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  • Does Chicago Need a Rebirth?
    Posted by on August 15th, 2015 at 8:05 am

    A little bit of controversy here in Chicago.  A Tribune columnist wrote an article about Hurricane Katrina and the do-over New Orleans received.  She postulated […]

  • What are the Top Ten Future Trends?
    Posted by on August 14th, 2015 at 9:59 am

    It is awfully hard to make predictions into the future.  Just check the data on how often any macroeconomics person gets it right.  Rare.  It’s […]

  • Flexible Work and Flexible Employees
    Posted by on August 13th, 2015 at 6:57 am

    Netflix ($NFLX) recently made a radical switch when it came to their employee benefits.  They are giving salaried men and women paid employee leave for […]

  • People Buy Why You Do What You Do
    Posted by on August 12th, 2015 at 10:36 am

    I can’t remember the first time I saw the TED talk by Simon Sinek “Selling the Why”.  It’s a good one.  23 million views.  I […]

  • Competitive Devaluation; Not the Way To Run an Economy
    Posted by on August 11th, 2015 at 7:48 am

    Last night, the People’s Bank of China devalued their currency 1.9% relative to the value of the US Dollar.  China’s economy is more than sputtering. […]

  • Do You Believe in “Give Before You Get”? Jaden does.
    Posted by on August 10th, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    Brad Feld articulates the ethos of “Give before you get.” It’s easy to say. It’s hard to do. TechStars has embedded this into their culture. […]

  • Who Gets What When
    Posted by on August 10th, 2015 at 8:36 am

    Recently read a book by Professor Alvin Roth.  He is a Nobel Prize winner in economics.  It was pretty interesting.  His specialty is matching markets. […]

  • The Problem With Twitter
    Posted by on August 9th, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Twitter is not growing. Is it dying a slow and painful death? I don’t think so. I still use Twitter (@pointsnfigures).  I can glean valuable information […]

  • America Is Close to Losing Its Freedom
    Posted by on August 8th, 2015 at 9:11 am

    If you don’t know who John Cochrane is you should.  He blogs at The Grumpy Economist.  He recently wrote a piece entitled, “The Rule of […]

  • The Problem With Debates in America
    Posted by on August 7th, 2015 at 8:20 am

    You may or may not have watched the Republican debate last night.  We watched.  Debates like this are pretty pointless I think.  The candidates that […]

  • The Bomb
    Posted by on August 6th, 2015 at 10:20 am

    My Twitter stream lit up a little bit with tweets about the dropping of the atomic bomb. Most of the tweets I saw had the […]

  • Outrageous Hunting
    Posted by on August 3rd, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Stopped into a coffee shop that had wifi and I saw a thing on Drudge with a female hunter posing with a dead giraffe.  Over […]

  • Site Redesign
    Posted by on August 3rd, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    In the coming weeks I am going to redesign this website. I have already spoken to a crack designer at One Design Company in Chicago […]

  • Photos
    Posted by on August 2nd, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    I am in a place where the only time I get internet or cell is when I come to the coffee shop in town.  It’s […]

  • Off The Grid
    Posted by on July 31st, 2015 at 5:08 am

    We left Chicago even though Lollapalooza was going on.  It happens to be across the street from where I live.  It gets really touristy where […]

  • 7 Ways Dabble.Co Makes You Interesting
    Posted by on July 30th, 2015 at 5:25 am

    “What the smartest people do on the weekend is what everyone else will do during the week in ten years”-@cdixon Chris Dixon, VC at A16Z […]

  • Chicago; Startup City
    Posted by on July 29th, 2015 at 9:55 am

    Compass put out a report on startup hubs.  It’s pretty thorough.  I learned some things I didn’t know and confirmed some gut feels I had. […]