Category Archives: Business

Independence Day in America Circa 2019

In the early 1990s, Steve Rocco, a scrub freestyle skater from Hermosa Beach, delivered an epic haymaker to the corporate skateboard industry.  On a shoe string budget, financed with predator loans from a shark named Kirby, Rocco rapidly took down the big three skate companies that, in hindsight, had grown fat and stale.  In a classic case  of Joseph Schumpeter’s “gale of creative destruction,” he revolutionized the industry and subculture. Continue reading

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An Honest and Easy Solution to Wealth Inequality

Here we are, less than one month into the New Year, and absurdity levels have broken above 120 decibels. Society, it seems, has spun itself up to a fever pitch. The common culture is working towards a common freak-out. Continue reading

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Merry Christmas Eddie Lampert!

The takeaway from all this is that Eddie Lampert and Stephen Freidheim know all the secret handshakes and fraternal chants of Wall Street’s highest order. They’ve come up through the ranks together. They’ve done business together for decades. Continue reading

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