Category Archives: Random

Relying on Experts May be a Smart Move

If you are trying to get out of debt, you may feel that you need to cut all “unnecessary” costs and do everything yourself.  Drop your dress shirts off at the dry cleaners for washing and starching?  No more.  You will do it yourself to save money.  Hire someone to clean your house every twoContinue Reading

The Relationship Between Cost And Efficiency

Does Efficiency Always Save Money? A general consensus would most likely agree that efficiency is cost-effective, in a good way. There are a plethora of products and services marketed who use their efficiency as a selling point, so why would we assume an opposing statement? Contrary to popular belief, efficiency can cause the complete oppositeContinue Reading

Some Recent Thoughts about Personal and Professional Relationships

In the past 10 days or so, and I have some very interesting conversations and interactions that have led to some thoughts on the broad topic of Relationships.  My three observations are not connected in anyway but rather some ideas I have come to over the past few days that have struck me as really interesting.Continue Reading

There Are Some Business Models I just Don’t Understand

I am not sure why, but I often think about businesses, business models and profitability.  This inevitably leads me to businesses that perplex me insofar as I can’t figure out how they are profitable. Three Examples of Business Models I Don’t Understand Local Bodega, Deli or Coffee Shop in a Large City A Bodega isContinue Reading

My Experience At a Storage Auction

When a buddy told me about his love affair with Storage Wars I let him know I wasn’t a fan of the show despite loving Pawn Stars and Shark Tank but the conversation still gave me an idea.  Why couldn’t this be another income stream? The idea seemed simple enough, someone who didn’t pay theirContinue Reading

Data Cleansing – How Clean can it get?

Your favourite espionage movie is likely to be full of tracking, monitoring and intelligence technology so sophisticated that it blows your mind to think it could actually be real.  The military and national security services do use this stuff and from that same toolset – credit agencies use data cleansing technology. Your B2C operation canContinue Reading