I’ve seen a lot of documentaries on Dubai but thought this one stood out. It focuses on the 120,000 English businessmen and women who have traveled to Dubai to find fortune in the country, and its booming real estate market. Video also addresses the credit crunch. Hosted by Piers Morgan.
Wanted to share a thought provoking page from the 2030 Global Trends Report on potential Black Swans that would cause the greatest disruptive impact to the Global Economy. The full 160 page report is available HERE and given to the US Director of National Intelligence for long term strategy.
Wanted to share this video of compiled statistics on social media marketing that various companies have implemented, and the ROI that resulted (results from Ebay to Burger King). Obviously social media marketing is important, but if these facts are true, it’s pretty remarkable, especially considering the low cost of these types of campaigns. Most interesting [...]
Felix Dennis is an extremely successful entrepreneur and peculiar individual. His rise to wealth came in the form of owning various successful publications, such as Maxim. What makes Felix so interesting is that he was: • At one time addicted to crack cocaine (he started abusing the same year he started Maxim) • Briefly jailed [...]
This is a great article featured in The Hollywood Reporter about Relativity Media’s Ryan Kavanaugh who received their Leadership Award recently. After graduating Ryan initially wanted to be a musician, but followed his fathers advice and took a job at a stock brokerage firm, which eventually led to him running a successful hedge fund. After [...]
Really great article below from Forbes which details how Nor Cal DJ Steve Streit basically invented the prepaid credit card business. Streit started the business 10 years ago and his 14% ownership of the company is now valued at close to $270 million (in 2003 Sequoia Capital invested 6 million and now holds 35% of [...]
The long waited Berkshire Hathaway portfolio is out. Berkshire filed documents on Tuesday with the SEC revealing some of his new positions. Buffett is taking a bigger stake in Wells Fargo and selling shares of J&J and Kraft. Buffett also took new positions in DVA, LMCA and added to IBM. Anything Buffett purchases or reups [...]
Research in Motion (better known as the Blackberry maker) has taken a huge beating lately. Apple and Google’s steady march into the cell phone market has spelled trouble for the Canadian based company. The stock continues to decline, and it went down almost 10% in one day last week. However, I wanted to share this [...]