Archive for February, 2012

  • Jumpstarting an Economy
    Posted by on February 29th, 2012 at 3:27 pm, Comments: 0

    Say what you will about Rahm Emanuel in the White House, he has done a decent job as Chicago’s mayor. He is slowly taking on […]

  • The Coming Jobs War
    Posted by on February 29th, 2012 at 7:55 am, Comments: 0

    Have you read this book? I just did. It’s an interesting book. Much of the book is a sales brochure for Gallup’s business. I would […]

  • Wednesday Breakfast Links
    Posted by on February 29th, 2012 at 6:27 am, Comments: 0

    Romney won in Arizona last night, and squeeked by in Michigan. If the Republicans nominate Santorum, it will be four more years of Obama. Santorum […]

  • Big Food Must Go: What Will You Eat? Soylent Green?
    Posted by on February 28th, 2012 at 8:57 am, Comments: 0

    The whole food movement is very interesting to me. Parts of me really empathize with it. I invested in Tallgrassbeef. Farmer’s Markets anywhere are a […]

  • Tuesday Breakfast Links
    Posted by on February 28th, 2012 at 6:59 am, Comments: 0

    Sorry, yesterday I was in Nebraska visiting my sister. People make fun of Nebraska, but it actually was really nice weather when I was there. […]

  • Is it Frothy or Not? Can You Build A Business?
    Posted by on February 27th, 2012 at 7:46 am, Comments: 0

    Since so many people are either out of work or leaving the work force, starting their own companies becomes a palatable idea. I was talking […]

  • Why Higher Tax Rates Never Bring in Higher Levels of Revenue
    Posted by on February 26th, 2012 at 9:08 am, Comments: 0

    Obama has been all out in his assertion that we need to tax the rich to bring in more revenue so that we can get […]

  • Sunday Breakfast Links
    Posted by on February 26th, 2012 at 7:08 am, Comments: 0

    Do you remember the story of Sidd Finch? Captivated people back in 1985. After they get the Catholics, they will go somewhere else. Always do. […]

  • Can You Build An Ecosystem Anywhere?
    Posted by on February 25th, 2012 at 12:01 pm, Comments: 0

    There is a lot of interest in building entrepreneurial ecosystems. A lot of the interest stems from the job market being so dreadful. I don’t […]

  • Saturday Breakfast Links
    Posted by on February 25th, 2012 at 6:43 am, Comments: 0

    Oh crap. I just started doing yoga. Saw Van Halen last night. Eddie rocks. Man can he strum a guitar. David Lee Roth just can’t […]

  • Undiversifiable Risk In A Start Up
    Posted by on February 24th, 2012 at 4:10 pm, Comments: 0

    When you invest in a start up company, it’s inherently risky. Heck, I think the odds are about 90% against you from the outset. I […]

  • Hey Traders, Here is Your Shot At Stardom
    Posted by on February 24th, 2012 at 9:56 am, Comments: 0

    From Facebook. Think you got what it takes. Take your chances. (I have nothing to do with this, just merely passing information along) Noci Pictures […]

  • Friday Breakfast Links
    Posted by on February 24th, 2012 at 8:33 am, Comments: 0

    Snow in Chicago today. Tonight I am going to see Van Halen with Kool and the Gang leading off. Wow, I feel old! What’s more […]

  • High Frequency Trading Fees-The Wrong Approach
    Posted by on February 23rd, 2012 at 8:12 am, Comments: 0

    The SEC is considering ways to curb the effect of high frequency trading on the marketplace. For long time traders, it’s clear that HFT and […]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on February 23rd, 2012 at 6:33 am, Comments: 0

    Can ethics be taught at a business school? From Insty, how to remove your Google ($GOOG) search history before Google’s new privacy policy. The Obama […]

  • MF, RICO and Sarbanes-Oxley
    Posted by on February 23rd, 2012 at 2:29 am, Comments: 0

    Yesterday at the University Club, I spoke about the MF Global theft of over a billion dollars from customers. In addition, I asked James Koutkoulas […]

  • What Would You Do?
    Posted by on February 22nd, 2012 at 8:10 pm, Comments: 0

    The Syrian government is killing it’s own people. Slaughtering them. What do you do? Beware-This vid is pretty graphic Other governments have slaughtered their own. […]

  • Outrage Over Tax Breaks in Illinois
    Posted by on February 22nd, 2012 at 11:26 am, Comments: 0

    In Crain’s Chicago Business, there was an article that said the $150M in tax breaks for Sears was money poorly spent. “Rather than dole out […]