The World America Made by Robert Kagan is about the constantly evolving changes in the world order and the projection of power by the major players, as well as small coalitions of countries which can act cooperatively to achieve economic or geopolitical ends. Kagan presents a world which has been at relative peace between the major superpowers since the conclusion … more
RabidChihuahua posted a Quick Tip about Apple Inc..
First of all, I'd like to say that I'm NOT a fanboy for Microsoft and PCs, I just hate Apple. I don't like Apple for many reasons. One of them is for the fact that for what you get in the products they sell, you get horribly price-gouged. I'm not joking, I have an Alienware Aurora gaming desktop with an i7 Quad Core 2.66 gHz processor, dual … more
RabidChihuahua posted a Quick Tip about Steve Jobs.
November 21, 2012
I know I'm late talking about this, but the ugly truth about Steve Jobs is that he wasn't the "genius" that everyone thinks he was. The people that compare Jobs to folks like Nikola Tesla don't know what they're talking about. Tesla not only had great ideas, but he actually got his hands dirty to actually create machinery and other devices … more
BaronSamedi3 posted a Quick Tip about Lunch.com.
November 10, 2012
Dear nonexistent people who who keep popping up at random: If you're only posting a phony profile of a person who doesn't actually exist, don't follow my work! You're a waste of space and having your name on my followers list is a discredit to me. If you're not an active poster and/or have never been an active poster and/or have no intention of ever being an active poster, you have no business placing … more
(Warning: What you're about to hear will change your world and concept of money. Do not embark on the videos if you choose NOT to know what is at stake!) The topic reviewed should actually be on MONEY since debt essentially is money in this modern world of ours! In today's term, almost everyone owes some form of debt since it's been claimed that some 95% of … more
Sharrie posted a Quick Tip about Facebook.
June 01, 2012
Ouch!!! 40% LOSS for investors in its first 10 days of trading on the NASDAQ! More if you bought at the height of around $45 on its listing day!!! I wrote a review of it (I know a bubble when I see one!) on the weekend after its listing looking for a price range of $25-28! It recorded a low of $26.83 yesterday (May 31) before a technical rebound at the close! … more
This review is about Facebook as a stock rather than a social media site. It's about business! Facebook had its IPO listed on Nasdaq last friday (May 18) making Mark Zuckerberg a $20 billion man! He rang in the bell for Nasdaq opening & his own wedding the next day (May 19). That makes Mark Zuckerberg not just the richest 28 year old on the planet but also the luckiest … more
Sharrie posted a Quick Tip about Facebook.
May 21, 2012
It began trading on Nasdaq around $43 last friday. Today, in just a market day, over the weekend after Mark's wedding, it's trading at around $33!!! Lucky Mark who sold it at $38 with the help of Morgan Stanley! Not so lucky for the investors (retail or institutional) even if they are buying for the long term!!! They could have gotten it for $33 today or even less later! … more
Before I begin this review, let's state it for record that I don't own any shares in JP Morgan, have no business interest in it, nor do I do any banking transactions with the commercial institution. I do have a cousin who works in it! So, why am I interested in it? Well, because of its recent week trading loss of US$2 billion! $2 billion is not a small sum to anyone, … more
The author, Jonathan Fenby, did his researches and wrote like an insider. There are lots of inside info about China, even for a Chinese. He knows what he's talking about. In fact, I find it a little too many details if this is your first look into China. Otherwise, highly entertaining read and one learns a thing or two about how the Chinese think and act!
Readable but not highly exciting. It entails the power shift and dominance position of the U.S. to multi nations. A book written more for American audience, imho. It has less pages than many of books I've read so far and I haven't learn much new stuff or thoughts from it!
If there is only one book you're going to get this weekend or month, then this is THE book to get. It sells for 1/3 the price if it's an ebook version and it is one for keeps. Currency Wars is a 2012 book of the year as far as I'm concerned. It is also one that details and explains in layman terms the effects of currencies and exchange rates on everyone's life and investments. … more
Sharrie posted a Quick Tip about Endgame.
March 03, 2012
An excellent read. Again, it's about Wall Street and all that's happening in the world of mega-debts right now. Many repercussions unforeseen by the public at large and if you don't want to be troubled by the future, it's best to skip this book! For those who have something or lots to lose, be prepared! Having said all that, this is a book about facts and not about fears. In essence though, the world … more
Especially fascinating and enthralling to those who is/was working in the investment field. This is a book by Michael Lewis before his latest book "Boomerang" and is equally interesting and readable. Having said that, I did enjoy "Boomerang" a tad more while this one focuses on individuals, "Boomerang" is more on countries and the picture at large. Both books are informative and eye-openers!
I took away 2 statements from this movie: The numbers just don't add up anymore. If you're the first out of the door, that's not panicking. This is a movie about the financial crisis that's still ongoing in the world but not any longer in the markets. Until, well, the next tsunami comes around, that is. The 2 statements above still work in the present time though. … more
This is a book that has many layers to it. Hence, after the initial review (Think Different! which was featured on Lunch), I decided to do another one that focused more on the business aspect of Steve Jobs. He dedicated his life in this arena more so than any other aspects and it seems fitting to highlight what he did and what we can all learn from him. … more
An author with a great sense of humor. I thoroughly enjoyed his latest book Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World and finished it at one go. An excellent read. Moneyball & The Big Short are some of his famous works. Great writer!
The life of legendary Steve Jobs was filled with twists and turns, ups and downs which are probably best described by the author Walter Isaacson (who was commissioned by Jobs personally before his death to write his autobiography). Having read this autobiography is like being presented with one of the most complex inroad into a man's ingenuity, talent, complexity and emotion. … more