Is Diversity a Good Thing?

I happen to be an engineer that believes in “portfolio theory“, also known as “don’t put all of your eggs in one basket”.  In reality, portfolio theory is based on the financial principle of spreading risk by having a diversified

Congressman Hobson Tennis Event

Yesterday, we participated in the 3rd Annual Congressman Hobson Golf & Tennis event.   We had nine employees from Renaissance along with a couple of staffers from the Congressman’s office participating in a round-robin doubles tennis tournament at the Springfield Country

Wal-Mart Winery

Wal-Mart announced that it will begin offering customers a new discount item — Wal-Mart’s own brand of wine. The world’s largest retail chain is teaming up with Ernest & Julio Gallo Winery of California to produce the spirits at an

Taxes and Prosperity

There are many among us that believe that taxes bring wealth.  A quick review of the many ways that the State and Federal Treasury separates us from our money: Accounts Receivable Tax Building Permit Tax CDL license Tax Cigarette Tax

Zen Sarcasm

Some sage insights from Joe Knecht…  1. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me either. Just pretty much leave me the

Automotive Inventions

Humor sent to me courtesy of Kon Berkovich: You may not be aware that it was the three Goldberg brothers, Norman, Hyman, and Max that invented and developed the first automobile air-conditioner. On July 17th, 1946, the temperature in Detroit was 97. 

Charity in the United States

An interesting story in the Associated Press about charitable giving in the US: Americans gave nearly $300 billion to charitable causes last year, setting a new record…  Americans give twice as much as the next most charitable country, according to a