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 ...

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...
The “W” in MWC Really is for World

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...