Was the bauhaus a hit or a miss?

One of the few nice things about being sick is that I have the opportunity to get through a backlog of reading, including pen blogs. That means finally getting to see some reviews and commentary on the Lamy 2000 Bauhaus. I’ll admit that I was tempted but the price and limited availability gave me pause, then work got busy and I missed the whole thing. Nonetheless, I thought I’d share a few thoughts about the Bauhaus.

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Pelikan Pricing

Over at the Pelikan’s Perch, Dr Danley had an interesting post recently, where he points out that Pelikan prices are unexpectedly falling in the US. You’ve probably seen the post, along with some of the discussion it’s prompted, but I’d recommend having a read if you haven’t already. And if you’re not already subscribed to his blog, you should rectify that while you’re there! Then come back here, as his post has got me thinking. 

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Mental Models

One thing that jumps out at me when reading FP blogs and discussions is that most people have a very different perspective about how businesses operate than I do. That’s probably not surprising, but it’s been on my mind lately, and today’s (long overdue) post explores a typical mental model, its limitations, and how that model might be improved. 

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The Cost Disease

In today’s post, we talk about an idea in economics called the Cost Disease and how it affects the prices of the things we buy. It’s an interesting idea which allows us to pick apart the FP industry and think about how it might change the industry in the future. 

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