Posts Tagged ‘Google+’

  • Re-Engineering Old Things To Make Life Better
    Posted by on April 19th, 2014 at 10:05 am, Comments: 0

    If you have ever chopped wood with a traditional axe, this will impress you. I have. Chopping wood is hard work. The axe gets stuck [...]

  • Chicago Startups-Taking Traditional Methods To New Businesses
    Posted by on March 15th, 2014 at 8:59 am, Comments: 0

    One of the things internet businesses can do is take traditional business models and processes and apply them to new things to create value. MarkitX [...]

  • Mergers and Acquisitions-Is It The Right Strategy?
    Posted by on March 2nd, 2014 at 9:28 am, Comments: 0

    There has been a lot of news about Mergers and Acquisitions lately.  Facebook ($FB) bought WhatsApp for $19 Billion.  I saw today, $GE put $1.4 [...]

  • Have You Seen The Spike Jonze Movie “Her”?
    Posted by on January 11th, 2014 at 10:48 am, Comments: 0

    My wife and I went to see the movie “Her” last night.  I had seen previews and then read about it on a couple of [...]

  • Chicago as A Healthcare Hub
    Posted by on November 13th, 2013 at 5:49 am, Comments: 0

    Yesterday afternoon, I was a part of a group that talked to three companies engaged in changing pieces of the healthcare system.  Two were life [...]

  • Are You Lonely? It Could Kill You
    Posted by on November 4th, 2013 at 2:50 pm, Comments: 0

    Loneliness leads to depression. It leads to early death. In spite of all the “connectedness” we feel through virtual touch points, it is still critically [...]

  • Giants Can Topple In the New Sharing Web
    Posted by on October 26th, 2013 at 5:34 am, Comments: 0

    Friday I did some fun things. I spoke to an Honors Finance class from the University of Illinois. Here are the slides. Thanks to everyone [...]

  • Anecdotes for The Bears
    Posted by on October 22nd, 2013 at 5:53 pm, Comments: 0

    The market is screaming around.  Some stocks seem to defy gravity. SPY data by YCharts At the recent Stocktoberfest, we heard some fantastic presentations from [...]

  • Solving The Series A Crunch
    Posted by on October 10th, 2013 at 8:06 am, Comments: 0

    At the recent CATTECH VI conference, we had a couple discussions around the Series A crunch.  It is especially acute in the midwest.  I understand [...]

  • Government Data
    Posted by on October 2nd, 2013 at 8:38 am, Comments: 0

    On Twitter this morning the venerable Tom Keene asks, “What are we going to do Friday at 8:30am?” Because of the shutdown, government data isn’t [...]

  • Angel List Syndicates: Cutting Edge Financing or Bubble?
    Posted by on September 29th, 2013 at 5:51 am, Comments: 0

    With the passing of the JOBS Act, there are new ways to raise capital.  All the rules and regs are not written yet, but rest [...]

  • Pilotless Planes, Driverless Cars: When?
    Posted by on August 27th, 2013 at 5:09 am, Comments: 0

    Google ($GOOG) has made a lot of effort into perfecting driverless cars.  I see a huge advantage in this. Less accidents, and more productive road [...]

  • NASDAQ Shuts Down
    Posted by on August 22nd, 2013 at 4:54 pm, Comments: 0

    Today while I was golfing, the NASDAQ ($NDAQ) decided to shut down.  A technical glitch they are calling it. These things happen.  They will continue [...]

  • Broadband and Cellular Aren’t Everywhere
    Posted by on July 28th, 2013 at 10:28 pm, Comments: 0

    For the past few days, I was up in northern Minnesota.  Way up.  Grand Marais to be exact.  For the most part, I had extremely [...]

  • Top 200 Conservative Websites
    Posted by on June 23rd, 2013 at 7:05 pm, Comments: 0

    The traffic rankings of the top 200 conservative websites just came out.  Points and Figures is happily ensconced at 154.  Thanks to Doug Ross for [...]

  • Breakfast Links
    Posted by on May 15th, 2013 at 4:20 am, Comments: 0

    Why spending more on education will change nothing. The Thiel 20 under 20. Learn more about why Angelina Jolie decided on a double mastectomy. 22 [...]

  • Starting A Business Using Twitter
    Posted by on March 23rd, 2013 at 8:53 am, Comments: 0

    Last night my wife and I walked over to Union  Sushi and sat at the sushi bar.  The first time I went to Union, it was [...]

  • Is Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Against Women’s Rights?
    Posted by on February 28th, 2013 at 8:51 am, Comments: 0

    Yahoo ($YHOO) CEO Marissa Mayer just told all her employees that they couldn’t work from home anymore.  Some employees were incensed.  A few critics said [...]