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Nukes and Naan

Posted March 3, 2006

Christopher Columbus left home for India. He didn't get there. Our own president, George W. Bush, has found his own path, following the trail of corporations and entrepreneurs who made their way - correctly, unlike Columbus - to India to join East and West in the new and vital high-tech bridge between sides of the world.

Bra Wars: China Strikes Back

Posted February 28, 2006

The Cantonese streets of Hong Kong are packed with Mandarin speakers, yammering away about the sights and sounds of their favorite Special Administrative Region.

Strangers with Candy

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted February 27, 2006

It's a preschool lesson that all youngsters know: Never take candy from a stranger

It's Still Snake Oil

Posted February 24, 2006

"Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, the medicine go doooown, the medicine go down... Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, in the most delightful way!"

PayPal Philanthropy

Posted February 21, 2006

Last Friday, I introduced you to the mechanism of micro-finance as a catalyst of the future world economy.

Nigerian Unrest Boosts Oil

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted February 20, 2006

Luke Burgess here, writing from the comforts of my couch today as the U.S. market's are closed for in honor of President's day

Banking in Bengali

Posted February 17, 2006

There's an unwritten rule in international business: the more dangerous the opportunity, the more enticing and astronomical the rewards could be.

Another Fulcrum

Posted February 15, 2006

I remember riding in the front seat of a car in China and noting the nameplates of the cars in front of me, wondering, "Will names like Dongfeng ever roll off the tongues of American consumers?"

Starving for Oil

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted February 13, 2006

You already know oil is the lifeblood of modern industrial society. Today almost every human endeavor from transportation, to manufacturing, to electricity, to plastics is inextricably connected to this finite resource

Biotech Epicenter

Posted February 10, 2006

Wizard of Oz jokes get old quick. Having grown up in Kansas City, and on the Kansas side at that, I've put up with more than my share of mind-numbingly corny stabs at humor centering on the Sunflower State and its few pop culture reference points.

Shanghai See-Saw

Posted February 7, 2006

Next to the main road there used to be a restaurant. A small shop where the smells were inviting, the people smiled and the food piled high on the plate before you devoured each delicious bite of tender meat.

How Big Oil Spends Their Bling

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted February 6, 2006

Let's say you're a multi-national oil giant. You're making a lot of money. And we're not talking Bill Gates money because that's chump change to major oil companies. We're talking making more money than the GDP of several nations.

Relativity TV

Posted February 3, 2006

The days of Donna Reed are long since finished. We all know that by now. What is more surprising is television's modern predilection towards not the studio but the viewer. The history of television is the history of the fourth wall. That is the name given in the industry to the lens, the television set - those things that keep viewers' senses other than sight and sound from involvement in the show.

On Webs and Meshes

Posted January 31, 2006

You may remember that in my original write-up on AMD, I gave a price target of $39 a share. This was during a period when AMD was trading for around $25 a share.

Natural Gas Crime Spree

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted January 30, 2006

Natural gas prices have plummeted over the past month-and-a-half on increasing supplies and unusually warm weather. But seasoned Wealth Daily readers know that today's prices won't hold for very long.