Mint Condition Book Review

I recently finished reading Dave Jamison’s Mint Condition. If you ever collected baseball cards, I highly recommend reading it. Here is an excerpt in Slate. Why Baseball Cards Were Huge for Me A lot of what I know about marketing comes from my experience with baseball cards, seeing things like: the rise & fall of …

The Marketing of Occupy Wall Street

A Marketer’s Look at Why The Movement Has Lasted… The “Occupy” movement has legs, much like some past movements. 😉 They are filing for a trademark and there is a viral website banner. In spite of being driven by disgust toward banking fraud & giveaways to too big-to-fail banks, the movement is still being described …

Review of Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning

Man’s Search for Meaning is a book that is quite deep and took me a while to read. In fact, I finished a few other books in the middle of this one because I did not want to rush through it and miss stuff. The first 65% of this book consists largely of Viktor’s first …

Lots of Great Finance Articles

Paul Kedrosky compares financial markets to wildfires, suggesting that an occassional fire might not be so bad When wildfires burn a landscape, it’s not all bad. It cleans out underbrush, helping the next generation of plants and trees emerge. Wildfire is also required by some plants to propagate, like various species of chaparral, whose seed …

Online Investing vs Timeshare Investing

My wife and I just got back from Kauai. We checked out of the hotel at noon on Saturday and did not fly out until 10:30 PM. To get about $400 off our helicopter tours and other activities we agreed to spend part of that downtime Saturday afternoon going to a timeshare sales presentation. Timeshares …