Posts from January 2012

Tuesday Breakfast LInks

A pastor retired last Sunday. I don’t agree with him politically. I haven’t cared for his preaching over the past several years. But, when he leaves politics out of it he is one of the best preachers out there. This …






Stuff I Didn’t Know

Quick, how long has the Glock hand gun been in existence? I am not a gun geek. Just like to go out, fish and hunt. I was perusing Ace today and noticed that the Glock is a start up company …






Why the Euphemisms Around MF Global

Read an article in the WSJ that the 1.2 Billion of customer funds that are missing will never be recovered. Sad news indeed. However, why are the reporters sugar coating the incident with soft verbiage? The money hasn’t vaporized as …






Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Nuances

There is a lot of focus on trying to create the right conditions for having self sustaining entrepreneurial ecosystems in cities and states across the country today. It’s the right thing to do. One of the reasons for this discussion …






Monday Breakfast Links

Was driving all day yesterday. Couldn’t blog. I bought a BMW X5 diesel on Jan 1, 2009. Have just over 58,000 on it. Virtually 2/3 of them highway miles. FYI, it gets around 27-30 on the highway, and around 22 …






Sunday Breakfast Links

Driving back to the Windy today. What’s the most boring drive you have ever been on in the world? Mine is from Memphis, Tennessee to Cairo, Illinois. Four hours of the most godforsaken earth on the planet. Flat, no topography, …






Faith And Politics

This morning, I am on the Mike and Gina Spehn Show. You can click this link and listen. They interviewed for President Jimmy Carter about how faith played into his decisions on politics. JimmyCarterPromo from Michael And Gina on Vimeo. …






Saturday Breakfast Links

The Fed is out of bullets in the fight at No Growth Corral. This ought to be interesting. Catfight between Google($GOOG) and Groupon($GRPN). Wonder if they signed non-compete agreements? Additionally, one of the core structures to develop and entrepreneurial ecosystem …






Where Do I Put My Cash?

There is a nice little debate happening in the halls of corporate America that reflects the debate going around kitchen tables across America today. Where do I put my cash? In the case of the corporation, the Chief Financial Officer …






Friday Breakfast Links

I am on my way to Oxford, Mississippi. Light blogging the next few days. In case you hadn’t seen this already, you should. Next time your doc says something print this out and give it to him. A myth I …






Where Are All The New Traders Going to Come From?

Was speaking with some friends the other day. We are a bunch of old pit traders dealing with the new electronic world. Each of these guys was successful in their own way. That was one of the great things about …






NYX-DB DEAD

The deal is dead. European regulators killed the deal. They don’t get it. They fail to see the future of finance. In a world where geographical boundaries don’t matter, the New York Stock Exchange-Euronext Liffe, DeutscheBorse ($NYX-DB) merger made good …






The Soaring Rhetoric of Politicians

This is a fun quiz. Listed below are 10 direct quotes. You have to guess which American politician said it. Your four choices are: Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin Former VP Dan Quayle President Barack Obama Former President George W. …






Thursday Breakfast Links

I have the flu. Brutal. Feeling a bit better today but basically slept all day yesterday. I did get a flu shot. Didn’t do much good. Hey, this is important. Donate if you can. Now Portugal. Bonds were hit. Only …






Wednesday Breakfast Links

Romney paid 15% in taxes. He also donated 15% to charity. Obama, 1%. The President is cheap. Bet he has short arms and is a lousy tipper. Obama gave a campaign speech last night. It pays to know the King. …






Romney Tax Return–Lots of Deception In Comments

Was reading an article in a left wing paper about the Romney tax return. Once you get through how the author of the article tries to shock you with the numbers, you begin to read the comments. It is amazing …






Tuesday Breakfast Links

Godspeed to Illinois Senator Mark Kirk. He had a stroke yesterday. Met Mark more than several times. When he was in the House of Representatives, he brought countless members of Congress from both sides of the aisle to Chicago. He …