Archive for May, 2012

  • More MF Global Fallout
    Posted by on May 31st, 2012 at 9:26 pm, Comments: 0

    More MF Global fall out. Received a note from someone-“got laid off from XXX last week. They did a reduction in force and I got [...]

  • Angel’s Envy
    Posted by on May 31st, 2012 at 5:39 pm, Comments: 0

    One of the benefits of doing office hours is you meet cool people. Other benefits are working with new start up firms. Last week, I [...]

  • The Corzine Rule
    Posted by on May 31st, 2012 at 9:01 am, Comments: 0

    Follow me on Twitter Came across this article on May 29 that talks about the continuing saga of MF Global and Jon Corzine. It’s amazing [...]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on May 31st, 2012 at 7:41 am, Comments: 0

    An American’s journey through China. Interesting. How about this? You land, and the Chinese government sends you a text message “welcoming” you. Yeah, right. Buffett [...]

  • Those Who Have a Job, Want to Quit. Those Who Want a Job, Can’t Find One. Blame Entrepreneurism
    Posted by on May 31st, 2012 at 7:19 am, Comments: 0

    From time to time I have guest posts on my blog. I met Robbie Abed at a Technori meet up. He has a lot of [...]

  • Repurposing Public Spaces For the Knowledge Economy
    Posted by on May 30th, 2012 at 6:33 am, Comments: 0

    Entrepreneurs solve pain points. On very rare occasions, there are chances for government to actively support entrepreneurship with physical structural support. Usually they can only [...]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on May 30th, 2012 at 6:19 am, Comments: 0

    Mayor of Helsinki Finland in town today. I get to meet him. Big tech sector in Helsinki. At some point during the day he will [...]

  • Summer Trading
    Posted by on May 29th, 2012 at 9:39 am, Comments: 0

    Different markets have different kinds of trading. If you are a grain trader($ZC_F, $ZW_F, $ZS_F), you don’t miss the summer. It’s where all the action [...]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on May 29th, 2012 at 6:37 am, Comments: 0

    Would you move for a new opportunity or job? I would. Thought on Freedom. Only a new political order can save Greece. Or they can [...]

  • War Cannot Be Summarized
    Posted by on May 28th, 2012 at 9:03 am, Comments: 0

    War cannot be summarized in trite one liners. People try. “War is hell.” Of course it is. There are similarities in different wars over the [...]

  • Memorial Day Breakfast Links
    Posted by on May 28th, 2012 at 5:26 am, Comments: 0

    War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing [...]

  • In Flanders Fields the Poppies Bloom
    Posted by on May 27th, 2012 at 8:43 am, Comments: 0

    Every Memorial Day, I try to read this poem. If you have a moment, please go to the website, My Memorial Day and record a [...]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on May 27th, 2012 at 6:35 am, Comments: 0

    This would not be a fun way to die. Going to be hot at the Brickyard today. Half of all Americans on some kind of [...]

  • Should Fat People Pay More For Insurance?
    Posted by on May 26th, 2012 at 8:01 am, Comments: 0

    In our long road trip to my grandfather’s memorial service, we had a conversation I would like to invite you to be a part of. [...]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on May 26th, 2012 at 6:40 am, Comments: 0

    It’s Memorial Day weekend. Two things you can do. Visit this site. And read this article. Great Memorial Day piece here. Romney interviewed by Noonan. [...]

  • Stock Splits; Winners or Losers?
    Posted by on May 25th, 2012 at 9:10 am, Comments: 0

    Are stock splits good for the share price or not? Deceased Nobel Prize winning economist Merton Miller didn’t like them. “Everyone recognizes that’s a joke [...]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on May 25th, 2012 at 5:22 am, Comments: 0

    Innovation isn’t innovation until the market validates it and you generate revenue from it. The Fear of Missing Out. Battle brewing over genetically modified food. [...]

  • Immigration and Start Ups
    Posted by on May 24th, 2012 at 6:43 pm, Comments: 0

    Immigration is a problem in the US. Yeah, I know about the Arizona law and that is not what I am talking about here. I [...]