Archive for August, 2012

  • Smarteys Making Progress
    Posted by on August 31st, 2012 at 2:41 pm, Comments: 0

    One of my portfolio companies is Smarteys. It’s a great way to plan your finances. Especially if you are trying to figure out how to […]

  • Follow the Money
    Posted by on August 31st, 2012 at 8:49 am, Comments: 0

    If you want to know how well a country is doing, sometimes it just pays to follow the money. It’s an old adage that people […]

  • Remember The Game Landslide?
    Posted by on August 31st, 2012 at 8:35 am, Comments: 0

    Years ago there was a board game called Landslide. It was a game about the Presidential race. It came out in 1971, and was based […]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on August 31st, 2012 at 6:55 am, Comments: 0

    10 must try burgers in Chicago. Romney gave the speech he had to give last night. American exceptionalism and optimism. But here is a critique […]

  • Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: Which Comes First, Entrepreneurs or Capital? Classic Chicken and Egg Dilemma
    Posted by on August 30th, 2012 at 2:11 pm, Comments: 0

    Yesterday at Excelerate Labs Demo Day, Brad Feld gave the keynote. He talked about start up entrepreneurial ecosystems and brought up some fantastic points. He […]

  • Why Are You Trading This Week?
    Posted by on August 30th, 2012 at 8:35 am, Comments: 0

    If you are sitting in front of a computer screen this week and trying to trade, why? This is one of the deadest weeks in […]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on August 30th, 2012 at 6:33 am, Comments: 0

    A different kind of hurricane preparedness. Isaac wasn’t as intense as Katrina, but there is still quite a bit of flooding and problems. Good thing […]

  • The Myth of “The Corporate Wife”
    Posted by on August 29th, 2012 at 8:34 am, Comments: 0

    Last night I recoiled at FOX News correspondent Juan Williams comment about Mitt Romney’s wife Ann. He said, “She is a corporate wife”. Upon further […]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on August 29th, 2012 at 5:57 am, Comments: 0

    I have been gone without internet and cell service. What did I miss? The crescent city, New Orleans is going to get some rain today. […]

  • Why Is Cook County So Poor?
    Posted by on August 28th, 2012 at 9:32 pm, Comments: 0

    Just got back from a trip to Grand Marias, MN. Had a long chat with Stan Tull who writes the Murmur Creek Observatory blog. Stan […]

  • A Preview of What’s To Come
    Posted by on August 23rd, 2012 at 8:33 am, Comments: 0

    Last night I had the chance to preview some Excelerate Labs companies. If you are going to the Demo Day next week, I think you […]

  • Government Intervention Screws Up Markets
    Posted by on August 23rd, 2012 at 6:49 am, Comments: 0

    Did you notice the hog market ($HE_F) over the past couple of weeks? When Obama went to Iowa to campaign, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack […]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on August 23rd, 2012 at 6:14 am, Comments: 0

    Headed up to Minnesota today. Be up for around four or five days. Some possible meanings and implications of the Supreme Court’s decision on Obamacare. […]

  • Senate Candidate Akin Made a Huge Mistake, But What About Rep Johnson?
    Posted by on August 22nd, 2012 at 11:47 am, Comments: 0

    Is there a reason that Johnson is up for re-election? Democrats? Anyone? Oh, and solidly endorsed by Obama.

  • The European CME
    Posted by on August 22nd, 2012 at 10:57 am, Comments: 0

    CME Group ($CME) is going to start a European exchange. There were various reasons given, but the most apparent was that many customers don’t want […]

  • Risk Versus Reward With Your Capital
    Posted by on August 22nd, 2012 at 10:17 am, Comments: 0

    If you have a pile of capital sitting around, you know, one of the one percent. What do you do with it? Economists study this […]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on August 22nd, 2012 at 6:56 am, Comments: 0

    John Garcia on the 100 miles More here. Bike with us next year. Europe is fixed right? Train wreck. There is no joy in Mudville. […]

  • Todd Akin….Chump
    Posted by on August 21st, 2012 at 2:08 pm, Comments: 0

    Todd Akin is the Republican candidate for Senate in Missouri. A couple of days ago, he said something that was incredibly stupid. Not only that, […]