Archive for February, 2009

Another Investing Tip

February 27, 2009

Man, its a good day out there in the blogosphere. Here is a great checklist for evaluating an investment from David Merkel.

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Most College Degrees have a negative ROI

February 27, 2009

ROI (or Return On Investment) is the bottom line when evaluating a stock holding or a business endeavor. If your primary reason for going to college is to have a higher salary than your hapless friend who became a plumber’s apprentice, then you may need to take a few additional math courses. This is one [...]

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FOWA Miami 2009

February 25, 2009

Well, the pain and suffering I went through to get myself down to the FOWA show in Miami was definitely worth it. I drove down to Miami after dinner on Monday night and stayed at the AWESOME DoubleTree Grand hotel that evening. (Thanks for the carboliscious cookie that was so not on my diet!) Up [...]

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Three Cups of Tea

February 11, 2009

Image via Wikipedia My wife was deeply moved last night, attending the talk given by Greg Mortenson, author of . The work he is doing in Pakistan and Afghanistan is both heroic and important. I hear that the book is required reading among our troops in the region now. Its truly an inspiring story. My [...]

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Microsoft and Bill Gates in the 80′s

February 10, 2009

Image via CrunchBase One of the benefits of being a minor mover and shaker in the early days of personal computers is that I got to personally meet a number of people now considered legends. My path crossed with Bill Gates of Microsoft fame a number of times. I had a product named “Show Partner“, [...]

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Personality Test

February 6, 2009

A Scott Hanselman tweat led me to a site with a lot of questions that serve to determine your Meyers-Briggs personality type. I came out as type INTJ. Hmmm, not sure if that resembles me or not. Certainly some of it sounds like an accurate description. What do you think? ECHO? Hello-lo-lo-lo? I signed up [...]

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Trade day for Timely Value

February 5, 2009

Its been a full month of market experience for my fledgling model portfolio – Timely Value. As a refresher, the timely value model portfolio invests in companies with good return on equity while not being over leveraged. The timely part comes from our use of MSN Money’s stock ranking system. For a far more complete [...]

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