Fred Smith heads ‘The Gathering’, a group of high capacity Christians focused on effective generosity. This blog post is pointed at those giver/funders but is great entrepreneurial advice in general.

First Ideas, Then Results



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If unemployment rate is slowly dropping why doesn’t it feel like it is getting better for so many people? This is why. Fed, White House and Congressional policy is not working well at all. And it may well be setting up another bubble. What to do? Reduce debt, save and diversify.


March 11, 2013

So student loan borrowing has grown astronomically and now the delinquency has risen dramatically. We are only at the beginning stages. My experience is almost all kids and a lot of adults don’t have a realistic sense of the burden they are taking on. And when they default, the taxpayers will have to shoulder the […]

Psalm 19: 7-14

January 3, 2013

7 The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. 8 The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. 9 The fear of the Lord is pure, […]

Post election fun- Bernanke Blues overwhelm Glenn Hubbard- Romney economics advisor and Fed chair wannabe

November 8, 2012

Is it only us economic nerds who get a kick out of this? Comments please…

Invest in Many Ventures

September 5, 2012

  Up to the May 18 Facebook IPO the investment and technology worlds were abuzz over the investment merits of Facebook. Not since the dotcom days of the late 90’s and early 2000’s have we seen such rampant and some might say “irrational exuberance” (remember Alan Greenspan?). A $100 billion valuation was projected by some […]

Source of our Success

August 20, 2012

Lately there has been accusation and positioning around where success comes from. One “side” states successful people and businesses didn’t “get there on their own” and got help from teachers, mentors and notably the government. The other “side” fires back that this is dead wrong, that American hard work and ingenuity are responsible for success. […]

This is Affordable Care?

August 14, 2012

I’m no expert on national health care policy and that includes our new health care reform, known as the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare. I am, however a licensed health insurance agent as well as a consumer of health insurance. Here is my first experience with delivering health insurance since ACA was passed. I am […]

Real numbers behind the tax policy debate.

August 6, 2012

Today’s Wall Street Journal has a salient, balanced article by David Wessel on the debate over tax policy- “The Numbers Inside a Hot-Button Issue”. In the political arena, fairness in tax policy is talked about as if it is a definable, achievable goal which should be obvious if only the masses can be educated by […]