Rideshares Can Be A Win-Win For Commuters

*Full disclosure, I have been a Lyft shareholder and currently own Uber in my portfolio.* I have to weigh in on this subject of rideshares and public transportation. First, I use public transportation a few times a week and bike to work a few days a week. Second, I use a rideshare nearly every weekend…

Student Debt And A Way Out

There is $1.6 trillion in student debt in the U.S. Something like 92% of it is held by the federal government. Worse yet, 40% of student loan borrowers are 65 or older. It’s safe to say that this is a problem that we are not focusing on but one that will come back and bit…

Favorite Reads of 2018

  I fell one book short of my goal of reading a book a month. I did get to read some impressive books ranging from cybersecurity to life after a GM plant closed to the memoir of a diplomat. Below are some quick hits on my favorites. All the reviews can be found on medium.com.…

Better Use Of Space

It’s the ‘next thing’ or ‘new wave’ or whatever you want to call it. Food delivery. Everyone is either doing it or trying to do it. Grocery delivery hasn’t taken off yet but it appears that that time will come and that time has come for food delivery from restaurants thanks to GrubHub and others.…

Shopping And Shipping

In the not so distant past, shopping was different. You had to know what you wanted, drive to the store and then purchase your item. Now, it’s browsing, price comparisons, subscriptions and boxes on your doorstep. Amazon has been the main disruptor but other big stores are finally showing signs of life in the online…

Truth Above All Else

¬†Holmes Sets Back Women In Tech Something really has to get me going for me to post something. Most of the time it’s driven by joy, excitement or curiosity but this time it’s anger. Yes anger. I am angry at what Theranos did. When the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) throws out terms like ‘fraud’…

Favorite Reads of 2017

While I didn’t get through as many books as I would have liked this year, I did get to read some pretty interesting stuff. The four I would recommend are: ‘Shoe Dog’ by Phil Knight It’s the Nike founders autobiography that focuses heavily on the early days of the company. It might be shocking to…