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reviewed Capitalism: A Love Story. April 03, 2011
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Capitalism: A Love Story
Humorous, enlightening and thought provoking. Looking at Capitalism from different angles through Hollywood lenses. It details the tax cuts introduced in the Reagan Era to the extent that the rich get …
reviewed GoDaddy.com Elephant Incident. April 02, 2011
posted in Business Matters
GoDaddy.com Elephant Incident
I must qualify certain things about myself before I begin this review. Firstly, I've nothing against the animals. Secondly, I like my food better than the animals. That translates to the moral issue …
reviewed 2011 Libyan Protests. April 02, 2011
posted in Business Matters
2011 Libyan Protests
Without electricity, I'm lost. Truly. I almost couldn't get anything done. Think about it, how dependent we are on it. This saturday morning, my area had a shutdown of power in order to boost …
reviewed Inside Job. March 30, 2011
INSIDE JOB
You approve a bunch of subprime mortgages,  package those loans together into a CDO, then pay to get your CDO a “AAA” rating.  Then you sell that CDO to a retirement fund, and take …
reviewed Amazon Cloud Player. March 30, 2011
posted in Awesomeness
Amazon Cloud Player
Amazon yesterday released their Cloud Drive and while it's not apparently very different to Microsoft's Skydrive or Google Apps file storage, is nonetheless a major step in the direction …
reviewed 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. March 20, 2011
posted in Business Matters
2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
Now that the Japanese Yen has skyrocketed to an all time high against the US$, what are the raminifications for the world at large? Japan is after all the 2nd largest economy in the world for the majority …
reviewed 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. March 20, 2011
posted in Go Japan
2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
Exactly a week after the 9.0 magnitude and tsunami in northern Japan, I found myself landing in Shanghai, a city which is a mere 2 hours flight from Tokyo. Flights, I was told, are full for those trying …
reviewed iPad 2. March 15, 2011
iPad 2
Back when I wrote my review for the first iPad, a fellow Lunch.com member asked me how you can upgrade something that is already so perfect?  I asked myself the same question and then on March …
reviewed 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. March 14, 2011
2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
I just saw this video someone took from their apartment.  It gives you an amazing and extremely eerie, point of view example of the quake unfolding.   Gave me chills the first time I watched …
Edward Humes - FORCE OF NATURE: THE UNLIKELY STORY OF WAL*MART'S GREEN REVOLUTION
The clumsily named book, FORCE OF NATURE -THE UNLIKELY STORY OF WAL*MART'S GREEN REVOLUTION: HOW IT COULD TRANSFORM BUSINESS AND SAVE THE WORLD, is a very long, happy morality tale of initial corporate …
reviewed 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. March 12, 2011
2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
As if an 8.9 magnitude earthquake and a 23 foot tsunami were not enough the people of Japan now have to deal with the potential fallout from a massive explosion that has rocked the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear …
reviewed 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. March 11, 2011
2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
8.9 Earthquake in Japan and Asian Tsunami   Across the Pacific  By: Dr. Joseph S. Maresca      An 8.9 earthquake ( Richter scale) hit Honshu, Japan earlier today  …
reviewed 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. March 11, 2011
posted in Earth Watch
2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
I remembered back when I was a child, there was a Japanese tv series titled "The Sinking of Japan" (A movie was later made in 2006, I believe). We love it so much so we were glued to the tv …
reviewed Poke the Box. March 05, 2011
What is the difference between those individuals who have significant accomplishments to their name, and those who you don't know because you've never heard of them? One of the factors is simple... …
reviewed Poke the Box. March 02, 2011
This book could, I suppose, have been rendered as a single blogpost: Go. Start something. Get to work. Turn your ideas into concrete action. Ship. The basic ideas don't need a book to explain them, even …
Freakonomics
Freakonomics is a refreshing, thoroughly enjoyable, easy reading, fast paced, witty and cynical breath of fresh air! Levitt and Dubner offer up a series of pointed, thought provoking essays composed in …
reviewed Egyptian Revolution of 2011. February 17, 2011
Egypt in Transition
Egypt in Transition   By Dr. Joseph S. Maresca      The evolution of the Egyptian government from Hosni Mubarak   to a more representative government may take anywhere …
reviewed Egyptian Revolution of 2011. February 17, 2011
posted in Business Matters
Egypt in Transition
Some like Thomas Friedman believes that the youthful mass has engineered the tipping point in the overthrowing of the Mubarak government in Egypt. I get the feeling that history is in the making and that …
reviewed Get Motivated! Business Seminar. February 10, 2011
posted in Business Matters
Get Motivated! Business Seminar
Ordinarily, I have a strict rule not to review something I have not finished.  However, the “Get Motivated! Business Seminar” isn’t a movie or book whose plot might right itself …
reviewed Facebook. February 09, 2011
Logo
It seemed inevitable that a person who had made more friends online than off over the past 20 years would find her way to Facebook, but the question is--what took her so damned long? Well, I had heard …
reviewed GroupOn. February 05, 2011
posted in Business Matters
GroupOn
There’s a saying in Chinese, 团结是力量 (unity is strength). This is the concept behind the business model of the billion dollar company GROUPON. The site is now valued at some $6 billion after …
WIKIBRANDS: Reinventing Your Company in a
In case you haven't noticed, today's internet has changed the manner in which companies engage their customers and the way in which the customer engages the company. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, …
reviewed Facebook. January 20, 2011
posted in Awesomeness
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Global phenomenon? Yes. A scourge of every day life? Absolutely. Here's why you should follow my example and pull the plug on Zuckerberg's narcissistic ego-porn site.      …
reviewed Water Power. January 17, 2011
Water Power
Man has been using a small percentage of the Earth’s water power for a number of years as many large hydroelectric dams have been constructed. But, this renewable energy resource is only a small …
Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a
I tend to take things like Wikipedia for granted, assuming that someone has already put information out there that I need. But what drives and motivates someone to do that, and where do they find the …
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