Friday, October 31, 2008

TEOTWAWKI syndrome

The End Of The World As We Know It? Relax. The world is doing just fine. Don't let the winds of doom cloud your view of the opportunities out there, particularly in Asia.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Saipan and everywhere: Four essential books

For those hardy captains of industry who read the Saipan Tribune, and who are contemplating the economic situation, here are four books I highly recommend and summarize in today's column:
1. Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy, by Joseph A. Schumpeter.
2. The Road to Serfdom, by F.A. Hayek.
3. Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb.
4. The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements, by Eric Hoffer.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

World Wide Woes

Need to build a great web site? You've come to the right place for inspiration...

...or maybe not!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Zany, mad-cap antics

A quote from today's column:

"....Many (not all, but surprisingly many) of your counterparts in the Prozac Nation have ceded management of their own lives to any institution or demagogue who had a slick sales pitch. The Panic of 2008 is probably in its infancy; just wait until the masses figure out that their pensions are worth less than my old gym socks. Some odd notion in the states goes that if you collectivize something, then everybody gets more of it, since the pile is so big."

Friday, October 3, 2008

The household budget?

Sick of all the pompous advice about "household budgets"? Join the club. Here's my take on the gig in today's Saipan Tribune.

The Tribune is also running an insightful piece by former Tribune publisher John DelRosario, Jr., who takes a look at the U.S. Wall Street Bailout bill here. Well said, JR!