Residential Housing in Guinea, West Africa

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

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

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...