resource allocation

Reddit to users: please help us!

Making money online isn’t always easy, especially when you run an ad-supported business. And that’s not just true for the small fries; it can be even more true for popular, heavily-trafficked sites.

That’s the case for Reddit, the popular user-generated news site. It was purchased by Conde Nast Digital in 2006, but a blog post last Friday indicates that all is not well at Reddit.

Five areas businesses spend too much or too little

What single characteristic do successful companies share? The ability to allocate resources effectively.

Effective resource allocation maximizes return and minimizes waste. Yet allocating resources effectively is harder than it looks. There are a lot of motivations to overspend in certain areas and underspend in others. Here are five areas in which companies overspend, and five areas in which companies often underspend.