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Expert witness in nearly all areas of business: finance, marketing, management, compensation, ethics...Author of 11 books on money and commerce
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About half of Americans who call themselves Jews are Democrats. That means they don’t support the survival of their fellow Jews. The Democrat Party is now run by an anti-Israel majority. Obama outright hates Jews like his mentor Farrakhan. Fortunately the real Jews in America are Christian Evangelicals who out number the so called Democrat-pseudo-Jews about ten to one. Nearly... Continue reading
Posted 18 hours ago at Pro Commerce
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I’ve looked at the data and concluded that most types of immigration are good. Immigrants from India have been positive contributors to commerce since they first began coming 100 years ago and settling in Fresno California. Today they are the backbone of Silicon Valley. Chinese have been coming to the U.S. for nearly 200 years and are equally important contributors... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Pro Commerce
Are you kidding about BlackBerry and Valeant? The other four are the kind of companies that are found everywhere to supply local support for an established commercial society. I know Exxon well; it is a bunch of pipes, trucks, tankers and bureaucrats. Thanks for correcting me on Frank Stronach; a memory lapse.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Why not Canada? at Pro Commerce
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My readers know that I have been struggling with the history of modern commerce for a long time. I accept the founding location and time in Holland in the 1600’s with a major thrust in England in the late 1700’s due to rebellion against the hereditary elite, agriculture experimentation and steam technology. My focus is on the way that meritocracy... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Pro Commerce
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I keep expecting to hear about a real pill that makes weight loss possible. It would seem to be such a potential profit center that many labs would be working on it. Please don’t write to tell me about something that works. My thinking has led me to a strange conclusion. The potential weight loss pill has two draw backs.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Pro Commerce
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On one visit to Hong Kong in the late 1970’s I ran into a friend from the clothing firm Espirit at the Peninsula Hotel in Kowloon. He was Peter Buckley, later CEO of European Espirit. He invited me to the local guest house. I went with my girlfriend, Carole. I knew the place would be crawling with clothing models, and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Pro Commerce
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Hong Kong is always in the news. England gained control of this island after the first Opium Wars in 1842 and part of the mainland after the Second Opium War in 1860. England was forcing China to buy opium. It started as a military outpost and rapidly became the main British trading post for the Pacific. It remained under British... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Pro Commerce
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I had a girlfriend who had dated Paul Ekman, the man who developed the field of facial micro expressions. So I found out about the field. Ekman had done work at U.C. Med school in San Francisco to use panels of viewers to look at videos of subjects facial and physical expressions to build a catalog of the expression's meanings.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Pro Commerce
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Is it possible to know what happened without knowing any details? I do. In the early 1980s my minority community clients began getting phone calls from their members that farm workers who didn’t speak English were getting $30 monthly phone bills. The same was true of Chinese who didn’t speak English. The problem was reported in all parts of California... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Pro Commerce
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I had heard over the years that an occasional mistake is made in surgery. The resolution of the problem was to mark the site of surgery with a big X. Like on the left leg if that is the site. On the right hand, if that is the site. Turns out that surgeons these days sign the site of the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2016 at Pro Commerce
I wrote the book in the early 1980's and since then it has become taught in nearly every political science class on the planet. It has been tried in various minor forms in many places. There has been a global conference on the subject this year. The idea is very popular in Holland in academia. The time will come as with all good ideas.
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I was talking to a professor of communication yesterday, just casually at Peet’s coffee. We got to talking about the necessary skills for her field. Turns out the first skill she listed was improv. And it turns out further that we had both taken the same class of improv with Keith Johnstone who wrote the textbook on the subject: Impro.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at Pro Commerce
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When the United States was formed it was more than 60 years before the development of the modern corporation. No accommodation was made for corporations or similar institutions to have representation. Corporations and similar associations, like industry organizations, have genuine interests. A University has the interests of its students, faculty and alumni among other groups, that need representation in those... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at Pro Commerce
The Castro District is so insular they have never heard of him.
Toggle Commented Sep 15, 2016 on Really bitter in need of sweet humor at Pro Commerce
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This election is the first I can remember where the dread of the ‘other side’ is as great as it is. Both sides are terrified of the consequences of the other side winning the presidency. The best evidence of this is the arrival of a modern Noel Coward on the scene with a great sense of humor. Hillary Clinton invented... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at Pro Commerce
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Did you know that the Norwegians have built a wall along their northern border with Russia to keep out refugees? These are the same Norwegians who have maliciously attacked Israel for building a wall to keep Palestinians from killing them. Of course the Norwegian government is not alone in the world of hatred of Jews. Exemplified by the attacks on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2016 at Pro Commerce
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Did you know that the Norwegians have built a wall along their northern border with Russia to keep out refugees? These are the same Norwegians who have maliciously attacked Israel for building a wall to keep Palestinians from killing them. Of course the Norwegian government is not alone in the world of hatred of Jews. Exemplified by the attacks on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2016 at Pro Commerce
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I had one personal experience and followed two others. A friend of mine became head of a major California state agency. After he found serious corruption and rooted it out with an aggressive team of fast moving prosecutors, he wanted to shut down several departments within the agency. He didn’t listen to me and proceeded to cut the budgets for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2016 at Pro Commerce
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Just for the historic record, the current period has seen more government corruption than any previous period in my lifetime. For the past nine years the corruption has been most extensive in the Democrat Party on a federal level. This article makes clear that the Silicon Valley tech leaders are aggressively Democrats and two fistedly pouring money into the Democrat... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2016 at Pro Commerce
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Among the many anxieties that the current Democrat administration has created for me, one of the most depressing is the deliberate, calculated and successful campaign to eliminate the most valuable part of higher education. The Democrat Party is not solely to blame. The traditional non-profit academic world may be 95% made up of Democrat faculty and 100% dedicated to a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2016 at Pro Commerce
I will ask my brother who was in the Peace Corp in Liberia.
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A few days ago I was writing about my role as treasurer and business manager of the Glide Memorial Foundation. The foundation owned an office building with several large rooms including a dining hall a multimedia room and a large general purpose meeting room. When I arrived there was already a laissez faire policy in place regarding who could rent... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2016 at Pro Commerce
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It is widely hoped, around the world, that a start-up environment can be created with a group of talented people, office space, production facilities and funding. There are several thousand of such entities everywhere with tens of thousands of participants. Good studies of their effectiveness is hard to find, if it exists at all. I’ve seen five or six of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2016 at Pro Commerce
I read the URL you listed. No surprises. It has the same self dealing restrictions as a 501c3. The Clintons have clearly violated the law regularly.
Toggle Commented Sep 8, 2016 on Me and charitable foundations at Pro Commerce
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Two foundations are in the election news these days. One is the Clinton Foundation, the other is the Clinton Family Foundation. The Clinton Foundation is a tax exempt public non-profit chartered under the IRS rule 501c3. It gets special treatment as a Presidential Foundation and has an annual report online. The Clinton Family Foundation isn’t found with a Google search.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2016 at Pro Commerce