How FOREX Works

If you have ever heard about people making millions (or losing millions) of dollars on currency speculation, you are not alone.  I have read stories about being making and breaking the bank by investing in Euros, Pounds, Yen, Shekels, Yuan, Baht, Pesos, and a slew of other currencies.  From the grand entrance of the Euro to the Asian Currency Crisis in the 1990s, the Foreign … [Read more...]

Solving Homelessness in America

Denver recently passed an “outdoor camping ban” which, in practice, is simply a law making it illegal to be homeless. This is far from a solution to the homelessness problem, it will just move the homeless to surrounding cities and states. It made me think about actual solutions to homelessness in America. … [Read more...]

The Global Economy – Sponsored Video

For a long time, I have been a fan of the Financial Times. I rank it as a top global financial publication next to the Wall Street Journal. While in business school, I often turned to the FT for my global financial news. Today, they are sharing a new video on the Global Economy. … [Read more...]

Berkshire Hathaway 2012 Shareholder Meeting

“If you buy a business for less than it’s worth, you’re going to make money.” –Warren BuffetThis year, I made my third trip to Omaha for the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder’s meeting. Warren Buffet are Charlie Munger took center stage and shared their wisdom on investing, business management, and the economy to a packed house that included billionaire Bill Gates and … [Read more...]

Why I Hate People Who Give Bad Tips

I recently read a post with an interesting theory on tipping. I like and respect the author of the post, Len Penzo, though I disagree with his opinion this time around. However, it was when I read the comments I wanted to scream and start punching people. Here is what you really need to understand about tipping and the service industry. [Warning, angry rant ahead] … [Read more...]

What Recession? The Economy is Awesome

What Recession? The Economy is Awesome

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If you follow the Republican presidential campaign, you have undoubtedly noticed that the candidates are trying to sell you a story about how horrible the economy is and why you need to elect them to fix it. I think they are dead wrong, the economy is great. Here’s why. … [Read more...]

Investing in the Cruise Industry

After the recent, highly publicized crash of the Costa Condordia, people around the world are looking hard at the cruise vacation industry. While everyone is focusing on the problems today, it might be a good place for you to invest for tomorrow. … [Read more...]

The Meteoric Rise and Fall of Netflix

The Meteoric Rise and Fall of Netflix

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In 1997, Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph created a company called Netflix. Hastings was angry about a late fee charged when he turned in the movie Apollo 13 after the due date. His business was about to change the entertainment industry forever and evolve into one of the most recognized brands in North America. … [Read more...]

Occupying America

Occupying America

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While they are not in all the headlines anymore, the Occupy movement is still going strong around the country. From Occupy Wall Street in New York to Occupy Denver in my neighborhood, the movement has gained media attention and thousands of supporters, but what are they really doing and what are they all about? … [Read more...]