Monday Breakfast Links

The midwest mentality.

March Madness continues. Matt Painter really blew the game towards the end for Purdue. Shows how much a coach can make a difference in a game. Poor strategy. Good strategy still might not have won the game, because players have to execute, but Painter drew up some mind boggling stuff in the last two minutes. We have a Cinderella, Ohio U. Cincinnati and Baylor look like they are wearing Zubaz uniforms.

Old age benefits will bankrupt Britain. Join the club.

Apple($AAPL) will hold an investor call this morning. Heard they were buying Microsoft ($MFST) so their operating system finally wins.

Romney won in Puerto Rico. Illinois next. Of the Republicans I know, no one is voting for Santorum. No one has a deep love of Romney but you dance with who brung ya. They all dislike Santorum.

Should K-12 teachers have tenure? Teachers make more money than you think because of tenure and defined benefit pensions. Plus, they get three-four months off.

Brainstorming is the rage, but it doesn’t really work.

What’s the next big thing?

Esther Dyson on the angel crowd.

Ever have an M Berry? We had an M Berry party at Christmas. It was incredible. Lemons tasted incredibly sweet. Guiness was just like chocolate milk and sour cream was like cheesecake. Best of all, it’s LEGAL.

Photographers are mad at Pinterest. I am on Pinterest and Instagram. Playing with them.

Obama is having a hard time raising money. I know several that have closed their wallets.

Great point here on shading of information.

Bernie Madoff is free.

More and more carmakers are sending their diesels here. Porsche is bringing a diesel Cayenne to America. Diesels are hot, because of gas prices. I drive a BMW X5 diesel. Get around 22 MPG in town.

There is still time to donate to the Red Tails.

  • Robbie Abed

    I would love to hear your input on the pando daily’s chicago post. I know you read matt moog’s post, and the pando’s post kind of infuriated me as well. I do agree with some things he said, but there was no mention of any organization in chicago and what they are trying to accomplish. 

    • pointsnfigures

      will blog about that.  had no time today.  I am not mad at him.  He used a lot of biases to write the article. 

      The midwest is different from the valley and that’s not a bad thing.  Embrace it. Be different.  Not everyone is the same.  

      It makes me DETERMINED though.  We can create something anywhere in the midwest.  Takes guts, capital, and creativeness.  No one has the market cornered on ideas.