The Power of Bitcoin
September 26, 2015

As an interested investor in all things financial related, recently, I’ve had some discussions with non-financial “nerds” about bitcoin.  If you are interested in venture capital and the next wave of technology, then you are pretty well versed in the potential of bitcoin (or any crypto-currency).  If you are not interested, then there are some […]

Seemingly, there is a new story about payments on a daily or weekly basis.  BusinessWeek published Cash is for Losers, which provides an overview of Venmo, which transfers money between friends for free (pending debit card transactions).  Venmo (owned by eBay) also has a social feed, so it is not completely different than a streaming […]

If one thing was solidified over the last few years, it is mobile.  The PC or TV is no longer the center of everyone’s personal ecosystem.  Business is no longer controlled by MS Office (although still heavily influenced by it). There was a fight for the mobile platform, which has been evolving since the launch of […]

Is Web 2.0 causing the Tech Bubble 2.0?
December 14, 2014

If you pay attention to the financial media, then there is lots of chatter on the possibility of a tech bubble. To start, there should be a common understanding of “bubble” so courtesy of Investopedia: An economic cycle characterized by rapid expansion followed by a contraction. A surge in equity prices, often more than warranted […]

Is Contrarian the New Black?
November 30, 2014

It feels like everyone says they are contrarian, which begs the question: If virtually everyone is “contrarian” then who non-contrarian (the majority)? From dictionary.com, contrarian is “a person who takes an opposing view, especially one who rejects the majority opinion, as in economic matters.” Enter Peter Thiel and my favorite Pando Fireside Chat question: What do […]