While I don’t have access to the Oracle of Omaha, the next best thing happens to pass through our offices from time to time. I had the honor to catch up with Joseph Leddet, analyst extraordinaire and overall wise sage. Here’s a transcript of his recent carknowledge in which he offers some perspective on the [...]
Clive Thompson offers an inspiring explanation on how creative types are harnessing what he’s refers to as “the T-shirt economy” — paying for bits by selling atoms: How T-Shirts Keep Online Content Free
The business of packaging reggae dancehall stars into the ‘next big thing’ internationally surges every few years, usually in response to a notable bombastic breakthrough exception (respect to Shaggy), or an upcoming young talent who decides to infiltrate the hip-hop scene (big up, Sean Paul). While the currents ranks are literally soaking with potential new [...]
Sequoia Capital, arguably the smartest venture capital investor in business, is sounding the alarm and asking its portfolio companies to buckle down for what could be the worst economic downturn of their relatively short lives. Read more from GigaOm
This weekend’s NY Times Magazine provides an interesting article on Kleiner Perkins and their move into Green Technology investments. It offers an insightful view into the world’s tier 1 VC firms, their vision, and their ability to identify the next big trend.
This month’s IBEF newsletter highlights a low-budget innovation that could fundamentally improve the lives of millions: Manoj Mondal is the inventor of the crank pedal – he successfully tweaked the pedal of a bicycle to an extent that it generates almost double the torque (force multiplied by the distance from the centre) than in normal [...]
Events from this past Sunday suggest the apocalypse may be upon us. Carlos Zambrano, the ace of the Chicago Cubs’ pitching staff, threw a no-hitter against the Houston Astros, a first for a Chicago Cub pitcher since 1972. On the same day, Lehman Brothers, a bedrock of Wall Street since 1850 announced that it would [...]