Great Companies Or “Irrational Exuberance?”

On Monday, July 10, Snap, Inc's share price dropped below its IPO price for the first time.  The trend continued Tuesday as Snap shares ended trading at $15.47, off $1.53 from its IPO price of $17.00 in March.  Like Snap,…

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How To Spend $3.9 Trillion

In 2016, the U.S. government spent $3.9 trillion to run the country.  This amount is almost $1.2 trillion more than China, which has a population of approximately 700 million more people.  So, where exactly did this $3.9 trillion come from? …

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Nobody Gets Fired For Allocating To BlackRock

It is widely believed that the number one concern for LPs is the high multiples in today's private equity investing.  At the same time, LPs continue to pour money into managers with multi-billion dollar funds who are chasing mega-deals to…

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Killing R&D

In 2015, Laurence Fink BlackRock's CEO wrote a letter to the chief executives at America's 500 largest companies telling them to stop returning extreme amounts of money to shareholders.  Mr. Fink’s concern was the return of cash to shareholders was…

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Our Fifth Mode Of Transportation

There has got to be a better way.  These were the thoughts of Elon Musk as he sat in LA traffic, frustrated that he was going to be late for his next appointment.  As one of the leading innovators of…

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Which Renewable Energy Stands Above The Others?

The United States exiting the Paris Climate Accord generated big news, but the fact remains that renewable technology is advancing quickly with big investments being made in wind-, solar- and hydropower.  The question is not when renewable energy will take…

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Is Solar Roof Tech Finally Cheap Enough For Your Home?

The environmental benefits of solar energy have been promoted for decades, as has the energy efficiency to homeowners.  The problem has been the dreadful, bulky, and expensive roof solar panels homeowners must install.  They can make a beautiful home look…

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Possibly The Most Disruptive Of All Technologies

How does technology that builds homes in 24-hours disrupt the world? In March of this year, San Francisco-based startup Apis Cor built a 400-square foot house in just 24 hours.  This is compared to a 6-month timeline a 2014 Census…

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Droning On – It’s A Good Thing

Taxi drones in Dubai by July 2017 Security drones combating terrorism Drones in healthcare The maturing technology of drones is having a dramatic effect on how products and services influence our daily lives.  More than simply package delivery or aerial…

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And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street…

In 1936, while returning to Europe from an ocean voyage, Theodore Geisel crafted the poem "To think that I saw it on Mulberry Street" while listening to the rhythmic sounds of the ship's steam engines.  The poem would evolve into…

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