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  • How Far Can You Stretch?
    Posted by on August 21st, 2014 at 9:29 am, Comments: 0

    Over the course of my life I have tried different things to stay physically fit.  When I was young, I was a pretty decent basketball [...]

  • The Media is Dead, Long Live the Media
    Posted by on August 20th, 2014 at 9:21 am, Comments: 0

    Yesterday, ISIS beheaded a US journalist. They have been beheading people since they have been on the march. Barbarians bug me.  There is no space [...]

  • Can Someone Automate the Car Dealership Service Process
    Posted by on August 19th, 2014 at 5:35 am, Comments: 0

    Today I am driving from Chicago to Oxford, MS to take my now senior back to school.  She worked at Dough this summer.  She is [...]

  • The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge-in Foggy Chicago
    Posted by on August 18th, 2014 at 10:32 am, Comments: 0

    My old college buddy Dan Morley fingered me for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. We decided to try out my daughter’s Go Pro camera. We [...]

  • Why It’s Hard to Get Rich Growing Grass
    Posted by on August 18th, 2014 at 8:00 am, Comments: 0

    Lately, I have seen a lot of deals involving Marijuana.  They approach it from a variety of angles.  I am not interested in any “grass” [...]

  • Went to A Wedding
    Posted by on August 17th, 2014 at 4:31 pm, Comments: 0

    In the past 24 hours, my wife @lakefrontlisa and I cruised up to Grand Rapids, MI to see a friend’s daughter get married.  She and [...]

  • Markets are Smarter than Panels
    Posted by on August 16th, 2014 at 8:20 am, Comments: 0

    Yesterday was sort of historic in the silver market.  Instead of relying on a bureaucratic panel of experts to “fix” the silver price, they used [...]

  • Free Market Competition is Good For Consumers
    Posted by on August 15th, 2014 at 8:59 am, Comments: 0

    Ride sharing is teaching America a lesson in economics. If you took Microeconomics 101, one of the first concepts you learn is that in a [...]

  • Look Inside For Satisfaction, Not For Approval
    Posted by on August 14th, 2014 at 9:50 am, Comments: 0

    My youngest daughter turns 21 today.  This summer, she has been interning at Dough.  She has been on Tastytrade once in a while so you [...]

  • The Big Bubble
    Posted by on August 13th, 2014 at 8:18 am, Comments: 0

    Is there are bubble in asset values? It depends on how you frame the problem, timing, and it also depends on which version of finance [...]

  • Robin Williams RIP-Suicide Is Not A Way Out
    Posted by on August 11th, 2014 at 10:26 pm, Comments: 0

    First off, if you are thinking of committing suicide, don’t.  Here’s the number to call if you find yourself unstable.  No matter what problems you [...]

  • Hey Chicago, Want to Control the Future Internet? Here’s How Using Bitcoin
    Posted by on August 11th, 2014 at 9:11 am, Comments: 0

    When people look at technology, most of the time they look backwards.  It is familiar to them.  Facebook ($FB), “of course that was a winner”. [...]

  • The Time is Now in The Midwest
    Posted by on August 10th, 2014 at 9:37 am, Comments: 0

    The old saying is, “There is no time like the present.”, and that certainly fits for the Midwest today.  I dislike the idea of “the [...]

  • 21
    Posted by on August 10th, 2014 at 9:15 am, Comments: 0

    21 was a famous bar/restaurant.  21 is a milepost age because of government law.  Yesterday, we celebrated my youngest daughter’s 21st a week early. When [...]

  • How Do VC’s and Angels Value a Company?
    Posted by on August 8th, 2014 at 9:18 am, Comments: 0

    The other day I was talking to some people about early stage investing.  They hadn’t done it before but were interested.  Early stage investing seems [...]

  • What’s It Take To Be Successful?
    Posted by on August 6th, 2014 at 7:13 am, Comments: 0

    A lot of people are searching for the path to success.  They want it to be textbook.  Finding success isn’t solving the quadratic equation.  There [...]

  • This Version of Loyalty Is Fascism
    Posted by on August 5th, 2014 at 1:42 pm, Comments: 0

    Read an article by Jonathan Alter.  Was extremely surprised by the language and the way the words were used.  He wants corporations to take loyalty [...]

  • Hollywood: Wasteland of Ideas
    Posted by on August 4th, 2014 at 8:04 am, Comments: 0

    Yesterday I saw where Bill Murray has signed to be the voice of Baloo in The Jungle Book.  He will be awesome.  But, wasn’t Jungle [...]