Archive for September, 2011

  • “Destruction Leads to a Very Rough Road, But it Also Breeds Creation”
    Posted by on September 29th, 2011 at 3:55 pm, Comments: 0

    No one will confuse Anthony Kedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers for an economics PHD, but tangled inside some pretty out there lyrics he’s written over the past two decades is some real truth about where this country has been and where it’s going. Kedis has been witness to the rise and fall of […]

  • Why Main Stream Financial Media Is Largely Worthless
    Posted by on September 28th, 2011 at 7:44 pm, Comments: 0

    In some ways, I’m happy that main stream financial media continues to be completely bereft of any value or understanding of how markets actually work. The truth is, the more suckers there are out there, the more inefficiency there is in the market for us to take advantage of. All these little lemmings walking off […]

  • Media: Talking Investment Management, Social Finance and Estimize with Zack Miller
    Posted by on September 28th, 2011 at 6:42 pm, Comments: 0

    A few weeks ago I had the chance to sit down with Zack Miller (@NewRulesInvest) to discuss my journey through the investment management world, my view on social finance, and our vision at Estimize. I want to thank Zack for being a great host and for what he is doing within the investment management community […]

  • Facebook’s Open Graph and the Curation of Your Image
    Posted by on September 25th, 2011 at 10:53 pm, Comments: 0

    I thought hard about what I could add to the conversation following Facebook’s open graph announcement at F8. There are obviously many thoughts I would like to share, but many don’t add anything to the conversation. There was one thing that really stuck home with me which I wanted to share my thoughts about. Up […]

  • Why Everyone Hates The Millionaire Tax
    Posted by on September 19th, 2011 at 4:06 pm, Comments: 0

    Our comically clueless president, Barak Obama, recently released his plan for a “millionaire’s tax”, or what he’s calling the “Buffet tax”. Without completely tearing up the entire tax system, which should probably be done, the millionaire tax is most likely the next best solution for raising more revenue from a group of citizens quickly capturing a […]

  • The Taboo Topic
    Posted by on September 18th, 2011 at 3:40 pm, Comments: 0

    Talking about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and maybe Israel in general in the blogosphere is undoubtedly THE taboo topic. Religion, race, sex, money, and so on are all par for the course these days. But step foot inside the realm of Middle Eastern politics and people can’t even agree which way is up or down let […]

  • Social is a Layer, Not a Destination
    Posted by on September 14th, 2011 at 7:38 pm, Comments: 0

    Facebook is on a quest to be the entire internet for many people. I’m not kidding. I will not recount my feelings about Facebook over the past few years now, you all know the progression of my attitude towards them as a platform and an investment. If you don’t, search the archives for Facebook. I […]

  • It’s The Euro Stupid
    Posted by on September 13th, 2011 at 7:00 pm, Comments: 0

    This is a market only a mother could love. Let me line it up for you. Greece is about to default (they will default eventually), Italy, Portugal, and Spain will likely come next, in that order, China is building infrastructure no one is using and the credit crisis that is about to take place in […]

  • Mistakes I’ve Made in My First Four Months as a Tech Startup Co-Founder
    Posted by on September 10th, 2011 at 8:56 pm, Comments: 0

    I have always found this blog a great place to share my mistakes, in both my professional and personal life. It’s cathartic to get it off my shoulders. Writing a blog that a decent number of people read is an amazing thing in this way, I do know a decent number of you, but the […]

  • How To Think About The Market Like A Hedge Fund Manager
    Posted by on September 9th, 2011 at 1:22 am, Comments: 0

    There is a revolution taking place in education, quietly. While our government stumbles around attempting to save the jobs of ineffectual teachers for the purpose of simply saving jobs, not making education better, technology and the market are quietly about to disrupt the whole system. It will take time for this higher education bubble to pop, but […]