The Cost of Driving a Car

There is a recent analysis in American Spectator that reads like it came from my friend Jerry Heidenreich…  The author notes: “So gas prices zoom up to, and sometimes past, $3.00 a gallon, and here I am driving a 1992

Biggest Dot-Bomb Duds

As a former CEO of a venture-backed technology company, it is interesting to take a look back at some of the hair-brained ideas that received millions $$$ in venture capital.  In 1999, I joked with my management team that we needed to

Are Software Vendors Trustworthy?

In an interesting article in the Sterling-Hoffman newsletter, Olin Thompson indicates that US corporations have changed their methods in buying software technology: “Buyers are skeptical of technology investments.  Buyers remember late 90’s and early 2000’s when they heard a roar

Market-Driven Gasoline Prices

In a recent issue of American Spectator, R. Emmett Tyrrell, writes a lucid analysis of energy usage and oil consumption: “The world can pump 85 million barrels a day. The world consumes 30 billion annually and will thirst for more

China Harvesting Human Organs

Those of you who read my blog realize that I’m very suspicious of the Chinese (read my previous postings on the Chinese Cyber Army, China Automotive Challenge, and China Sells Stolen US Technology)… There is a new addition to the Chinese

Wall Street & High-Tech Companies

During my vacation, I read a great book from Andy Kessler entitled, “Wall Street Meat”.  The author started his career as an engineer at AT&T and then spent years working as an Analyst at Wall Street investment banking firms (Paine

Apple Computer Celebrates 30th Birthday

You may not realize it, but Apple Computer is celebrating its 30th birthday.  The company that brought the graphical user interface to the desktop was founded on April 1, 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. It’s interesting to go back in time