Posted January 24, 2006
They're the stepchildren of the periodic table. Relegated to the bottom of the chart on the wall in your high school chemistry class, your teacher probably never even mentioned them. "Just worry about hydrogen and helium first, hotshot..."
Posted January 23, 2006
Just after I uncorked a bottle of Cabernet Friday evening, I read a story that I've wanted to tell you about all weekend.
Posted January 20, 2006
You've been reading Wealth Daily for quite some time now. It's nothing new to you that we keep you up to date with the latest in technology, energy, and every other area where the cutting edge will determine who profits and who doesn't.
Posted January 17, 2006
The earth did not shake, but the deer and other animals raised their heads simultaneously, sensing something amiss. Later, the ground rocked with all the tectonic fury that had been stored up, and afterwards only the animals, with their natural instincts, were left.
Posted January 13, 2006
You already know how bullish I am on RFID. I first mentioned the technology only two weeks ago in my "Two Explosive Investment Opportunities" article. Today I want to talk with you about how a drug company is using RFID tags to thwart counterfeiting.
Posted January 13, 2006
In the Hindu faith, the god Krishna is also known as Jagganath. In religious processions, a statue of Krishna is placed on a large wagon, and devotees sometimes through themselves in front of the wagon in order to subject themselves to Krishna.
Posted January 6, 2006
It happens every day now. Brian Hicks, head honcho here at Wealth Daily, sends me an instant message on my computer.
Posted January 5, 2006
How long do you think you're going to live? What about your kids? If you're anything like most people, you probably expect to live only about as long as your parents did - perhaps five or ten years longer, to take account of medical progress. Chances are that you similarly think that your kids will live only a few years longer than you.
Posted January 3, 2006
Anyone who has visited China knows the scene: row upon row of American and other foreign films, their artwork laser-printed nicely on cardstock with a flimsy plastic sleeve inside holding a normal-looking DVD.
Posted December 27, 2005
We here at Wealth Daily like to throw ideas around the office. The brilliant, the stupid, and the downright goofy - all have a place in the forum boxing ring.
Posted December 23, 2005
Banking in China can be confusing. Staying this summer in the western province of Qinghai, I did not have access to more than one bank that could change U.S. dollars or make a withdrawal from my bank account using my check card.
Posted December 20, 2005
There are few things I find more frustrating than a bad metaphor. Figurative language has the ability to make one sound educated, insightful, and even original.
Posted December 19, 2005
On Thursday I shared my eye-popping gas and electric bill with you.
Posted December 16, 2005
Some of you readers may have been wondering something since you started reading The Waking Dragon - why doesn't Sam talk about China as "the world's workbench" or recommend China plays that highlight the country's role as provider of low-cost labor to the world?
Posted December 13, 2005
Bill O'Reilly can't take it anymore. His nose is Rudolph-red over the "Happy Holidays" signs and "holiday trees" popping up around the country.