Posts from December 2012

How Do You Plan To Celebrate New Years Eve?

New Years Eve has always been a holiday with a lot of hype to it.  I remember being a little kid and my parents getting together with other couples for New Years Eve.  In those days, I went to another …






New Years Eve Breakfast Links

6 stages of hangovers I will never go on a cruise. We will go over the cliff.  Some people say hello to the AMT! Interesting article on randomized testing for social science. French court says 75% tax unfair. The most …






Going Over The Cliff-What’s the Bill?

Looks like we will go over the cliff. How much will it cost you?  Tax Policy Center has run the numbers. How this affects you depends on where you live.  Remember, state and local taxes, cost of living varies widely …






Breakfast Links

Hey, you voted for him. Yes. Recipes for champagne cocktails. Good week on Wall Street, if you are a bear. Here is your fiscal cliff SPY data by YCharts






Who Controls Your Reputation?

When I was taking classes at the University of Chicago for my MBA there were a lot of interesting classes. Of course, the regimental numbers classes.  Every MBA goes through the core.  Economics, Accounting, Finance, Strategy, Statistics and Operations.  But, …






Breakfast Links

Yesterday Phil Pearlman and I did a thing for Reuters TV. Hey, while they were debating fiscal cliff stuff, they raised pay. Twas the night before fiscal cliffness. Sure we can’t cut government? 12 Biggest Waste of Research dollars. The …






Predictions for 2013

Starting to see the annual predictions for 2013 crop up everywhere.  They are interesting but usually never correct.  I certainly missed on a lot of predictions last year.  How on earth did Obama get re-elected?!  When I look at things, …






Breakfast Links

RIP General Norman Schwartzkopf.  He could have marched all the way to Baghdad. About that right to privacy. About those 2012 political predictions.  10 economic  questions for 2013. VC is fleeing clean tech. I never saw a good clean tech deal …






Inspiration For Your Business

John Wooden was a tremendous basketball coach.   But, he might have been a better life coach.  When I talk to startups, I tell them “be quick but don’t hurry” which echoes the Lean Start Up model. Here is his …






Breakfast Links

Flying back home from Florida today.  Hope the weather doesn’t screw it up. The revolving door of regulation.  For many, the reason to “do government service” isn’t to do anything but serve themselves.  Please nominate me for CFTC chair. Want …






Post Christmas Mortem

I am still in Florida, avoiding the nasty weather transversing the country.  It’s sunny here today.  We are going to see Les Miserables today.  I tend to go to a lot of chick flicks with my family because they are …






Boxing Day Breakfast Links

Why do they call it Boxing Day anyway? It’s not to settle family scores. Here is an app that finds street parking for drivers. WW2 vet Charles Durning passed away.  Jack Klugman also passed, and was a WW2 vet too. Early …






Merry Christmas

God bless you and your family today (and everyday).  If you don’t celebrate Christmas, blessings of the season to you.






What’s Cooking?

Via my Instagram, Facebook Pinterest and Twitter feed, I am seeing a lot of food porn circle through the internet.  It’s the time of year when people cook a lot.  Family recipes.  They also try new things. This year for …






Christmas Eve Breakfast Links

If you want to follow Santa in the sky, here is the link. If you haven’t read this, you should BEFORE you develop any opinion on gun control. Calculating a college degrees value. I am surprised this article was written. …






America Is Innovative, Still the Greatest Country in the World

One of the things I really dislike about many Americans is they say we need to be more humble.  We aren’t the greatest country.  They point out things about other countries that they like better.  They like to say when …






Gun Control-Weapons of Mass Destruction Style

Gun control advocates want to take all the guns away, and regulate against it.  This is sort of shaping up to be a Republican versus Democratic response to the issue. As per usual, Republicans are taking the unpopular position, but …