Category Archives: Intellectual

Ray Dalio and Bridgewater Associates – How the Economic Machine Works

Ray Dalio, the largest Hedge Fund Manager of Bridgewater Associates with over $165B under management, has come to the conclusion that it is important to share his framework on macro economics.  He has put together a great 30 minute animated … Continue reading

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Peter Thiel and Warren Buffett Have Interestingly Similar Views

This weekend I finished reading Peter Thiel’s Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future  which debuted this past week.  It was a great read utilizing interesting methods to deliver his message whether philosophical, Shakespearian or contrarian.  I would … Continue reading

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IBM Co Investing in Training – Employees Staying Relevant in this Fast Pace Technological Society

Computerworld broke this week that IBM recently distributed a letter to a select group of IBM employees.  According to Computerworld, a copy of the Sept. 12 memo was sent to IBM employees in its Global Technology Services strategic outsourcing group. The memo … Continue reading

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Instead of Being Interesting, Be Interested…..In Constantly Learning.

I recently read a Harvard Business Review article: The Best Leaders are Insatiable Learners. The author, Bill Taylor, discusses one of the more revered and read speeches of John Gardner  and the importance of constantly learning, growing and renewing yourself.  … Continue reading

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The World in 2050 – Its Happening Now

I have been a big fan of Dr. Peter Diamandis who is the Founder of the X-PRIZE Foundation and the Co-Founder of Singularity University.  I recently saw him speak in the Fall and truly enjoyed his discussion.  Both the X-PRIZE and … Continue reading

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Barron’s: Accounting Games Companies Play

Each Saturday morning I look forward to my electronic copy of Barron’s.  It is to those who enjoy a morning cup of coffee and the paper my equivalent enjoyment. Barron’s offers a section called “other voices” which is the ability … Continue reading

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Top Five Wealth Building Factors

Today I found this Survey $25 Million Plus Investors 2012 by Spectrum Groups.  The site had some good insights that I would like to share plus I added my two cents.  Here are their top five factors: 5)  In the Right Place at … Continue reading

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Corporate Culture and Steve Jobs. It is a Company Valuation Discussion.

Steve Jobs announced his resignation and CEO replacement this week.  The market flurried on the news, articles and cable segments were plentiful on Job’s revolution of the world, his greatness, his attention to detail, how round two leadership differed from … Continue reading

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Be Accountable to Each Other. Dismiss Cynicism

“The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were.” – John F. Kennedy It is unfortunate that … Continue reading

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