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Internet Trends

Mary Meeker’s annual presentation of internet trends is always interesting to look at.  Sometimes you can pull out some great insights into things you want to do, or things you think will happen.  Especially when you layer other information over …






Memorial Day 2016

All kinds of things you can do to remember the ones that didn’t come back.  I saw Facebook had a thing for me to share on my wall.  The problem was it was to remember vets, not to remember the …






Detroit Startup Week

Today I am driving to Detroit.  It’s around a four hour drive.  I am headed up to be on a panel for Detroit Startup Week.  I am happy to do it.  The better the startup community gets in Detroit, the …






I AM THE KING

I love playing Cards Against Humanity.  My kids gave me a Cards Against Humanity gift this Christmas.  It was actually a Hanukkah gift!  Today, May 20 from 12:21 pm CDT to 12:24 pm CDT, I am KING. To be king, …






The Business Blockchain

My friend William Mougayer wrote a book called The Business Blockchain.  It’s a great book for anyone looking to understand what the whole Bitcoin thing is about.  I have blogged about Bitcoin in the past.  It’s highly interesting to me …






Do You Want To Raise Mark Zuckerberg?

Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal had an article on how to raise an entrepreneur and they used the same clickbait headline I did, Mark Zuckerberg.  I am all for raising entrepreneurs and I think what Mark Zuckerberg did with Facebook …






What It’s Like To Get Your Job Automated

One of the things that scares the middle class today is getting their jobs automated by technology.  The pace of technology is moving so fast, it’s scaring the bejeezus out of people. I share this story because yesterday a person …






No More Junk In My Food

If you want to know how screwed up government has become, all you have to do is look at the Farm Bill.  It’s totally messed up and creates all kinds of bad economic incentives that make their way into your …






Innovation is Offensive

The next time I want to offend someone, I guess I will bring a box of chalk.  If I think about my post of a couple of weeks ago niche/movement/mainstream, this is a niche that society must nip in the …






Policy Is Not For The Good of the People

There is an article circulating on the internet from the New York Daily News.  In it, former Nixon aide John Erlichman says that they ramped up the war in Drugs to go after hippies and black people.  Economist Milton Friedman …






How States Get You

This past weekend, my wife and I were doing our taxes and watching the NCAA tournament.  I am really beginning to warm to Ted Cruz idea to abolish the IRS and go to a flat tax.  Doing them on a …






A Choice That Explains Why Women Make Less Money Than Men

A lot of the research into pay disparities between genders is normative.  This means that values are put into the hypothesis before the research even looks at the data.  That has resulted in a lot of hyperbole when it comes …






The Trump Card

Watching social media closely you see a lot of stuff on politics these days because of the campaign.  I follow people on the left and right.  I am Facebook friends with people on the left and right.  I value both …






Be Courageous

Went out to The Oasis outside of Austin, Texas for a cocktail and sunset. Took this photo when we arrived. View from The Oasis A photo posted by Jeff Carter (@pointsnfigures) on Mar 2, 2016 at 1:34pm PST We were …