Archive for January, 2013

  • Breakfast Links Poll-Should They Exist or NOT?
    Posted by on January 31st, 2013 at 4:06 pm, Comments: 0

    If you come to Points and Figures often, you may have realized that I haven’t done Breakfast Links for a couple of weeks.  I was […]

  • Tax Code Carve Out-Free Money For Smart Investors
    Posted by on January 31st, 2013 at 8:19 am, Comments: 0

    Did you know that if you invest in startups, you pay no taxes on the gain?  Zero taxes will accentuate a trend I see just […]

  • GDP Drop
    Posted by on January 30th, 2013 at 8:36 am, Comments: 0

    GDP today dropped.  Dropped huge. Keynesians and Obama supporters will say that it’s because there is a drop in government spending combined with Hurricane Sandy. […]

  • Cooler By The Lake
    Posted by on January 30th, 2013 at 8:07 am, Comments: 0

    Cooler by the lake is a phrase almost all Chicagoans know.  Because in the summer when the weather gets a bit swelty, you can travel […]

  • Unintended Consequences-Basic Microeconomics
    Posted by on January 29th, 2013 at 9:56 pm, Comments: 0

    Little did I know John Taylor was going to cite basic microeconomic theory today in his criticism of Federal Reserve policy. Related articles Microeconomics Monday-The […]

  • How To Run A Productive Board Meeting
    Posted by on January 29th, 2013 at 7:17 am, Comments: 0

    Board meetings can be a royal pain in the butt.  Yesterday, I was at a seminar to learn how to run a good board meeting. […]

  • Obama Skeet Shooting
    Posted by on January 28th, 2013 at 3:46 pm, Comments: 0

    Obama says he goes skeet shooting all the time?!! First of all, I want photos from 2009. Second, what’s he using? What kind of ammo? […]

  • The Chosen Road To Nowhere
    Posted by on January 28th, 2013 at 8:56 am, Comments: 0

    Whenever a business feels like it has to hire a lobbyist to work with the government, it’s doomed. At all costs, it should try and […]

  • Monday Pep Talk
    Posted by on January 28th, 2013 at 8:25 am, Comments: 0

      I have a close friend that has cancer.  Sending this to him and others like him.  But the pep talk is for all of […]

  • Microeconomics Monday-The Invisible Hand
    Posted by on January 28th, 2013 at 5:14 am, Comments: 0

    People often refer to the invisible hand.  However, many markets that are over regulated make it impossible for the invisible hand to do it’s dirty […]

  • When Government Has The Guns, It’s Got All the Rights
    Posted by on January 27th, 2013 at 3:29 pm, Comments: 0

    From someone that knows about tyranny and government.

  • What’s Your Network Look Like?
    Posted by on January 27th, 2013 at 3:05 pm, Comments: 0

    Everyone talks about networks.  Few understand them.  They power network and drop their card in everyone’s hands.  True networking is more than that.  For example, […]

  • MTXE-A Phrase That Pays
    Posted by on January 27th, 2013 at 8:40 am, Comments: 0

    We like to turn everything into abbreviations these days. Feels like speaking the english language is changing to military speak.  The military famously abbreviates everything. […]

  • How To Make Big Money And Have Success
    Posted by on January 26th, 2013 at 10:11 am, Comments: 0

    “Pigs get slaughtered” A lot of people fantasize about becoming a billionaire.  They see Wall Street titans, bankers, successful entrepreneurs and think they could be […]

  • Billionaire Fight Club
    Posted by on January 26th, 2013 at 9:34 am, Comments: 0

    Amazing.  You rarely see this on television.  Two big players going for each other’s jugular. Yeah, Wall Street, and LaSalle Street get pretty competitive. And […]

  • The Fourth Estate Is Bankrupt in More Ways Than One
    Posted by on January 26th, 2013 at 9:08 am, Comments: 0

    The media is blamed for a lot of stuff.  How many times have you heard, “I was misquoted.” or something to that effect.  But I […]

  • “The State Shall Take, The State Shall Give.”
    Posted by on January 25th, 2013 at 9:08 pm, Comments: 0

    David Mamet grew up in Chicago.  He was educated at a school that taught him to critically think. He displays a lot of knowledge in […]

  • Trust in Sake: It’ll Warm Your Heart
    Posted by on January 25th, 2013 at 10:51 am, Comments: 0

    Last night, the angel organization I co-founded had a small social event at a hot restaurant in Chicago, Union.  One of the things great organizations do […]