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A Word Or Two About Investing In Russia

A Word Or Two About Investing In Russia

About a week before the barbarism took down Malaysian Airlines Flight MH 17, an investor asked me when it would be wise to begin investing in Russia. First, let’s have a word about the Malaysian Airlines massacre. I have heard it called a number of things, but certain...

My Heart Breaks For Thailand

My Heart Breaks For Thailand

As somebody who has a close kinship with the people and business leaders of Thailand, I’m heartbroken by the recent military coup. Over the past couple of years, I have spent a great deal of time in Bangkok on speaking tours and working with the emerging professional...

Midnight At Yahoo

Midnight At Yahoo

The next 12 months will be a very interesting time for Yahoo as they try to reinvigorate their core business: online advertising. For the past two years, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has been the darling of fawning stories from both industry press and those who pen Vanity...

Why Hobby Lobby Loses Even If It Wins At The Supreme Court

Why Hobby Lobby Loses Even If It Wins At The Supreme Court

Now that a couple of weeks have passed since both sides made their oral arguments before the Supreme Court in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby, we’ll leave the tea leaf reading to those who cover the Supreme Court as their beat. I want to talk about the fallout when senior...

So Where Does Bitcoin Go From Here?

So Where Does Bitcoin Go From Here?

It’s fair to say that it has been a couple of rough months for Bitcoin, the once ballyhooed Internet currency. Just as it moved from the shadows into some form of respectability, all hell broke loose. The value of Bitcoins plunged on the various exchanges and...

Big Data Breaches – The Shape Of Things To Come

Big Data Breaches – The Shape Of Things To Come

Get ready for more data breaches. Many more. Now that the impact of the Target data breach has grown from 40 million card members to 70 million, and to perhaps as high as 110 million, prepare for all sorts of mayhem because this data theft is just the start of things...

The Empty Seats At The Newtown Holiday Tables

The Empty Seats At The Newtown Holiday Tables

It has been just over a year since Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed 20 first graders and six staff members before turning the weapon on himself. The horror was over in minutes. I think of these young victims, their teachers, and...

What Is The Future Of Thailand?

What Is The Future Of Thailand?

During the 20th century, no area of the world has seen more heartbreak or suffered more tragedy than Southeast Asia. Long before any American involvement in South Vietnam, there was a brutal invasion and occupation by the Japanese, the scourge of colonialism by both...

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