Posted March 6, 2006
It's difficult to hear about how much oil is consumed by the U.S. Department of Defense and not be shocked.
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.
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.
Posted February 27, 2006
It's a preschool lesson that all youngsters know: Never take candy from a stranger
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!"
Posted February 21, 2006
Last Friday, I introduced you to the mechanism of micro-finance as a catalyst of the future world economy.
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
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.
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?"
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.