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?”

The Empire Strikes Back

For us mere mortals or commoners, the pomp and pageantry of royalty fire up our imagination. Kings and queens, who God anointed and appointed for eons to rule over us are bright and shiny aspirational figures in the gray of our everyday. Their dynasties appear to us as a better version of the human condition.Continue reading “The Empire Strikes Back”

New Messaging.

Anytime the Director of Central Intelligence goes on the record with the press, I listen. Writing for the Financial Times of London, Katina Manson and Demetri Sevastopulo report in their piece “CIA Sharpens China Focus with Mission Hub” that the Biden administration is growing our efforts to counter at an “increasingly adversarial” government”. Increasingly adversarial??Continue reading “New Messaging.”

America’s Hot Imports

By most standards, I am considered to be a literate, well-traveled and urban man. However, as of late, I am questioning my own credentials. It seems that I missed a few hot imports to our shining shores. A flock of young and attractive Aussie actresses, including the lovely Ms. Kane pictured above, have invaded Tinseltown.Continue reading “America’s Hot Imports”

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”