The Irony of Silicon Valley

January 29, 2010

Tweet This is a post I’ve been wanting to write for a while, but until now I was not sure how or what to write exactly. It’s a bit long, but I think it is important. Silicon Valley is the center of innovation and home to giants of industry. It’s the place companies like Cisco, […]


A Rant On Requirement Blasts

January 20, 2010

Tweet Is it just me or is every other email this week a requirement blast from a broker? If these email blasts are not an indication of the industry’s failure or slowness to evolve, I don’t know what is. On the flip side, it’s also a sign that things are starting to move. Nonetheless, there […]


Business Journal

December 17, 2009

Tweet Big thanks to the Business Journal. Perhaps when I regurgitate news that I find in the Business Journal, I’ll just stop linking to my source as well. I know some of the readers will be happy that they don’t have to listen to those stupid video ads. At least add some value when you […]


Government Sachs Exec To SEC Enforcement Post

October 18, 2009

Tweet The Securities and Exchange Commission tapped Goldman Sachs Group Inc. executive Adam Storch on Friday to serve as the agency’s first-ever chief operating officer of the enforcement division. Well, we can all surely rest easy now. Goldman seems to have now moved an executive over to their US Government desk, the SEC. This move […]


Dear Business Journal: Drop The Annoying Ads

October 17, 2009

Tweet The Business Journal is a pretty good publication. They manage to pump out a pretty good variety of news on a daily basis. They also cover a lot of different markets which make it a consistent source to look to when searching for current and past news. But, they have for a while been […]


Fallout From The Bailout

May 15, 2009

Tweet Dr. Doom is warning the US is about to lose its status as the world’s reserve currency. Whether or not this happens soon or in 10, or even 20 years doesn’t make a difference. The rest of the world is progressing so quickly that the 300M US consumers that have been the cornerstone of […]


UK World’s Largest Ponzi Scheme

February 28, 2009

Tweet Despite how bad many may think the US economy is – and it is bad – the USD is still holding its own against other currencies (for now), and foreigners for the time being still continue to purchase our debt. In fact, in relation to some other western countries, the US is holding up […]


Brokerages Announce “Troubled Assets Units”

January 17, 2009

Tweet All the major brokerage houses have now rushed onto the bandwagon to announce the formation of new departments designed to assist lenders and owners of distressed assets. I even read that regional brokerage Cornish & Carey announced one the other day. There is certainly plenty of blame to go around about why the industry […]


Now San Jose “Leaders” Want To Ban Fast Food Restaurants

August 15, 2008

Tweet It certainly didn’t take long for San Jose councilmemebers to take notice of the Los Angeles city council¬†decision to ban fast food restaurants. Now Nora Campos, Forrest Williams, and Kansen Chu, councilmembers in the City of San Jose are proposing a one-year moratorium on new¬†fast-food restaurants. I’ll try and keep this post from turning […]


LA City Council Passes Ordinance Placing Moratorium on Fast Food Restaurants in Impoverished Areas

July 30, 2008

Tweet The city of Los Angeles council has unanimously approved an ordinance which puts a moratorium on any new fast food restaurans in an “impoverished” area. This is likely the first time something like this has been passed in an effort to fight obesity. Unfortunately, the problem goes beyond simply blocking any further fast food […]

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