, as this video explains. Shortly after it was made, Jim Ledbetter sold his Knicks tickets for $500 each, which allowed him to net a pleasant profit on their $110 face value and still see the game from a cheaper section.