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Milton Friedman on Phil Donahue (1979)

February 28, 2009

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Heard this on the radio on Friday – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWsx1X8PV_A This is the reason that Milton Friedman won a Nobel Prize in Economics. Taped in 1979, think about the parallels that we’re hearing in today’s economic and political activity. Let’s stop with the talk about redistributing wealth as a means to solve our our personal economic […]

American Business

February 20, 2009

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I sat in a Starbucks today in Fort Washington, PA, checking email between meetings while on the road. At the table next to me were with two gentleman and a woman. The woman was a sales rep for ice cream shop supplies – ice cream mixes, ice cream cones, yogurt, etc. One guy was the […]

Facebook Terms of Service

February 18, 2009

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Logged into my Facebook account this morning to see: Over the past few days, we have received a lot of feedback about the new terms we posted two weeks ago. Because of this response, we have decided to return to our previous Terms of Use while we resolve the issues that people have raised. For […]

Resources for "The Elevator Pitch"

February 15, 2009

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Students in my Entrepreneurship class are required to produce a 30-second “Elevator Pitch” audio file as part of a business plan assignment each term. Came across a few resources for those looking for more tips and help on developing the pitch for your business venture: TechCrunch’s community video project – “Elevator Pitches“ Dan Primack’s blog […]

New Article posted in Seeking Alpha

February 12, 2009

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In case you missed it, Seeking Alpha posted a recent article I authored: http://seekingalpha.com/article/119580-can-we-expect-a-springtime-bounce-in-housing-prices I usually re-post the articles here, but this one was a bit lengthy with lots of graphs, so in the interest of time, I’m simply linking to the article from here. Enjoy!

Geithner on Lending Levels

February 10, 2009

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And switching over Timothy Geithner’s speech this afternoon… He stated that the program proposed is to (paraphrasing) “insure that lending would be greater than without government intervention.” Read: We’re putting money in the market so that we can spur lending and open the credit markets. That’s what I thought they were trying to do.

Bernanke on Entrepreneurship

February 10, 2009

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Watching Mr. Bernanke’s testimony to the House of Representatives Budget Committee. He just said something very poignant (paraphrasing): In1930s in US and more recently in Japan, the destabilization of the banking sector made it very difficult for entrepreneurs to get credit and very difficult to grow their business. What I see in this statement is […]