The 1%

To be in the top 1% of net worth globally, you’d need a minimum of around $936,430, according to the 2019 Global Wealth Report from Credit Suisse. The term “The 1%” is slung around with razor-edged contempt. Every iteration is meant to be pejorative in tone and context. Why? Who are these 1%ers? What do theContinue reading “The 1%”

Going Viral.

I happened to peek at Google Trends this morning as I prepared this post. Taco Bell was trending up big at #11 with “Today’s the day! A base was stolen in the World Series™, so all of America can steal a FREE Doritos® Locos Tacos.” My lunch plans have just changed. Going viral is the Holy Grail of marketing.Continue reading “Going Viral.”

The Fundamentals. Coffee Anyone?

In the spirit of sports detente, let’s ramp down the Cowboy hate for a minute so I can make a worthwhile point. Back in 1989, Jimmy Johnson took over for Tom Landry as only the second coach in Cowboy’s franchise history. In his first interview, Coach Johnson preached the fundamentals of football. Running. Tackling. AndContinue reading “The Fundamentals. Coffee Anyone?”

Bitcoin Fever.

For the record, I am huge fan of the future of web 3.0 and decentralized finance (DeFi). I won’t claim to be an expert, I am not. Being a fan means I appreciate something or someone for added value to my life. I am not fanatical nor blind to the shortcomings of the next new,Continue reading “Bitcoin Fever.”

Life Expectancy Plunges

“Life expectancy suffers biggest postwar fall” — Covid prompts drop in 29 developed countries, with US men losing two years (September 27, 2021 Financial Times, page4) If you catch yourself wondering why I get paid the really big bucks, it’s because I find little bits of actionable intel in hard-to-find places, like the International Journal of Epidemiology.Continue reading “Life Expectancy Plunges”


“And so it was necessary to teach people not to think and make judgments, to compel them to see the nonexistent, and to argue the opposite of what was obvious to everyone …“ —Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago Why are we so afraid of differing opinions? On the cusp of my seventh decade of life, IContinue reading “Afraid.”

Amazing in Red

Fighting the urge to be political, I still find myself scratching my head at those we choose to lead us. And, yes by media standards the AOC dress scandal and the attending uproar is jurassically old news. Being older and I trust wiser, I take my time to aim before firing. I like to letContinue reading “Amazing in Red”