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Abstract Cloud

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008 -- By ET



These pictures are based on words I used in an abstract of a paper. Bigger words have a larger voice.

Indeed, the paper is about pricing.

Firefox Download Day: World Record

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008 -- By ET

Download Day 2008

2008-June 17 (Tuesday)


JIM Best Paper Award

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008 -- By ET

A pleasant surprise:


Past winners:
2007 Award for Best Paper in 2006
Bundling, Unbundling and Pricing of Multiform Products: The Case of Magazine Content by R. Venkatesh and Rabikar Chatterjee (20/2)
A Field Experiment to Assess the Interruption Effect of Pop-Up Promotions by Wendy Moe (20/1)
Designing Marketplaces of the Artificial with Consumers in Mind: Four Approaches to Understanding Consumer Behavior in Electronic Environments by Steven Bellman, Eric Johnson, Gerald Lohse & Naomi Mandel (20/1)

2006 Award for Best Paper in 2005
Can We Predict Customer Lifetime Value by Edward Malthouse and Robert Blattberg (19/1)
Who Are the Multichannel Shoppers and How Do They Perform? Correlates of Multichannel Shopping Behavior by V. Kumar and Rajkumar Venkatesan (19/2)
Collaborating to Create: The Internet as Platform for Customer Engagement in Product Innovation by Mohanbir Sawhney, Gianmario Verona and Emanuela Prandelli (19/4)
Consumers in a Multichannel Environment: Product Utility, Process Utility and Channel Choice by Sridhar Balasubramanian, Rajagopal Raghunathan and Vijay Mahajan (19/2)

2005 Award for Best Paper in 2004
Capturing Evolving Visit Behavior in Clickstream Data by Wendy Moe and Peter Fader (18/1)

2004 Award for Best Paper in 2003
Customers as Assets by Sunil Gupta and Donald Lehmann (17/1)

2003 Award for Best Paper in 2002
Intentional Social Action in Virtual Communities by Richard Bagozzi and Utpal Dholakia (16/2)

Pic-A-Day: Interesting Building

Saturday, June 14th, 2008 -- By ET


A Note on Good Chinese Restaurants in HK

Thursday, June 5th, 2008 -- By ET

Found from here.

A couple of abbreviations: ‘TST’=Tsim Sha Tsui, and ‘CWB’=Causeway Bay.

District Type Restaurant Address Phone
Admiralty Beijing Peking Garden Pacific Place shopping mall
Admiralty Shanghai Shanghai Garden Hutchison House
Admiralty Sichuan Sichuan Garden Pacific Place shopping mall
Central Cantonese Lei Garden Shop No. 3007-3011, 3/F.,
International Finance Centre
Central Cantonese Tai Woo 92 & 100 Caine Road, Central
Central Chiu Chow Garden Chiu Chow Garden Jardine House
Central Hunan Hunan Garden The Forum tower,
Exchange Square
CWB Beijing Peking Garden Lee Theatre Plaza
CWB Cantonese Jade Garden 1 Hysan Avenue
CWB Hakka Hakka Hut 21/F Lee Theatre Plaza,
99 Percival St
CWB Shanghai Crystal Jade Shop B224 (basement),
Times Square
CWB Shanghai vegetarian Kung Tak Lam 31 Yee Wo Street
Mongkok Cantonese Lei Garden 121 Sai Yee Street 2392-5184
TST Cantonese Jade Garden Star House
TST Beijing Peking Garden Star House
TST Beijing The Spring Deer 36-44 Mody Road, 1st Floor 2723-3673
TST Hakka Hak-ka Hut 6/F, Miramar Shopping Centre,
132 Nathan Road
TST Northern / Hot-pot Tai Fung Lau 1/F Windsor Mansion,
29 Chatham Road South
TST Shanghai Crystal Jade 3328 Harbour City,
Canton Road
TST Shanghai vegetarian Kung Tak Lam 7th floor, 1 Peking Road
TST East Cantonese Lei Garden B-2, Houston Centre 2722-1636
Wanchai Cantonese Lei Garden 1/F., CNT Tower,
338 Hennessy Road
Wanchai Cantonese Tack Hsin 84-86 Morrison Hill Road,
Tsung Tsin Mansion
Yau Ma Tei Beijing The Peking Restaurant 1/F, 227, Nathan Road

Here’s a set of recommendations from Spike over at Hongkietown.

I’d add:

Tai Woo, East Ocean. Tack Hsin and Hoi Tin — four chains all over HK, very competent and reasonably priced Cantonese seafood palaces and decent dim sum.

Little Sheep — China-based chain famous for northern style hotpot.

Under Bridge Spicy Crab — as the name says.

Xiao Nan Guo — Shanghai-based chain

and reading the Cha Xio Bao blog for lots of great, off-the-beaten path tips.

Mr Tall adds:

I’ve done a bit of googling about for some specifics. I certainly haven’t tried all of these places, and if you know of one that’s moved/closed/terrible, please let us know.

  • You can find Tai Woo restaurant branches as follows:Causeway Bay Branch:
    27 Percival Street.
    Tel: 2893 0822; 2893 9882

    Shau Kei Wan Branch:
    192 – 198, Shau Kei Wan Road, Sai Wan Ho

    Central Branch:
    92 & 100 Caine Road, Central

    Tsim Sha Tsui Branch:
    14 – 16 Hillwood Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

  • There are East Ocean branches as follows:5/FL., Miramar Shopping Ctr.,
    132 Nathan Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon.
    Phone: 2317 8889

    Level 3-302, New World Centre,
    Tsimshatsui, Kowloon.
    Phone: 2367 1133

    Shop 3202, Harbour City,
    Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, H.K.
    Phone: 2956 2882

    B1 East Ocean Ctr., 98 Granville Road,
    Tsimshatsui East, Kowloon.
    Phone: 2723 8128

    2/FL., Sun Hung Kai Centre,
    30 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong.
    Phone: 2827 9938

    3/FL., Harbour Centre, 25 Harbour Road,
    Wanchai, Hong Kong.
    Phone: 2827 8887

    5/FL., CITIC Tower, 1 Tim Mei Avenue,
    Central, Hong Kong.
    Phone: 2877 2211

    Shop G201 The Repulse Bay,
    109 Repulse Bay Road, Hong Kong.
    Phone: 2803 1882

  • Now how about some Tack Hsin outlets:1-13 Sugar Street
    Causeway Bay HK
    2894 8899

    84-86 Morrison Hill Road, Tsung Tsin Mansion
    Wanchai, HK
    2572 0898

    Shop 5, G/F, Pearl Court
    2-12 Holland Street, HK
    2872 6168

    2/F Peninsula Centre, 67 Mody Road
    TST East, Kowloon,HK
    2721 8102

    4/F Chong Hing Square
    601 Nathan Road, Kowloon, HK
    2780 0182

    3 Tak Hing Street
    Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, HK
    2723 2646

  • There’s a Hoi Tin restaurant on:Elizabeth Bld, Causeway Bay
    Tel: 2891 3886.
  • There are Little Sheep hotpot restaurants as follows:Wanchai Hot Pot
    Causeway Bay Plaza, Wan Chai
    Tel: 2893 8318

    Mongkok Hot Pot
    16 Kar Lo street, ground floor/1st floor
    Tel: 2396 8816

    Tsim Sha Tsui Hot Pot
    26 Kimberley Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
    Tel: 2722 7633

    Tsuen Wan Hot Pot
    City Landmark, Tsuen Wan
    Tel: 2940 7678

  • Now, for the marvelously-named ’Bridge under spicy crab’ restaurant:Shop C, G/F., Wah Fat Mansion, 405-419 Lockhart Road,
    Wan Chai, Hong Kong


    Shop 6-9, G/F., 429 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
    Tel: 2893 1289 or 2573 7698

  • And finally, a Xiao Nan Guo outlet:12th floor, Shell Tower, Causeway Bay (i.e. near Times Square)
    Tel: 2894 8899

Pic-A-Day: Concord Obelisk

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008 -- By ET

This is the obelisk at the Place de la Concord.  It was a gift from Egypt to France in 1831.


Concord Obelisk


Monday, June 2nd, 2008 -- By ET


Among the 3150 signed, over 1500 are professors. I guess they don’t mind to have one more professor signing up.

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