Ameet's Blog

Residential Housing in Guinea, West Africa

I am just getting back from a trip to Conakry, Guinea (West Africa). I traveled with my friend and business partner Bob Hornsby who is a co-founder of American Homebuilders of West Africa (AHWA). I run an investment firm focused on financing residential housing in ...

Save the Oceans; One Aluminum Bottle at a Time

On August 20 San Francisco airport banned single-use plastic water bottles; these bottles can no longer be sold in airport concessions, vending machines, or lounges. So how do you consume water at SFO? I was traveling through the airport a few weeks after the policy...

Nickel and Dime Me Please!

Recently I traveled for business to Chicago on Spirit Airlines. The airline has been around for over 25 years, but I had never heard of it or noticed their planes— which is hard to believe given the gaudy yellow color (see photo). Normally I wouldn’t bother to comment...

Cable is Dead to Me

For my entire adult life, I have subscribed to cable television and over the years have been supplied with a variety of set-top box hardware from Dish Network, Comcast, Time Warner, and others. No more! I am officially out of the dedicated cable box business and these...

Welcome to the Subscription Economy

Until about two years ago, I had few monthly or annual subscriptions; pretty much only the traditional ones you cannot avoid such as a phone bill, magazine subscription and the like. In fact, I was almost hostile to the idea of paying for something on a periodic basis...

The First 5G Service is Boring

If you are expecting fancy, mind-blowing applications and services from 5G right away, you will be disappointed to know that the first use of the technology is for so-called "fixed wireless" service. This is just a fancy way of saying home broadband Internet access....

When Will I Get 5G Service?

By now I believe everyone has heard about the fifth generation of cellular technology that promises to revolutionize the mobile experience as we know it. The technology is simply referred to as "5G" and the hype surrounding it is everywhere. My general rule of thumb...

The “W” in MWC Really is for World

I attended Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain last week. For those not familiar, MWC is one of the largest tech tradeshows in the world with something like 12,000 exhibitors spread across 9 halls at the Fira Barcelona. Though the show is ostensibly...